Established in 2017 by Albert Moustakis and Collin Mettelka, Moustakis & Mettelka, LLC strives to protect the rights of clients throughout Wisconsin.
Al Moustakis moved to Eagle River over 25 years ago with his wife Lauri. They have 3 children: Matalyn, Sydney and Alex. Apart from practicing law, ice hockey has been an important part of Al’s life. He played for Loyola University of Chicago from 1973-1978 and has maintained a level 4 coaching certification. Al has coached players from the youth hockey level all the way up to Girl’s and Boy’s high school hockey.
Al has maintained his license to practice law since 1994 and spent the last 22 years as the Vilas County District attorney before founding Moustakis and Mettelka, LLC. As an elected attorney, he ran all facets of the office and tried numerous cases including State v. Plude which received National attention and was featured on Forensic Files shortly after the original conviction.
During his years as District Attorney, Al has attended over 15 continuing education conferences and presentations in order to increase his breadth of knowledge. You can view the comprehensive list by clicking the button below. In addition to his work in Vilas County, Al Moustakis also has experience in the areas of Real Estate, Probate, Civil Litigation, Family law and Criminal Law.
MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS
- American Professional Society on the abuse of Children
- National District Attorneys Association
- Wisconsin District Attorney’s Association
- Tri-County Bar Association
- Nominated for 2003 District Attorney of the year – State of Wisconsin
LEGAL EDUCATION AND PRESENTATIONS
- Wisconsin Department of Justice: One voice for Children – 1996
- Wisconsin Department of Justice Trial Advocacy – 1997
- Wisconsin Department of Justice Presenter: Trial Advocacy – 1997
- Mid Wisconsin Law enforcement symposium: “Cops in the Courtroom” – 1998
- U.S. Department of Transportation: Prosecutor Faculty Development Course – 1998
- National District Attorneys Association: Applied Advocacy Course – March 1999
- U.S. Department of Transportation Prosecutor Faculty Development Course: “Train the Trainer” – 2002
- Wisconsin Department of Justice Presenter: The admissibility of Victim Pre-Death Statements – 2003
- American Prosecutors Research Institute: National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse – 1999
- National District Attorneys Association: National Advocacy Center – Trial Advocacy II
- National District Attorneys Association: National Advocacy Center – Trial Advocacy III – January 2003
- National District Attorneys Association: National Advocacy Center – Sybersluth II – May 2003
- Mid Wisconsin Law enforcement symposium: “Death Investigation” – October 2003
- National District Attorneys Association: National Advocacy Center – Technology
- Great Lakes Native American Conference on Family Violence: Child Abuse Interviewer Training
- Wisconsin Department of Transportation Completed Train the Trainer – Adult comprehension Course
Wisconsin native, Collin Mettelka, grew up in Green Bay. His mother is a public school teacher at Doty Elementary School and his father is the owner and operator of Jaymar Screen Printers, Inc.
Although Collin grew up in Green Bay, the Mettelka family has been part of the Vilas County community since 1938, when his Great-Great Grandfather, John J. Mettelka, built a cabin in Plum Lake, Wisconsin. Since that time, his family has maintained strong roots in Vilas County.
Collin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School. While obtaining his bachelor’s degree, Collin also studied at the ISU at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Marburg, Germany under such scholars as former United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Hans-Christof von Sponeck. During his time at Marquette University Law School, Collin was an officer in the Environmental Law Society and the Marquette Immigration Law Association. Additionally, Collin interned at Legal Action of Wisconsin’s Housing Division in Milwaukee.
Collin moved to Vilas County in July of 2016 and formed the law firm, Moustakis & Mettelka, LLC with former Vilas County District Attorney Al Moustakis in January of 2017.
Collin has taken an active role in the community, having been a featured legal speaker at various seminars in Northern Wisconsin for both the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Vilas County as well as Coldwell Banker. Collin is also a member of the Eagle River Rotary Club.