Mark Maciolek

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Madison, Wisconsin

Murphy Desmond S.C.
Mark Maciolek
Murphy Desmond S.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, Bankruptcy, Civil litigation; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2005

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

Murphy Desmond S.C.

33 East Main St., Ste. 500
Madison, WI 53701-2038 Visit website


Licensed to practice in Wisconsin, Mark Maciolek is a shareholder and criminal defense attorney at the law firm Murphy Desmond Lawyers S.C. located in Madison, Wisconsin. Serving clients throughout the state of Wisconsin, he represents them with matters involving criminal defense, white collar crime defense, bankruptcy law, creditors’ rights, business bankruptcy and commercial litigation, civil firearms rights, bankruptcy crimes, immigration crimes, juvenile defense law and DUI/OWI. 

With more than 16 years of experience practicing law, Mr. Maciolek has gained extensive experience representing debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. 

An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mr. Maciolek received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science. Two years after he graduated, he joined the University of Wisconsin Law School and obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2005. At the university, he was a part of the Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons (LAIP), a center where law students can offer legal help to incarcerated persons. 

After completing his legal studies, Mr. Maciolek joined a renowned law firm in Wisconsin where he served as a managing partner. After which, he started a private firm and was a solo practitioner for more than five years. A well-seasoned attorney, he is respected among his clients and peers. He understands the negative effects of being accused of wrongdoing and fights aggressively for his clients’ rights. 

Well-known for his persistent and dedicated legal services, Mr. Maciolek holds a perfect score of 10.0 out of 10.0 on Avvo. A member of many professional organizations, including the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he also volunteers as an attorney at the Dane County Foreclosure Answer Clinic and the Volunteer Lawyer Project – Legal Action of Wisconsin, being a firm believer in giving back to society. 

Mark Maciolek is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Bankruptcy: consumer, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Criminal defense: white collar, Immigration: business

Focus areas

Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Sex offenses, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence, Bankruptcy law, Credit repair, White collar crime, Naturalization & citizenship

  • 60% Criminal defense
  • 10% Bankruptcy: consumer
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 10% Immigration: business

First Admitted: 2005

Professional Webpage:

  • Rated "Superb" on
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014-2017)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Mention, "Sex assault charge against Lyft driver dismissed, trial next week canceled" in The Wisconsin State Journal (January 2020)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Wisconsin
  • James E. Doyle American Inn of Courts
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member (2005-Present)
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member (2005-Present)
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 2000, B.A.

Office location for Mark Maciolek

33 East Main St., Ste. 500
Madison, WI 53701-2038

Phone: 608-257-7181


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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