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