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  1. Criminal Defense: 48%
    35 years
  2. Civil Rights: 47%
  3. Sex Crime: 5%

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  • Mark F. Nielsen

    Jerry Buting is hardworking, honest and bright. He knows the courtrooms of Waukesha County as well as anyone, and his success for his clients is a testament to these qualities.


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Contact info

Buting, Williams & Stilling SC

400 N Executive Dr Ste 205
Brookfield, WI, 53005-6029


WIGood Standing198103/02/2015
DCInactive 198307/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyButing, Williams & Stilling, S.C.1993 - Present
AttorneyPangman & Associates1990 - 1993
Trial Lawyer: Milwaukee OfficeWisconsin State Public Defender1981 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinCriminal Law Section Board of Directors2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1998 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFounding Director1986 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer Board of Directors1990 - 1993
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President1989 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Wisconsin v. Ralph ArmstrongCase dismissed after DNA exclusions and prosecutorial misconduct
State of Wisconsin v. Theodore OswaldObtained reversal of conviction on appeal in federal court
State of Wisconsin v. Steven AveryNot guilty mutilation of corpse, guilty homicide, conviction is being appealed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Indiana University-BloomingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Zealous Advocacy in Sex CrimesTackling Child Porn Cases in Pretrial Litigation2015
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victim CasesThe Trouble With Torrents: Child Pornography and P2P File sharing2014
WACDL Annual CLE SeminarJust a Touch: DNA Transfers and Other Developments in Forensic DNA2014
Wisconsin State Public Defender WorkshopCross Examination in Ineffective Assistance Challenge on Appeal2012
2012 Annual Conference Alaska Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDefense Use of DNA: Make It Work2012
Whatever Happened to the Science in Forensic Science?Understanding DNA2010
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDiscovery Opportunies in Sexual Assault Cases2008