Meet Sydne French
ATTORNEY SYDNE FRENCH
Milwaukee | Waukesha
Attorney Sydne French has devoted her practice exclusively to defending people facing criminal charges against the power and resources of the State. Sydne is well known among criminal defense lawyers in the State for aggressively defending her clients in criminal or DUI OWI DWI cases.
Sydne's commitment to justice runs deep. She has represented criminal defendants statewide in numerous legal advocacy organizations, such as the Criminal Appeals Project, the Death Penalty Project, Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons, and the Wisconsin Innocence Project. She was awarded The Gordon D. Baldwin Award for Excellence in Criminal Law for her outstanding work in these endeavors.
In recognition of her dedication to criminal defense work, Sydne has been invited to speak at numerous public interest functions. Her work has earned her a winning reputation among her clients and the legal community, as well as a solid track record for success.
Sydne's work in criminal law is as compelling as her speaking engagements on the subject. She has been invited to speak at such notable organizations as the University of Wisconsin Law School's Remington Center, and the Madison Civics Club, where she was chosen as the Public Affairs Speaker and Committee Member for the 2005-2006 Program, "" and transcript of speech given to over 900 members and guests on February 25, 2006 are available at: Madison Public Affairs Speakers.
Sydne has also been distinguished by several other honors, including:
|Phi Beta Kappa|
|High Honors in Departmental Scholarship (a.k.a. Magna Cum Lauda)|
|High Distinction in General Scholarship|
|Distinguished Service Award; Golden Key National Honor Society|
|Psi Chi National Honor Society|
|Seal of Merit, Alpha Gamma Sigma National Honor Society|
|J&M Davidson Scholarship|
|Albert Job Scholarship|
|Monroe Deutsche Scholarship|
Additionally, Ms. French was founder and president of three student organizations, and she developed the Award For Excellence In Community Service Scholarship for students demonstrating a passionate commitment to serving others.
OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Panel Speaker, A&E Network screening of "Facing Life: The Retrial of Evan Zimmerman"
Panel Speaker, Innocence Project New Student Orientation (filmed by A&E Network)
Panel Speaker, Frank J. Remington Center New Student Orientation
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SYDNE
"Her work has been excellent. I cannot tell you how pleased I am to have had her assistance and look forward to a continued relationship."
Stephen J. Meyer, Meyer Law Office, Madison, Wisconsin
"Sydne is compassionate and fair, yet firm when needed. She is a woman of considerable talent and admirable ambition."
Stephen K. Lee, Lee Investments, San Francisco, California
"Sydne is an exceptionally astute and quick study. She is remarkably hard-working, dedicated, and enterprising."
Elizabeth Owens, Ph.D., Research Psychologist and Lecturer University of California, Berkeley.
Published Work: French, S. (2002). Psychopathic traits among preadolescent girls with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Assessing form, severity, prevalence, and correlates. Berkeley Scientific Journal, 6, 43–49.
University of California
Social Behavior ADHD Research Project: Administered diagnostic psychological and neuro-psychological assessments to juveniles/adolescents using various clinical and developmental psychology research methods.
Family Violence Project
San Francisco, California: Assisted with the counseling of victims of domestic abuse on their legal rights and options. Worked with Family Violence Project staff advocates, Assistant District Attorneys, and interdepartmental personnel (e.g., Domestic Violence Response Unit, San Francisco Police Department) to develop an understanding the psychology of victims and those accused of domestic violence/abuse.
Sydne French earned her Bachelors degree in clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and her Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Attorney French is admitted to practice law in the state of Wisconsin and a member of the Wisconsin State Bar. She is admitted to represent people in all Wisconsin State Circuit Courts, the U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
|Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|Wisconsin State Bar Association (Criminal Law Section)|
|Waukesha Bar Association|
|American Psychology–Law Society|
|Riley Center Domestic Violence Certification|
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