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Peter J. Prusinski is your zealous advocate for criminal defense.




Mr. Prusinski focuses 70% of his practice on criminal law and drunk-driving matters, and is not afraid to take your case to a jury trial. He champions individual’s Constitutional rights not only to protect his clients, but also to maintain integrity and justice for all. He is admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Wisconsin and Marathon County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Mr. Prusinski brings his knowledge of immigration law and consequences to the field of criminal defense to aid those in particulary difficult situations where one may face deportation, inadmissibility, or ineligibility for legal permanent residence or citizenship because of criminal allegations.


Mr. Prusinski also has civil litigation and trial experience. He has handled and been involved in numerous civil matters over the years at Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C., including but not limited to: bench trials, personal injury claims and jury trials, temporary restraining orders and injunctions, contested child custody and placement matters, landlord and tenant evictions, and even small claims trials. If you need a litigator, call Mr. Prusinski into the fray.


Mr. Prusinski is also your immigration lawyer conveniently located in Wausau, Wisconsin, for family, friends, or employees in need of legal permanent residence ("green cards") or U.S. citizenship in northern Wisconsin.




Background


Mr. Prusinski was born in Milwaukee and later raised on a small dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with majors in Business Administration and Philosophy, and a minor in Political Science. He was a collegiate football and track and field athlete. Mr. Prusinski is a 2010 graduate of Marquette University Law School.


At Marquette, Mr. Prusinski interned under the Honorable Rebecca F. Dallet in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Felony Division. Peter tried and assisted with criminal jury trials as an intern for the Milwaukee Public Defender Trial Division. He also interned at the Catholic Charities Immigration Project in inner-city Milwaukee. Mr. Prusinski made the Dean’s List at Marquette and was a member of the St. Thomas More Society.


In 2010, Mr. Prusinski joined Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C., and has been with the firm for his entire career.


Mr. Prusinski's wife is from Peru. Mr. Prusinski has acquired basic conversation ability in Spanish and continues to improve. Mr. Prusinski and his wife have four young children and are members of St. Matthew’s Parish in Wausau. Mr. Prusinski enjoys spending time with his family and recreational activities and interests, such as hunting, fishing, reading, music, skiing, and aviation.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    6 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    6 years
  3. Immigration: 5%
    6 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 5%
    6 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Crooks, Low & Connell Sc

531 Washington St
PO Box 1184
Wausau, WI, 54402-1184

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListMarquette University Law School2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCrooks, Low & Connell, S.C.2010 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Marathon County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Marathon County Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marathon County Case No. 09-CF-830.Not guilty: Operating While under Influence (7th, 8th or 9th) offense.
Marathon County Case No. 09-CV-1609.Judgment: $ 877,965.65
Marathon County Case No. 11-CF-668.Dismissal of Sexual Assault Charges
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Wisconsin, Stevens PointPhilosophy, BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts2007