Appleton Attorney LaKeisha Haase
LaKeisha D. Haase has dedicated her career to criminal defense, which has allowed her to fight for those involved in the criminal justice system. As she witnessed discrimination and injustice in her own life, it helped influence her career course as she developed a passion for providing advocacy for and protecting the rights of individuals. As the only African America female lawyers in the Fox Cities, LaKeisha brings a unique prospective to the struggles people in the system face.


  • Marquette University Law School
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


  • Assistant State Public Defender, Wisconsin
  • Instruction for State Public Defender New Attorney Training Program
  • Intern for AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Legal Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Intern for The Honorable Thomas J. Gritton, Winnebago County Circuit Court, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Intern for Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Guardian ad Litem Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Judicial Assistant to the Honorable Judge Karen L. Seifert, Winnebago County Courthouse, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Court Assistant & Appeals Clerk, The Honorable Judge Thomas J. Gritton, Winnebago County Circuit Court, Oshkosh, Wisconsin


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Criminal Law Section of the Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Wisconsin Association of African America Lawyers (WAAL)

Today, Lakeisha focuses on the following types of cases:

LaKeisha takes pride in her preparedness and a client-centered approach to practice. She is aggressive while still maintaining courtroom decorum. While LaKeisha primarily in Outagamie and Winnebago Counties, she also has significant experience in Brown, Calumet, and Waupaca Counties.