Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei is a full service law firm providing high quality legal representation to Baraboo and the surrounding area since 1889. We judge our success based on the success of our clients. We offer a sophisticated, practical, team-centered approach to your real-world problems. Our attorneys live and work in the community. This means our clients are much more than a name and a case number; they are our neighbors.

We pride ourselves on our strong reputation and heritage. The attorneys of Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei consistently receive the highest ratings from peer-reviewed listing services. For instance, attorney Wayne Maffei recently received the coveted designation of “Super Lawyer” for the seventh year in a row, an honor bestowed on only 5% of attorneys. More importantly to our clients, our firm enjoys an unsurpassed level of credibility and good-will in courts throughout the region. This degree of trust has been built over 12 decades of providing fair, competent and aggressive legal representation for our clients.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our clients high quality, innovative legal service with integrity, professionalism and respect. Within our firm we maintain and foster a collegial group practice that makes our firm an enjoyable place to work and results in more effective representation for our clients.

Our History
Cross, Jenks, Mercer and Maffei LLP has provided quality legal services to clients since 1889. Our offices are located in historic downtown Baraboo, and once housed a wagon shop and dance hall in the early 1900's.

The firm began in 1889 as a boutique practice specializing in civil litigation representing insurance companies, banks and local businesses. By the mid 1950’s the firm was led by Clyde Cross, who enjoyed a statewide reputation for his masterful trial practice skills. His strong legacy continues today in the highly regarded members of the firm.
Over the last 40 years, the firm diversified its practice to meet the growing needs of its clients. Today, the attorneys of Cross, Jenks, Mercer and Maffei LLP specialize in virtually all aspects of the law, making it a well-respected full-service law firm. Very few small town practices can offer such breadth of legal representation.


Our old office space circa 1920 (above what is currently Baraboo National Bank on Third Avenue)

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Our current office circa 1939.  Over the years, it has served as a garage, dance hall, and home of our office since 1987

About Us


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Our Attorneys


Jerome P. Mercer

Senior Partner

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Wayne L. Maffei

Senior Partner

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Richard W. Cross

Senior Partner

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Robert K. Ginther

Senior Partner

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Natalie T. Bussan

Senior Partner

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Nicole Marklein Bacher


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Benoit M. Letendre


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Michael R. Soule


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Brittney Busalacchi

Brittney A. Busalacchi


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Contact details.

221 3rd Avenue
PO Box 556
Baraboo, WI  53913

Tel : (608) 356-3981

Fax : (608) 356-1179


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