Mark F. Nielsen

County of Racine, State of Wisconsin
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Legal Malpractice
  • Wisconsin, Eastern Dist Federal, Western Dist Federal
Claimed Lawyer Profile

I love being a lawyer, and particularly a trial lawyer. It calls upon your intellect, your integrity and your imagination to solve remarkably tough problems. There is no greater opportunity to learn about human nature and participate in the affairs of your community than to work as a trial attorney.

Criminal work is particularly fascinating. Properly done, the vigorous and ethical defense of a serious crime not only protects the client but is also a service to every citizen.

Harvard Law School
J.D. / Law (1979)
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
B.A. / Economics, Political Science
Honors: Highest Honors, Social Science Graduate of the Year 1976
Professional Experience
Circuit Court Commissioner
County of Racine, State of Wisconsin
- Current
Schwartz, Tofte & Nielsen, Ltd.
- Current
Mark Nielsen is a trial attorney. He has tried criminal, civil, employment and administrative matters before State and federal tribunals. He currently tries to limit his practice to serious criminal matters.
Assistant District Attorney
Racine County District Attorney
Mark Nielsen began his post graduate practice as a trial attorney in his home town prosecutor's office. He tried over 70 matters to jury verdict in two years.
Criminal Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Homicide & Serious Crimes Certified
Wisconsin SPD
Wisconsin Super Lawyer
Journal of Law & Politics
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
AV Rated
Martindale Hubbell
2004 - current
Advocate's Prize
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Advocate's Prize
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Outstanding Performance in Criminal Practice
Wisconsin SPD Conference
Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar # 1009172
Supreme Court, Office of Lawyer Regualtion, Dt 15
- Current
State Bar of Wisconsin
Fee Arbitrator
- Current
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Director, Officer, Ex officio, etc..
- Current
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
Eastern Dist Federal
Western Dist Federal
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Legal Malpractice
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Schwartz, Tofte & Nielsen, Ltd.
704 Park Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Telephone: (262) 637-9655
Telephone: (262) 637-9655
Fax: (262) 637-3448