Wisconsin

Michael Tobin

Speaker's Last Name: 
Tobin
Title: 
Director, Trial Division
Organization: 
Wisconsin State Public Defender
Address
Street: 
315 N. Henry St.
City: 
Madison
State: 
Wisconsin
Zip Code: 
53703
Phone: 
608-266-8259
Fax: 
608-267-0584
Photo: 

Michael Tobin has worked for the Wisconsin State Public Defender (SPD) since 1979, except for two years off in the mid-eighties for good behavior.  He started as a staff attorney in 1979, left the agency in 1984 to teach at the University of Puget Sound Law School, and returned to the SPD in 1986 as a regional supervisor.

Gideon Alert: updates in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

BY David Carroll on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4:35 PM

WISCONSIN:  Wisconsin's right to counsel system should stand as a model to the rest of the country.  The state funds and administers indigent defense services through a statewide Public Defender System that largely meets the ABA Ten Principles.   However, the system has long had a "dirty little secret."