Since 2009, I have practiced primarily criminal defense here in Wisconsin. I began my practice in Appleton, where I took both private and public defender criminal cases and represented my clients from pre-charging to jury trial and post-conviction stages. I have successfully resolved cases through smart motion-filing practice, diligent investigation, plea negotiations, and, jury trial contests. Since 2012, I have continued my focused practice of criminal law in southeast Wisconsin, here at Mark D. Richards, S.C. I pride my practice on benefiting my clients beyond simply fighting in the courtroom. I work to provide them with an understanding of the process, a fair assessment of their options, and the ability to pursue their goals in resolving a case. Criminal cases threaten one's employment, ability to provide and care for family, and even personal property. I keep these things in mind when representing my clients and pursuing their goals. Outside of my practice of law, I enjoy spending time at my cottage in the Northwoods, where I fish, hunt, and enjoy time with family and friends nearly year-round. Here in Racine, I enjoy music, running, and a good cup of coffee.