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Mark Maciolek is a lawyer in the litigation and bankruptcy practice groups at Murphy Desmond. He focuses on the aggressive and compassionate defense of individuals accused of crimes in federal and state courts. Mr. Maciolek’s federal experience includes assisting clients charged with complex commercial crimes, federal conspiracy crimes, immigration crime, RICO, white collar crimes, federal firearms crimes, and many other areas. He handles state criminal matters and related areas such as ordinance violations and juvenile defense.

Mr. Maciolek is also a civil litigator with jury trial experience in state and federal courts. He practices in both trial courts and courts of appeals. His bankruptcy practice includes representing debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies and bankruptcy litigation.

Prior to joining Murphy Desmond in 2013, Mr. Maciolek was a solo practitioner in Madison.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Portuguese

Contact info

Murphy Desmond S.C.

33 East Main Street, Suite 500
PO Box 2038
Madison, WI, 53701-2038

Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 40%
    11 years, 75 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    11 years, 50 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    11 years, 175 cases
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%
    8 years, 35 cases



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anthony D. Cotton

    Mark is a fearless and tireless advocate for his clients. I know of very few lawyers who put the kind of time and effort into their cases that he does. I refer things to him frequently - both federal and state matters. Mark fights like hell to make sure his clients get a vigorous defense. And, unlike many defense lawyers, Mark has a lot of trials - what that means is that he spends the time to look for issues and develop unique defenses. It also means that Mark isn't scared to argue in front of a judge or jury. Believe me when I say that plenty of people do not have the level of confidence or intelligence to think on their feet and handle complex litigation and criminal defense like Mark does.


    Anthony Cotton Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher D. Donovan

    Mark is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. He has obtained outstanding results in both federal and state trial and appellate courts. I routinely consult with him on complex legal issues, and would not hesitate to refer him to anyone facing serious criminal charges.


    Christopher Donovan Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


WIGood Standing200503/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMurphy Desmond S.C.2013 - Present
AttorneyMNM Law Office2008 - 2013
AttorneySamuel Phillip Law Offices, LLC2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
James E. Doyle American Inn of CourtN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
CJA Panels, Eastern and Western Districts of WisconsinN/AN/A
CJA Panel, Seventh Circuit Court of AppealsN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Armed career criminal enhancement reversedFederal sentence reduced by 50%
$ 68,000.00 judgment in interstate commercial caseWe prevailed on summary judgment
1st degree homicide conspiracy reduced to disorderly conductCharges dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistory, political scienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SEALS winter panel discussionChallenges of the legal profession2012