5.0 stars 13 totalReview Craig Mastantuono
Posted by Anthony
Recently, Craig Mastantuono and Rebecca Coffee provided outstanding guidance and advice during one of the most trying times in my life. Their detailed focus on obtaining all of the relevant facts, along with their knowledge of how to prepare for a Jury Trial was exceptional. The entire team at the firm were fully engrossed in our case as well as our well-being. Craig took the critical steps necessary to understand each exact point about the case, and ensured that no matter how small, each component of the case, whether it was evidence, arguments, timelines were considered and presented at the trial in a very comprehensive fashion. His ability to simplify the complex elements of the process were best in class.
With most attorneys, you may only speak with them infrequently during the pre-trial process. However, with Craig he was readily available to discuss information and provide good counsel on the best path forward.
During the trial, I witnessed outstanding professionalism and respect for each party. Craig was the most prepared attorney that I have ever worked with and his preparation truly shined at the onset of the trial during the jury selection process. Upon the 30+ members of the jury introducing themselves as part of the selection process, Craig was able to respond to each one specifically by their first name to show that he was truly paying attention to their reasons for being their as well as to sort out their biases and conflicts of interest. What an amazing feat to witness prior to going into a trial. Craig was focused and locked in!
During the trial, Craig and team were flawless. They spotted every attempt that the prosecutor tried to use to put us in a bad position, and responded swiftly and effectively to negate any false testimony.
Additionally, Craig provided support and guidance, which was extremely helpful to us as we were fighting for our literal lives and Craig helped us to stay focused and at ease as he tightly held the entire process in his skillful hands. I cannot say enough about Craig Mastantuono and team. If you need help, they are the best of the best! Thank you for everything that you have done for us!
Posted by Daniel
I would like to thank The Law Offices of Mastantuono & Coffee, and Craig himself, for their help in defending me in my second felony domestic violence/abuse case in Waukesha County. I met with Craig personally, and he took my case even though I had already made several critical mistakes, which put him fighting an uphill battle against the prosecution which had already secured the moral, tactical, and legal high ground. I had not sought counsel for my 1st case (1st mistake), and I had also talked to the police and waited until the district attorney filed charges before seeking representation at the start of 2nd case (2nd and 3rd mistakes).
Long story short, Craig was able to guide me to the right people to help me with my situation outside the legal situation, handle the legal stuff professionally in the background, while keeping me informed with accurate, but honest, assessments of where we stood at any given time during the process. His reputation within the Waukesha court system was also extremely helpful when it came to informing the court about my addressing of my issues and my progress in dealing with my struggles. I did my part, honestly and openly, and he was able to convey that truth without them questioning or doubting his motives or honesty. When all was said and done, I had found a great support system through the recommendations of Craig, which I still unitize, and he, to use lawyer speak, beat the DA's felony charges and recommendations for jail time.
So while I still have to be careful in the future, as I have used up all my slack with the state, I have no doubt my future will be fine, thanks to all Craig's efforts and the support system he lead me to. He was a blessing more than he knows, and more than I will ever understand. So, again, I say thank you, and highly recommend Craig and his associates, especially to those who are as naïve about the system as I was, and finding themselves facing an arrest for a crime. Just be sure to contact him BEFORE they file charges and before you say ANYTHING the police, so he can begin fighting on more level ground than he had to with my situation. Best to remain silent and allow your lawyer to convey what you want to the court, than you doing so alone to the police. Once again, my thanks to Craig and his law firm for everything.
Posted by Annette
Craig Mastantuono was the attorney for my husband's case. He fought for almost two years on the case. During this time, I was due to give birth to our son. Craig did everything he could to ensure my husband would be there for the delivery. Not only was my husband there for the birth of our son but also for his first birthday. His compassion for our situation meant the world to us.
Craig is very experienced and well liked in the community, which he uses to his advantage. He is easy to speak to and willing to go above and beyond to fight for his clients. Overall, we were very pleased with the outcome of the case and the experience we had working with Craig. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.
Posted by Steve
Craig step right up to the plate when I was wrongly charged in critical accident. Early on he told me to leave the court issues to him and focus on my healing. The charges where heavy on my mind as I was innocent, Craig true to his word did an outstanding job resulting in charges being dropped witHouten even going to court. His ability to look at the evidence and hold the police accountable for sloppy work. If you face life changing charges you need Craig who will give you the best defence period.
Posted by anonymous
Our family met Craig due to an emergency and we felt confident from the first meeting. He immediately made time for us and explained the legalities thoroughly with compassion. Craig met us again the following day in court, and never left our side. We always felt secure due to his presence and excellent communication not only with us, his clients, but with the DA, judge, judicial system. Throughout the past year of the probation period, Craig continued to be very prompt in answering our inquiries. We have now completed the process and Craig got us the best possible outcome - probation & expungement. I would recommend Craig - a HIGHLY skilled professional lawyer who will fight for you!!!
Posted by Ronnie
I was refered to my lawyer Craig Mastantuono by another top notch lawyer who happened to be moving out of town at the time of my case. I was skeptical at first even though i had heard all about Craig as a high profile lawyer from other clients, im the type that prefers a lawyer that has time for there clients. With Craig i always had that open communication and i never felt left in the dark, the knowledge and sense of experience that you feel as a client is priceless. I definately recommend Mastantuono law firm and still choose them for any legal counsel.
Posted by anonymous
I was arrested in a bar dispute and my parents quickly did a web search on Milwaukee Criminal Defense attorneys. They broke a list down to a final two and decided on Craig Mastantuono. Thanks to the extensive positive reviews on him, my parents knew Craig would make this difficult situation a breeze. He appeared in the jail the next day and told me exactly what to expect and how I should best prepare myself to get through the difficult time. He got me out of jail without having to pay any sort of bond/bail. We had a few different court dates and Craig was able to get a Deferred Prosecution Agreement in place, which was to bring my felony charge down to a misdemeanor charge at the worst with the possibility of it getting expunged altogether. The agreement was to ultimately complete non-for-profit service hours, do not get in trouble, and wait 6 months. While at the final court date, Craig spoke highly and truthfully of me to the Judge and was able to help me get the charge expunged. I had to pay small court fees and Craig is getting the court file and finger prints out of the system. Throughout the period of working together, Craig has been very responsive to phone calls and emails and is always willing to answer any questions. Craig and his staff are some of the greatest people whom I have had the pleasure to work with. With the comfort he built along the way, I would highly recommend Craig to any family facing a difficult situation!
Posted by anonymous
Craig is not only professionally capable but personable which made working with him enjoyable given my first exposure with the law. From my first contact time with him, he was compassionate while listening and asking intelligent questions to fully understand my situation. He worked diligently contacting the DA to prevent charges from being brought against me in Waukesha County. I could not have asked for more and I am thrilled with him resolving my case without charges!
He did a great job keeping me at ease by good communication and quick responses throughout the process. I couldn’t have asked for more in a defense attorney. I highly recommend Craig!
Posted by anonymous
Craig is very knowledgeable from the very first time I called his office, recognized the judge and DA that had my case. He was able to contact an old friend from the DA office and they dropped one of my charges. I was very pleased with his work on the day of my court. He is definatly a people person and seems to know a lot of people in his field. I highly recommend him if anyone is ever in need of an attorney. Craig thanks again.
Posted by anonymous
I found Craig Mastantuono by searching Top 10 Lawyers. When I called, his receptionist Sheila was so friendly and patient I knew I was in the right hands. From the first time I met with Attny Mastantuono I was treated respectfully and like a real person, not just a client. He was magnificent in court and was so swift with his words. He kept us informed the entire time. There was never an email, or phone call that was not answered. His staff is amazing and was always providing amazing service. Craig is beast in the courtroom. He is reputable in the community and respected as an amazing lawyer. He achieved an outcome that my family never dreamed was possible. After court, the Sheriff who was present during the hearing came out to shake Craig's hand and told us we had an amazing lawyer! Even he could not believe the end result that Craig was able to achieve. He is professional, knowledgeable, resourceful, aggressive, but most of all, he was HONEST! He never led us to believe a fairytale ending was possible, he never lied, and he walked the road with us the entire time. WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!! I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND MASTANTUONO LAW FIRM TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR HONEST, TRUSTWORTY, AND REPUTABLE REPRESENTATION! I cannot thank him enough. He will never really know what he did for my family. Some lawyers look at clients as a pay check, but Craig Mastantuono is definitely a different kind of lawyer!