Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Jonas B. Bednarek

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Jonas Bednarek is a trial lawyer.  He loves to be in the courtroom defending his client.  Regardless of whether that courtroom is a municipal court, a state court or a federal court, Jonas defends those who have been accused of crimes.  Jonas has tried more than 75 jury trials to verdict – and he has had well over 100 trials to the court.  He has obtained acquittals (not guilty verdicts) for his clients in all manner of cases from disorderly conduct to drunk driving to homicide.  When a client is confronted with a life-changing allegation, Jonas fights to achieve the best possible outcome.

 About the law firm Jonas says “for years I practiced on my own.  I joined Hurley Burish to gain an advantage for my clients.  I am surrounded and supported by really smart and experienced lawyers who are experts in a diverse areas of law.”

Outside the courtroom, Jonas enjoys spending time with his four children and wife, fishing, skiing and contemplating life in his outdoor sauna.

Jonas earned his law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.

Jonas’s practice is focused on litigation, specifically all aspects of criminal litigation in municipal, state and federal courts.  He regularly handles cases involving allegations of homicide, sexual assault, theft, computer crimes, controlled substances, and drunk driving offenses.

Jonas has been admitted to practice in Wisconsin’s state and federal courts and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals (Seventh Circuit).  He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Dane County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Dane County Bar Association,  and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense in State and Federal Court
  • OWI/DUI Defense
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions
United States District Courts, Western District, Madison WI
United States District Courts, Western District, Eau Claire WI
United States District Courts, Eastern District, Milwaukee WI
United States District Courts, Eastern District, Green Bay WI
7th Circuit Court of Appeals


Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, J.D., 1999
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, B.A., Psychology and Political Science, 1995

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Member, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL)
Member, Dane County Criminal Defense Bar Association
Member, Dane County Bar Association
Member, Trial Law Institute
Member, Diversity Law Institute

Client Reviews

“Five Star Review” I highly recommend this law office for your legal needs. I went to trial with Attorney Bednarek, Attorney Peyton Engel and their assistant Amber and we won successfully. These attorneys are upfront and honest from the beginning and throughout the long stressful process. They have and are still giving 110% of themselves to not only my case but to my familys’ needs and questions. We are always informed and always in the loop. – Satisfied Client


I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done for me for the last 5 years.  I appreciate taking me in when I needed counsel.  Not only do I want to show my thanks and appreciation on my behalf, but also on behalf of my son, whom I’ve been able to see grow up. He is my light and only reason to try and better myself.

You guys have helped me get motivation from a negative situation by continuing to be a fair person.  I truly hope I get to see you again in a much different scenario.

With Best Regards,

A Thankful Client