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Bernardo Cueto

Criminal defense Attorney at Onalaska, WI

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Bernardo

Learn Bernardo’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I handle all types of cases except drunk driving.

    14 years, 50 cases

  2. Appeals
    I have won in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. I have a published win in the Court of Appeals as well as several unpublished wins.

I am a seasoned lawyer with a strong background in criminal defense, dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of my clients since 2009. Alongside my legal expertise, I hold a Master's in Business Administration (MBA), which enhances my ability to navigate the complexities of legal cases with a strategic and business-oriented approach.

My journey in law began with a passion for justice and a commitment to ensuring fair representation for individuals facing criminal charges. Over the years, I have successfully handled a wide range of cases, from misdemeanors to complex felonies, always striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for those I represent.

Beyond the courtroom, I am deeply involved in legal advocacy and staying abreast of developments in criminal law. My dual expertise in law and business allows me to provide comprehensive counsel, not only addressing legal challenges but also considering the broader implications for my clients' personal and professional lives.

I believe in a client-centered approach, where open communication and personalized attention are paramount. Each case is unique, and I am dedicated to crafting tailored strategies that align with my clients' specific needs and goals.

As I continue to evolve in my career, my commitment to upholding justice and defending the rights of individuals remains unwavering. Whether navigating through negotiations or advocating in court, I am steadfast in my pursuit of achieving justice for those I serve.



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  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Tammy | March 20, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
He went above and beyond to provide legal advice! Really kind and professional attorney!
Posted by Lara | February 9, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I am having a landlord/tenant issue. Mr. Cueto advised me and was so very helpful. This is the kind of attorney i would hire , very very helpful.
Posted by Jenny | April 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for Attorney Cueto!
Attorney Bernardo Cueto is professional and knowledgeable in law and ethics. He worked very hard for us and was easy to work with. We never expected to be in need of an attorney and he was prompt, thoughtful, thorough, kind, honest and I am so glad he was recommended to us! We highly recommend him to you.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OK, seriously unreal
Was charged with 3 counts of disorderly conduct with HATE CRIME enhancers for posters that were put up in my city. He got the case dismissed without a hitch! Thanks dude.
Posted by Steph | July 26, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Benardo is the most knowledgeable attorney I have ever spoken with! He takes his time and listens so he can assess the best path forward for each situation. He is personable, professional, and affordable. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Kevin | March 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Check him out
Bernardo is very thorough and knows his craft. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Cheryl | December 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommend Bernardo for your next attorney!!
Bernardo Cueto is above and beyond the best attorney to call upon! you need someone who is up to date on laws, professional, caring, understanding, kind and most importantly-- great at what he does, call Bernardo! He has helped me with a domestic abuse situation and helped me with a real estate issue. I cannot say enough great things about Bernardo! He is a family orientated, kind person who also volunteers for many things going on in the community.. He is intelligent, knowledgeable, kind, professional, has empathy, and sympathy towards others who need his help, he works hard and digs in on the behalf of his clients. He's not afraid to go up against "tough" opposition or "high status" people when he knows his clients are correct. His rates are very reasonable. Bernardo's knowhow and knowledge in the law is top notch! He is fair, honest, hard working, follows the code of ethics, very prompt in getting back to you, works diligently and efficiently, he has put in long hours that wasn't within the normal work hours of other attorneys, he is devoted to his profession of law, his family, his clients, very ethical and very kind. He also explains things in a way that a simple person understands what's going on. He works hard on behalf of his clients best interests! I know he works outside of the normal working hours of others, he does what it takes to give you the best legal counsel he can, even if it means long hours for him.. I strongly advise that if you need an outstanding, hard working, caring, and ethical attorney, call Bernardo, you won't regret it! I personally have great confidence in him and would and have recommended him.
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Posted by Liz | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Bernardo did a great job helping me out when I was in a misunderstanding situation. He went above and beyond with his knowledge of the law. He made me feel safe and comfortable. I was happy to have him in my corner to help me out. Thank you for an outstanding job!
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A man of honar and Integrity, A true defender.
This man is on a mission in life. Its not just a job for him. He believes and practices that every person in this country should have their constitutional rights protected. Regardless of what they may or may not be guilty of, Bernardo works hard to protect any person from having their rights stomped on. In our modern age where the justice systems in the state, county and city levels are getting kick back money from the federal government, it is easy for prosecutors to take advantage of people arrested just for the sake of the funding. When a prosecutors Federal kick back money, his ego or his reputation is the deciding factor for prosecuting a person; Bernardo is there to level the playing field. He is a well studied attorney in Wisconsin, knowing the procedures and prosecutors in every county in the state. But he is also an experienced defender of peoples rights under the law. His an honest attorney with a great moral compass and knows the law. I hired him to defend me in a felony case that I am innocent of all charges. He has been showing multiple issues of doubt of the complainants story. Even though the charges are not dropped yet Bernardo is creating a winning situation for trial. And last but not least, The God of heaven and earth is with this man. You can't do better than him.
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Posted by DiNa | January 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
One of the best trial lawyers I have ever worked with! He is skilled at identifying the nuance's of each case and, like analyzing a chess board, advises his clients as to the potential outcomes. The good, the bad and...the ugly. Not all cases are able to be litigated. Some need to be settled. Some need to be dismissed / dropped. Every case is different. Recently I observed Mr Cueto win a revocation hearing for a client that had been sitting in jail for months after being falsely accused of rape. The burden of proof for the state to revoke parole is very low. These cases RARELY end in the favor of the defendant / accused. Attoney Cueto took every possible step to gather all the relevant facts and was able to expose the accuser's lies and motives. The court found in favor of Mr Cueto's client. If you are looking for a skilled, effective and savvy attorney, Bernardo Cueto is an excellent choice.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2015
Great Advocate!
Bernardo did an excellent job with my case. He kept me informed, discussed all options with me and assisted me in making decisions in my own best interest. Bernardo truly cares about his clients and works tirelessly to negotiate the best outcome to meet the clients goals. I would recommend anyone to Bernardo, without a doubt.
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  • Marylhurst University
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • We won!

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Bernardo
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I called him with questions in a complicated case. I left a message for him to call me, and he returned my call within 5 minutes. He knew the answer to all of my questions. He gave me direction and was knowledgeable as to what the outcome of the case might likely be. I highly recommend Attorney Cuerto."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bernardo is a skilled and passionate advocate for his clients. I endorse him for his ability to take on cases (including the difficult ones) with zeal and creativity."
Constitutional Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bernardo Cueto. If you need a lawyer for a civil litigation case that involves constitutional rights, or if you need a lawyer for criminal defense, he is the attorney to see!"
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bernardo works tirelessly for his clients and he is a zealous advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
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Onalaska Criminal defense Lawyer Bernardo Cueto
Bernardo Cueto
Criminal defense Attorney
Onalaska, WI
Licensed for 14 years