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 – Health Law Section
  • 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

Managing Member of Corneille Law Group, LLC with offices in Madison and Green Bay.  Practice focuses almost exclusively on representing clients in complex civil litigation matters including the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice cases, long term care facilities, and attorneys in legal malpractice cases.

Over the past 15 years Mark has defended hundreds of health care providers, medical facilities, and long-term care facilities in claims involving a wide range of medical specialties in addition to claims involving premises liability, abuse and neglect, negligent hiring, training, and supervision, as well as nursing, dental and legal malpractice.  Mark has tried dozens of cases to verdict, many of which included catastrophic injury cases where the alleged damages have exceeded $1,000,000.

Mark became Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate at the age of 36, was selected for inclusion into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel at the age of 39, and was recently selected for inclusion in the American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA) at the age of 41.

Practice Areas:

General Liability

Nursing Home and Long Term Care Litigation

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

Board Certification:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate – National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2011
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate – National Board of Civil Pretrial Advocacy, 2012


  • Selected by Wisconsin Law Journal as Leader in the Law in 2015
  • Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal, “Budzinski keeps answering the call” in 2015
  • 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 and 2019
  • Included in Wisconsin Super Lawyers list in 2013 through 2018
  • 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” in 2010
  • Rated A.V. Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Elected into 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 Wisconsin’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,” Civil 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