Deja Vishny is a criminal defense lawyer who handles homicide cases consultant and trainer who specializes in homicide and false confession cases as well as suppression and trial skills. Deja is available as a consultant for defending homicide and confessions cases. She is also a nationally known trainer and speaker for your criminal defense, public defender or state bar association. She also handles homicide cases, specializing in defending women who have acted in self defense and is currently of counsel at Nelson Defense Group in Hudson Wisconsin works with Motley Legal on specific matters. Deja Vishny has lectured for criminal defense associations, public defender offices, state bar associations and NGO’s on defending confession cases, suppression and various aspects of trial practice in over 40 states and India. She is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College and served on the Boards of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Criminal Defense College and the Wisconsin State Bar Criminal Law Section. In 2015 the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented her with a lifetime achievement award for the defense of the indigent accused. She is a three time recipient of WACDL’s award given to those who get acquittals in homicide cases. In 2012 Deja Vishny was honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal with a ‘Women in the Law’ award. She was named in SuperLawyers for several consecutive years. Previously she worked for the Wisconsin State Public Defender from 1980 to 2018, where she was the Homicide Practice Coordinator and Deputy Training Director and a well respected trial lawyer. She is an adjunct professor teachings trial advocacy at Marquette University Law School.
Vishny’s work has garnered praise from the anchors and narrators on Court TV.