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Mark F. Nielsen

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rating 2004 - presentMartindale-Hubbell2016
Wisconsin Super Lawyer 2006 to presentJournal of Law and Politics2016
2012 Distinguished Alumni Achievement AwardUniversity of Wisconsin Parkside2012
Advocate's PrizeWACDL2011
Certified as Criminal Law Advocate, 1998, 2003, 2008National Board of Trial Advocacy2008
Advocate's PrizeWisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2001
Advocate's PrizeWisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2000
Outstanding Achievement Award - Criminal LawState SPD Conference1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Circuit Court JudgeRacine County Circuit Court2016 - Present
ShareholderSchwartz, Tofte & Nielsen, Ltd1982 - 2016
Assistant District AttorneyRacine County District Attorney1979 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Bar AssociationDirector, Criminal Law Section2011 - 2015
Supreme Court, District 15 CommitteeChair2009 - 2015
Racine County Bar Association Criminal Practice CommitteeChair2000 - 2002
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident1999 - 2000
State Bar of WisconsinFee Arbitrator1998 - 2016
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDirector1987 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
WMJA Trial Seminar ProceedingsPrimer on Hearsay Evidence2010
WMJA Trial Seminar ProceedingsEvidentiary Foundations2010
The Wisconsin SPD PublicationsIndex to Periodicals on Criminal Law & Ethics, 1999 - 20092009
Wisconsin Municipal Judges AssociationPrimer on Evidence2009
WACDL MonographLitigating Criminal Statute of Limitations Questions in Wisconsin2003
WACDL MonographGlossary of Criminal Law Terms, Wisconsin2003
WACDL MonographThird Party Liability in Controlled Substance Cases2001
WACDL MonographCo-Tenant Liability for Illegal Activities on Premises2001
WACDL MonographSurvey of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Cases in Wisconsin 1987-992000
WACDL MonographIndex to Wisconsin Criminal Law Periodicals, 1987-20002000
The Defender (Wisconsin SPD)Handling Witness Problems in Criminal Cases1999
Annals of State Bar ConventionRendering Effective Assistance of Counsel1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WMJA Trial Seminar 2015Overview of Evidence for Judges2015
Trial Seminar for JudgesDealing with VIdeo Evidence Issues2014
Bar Association Annual ConferenceCriminal Case and Law Update 20142014
Judge's Trial Seminar 2012Handling Scientific Evidence & Trial Objections2012
Judge's Trial SeminarRecognizing & Ruling on Hearsay2010
Judge's Trial SeminarPrimer on Evidence for Trial Judges2009
Advanced Trial Skills SeminarHandling Issues Peculiar to the Notorious Case2007
Advanced Trial Skills SeminarConfessions - Litigating the Suppression Hearing2003
Trial Skills SeminarDefending the Cold Case2002
State Public Defender's ConferenceStrategic Use of Motion Practice for Problem Solving - Five Racine Homicide Cases2002
State Public Defender's Executive TrainingHandling the Highly Publicized Case1999
Annual Bar ConventionRendering Effective Assistance of Counsel1998