Martin Pruhs was born in Milwaukee in 1965. After graduating from Marquette University High School he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served as a deck hand on a polar icebreaker, and as a radioman on the United States Coast Guard Cutter Chase.
Marty attended Marquette University, spending one year at the Universidad de Madrid, in Spain, and graduating cum laude with a double major in Communication and Spanish. Marty graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1995 where he focused on international law and business transactions.
Following law school Marty worked three years at McNally, Maloney & Peterson, S.C., a business-law firm where he focused on business law and civil litigation, working on cases ranging from class action lawsuits to estate planning, contracts, personal injury and real estate.
Next, Marty worked three years at the Milwaukee law firm of Machulak, Robertson, Hutchinson & O’Dess, S.C., where he expanded his practice from just civil work to include criminal defense.
In 2001 Marty incorporated Pruhs Law Office, S.C. (now Pruhs & Donovan, S.C.) which provides consulting and representation to a diverse client base in a wide range of matters and cases. Marty has taught business law as an adjunct professor at Lakeland College in Milwaukee and, being fluent in Spanish, serves as a Consultant Attorney to the Government of Mexico working with the consulates in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Marty is admitted to practice law in all Wisconsin State Courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. His civil practice includes real estate, personal injury, contracts, small business advising and all types of litigation. His criminal practice includes municipal, state and federal criminal defense in homicide, conspiracy, narcotics, battery, theft, firearms and all other types of criminal cases.
Marty lives in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is married with two children, and enjoys hunting, fishing, and world travel.