Aggressively Defending My Clients Since 1990

Paul A. Ksicinski

Paul A. Ksicinski

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
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Paul Ksicinski was the recipient of the Wisconsin Public Defender Performance Recognition Award that honored his "sustained outstanding performance" regarding client representation. He was also awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Public Defender Office for "perseverance, leadership and attention to detail" so that the Office was "better prepared to argue issues in the area of identity, expert witnesses and motions in limine." Paul Ksicinski's other acts outline has been used by Professor Stephen P. Hurley at UW Madison Law School for his evidence class. Paul Ksicinski was featured in Professor Berman's Sentencing Law and Policy Blog on Apprendi's bar to using a juvenile conviction as a predicate offense for a charge in the adult system. Justice David T. Prosser referred to Paul Ksicinski's lawyering as "excellent" and "skillful." District I Court of Appeals has stated that Paul Ksicinski skillfully cross-examines experts at trial. Paul Ksicinski is particularly skilled in instituting complex litigation such as the first challenge to race based traffic stops in Milwaukee County; the first challenge to Milwaukee County In-Custody Intake procedure of shackling all criminal defendants; exposed racial origins of felon disenfranchisement by filing first Wisconsin Voter's Right Act challenge to felon disenfranchisement and has challenged Wisconsin's same sex marriage ban. Paul Ksicinski's legal practice has been highlighted by the televising of one of his homicide trials on TRU TV and the dismissal of homicide and sexual assault charges on a mentally retarded man.


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 05/1990
  • Concordia University
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin


  • Recipient of the Wisconsin Public Defender Performance Recognition Award

Published Works

  • Intake Guidelines, Public Defender, Milwaukee Trial Office, 1997
  • Uncharged Misconduct Evidence, 4 Wisconsin Defender: The Wisconsin Public Defender's Journal of Research And Education 1, 1996
  • Warrantless Search of individuals in “high crime” or “known gang areas, 2 Wisconsin Defender: The Wisconsin Public Defender's Journal of research and education 10, 1994

Professional Associations

  • Attorney for Office of Wisconsin State Public Defender, 1990 to 2014
  • Student Attorney for Wisconsin Public Defender Office, 1989 to 1990
  • Law clerk for A.C.L.U. of Wisconsin Foundation, 1989 to 1990
  • Law Clerk for Aiken & Mawicke, S.C., 1988 to 1990
  • Law clerk for Simarski and Stack, Ltd., 1988 to 1988