Attorney and Counselor at Law
Attorney Mehlos graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin Law School. During law school, Attorney Mehlos participated in the Wisconsin Innocence Project for three semesters, handling 10 post-conviction homicide and assault cases. He received outstanding training and mentorship from his Innocent Project supervising attorneys, which include two Innocence Project lawyers who have worked on Steven Avery’s DNA-based exoneration from his sexual assault conviction and one of Mr. Avery’s current post-conviction defense attorneys. With the Innocence Project, Attorney Mehlos learned advanced DNA testing theory while working with Dr. Greg Hampikian, one of the nation's leading DNA experts. Attorney Mehlos’ relentless investigation in a case was the driving factor in his client being released from prison 26 years before his scheduled release date despite three prior attorneys being unable to achieve that result.
Prior to joining Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associates, S.C., Attorney Mehlos practiced law in Wisconsin in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, family law, employment law, municipal law, trust and estates, and commercial transactions. He has won difficult cases that have allowed clients to be reunited with their families after months of legal separation, proven the innocence of a man facing three years in prison and extended supervision, and succeeded in protecting the rights of community members in a lawsuit against a multi-million dollar corporation, the first case he tried as a lawyer. Attorney Mehlos joined Kaehne, Cottle, Pasquale & Associate’s because he firmly believes in the firm’s philosophy of caring about our clients, creating positive client-centered relationships that are responsive to their anxieties about their case, and ultimately forming innovative team strategies to achieve the best possible results for our clients.