Mark J. Mingo

Mark J. Mingo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Mingo & Yankala SC
 | 330 East Kilbourn Avenue, One Plaza East, Suite 1221
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-273-7400
Fax: 414-273-5049
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Mingo's practice includes corporate and personal civil defense litigation, plaintiffs' personal injury litigation and business litigation.  Mark has tried in excess of 100 cases to verdict throughout Wisconsin and he has briefed and argued cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.  Mark is a board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is AV rated and has been invited to join LCA, the Trial Lawyers Honor Society.  Mark is a shareholder in Mingo & Yankala, S.C. a preeminently recognized law firm which has represented clients such as Yamaha Motor Corporation, Bombardier, Inc., Wisconsin municipalities, School Districts and hundreds of individuals throughout Wisconsin.

    Mark's practice also includes personal injury mediation and arbitration.

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

    About Mark Mingo

    Admitted: 1979, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • "Superb" rating, highest rating available from Avvo., 10/10 "Superb", Avvo, 2020
    • Highest rating available in both legal ability and legal ethics., AV Rating , Martindale- Hubbell, 2020
    • "Members are vetted by a research team, a blue ribbon panel of attorneys, and a judicial review board.  Only the Top One Percent of Attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in the NADC.", Nation's Top Attorneys, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2018
    • Named in 2015 to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. This is a professional organization composed of the Premier Trial Lawyers from across the country, with membership extended to the few most qualified Attorneys., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • "An invitation only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each State or Region who meet stringent qualifications as civil Plaintiff's " lawyers., Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • Awared to less than one-half per cent (0.5%) of active Attorneys in the United States. "The most exclusive and elite level of litigators in the community"., High Stakes Litigators, America's Top 100, 1982
    • Awarded to Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in each State., America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, America's Top 100, 2018
    • Received Avvo Client Choice Award for exceptional client satisfaction. , Avvo Client Choice Award, Avvo, 2015
    • "Membership is an exclusive honor and extended only to those selected few who have reached the top of their profession while doing so with the clients' satisfaction being of the most paramount importance.", 10 Best , American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
    • Named in 2016 to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. This is a professional organization composed of the Premier Trial Lawyers from across the country, with membership extended to the few most qualified Attorneys., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Member of LCA, the Trial Lawyers Honor Society., LCA
    • Membership granted to Million Dollar Advocates Forum for recent Jury Verdict, 2013
    • Selected in 2015 to Top One Per Cent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. The use of a rigorous, multi stage selection process results in identification of the finest lawyers in the Country., Top One Per Cent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
    • Selected to M Magazine's Leading Lawyer List for 2015., Leading Lawyer List, M Magazin, 2015
    • Selected for 2016 and 2017 to the Top Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.  "Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards.", Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
    • Rated by Avvo 10/10 (Superb), Avvo, 2017
    • Selected by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2015 as a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, an organization devoted to recognizing the top Personal Injury Attorneys in the nation. Less than 1% of all Attorneys in the Uited States are selected., Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2020
    • Selected in 2015 to Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings. Less than 1% of Attorneys in United States have been invited to become a member of Rue Ratings Best Attorneys In America. Membership is limited to the most qualified and accomplished Attorneys in the United States., Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings, 2015
    • Received Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent rating for 2017-18 reflecting highest rating attainable in both legal ability and ethical standards., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
    • Selected in 2016 to Top One Per Cent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. The use of a rigorous, multi stage selection process results in identification of the finest lawyers in the Country.
    • Selected to America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, 2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice
    • Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Pretrial Practice by The National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2020
    • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist By National Board of Trial Advocacy      Licensed in United States Supreme Court  

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Active representing clients in Hispanic Community and in past have written educational articles in local Hispanic paper., 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Work in collaboration with Centro Hispano (non profit organization serving Hispanic Commuity for more than 50 years).  Devote extensive time representing and assisting indigent Hispanics, on pro bono basis, and received formal recognition for this work from Dr. Tony Baez, Executive Director of Centro Hispano.  Also work with the Director of Bilingual Social Services at Centro Hispano in preparing and printing legal literature of educational value to the Latino Community., 2014
    • Pro Bono representation and education in Hispanic community, 2018
    • For 2015-2016 I have remained active in performing pro bono work for the Hispanic community through Centro Hispano and other organizations.  This work involves both education and legal representation of those in the local Hispanic community., 2015
    • Perform pro bono work for Latino clients of Centro Hispano/Council for the Spanish Speaking and work in collaboration with Centro Hispano in writing and distributing educational literature to local Hispanic community free of charge., 2012
    • Continue pro bono work in Hispanic community, including education and representation of local Latinos.  Also work with pastor of local Hispaic congregation providing legal advice and representing members of his church. Provde advice and free consultations to members of Hispanic community, 2020
    • Represents members of Hispanic Community and others on pro bono basis.
    • Continue work in collaboration with Centro Hispano, educating Hispanic community on legal issues and representing indigent Hispanics on pro bono basis., 2015

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • In past have presented lectures at Milwaukee Bar Association, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (Madison) and Insurance Claims Meeting (Waukesha)


    • After extensive litigation and motion practice, settled a personal injury case against major hotel chain for $750,000 when insurance company refused to make any offer prior to commencing suit., 2018
    • Argued and prevailed on landmark civil rights case before the US Supreme Court, DeShaney v Winnebago County, 109 S.CT. 998
    • Successfully settled Plaintiffs' wrongful death case on behalf of spouse and 3 minors with structured settlement and secial needs trust., 2014
    • Tried personal injury case to verdict in week and half trial where offer was $105.000 going in to trial.  Jury verdict rendered in amount of 1.1 Million Dollars and no liability on client.                               Tried defense case to verdict in one week trial where opposing counsel asked jury to award approximately $750,000.  Jury verdict in favor of our client, no liabilty and no damages awarded.            , 2012
    • Successfully settled Plaintiff's sexual harassmet case with amount of settlement confidential at defendant's request., 2014
    • Have tried in excess of 125 Civil Cases to Verdict
    • Recognized in February 2014 issue of Wisconsin Law Journal for obtaining 6th largest personal injury verdict in Wisconsin reported in 2013., 2014
    • Succesfully settled Plaintiff's wrongful death case against nursing home with defendant requesting settlement amount be kept confidential., 2015

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Prevailed on Appeal before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and then argued case to Wisconsin Supreme court in November 2018.  Decision by Wisconsin Supreme Court currently pending., 2018
    • Awarded Avvo client choice award for 3rd year, 2018
    • Milwaukee Magazine list of Top Lawyers, 2019
    • Received Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2018, 2018
    • Successfully argued case of Phillips,et al v Parmelee, et al before the Wisconsin Supreme Court., 2014
    • Successfully argued Landmark Case in United States Supreme Court and cases in Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Also argued before Wisconsin Supreme Court.


    • Personally publish semi-monthly educational newsletter for clients with emphasis on changes in State Law and other items of interest. Also personally write and publish educational newsletters for local Latino community.

    Educational Background:

    • BA Marquette University (cum laude)JD Marquette University
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    Office Location for Mark J. Mingo

    330 East Kilbourn Avenue
    One Plaza East, Suite 1221
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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