What should you do if you've been

Accused of a crime?


Don’t Talk to the Police

There’s a reason you have the right to remain silent. When you talk, you risk being misunderstood, misquoted, or seen as overly defensive. Tell the police you will not speak without an attorney present. That is your right.


Say No to Optional Searches

Even if you believe a search or DNA test will prove your innocence, it’s better to say no if the police don’t have a warrant. That way, they will have to get a warrant, which means your lawyer can make sure evidence is collected correctly.


Get a Lawyer You Trust

When choosing your lawyer, it’s important that you trust your gut. Experience, proven skill, and local connections are important — but whether you trust your lawyer is most important of all. Give us a call to see if we’re right for you.

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Milwaukee & Waukesha, Wisconsin

Craig Mastantuono


“Criminal defense is a lot more than a job. It’s a way of standing up for people who have been treated unfairly by the justice system.”

Craig has an incredible track record of success, especially in cases that involve drug crimes and weapons law. Meet with him and you’ll understand why he’s been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer for more than a decade straight.

Rebecca Coffee


"We stand up for those who are often misunderstood and treated unfairly by a system that, at times, is indifferent."

Rebecca is widely recognized in the Wisconsin legal community as an expert negotiator, both in and out of the courtroom. Whether or not your case goes to trial, she is an attorney you want on your side.

Leah Thomas

Litigation Attorney

"What we do can really be a form of social work. I like the difference we can make in our clients' lives."

Leah is both an effective attorney and a compassionate person. Not only can she design a custom legal plan for your case, but she can also answer all your questions in plain terms so that you always know what’s happening.

Valeria Navarro

"It’s a true privilege to help our clients overcome some of the toughest moments in their lives."

Valeria helps us ensure that our clients are well taken care of. In addition to researching for cases, she conducts discovery reviews, collects witness statements, and answers client questions in both English and Spanish.

Adriana Bravo

"Our clients have been through enough. I try to make our office as comfortable as possible so they know they can speak openly here."

Like Valeria, Adriana is a fluent Spanish speaker who genuinely enjoys guiding our clients through the legal process. When you call or come in, she is likely to greet you with a smile and make sure your concerns are addressed.

Marcus Ruiz

"Protecting others from injustice is my life’s calling. It’s as simple as that"

Marcus is our on-site investigative expert. As a former U.S. Marine Corporal, he is extremely knowledgeable in matters of firearms and crime scene investigation. He uses this insight to analyze evidence and testify on behalf of our clients.

Why Work With Us?

We’ll treat you like family

We’re here to help you through this. When you work with us, expect a team who listens, gives regular updates to you and your family, and genuinely cares about your future.

Our resources are your resources

We have great working relationships with local investigators, immigration lawyers, and other experts. If their knowledge will benefit your case, we won’t hesitate to team up with them.

We’ll fight hard for you

No matter the crime you’ve been accused of, we’ll fight hard for the best results, whether that means going to trial, preventing a charge from being filed, or negotiating the best deal possible.

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No Matter Where You Are in Wisconsin, We’re Here to Help


Our Milwaukee office is in the Phoenix Building, located in the heart of the Historic Third Ward, just steps from the Milwaukee Public Market, the Riverwalk, and Downtown. Easy to find and client parking available. 


Our Waukesha office is in the Center City Plaza, located in Waukesha's Downtown District, just steps from the Waukesha Public Library and Cutler Park. Easy to find and client parking available. 

Statewide Wisconsin

We represent clients in state and federal courts across Wisconsin. Our lawyers are well known to judges and prosecutors throughout the state.

Community Involvement

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Advocates for Social Justice

Our firm believes that community engagement and giving back is a pillar of any successful business. That's why we are committed to working with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Our annual fundraising event called Lawyers for Boys & Girls raises money and awareness for the Clubs. In over fifteen years, it has become a premier event in the legal community. 

Notable Cases

Wisconsin Crime & Justice Blog Defending People in the Heartland of America


values Criminal charges can make you feel powerless, but we’re here to remind you that you’re not. When it feels like you’re out of options, we fight to create more.

Being accused of a crime is a scary and stressful experience. And whether your crime has been charged at the state or federal level, it’s natural to feel like the underdog.

That’s why we’re here. When it feels like the weight of the American justice system is bearing down on you, we step in and fight to make things right. We start by getting to know you and listening to your side of the story. Then we examine the evidence against you and consider your best options. From there, we can identify the most effective legal strategy for your defense, accounting for your unique needs and goals. Armed with all that knowledge, we represent you aggressively — always pushing to stay one step ahead of the other side, and always being prepared for the possibility of trial.

We Create Opportunities

Right now, it might seem like there’s no way to avoid the harshest possible penalties for your alleged crime, but don’t give up. With the right lawyer on your side, you may be able to get your charges dropped, your case dismissed, or your conviction appealed. If those options aren’t possible for your case, there may still be a chance of negotiating a plea bargain or fighting for a less severe penalty, such as community service or reduced fees.

Let our experienced criminal defense team evaluate your situation to ensure your case is being handled the right way. We will use every tool at our disposal to fight for the best possible outcome to your case.