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Matthew Pinix

Matthew Pinix

Pinix & Soukup, LLC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Civil Rights
  • U.S. Eastern District of Wisconsin, U.S. Western District of Wisconsin, Wisconsin
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Atty. Matthew Pinix has represented hundreds of individuals in postconviction, appellate, habeas, and civil rights matters. He has also given several educational talks to lawyers, law students, and the public about criminal appeals and the processes involved.

On multiple occasions, he has been invited by other lawyers to represent individuals or organizations before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in criminal cases.

Every year since 2013, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star, an award given to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Wisconsin.

Prior to becoming a practicing lawyer, Matthew worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Patricio M. Serna (ret.) of the New Mexico Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute introductory meeting
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Contingent Fees
    Sometimes in civil rights cases. Never in criminal appeals.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed fees available. Payment plans in certain circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Eastern District of Wisconsin
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U.S. Western District of Wisconsin
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7th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Pinix & Soukup, LLC
- Current
Appellate criminal defense and civil rights litigation
Law Office of Matthew S. Pinix, LLC
Appellate and trial level criminal defense.
Judicial Law Clerk
New Mexico Supreme Court
To the Honorable Justice Patricio M. Serna
Marquette University Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
M.A. | Philosophy
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Missouri State University
B.A. | Philosophy, Mathematics
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Rising Star
SuperLawyers Magazine
Rising Star
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Leading Lawyers
M Magazine
Rising Star
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Rising Star
Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar  # 1064368
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Book Review: Civil War Lawyers: Constitutional Questions, Courtroom Dramas, and the Men Behind Them
Wisconsin Lawyer
The Unconstitutionality of DOMA+INA
George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
The Problem with "self" Competition
Univ. Wisconsin-Milwaukee Press
Speaking Engagements
Case Dismissed: Why the Intrastate Detainer Statute Should be on Your Radar, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Strategies to Effectively Argue Prejudice in IAC Claims, Wisconsin State Public Defender Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin State Public Defender
Defeating the Simple, Cruel Expedient: How the 5th Amendment Protects Probationers, From the Courtroom to the Interview Room: Fighting for Clients with Courage and Compassion, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin State Public Defender
Philosophical Theories of Punishment in the Wisconsin Criminal Justice System, Moral Problems: Punishment Course, Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
What's the Merit in That? Handling No Merit Appeals, Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin State Public Defender
Being an Appellate Lawyer in Milwaukee, Appellate Writing & Advocacy Course, Milwaukee, WI
Marquette University Law School
Websites & Blogs
Law firm's website
Contact & Map
Pinix & Soukup, LLC
1200 East Capitol Drive, Suite 360
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Telephone: (414) 963-6164
Fax: (414) 967-6169
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