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In over ten years of practice and with Mastantuono & Coffee since 2005, Attorney Coffee has gained recognition as a leader in the criminal defense bar, winning an impressive string of consecutive jury trial acquittals. Her practice focuses on representing people accused of crime in State, Federal and Municipal Courts throughout Wisconsin, including handling investigations and pending cases. A persuasive negotiator, she consistently reaches innovative settlements for her clients. Attorney Coffee has represented clients in several high profile cases involving firearms and gun related legal issues, including concealed carry prohibitions (CCW), open carry, Castle Doctrine, and property return. Attorney Coffee has also litigated cases before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She is included in the Rising Stars category in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Publication each year from 2008-2012.

Attorney Coffee is also the Board Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Criminal Law Section, which is made up of and represents judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys throughout Wisconsin. The Board addresses proposed State legislation and policy issues effecting Wisconsin’s criminal justice system.

Attorney Coffee was previously a staff attorney at the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project in Washington, DC, assisting capital defenders in death row cases. She received her law degree from Marquette University Law School, and her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    12 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
    12 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    12 years


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  • Rebecca R. Lawnicki

    Rebecca is not only tough and smart, but caring and compassionate. She is an excellent advocate.


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  • Terese J. Singer

    Becky is one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in all of southeastern Wisconsin. She has a tremendous track record in the cases she tries and is always available for her clients. She is extremely bright, personable and well-respected by other defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges.


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Contact info

Mastantuono & Coffee SC

219 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 5B
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-5818

Mastantuono & Coffee SC

741 N. Grand Avenue
Set 209
Waukesha, WI, 53186



WIGood Standing200203/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Women In The LawWisconsin Law Journal2015
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerWisconsin Superlawyers2014
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyAmerican Bar Association, Death Penalty Representation Project2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2013 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law SectionChair2012 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dismissal of all felony charges.Probation on single misdemeanor.
No charges following Sexual Assault allegation.No charges filed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Lawyer magazineSOS: Defendants’ Right to Counsel2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Public Defender Annual ConferenceMotion Practice2013