Dennis P. Coffey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Mawicke & Goisman, S.C.
 | 1509 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-224-0600
Fax: 414-224-9359
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Dennis P. Coffey is a shareholder at the law firm of Mawicke & Goisman, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dennis leads the firm's criminal defense practice. He represents both individuals and business entities during governmental investigations, in grand jury proceedings and in state and federal court cases nationally. Additionally, in a career spanning 45 years, Dennis has represented clients facing all types of criminal charges, including white collar crimes (fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, etc.), violent crimes (battery, vehicular manslaughter, homicide, etc.), property crimes (theft, burglary, armed robbery, etc.), drug crimes (possession, sales, manufacturing, etc.) and drunk driving offenses (OWI/DUI).

A 1972 graduate of University of Wisconsin Law School, Dennis has consistently been recognized and honored by his peers in the legal community as one of Wisconsin's top criminal defense attorneys. These honors include the AV Preeminent* peer review rating he has held through Martindale-Hubbell since 1981, and his inclusions in The Best Lawyers in America and Wisconsin Super Lawyers listings for every year since either publication's inception. Dennis is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft

Appellate (10%)

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About Dennis Coffey

Admitted: 1972, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:


  • Leaders in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2010
  • Who's Who Madison, 2009
  • Business Crime Defense, Who's Who Legal, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2007
  • International Who’s Who Among Business Lawyers (Business Crimes)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Since 1981
  • Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association, Health Law and Criminal Justice Sections
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • Board of Governors, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Vice-President, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • President, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Ethics Gideon and Professionalism Committee
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee
  • American Bar Association, Sentencing Guidelines Committee
  • Past Chairperson, American Bar Association, Ad Hoc Committee on Ethics and Discipline
  • Bar Association of the Seventh Federal Circuit
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Law Section

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, National, State and Local, at continuing legal education programs.

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin - B.A., 1969
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Office Location for Dennis P. Coffey

1509 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-224-0600

Fax: 414-224-9359

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Last Updated: 6/21/2018

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