Mark A. Pecora
Partner
Phone: 414-383-3004
Fax: 414-255-3572
MESSAGE FROM MARK
At Hartley Pecora, we have extensive experience in criminal defense cases and we know what it takes to reach a positive result in your case. If we cannot obtain a favorable resolution during negotiations then we will win your case at trial. My office is prepared to step in and protect your interests regardless of where your case is in the legal process. From initial investigation to sentencing, we will do everything in our power to bring your case to a favorable resolution that you can live with. You're the client and we fight for you.

Everyone makes mistakes. We fight to mitigate the consequences of those mistakes. When you hire our firm we put ourselves in your shoes and fight for you. Our passion is to defend those accused of crimes and to ensure fair and respectful treatment of our clients. Let us put our passion to work for you. Call for a no obligation consultation now. We can be reached 24 hours a day. 414-383-3004.
ABOUT MARK
Upon completing his education, Mark opened his own law practice under the tutelage of prominent personal injury and divorce attorney Blaise DIPronio.  Mark also worked closely with the civil litigation firm of Pierski and Gray, LLP, where he developed his passion for litigation and focused his practice on criminal and family law litigation.

Mark currently focuses his practice in the area of criminal and family law litigation, and represents individuals charged with a broad range of serious criminal offenses.  He has an acquittal rate well over the state average and has obtained outright acquittals in 6 of his last 7 jury trials.  In addition, he has achieved dismissals resulting from the suppression of crucial state evidence.

Mark is passionately committed to working with at-risk youth and has performed student lectures about the consequences when poor decisions are made at a young age.  Also, he has participated in guest lectures at Marquette University and Marian College, is an active supporter of at-risk youth programs and has been published in GPSolo Magazine.

He has the honor of being placed in Law and Politics Magazine (Super Lawyers) list of exceptional rising star attorneys in 2010 and 2011.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Firearm related offenses including firearm possession by felon
OWI defense, including felony OWI/DUI
Vehicular assault, vehicular
manslaughter
Drug crimes
Drug possession, including drug paraphernalia
Drug sales and manufacturing  
Violent crimes
Sexual assault
Assault
Murder
Domestic violence, including child abuse and temporary protection orders
Weapons charges and armed robbery
Property crimes
Fraud and theft charges
Burglary, trespass
Possession of stolen property
Bad checks
Juvenile crimes
Prostitution, including pandering and solicitation
Defense of crimes that impact immigration status
Criminal record sealing
Outstanding warrants

EDUCATION
  • Marquette University Law School, 2000
  • University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, 1996

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Italian American Bar Association
  • NRA - National Rifle Association Certified Firearm Instructor
  • State Of Utah Certified Conceal Carry Permit Firearm Instructor
  • State of Wisconsin Certified Concealed Carry Permit Instructor

  • NOT GUILTY
    • Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety [State v. Keith H.]
    • Domestic Violence Battery and Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Corey G.]
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G [State v. Christopher D.]
    • 1st Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Darrell C.]
    • First Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Tim J.]
    • Delivery of Marijuana [State v. James M.]
    • Operate Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated [City of Cudahy v. Faith W.]
    • Carry Concealed Weapon [State v. Juanita N.]
    • Battery to Law Enforcement [State v. Scott W.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Amjed K.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Howard B.]
    • 2nd Deg. Sex. Assault/Unconscious Victim Felony C [State v. Timothy M.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault (Two Counts) and Burglary [State v. Almamy F.]
    • Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Disorderly Conduct, While Armed [State v. Brian S.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 1st (Municipal) [West Allis v. Steve L.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Subst. Harm Felony D [State v. Ryan A.]
    • 3rd Degree Sexual Assault Felony G [State v. Robert M.]
    • 3 cts 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Charles W.]
    • Child Abuse - Termination of Parental Rights [State v. C. M.]
        
  • PROBATION
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child and Child Enticement [State v. Benny C.]
    • Theft-Movable Property >$2500-$5000 Felony I [State v. Curtis F.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Matthew L.]
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G; Carrying a Concealed Weapon Misdemeanor A [State v. Teri W.]
    • First Degree Reckless Injury, While Armed with a Dangerous Weapon [State v. Christopher G.]
    • Armed Robbery with Threat of Force, class C felony Bank Robbery [State v. Chrystal B.]
        
  • REDUCED SENTENCE
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs-Methadone Felony I [State v. Zach W.]
    • Manufacture/Deliver THC (>200-1000g) Felony H [State v. Cimarron M.]
    • Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle (Milwaukee County), 2007 [State v. Bryan A.]
    • Felony Drunk Driving [State v. Brian M.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Debra H.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 2nd [State v. Jason S.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Jeffrey H.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Kevin H.]
    • Theft-Business Setting >$10,000 Felony G [State v. David M.]
    • Possession of Child Pornography [United States v. David D.]
    • Bomb Scares Felony I [State v. Mile C.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Sandra F.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs Felony I [State v. Richard R.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. William L.]
        
  • NEW TRIAL AWARDED
    • Kidnapping [State v. Joel R.]
        
  • DISMISSED
    • Robbery, Use of Force [State v. Juan T.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Bodily Harm Felony I [State v. Grant R.]
    • Sexual Assault of a Child Allegation [State v. Aaron E.]
    • 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Larry R.]
    • 13 extended supervision violations [Department of Corrections v. Courtney F.]
    • Possession of Marijuana, Second or Subsequent Offense [State v. Joseph H.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child (Two Counts) [State v. Andrew H.]
    • Endanger Safety/Reckless Use of Firearm Felony G [State v. Doumay L.]
    • Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle [State v. Jennifer M.]
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver [State v. Daniel D.]
    • 2nd Degree Sexual Assault/Use of Force Felony C [State v. Pedro D.]
    • Theft By Contractor Felony [State v. Robert R.]
    • Possession of Firearm by Felon Felony G Evidence [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Shaqueena T.]
    • Substantial Battery and False Imprisonment [State v. Kenner B.]
        
    
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