Stephen Centinario, Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Law


He is currently a part-time municipal prosecutor assigned to the Village of West Milwaukee and the City of Pewaukee for the Municipal Law and Litigation Group firm located in Waukesha. In 1979 he started his career at the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office and practiced there until he retired in 2014. He prosecuted thousands of cases from OWI to First Degree Intentional Homicide. After retiring he returned to the D.A.'s Office for two and a half years as a part-time Public Service Special Prosecutor.

In 2013 he began teaching Trial Advocacy 1 at Marquette University Law School. Previously, he trained criminal prosecutors at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC., provided in-service classes to law enforcement officers through Waukesha County Technical College, and taught Criminal Evidence and Investigation at Carroll College in Waukesha Wisconsin.

He is a graduate of John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, and Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle Illinois.