Christina Balistreri
Assosiate
Phone: 414-383-3004
Fax: 414-255-3572
ABOUT CHRISTINA
As an associate attorney at Hartley & Pecora, Attorney Christina Balistreri represents clients in family law and criminal defense matters. Attorney Balistreri also serves as a guardian ad litem in family court cases. Attorney Balistreri attended the University of Wisconsin Law School where she completed the certificate programs in Criminal Law and Family Law. While in Law School, Attorney Balistreri served as the Academic Chair for the Latino Law Students Association; a Contracts Study Group Leader; and as the Publicity Chair for the UW Student Chapter of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Attorney Balistreri also received distinction for her Pro Bono work with immigration detainees at the Dodge County Detention Facility and with the Unemployment Appeals Clinic.

Attorney Balistreri is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients in every case. She understands that the legal process is a difficult and emotional time so she strives to make the circumstances easier for all of her clients. Attorney Balistreri works tirelessly to achieve her clients’ goals while maintaining open communication and providing them with realistic expectations.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Post-Judgment Disputes
  • Child Custody and Placement
  • Child Support
  • Guardian Ad Litem Appointments
  • Domestic violence and harassment injunctions
  • Domestic Abuse cases, including Battery and Disorderly Conduct
  • Drug possession/delivery
  • OWI/DUI defense
  • Carry Concealed Weapon and other Firearms Offenses
  • Probation Revocation proceedings
EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2012
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • NOT GUILTY
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Amjed K.]
    • Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety [State v. Keith H.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault (Two Counts) and Burglary [State v. Almamy F.]
    • Carry Concealed Weapon [State v. Juanita N.]
    • 1st Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Darrell C.]
    • Domestic Violence Battery and Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Corey G.]
    • Operate Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated [City of Cudahy v. Faith W.]
    • 3rd Degree Sexual Assault Felony G [State v. Robert M.]
    • First Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Tim J.]
    • Delivery of Marijuana [State v. James M.]
    • Disorderly Conduct, While Armed [State v. Brian S.]
    • Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Battery to Law Enforcement [State v. Scott W.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 1st (Municipal) [West Allis v. Steve L.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Subst. Harm Felony D [State v. Ryan A.]
    • Child Abuse - Termination of Parental Rights [State v. C. M.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Howard B.]
    • 3 cts 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Charles W.]
    • 2nd Deg. Sex. Assault/Unconscious Victim Felony C [State v. Timothy M.]
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G [State v. Christopher D.]
        
  • NEW TRIAL AWARDED
    • Kidnapping [State v. Joel R.]
        
  • PROBATION
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G; Carrying a Concealed Weapon Misdemeanor A [State v. Teri W.]
    • Armed Robbery with Threat of Force, class C felony Bank Robbery [State v. Chrystal B.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child and Child Enticement [State v. Benny C.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Matthew L.]
    • Theft-Movable Property >$2500-$5000 Felony I [State v. Curtis F.]
    • First Degree Reckless Injury, While Armed with a Dangerous Weapon [State v. Christopher G.]
        
  • REDUCED SENTENCE
    • Theft-Business Setting >$10,000 Felony G [State v. David M.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs-Methadone Felony I [State v. Zach W.]
    • Bomb Scares Felony I [State v. Mile C.]
    • Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle (Milwaukee County), 2007 [State v. Bryan A.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Kevin H.]
    • Manufacture/Deliver THC (>200-1000g) Felony H [State v. Cimarron M.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 2nd [State v. Jason S.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Debra H.]
    • Felony Drunk Driving [State v. Brian M.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Sandra F.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs Felony I [State v. Richard R.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Jeffrey H.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. William L.]
    • Possession of Child Pornography [United States v. David D.]
        
  • DISMISSED
    • Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle [State v. Jennifer M.]
    • Robbery, Use of Force [State v. Juan T.]
    • Theft By Contractor Felony [State v. Robert R.]
    • Sexual Assault of a Child Allegation [State v. Aaron E.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child (Two Counts) [State v. Andrew H.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Bodily Harm Felony I [State v. Grant R.]
    • Possession of Marijuana, Second or Subsequent Offense [State v. Joseph H.]
    • 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Larry R.]
    • 13 extended supervision violations [Department of Corrections v. Courtney F.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Shaqueena T.]
    • Possession of Firearm by Felon Felony G Evidence [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Endanger Safety/Reckless Use of Firearm Felony G [State v. Doumay L.]
    • Substantial Battery and False Imprisonment [State v. Kenner B.]
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver [State v. Daniel D.]
    • 2nd Degree Sexual Assault/Use of Force Felony C [State v. Pedro D.]
        
    
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