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Mark Pecora

Mark Pecora

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

At Hartley Pecora, we have extensive experience in criminal defense cases and we know what it takes to reach a positive result in your case. If we cannot obtain a favorable resolution during negotiations then we will win your case at trial. My office is prepared to step in and protect your interests regardless of where your case is in the legal process. From initial investigation to sentencing, we will do everything in our power to bring your case to a favorable resolution that you can live with. You're the client and we fight for you.

Everyone makes mistakes. We fight to mitigate the consequences of those mistakes. When you hire our firm we put ourselves in your shoes and fight for you. Our passion is to defend those accused of crimes and to ensure fair and respectful treatment of our clients. Let us put our passion to work for you. Call for a no obligation consultation now. We can be reached 24 hours a day. 414-383-3004.


Upon completing his education, Mark opened his own law practice under the tutelage of prominent personal injury and divorce attorney Blaise DIPronio.  Mark also worked closely with the civil litigation firm of Pierski and Gray, LLP, where he developed his passion for litigation and focused his practice on criminal and family law litigation.

Mark currently focuses his practice in the area of criminal and family law litigation, and represents individuals charged with a broad range of serious criminal offenses.  He has an acquittal rate well over the state average and has obtained outright acquittals in 7 of his last 8 jury trials.  In addition, he has achieved dismissals resulting from the suppression of crucial state evidence.

Mark is passionately committed to working with at-risk youth, and has performed student lectures about the consequences when poor decisions are made at a young age.  Also, he has participated in guest lectures at Marquette University and Marian College, is an active supporter of at-risk youth through a variety of organizations and has been published in GPSolo Magazine.

He has the honor of being placed in Law and Politics Magazine (Super Lawyers) list of exceptional rising star attorneys in 2010 and 2011.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    14 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • John E. Dobogai III

    Because of my position, I cannot endorse any Wisconsin lawyer. I will say, however, that that this lawyer has demonstrated a high level of ethics and competence.


    John Dobogai Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher R. Smith

    I have had many discussions with Attorney Pecora regarding strategy and law as it pertains to the complexity of criminal defense cases. I am impressed with the depth of his knowledge and the ingenuity of certain defenses he has used successfully for his client. I recommend this attorney in the area of criminal defense.


    Christopher Smith DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hartley Pecora LLC

828 North Broadway Ave
Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI, 53154


WIGood Standing200103/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHartley Pecora LLC2009 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Italian American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
•NRA - National Rifle Association Certified Firearm InstructorInstructorN/A
•State Of Utah Certified Conceal Carry Permit Firearm InstructorInstructorN/A
•State of Wisconsin Certified Concealed Carry Permit InstructorInstructorN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Challenges and Opportunities in Foster Care2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Wisconsin, WhitewaterPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Marian CollegeCriminal Defense & Drunk Driving2013