Mark Budzinski

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Phone: 920.884.2378
Fax: 920.884.2381

Bar Admissions:

  • 2000 State Bar of Wisconsin
  • 2000 U.S. District Court; Western District of Wisconsin
  • 2001 U.S. District Court; Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1997
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2000


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Brown County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Brown County Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel (Board of Directors 2010-2014)
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Wisconsin Hospital Association

Mark Budzinski

Mark Budzinski received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.  He established the firm’s Green Bay office in 2006, and has managed the Green Bay office since that time.  The focus of his practice is the representation of clients in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters including the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice cases, and attorneys in legal malpractice cases.  He also frequently represents physicians and health care providers on licensing issues before the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Mark has tried more than 30 cases to verdict, many of which included catastrophic injury cases with alleged damages exceeding $1 million.  He has also tried cases involving construction defects, premises liability, and contract disputes.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Defense Council since 2010, and is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He has published and presented numerous times on issues related to civil litigation and trial advocacy.  In 2010 Mark was featured in Super Lawyers Magazine for his military service and deployment to Iraq with the 3rd Battalion 25th Marines.

Practice Areas:

General Liability

Nursing Home and Long Term Care Litigation

  • Abuse and Neglect Claims
  • Patient Supervision and Falls
  • Caregiver Misconduct Claims

Health Care Litigation

Health Care Compliance

  • Wisconsin Health Care Privacy Statutes
  • Peer Review and Root Cause Analysis
  • Informed Consent
  • Other statutory and regulatory compliance
  • Licensing and Credentialing


  • Selected by Wisconsin Law Journal as Leader in the Law in 2015
  • Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal, “Budzinski keeps answering the call
  • Selected for inclusion in U.S. News and World Report: The Best Lawyers in America® in personal injury defense in 2011 through 2018 and medical malpractice defense in 2018
  • Included in Wisconsin Super Lawyers list in 2013 through 2017
  • Included in Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list in 2017
  • Included in Wisconsin Super Lawyers-Rising Stars list in 2007, 2010 through 2012
  • Featured in Super Lawyers Magazine, “Turning Al Anbar – Why Mark Budzinski left his med-mal practice to lead troops in Iraq
  • Rated A.V. Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified as a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2016
  • Elected to Federation Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) in 2014
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  • 2014 – “Informed Consent Issues in Bariatric Surgery”
  • 2014, “Effective Use of Motions in Limine”
  • 2013, “Informed Consent after Jandre
  • 2012, “Medical Malpractice from A to Z”
  • 2011, “Litigation CAses Under Wisconsins’s Home Improvement Act”
  • 2010, “Informed Consent in Wisconsin”
  • 2009, “Discovery Law and Practice”
  • 2009, “Introduction to Depositions”
  • 2009, “Introduction to Depositions”
  • 2007, “Basics of Depositions in Malpractice Cases”
  • 2006, “Employer Liability in Return to Work Programs”
  • 2006, “Motor Vehicle Accident Liability”
  • 2002, “Application of the Pollution Exclusion”


  • “Informed Consent Issues in Treatment of Minors,” 2012 Risk Management Newsletter
  • “Implications of Documentation Outside the Medical Chart by Health Care Providers,” 2011 Risk Management Newsletter
  • “Leveling the Playing Field in Strict Products Liability,” Wisconsin Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Spring 2007
  • “Punitive Damages in Cases Involving Intoxicated Defendants,” Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Fall 2004
  • “Application of the Pollution Exclusion to Mold Claims,” Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, 2002