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Christopher T. Van Wagner S.C.

110 E. Main StreetSuite 705Madison, WI 53703-3328
Phones: 608-620-6239
Fax: 608-284-1260
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Christopher T. Van Wagner is one of the top all-around criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin. With 35 years of legal experience, Van Wagner has a reputation as the go-to lawyer when things get rough, and when a real pro is needed for the defense. With more than 20 years defending people on serious charges (ranging from Sexual Assault to Homicide to Drunk Driving to Fraud and Theft, and so on), Christopher T. Van Wagner will do whatever he can to protect his clients.

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Christopher T. Van Wagner is one of the top all-around criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin. With 35 years of legal experience, Van Wagner has a reputation as the go-to lawyer when things get rough, and when a real pro is needed for the defense. With more than 20 years defending people on serious charges (ranging from Sexual Assault to Homicide to Drunk Driving to Fraud and Theft, and so on), Christopher T. Van Wagner will do whatever he can to protect his clients.

Mr. Van Wagner, who hails from the East Coast, brought his Jersey street smarts along when he married a Wisconsin gal. His strong middle-class Irish Catholic upbringing serves him well in the gritty trenches of criminal defense. After paying his own way through top-notch eastern schools (including St. Lawrence and then an Ivy League education at Cornell Law School), Chris worked in a number of formative slots (federal clerk, private practice, plus stints as both state and federal prosecutor) before carving out his current niche, doing high-level criminal defense. Now, after many jury acquittals in tough, tough cases, Chris is able to gain many dismissals, even at the courthouse steps, when lesser prosecutors buckle in the jury trial stare-down.

Chris loves his solo work, because it allows a personal approach with every client. He disdains high-volume criminal practice; thus, his clients know that when they hire him, they get him – not some baby-faced younger lawyer who needs a map to the courthouse. And, having devoted himself once again to a high-quality, professional and ethical law practice, Chris finds he now gets better results than ever before. Chris will handle your case. Chris listens. Chris responds. Chris wins.

Christopher T. Van Wagner holds an “AV” rating with Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer rating in the business. He earned this from lawyers across the state. He is a “lawyer’s lawyer.” He has been named a Super Lawyer many times, which happens only for the top 5% of lawyers. Van Wagner has served as legal expert on national and local networks, who look to him because of his broad knowledge and vast experience in his field.

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Mergers and Acquisitions
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Languages
English (Primary)
Practice Areas
Criminal LawCriminal Defense Federal and State
Litigation
100%
Honors
Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2015A-V Rated By Martindale Hubbell, 1999 - 2015
Classes and Seminars
Free Agreements for Criminal Lawyers (CLE Seminar), DCCDLA, - 2015
UW Law School Lawyering Skills Faculty (Law School Course), University of Wisconsin , - 2012
People
Attorneys
Staff
NA
Fees
Offers Free Initial ConsultationAccepts Credit Cards
Office Information
Address
110 E. Main StreetSuite 705Madison, WI 53703-3328
Office Hours
8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone
608-620-6239
Fax
608-284-1260
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