Jonas B. Bednarek

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

Hurley Burish, S.C.
Jonas B. Bednarek
Hurley Burish, S.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2000

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2010
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Hurley Burish, S.C.

33 East Main Street
Suite 400
Madison, WI 53703 Visit website


Jonas B. Bednarek contributes to the mission of Hurley Burish, S.C., as he guides clients through the criminal justice system. With more than 20 years of experience, he welcomes clients throughout Wisconsin and provides services intended to protect their rights. His practice of criminal defense law focuses on people who are confronted with serious criminal - misdemeanors or felonies. As an appeals lawyer, he works to keep families and clients informed as he navigates the process to get convictions overturned.

Since entering the legal profession in 2000, Mr. Bednarek has worked exclusively as the representative of criminal defendants. Admitted to practice before state courts of Wisconsin, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Mr. Bednarek's path to a legal career began at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science in 1995. He then went on to study law at The Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, which awarded him a Juris Doctor in 1999. He became admitted to practice in Wisconsin the next year.

Mr. Bednarek stays connected to the legal community through memberships in multiple professional organizations. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Dane County Bar Association. Held in high esteem by his peers, Mr. Bednarek has earned a peer review rating of "Superb" through Avvo.

Practice areas

Criminal defense

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, False accusations, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex offenses, Tax evasion, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence

  • 100% Criminal defense

First Admitted: 2000, Wisconsin

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Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Psychology and Political Science, 1995
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Wisconsin State Bar, 2000
  • United States District Court - District of Columbia , 2021
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • United States District Courts, Eastern District, Milwaukee WI
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Dane County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • United States District Courts, Western District, Eau Claire WI
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)
  • United States District Courts, Western District, Madison WI
  • United States District Courts, Eastern District, Green Bay WI

Office location for Jonas B. Bednarek

33 East Main Street
Suite 400
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-405-8251


3 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2007 - 2010

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