Creative & Resourceful attorneys working for you

We work hard on your behalf to identify the most effective legal strategy for your defense, recognizing that each case is unique. Being accused of a crime is a stressful and unpredictable experience, requiring a team who cares about your future. If you’re facing a criminal charge in Milwaukee, you need a place to turn to get answers quickly. You need a legal team that puts your concerns first and takes the time to answer your questions.

Without an experienced defense lawyer, the process of protecting yourself in the legal system may seem daunting or impossible. We fight hard for the best results, whether that means going to trial, preventing a charge from being filed, or negotiating the best deal possible. Knowing that you have a criminal lawyer who cares about you and your case will minimize stress and help you prepare for what to expect.

Meet Our Team

An approach based on people

We Treat the Person, Not Just the Case

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

- Leah Thomas

Aggressive & Relentless for Your Cause

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

- Rebecca Coffee

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We make time for you and
answer the phone when you need us - 24/7

There Where You Need Us


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 statewide.

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

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Today on Sherwin Hughes' morning show, The Forum, on 860 AM, Craig took calls asking about police-citizen encounters. he promised listeners that he would repost this outline on the limits of warrantless actions by police.

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Fighting For You

values “In 25 years of practice, I’ve represented people from every walk of life, and they all have one thing in common: the need for a zealous advocate when the government accuses them.” - Craig Mastantuono

Are you, a family member, or friend charged with a crime? The moments and days immediately after being accused of a crime are vital; make sure you have someone fighting for you during this critical period. At Mastantuono & Coffee, we speak with people everyday who are put in this frightening situation. The criminal justice system is unfamiliar to our clients, but is our area of expertise. In other words, while you may not have been through this before, we have - thousands of times. 

Our law firm is dedicated to helping those accused of crimes and facing charges in local, state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin. You have enough to worry about after being accused of a crime, and you need someone who will fight for your legal rights during this confusing and turbulent time. Count on us to fight hard on your behalf.

We’ve represented clients in a broad range of criminal cases, including federal charges, drug offenses, drunk driving, homicide, sex crimes, gun crimes, traffic offenses, domestic violence, criminal investigations, and other felony and misdemeanor cases. Whether you need help understanding what you have been charged with or whether you’re under investigation, our legal team will answer your questions, and help prepare you for what to expect.

If you have a problem, get in touch with us. Don't take a wait-and-see approach to a case or investigation, or seek answers from police or prosecutors who are not acting in your interest. Let's face it: no one wants to need a criminal defense attorney, but if you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, you want someone to fight for you and protect your rights. Call us, we can help.