Christina Balistreri
Assosiate
Phone: 414-383-3004
Fax: 414-255-3572
ABOUT CHRISTINA
As an associate attorney at Hartley & Pecora, Attorney Christina Balistreri represents clients in family law and criminal defense matters. Attorney Balistreri also serves as a guardian ad litem in family court cases. Attorney Balistreri attended the University of Wisconsin Law School where she completed the certificate programs in Criminal Law and Family Law. While in Law School, Attorney Balistreri served as the Academic Chair for the Latino Law Students Association; a Contracts Study Group Leader; and as the Publicity Chair for the UW Student Chapter of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Attorney Balistreri also received distinction for her Pro Bono work with immigration detainees at the Dodge County Detention Facility and with the Unemployment Appeals Clinic.

Attorney Balistreri is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients in every case. She understands that the legal process is a difficult and emotional time so she strives to make the circumstances easier for all of her clients. Attorney Balistreri works tirelessly to achieve her clients’ goals while maintaining open communication and providing them with realistic expectations.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Post-Judgment Disputes
  • Child Custody and Placement
  • Child Support
  • Guardian Ad Litem Appointments
  • Domestic violence and harassment injunctions
  • Domestic Abuse cases, including Battery and Disorderly Conduct
  • Drug possession/delivery
  • OWI/DUI defense
  • Carry Concealed Weapon and other Firearms Offenses
  • Probation Revocation proceedings
EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2012
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • DISMISSED
    • Theft By Contractor Felony [State v. Robert R.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Shaqueena T.]
    • Robbery, Use of Force [State v. Juan T.]
    • Substantial Battery and False Imprisonment [State v. Kenner B.]
    • 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Larry R.]
    • 2nd Degree Sexual Assault/Use of Force Felony C [State v. Pedro D.]
    • Endanger Safety/Reckless Use of Firearm Felony G [State v. Doumay L.]
    • Sexual Assault of a Child Allegation [State v. Aaron E.]
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver [State v. Daniel D.]
    • Possession of Marijuana, Second or Subsequent Offense [State v. Joseph H.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child (Two Counts) [State v. Andrew H.]
    • Possession of Firearm by Felon Felony G Evidence [State v. Anthony H.]
    • 13 extended supervision violations [Department of Corrections v. Courtney F.]
    • Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle [State v. Jennifer M.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Bodily Harm Felony I [State v. Grant R.]
        
  • NOT GUILTY
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault (Two Counts) and Burglary [State v. Almamy F.]
    • Disorderly Conduct, While Armed [State v. Brian S.]
    • 3 cts 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety Felony G [State v. Charles W.]
    • 3rd Degree Sexual Assault Felony G [State v. Robert M.]
    • Substantial Battery-Intend Subst. Harm Felony D [State v. Ryan A.]
    • Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety [State v. Keith H.]
    • First Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Tim J.]
    • Child Abuse - Termination of Parental Rights [State v. C. M.]
    • 2nd Deg. Sex. Assault/Unconscious Victim Felony C [State v. Timothy M.]
    • Battery to Law Enforcement [State v. Scott W.]
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G [State v. Christopher D.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Howard B.]
    • 1st Degree Reckless Injury [State v. Darrell C.]
    • Operate Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated [City of Cudahy v. Faith W.]
    • Carry Concealed Weapon [State v. Juanita N.]
    • Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Anthony H.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 1st (Municipal) [West Allis v. Steve L.]
    • Domestic Violence Battery and Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct [State v. Corey G.]
    • Delivery of Marijuana [State v. James M.]
    • Substantial Battery [State v. Amjed K.]
        
  • REDUCED SENTENCE
    • Bomb Scares Felony I [State v. Mile C.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Sandra F.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs-Methadone Felony I [State v. Zach W.]
    • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place Felony I [State v. Debra H.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. William L.]
    • Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm Felony H [State v. Jeffrey H.]
    • Possession of Child Pornography [United States v. David D.]
    • Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle (Milwaukee County), 2007 [State v. Bryan A.]
    • Operating While Intoxicated 2nd [State v. Jason S.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Kevin H.]
    • Possession of Narcotic Drugs Felony I [State v. Richard R.]
    • Felony Drunk Driving [State v. Brian M.]
    • Manufacture/Deliver THC (>200-1000g) Felony H [State v. Cimarron M.]
    • Theft-Business Setting >$10,000 Felony G [State v. David M.]
        
  • PROBATION
    • Felon Possess Firearm Felony G; Carrying a Concealed Weapon Misdemeanor A [State v. Teri W.]
    • Second Degree Sexual Assault of Child and Child Enticement [State v. Benny C.]
    • Theft-Movable Property >$2500-$5000 Felony I [State v. Curtis F.]
    • Burglary-Building or Dwelling Felony F [State v. Matthew L.]
    • Armed Robbery with Threat of Force, class C felony Bank Robbery [State v. Chrystal B.]
    • First Degree Reckless Injury, While Armed with a Dangerous Weapon [State v. Christopher G.]
        
  • NEW TRIAL AWARDED
    • Kidnapping [State v. Joel R.]
        
    
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