Skip to main content
Christopher Lyle Kuehn

Christopher Lyle Kuehn

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, DUI & DWI, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Alimony, Child Custody, Guardianship

About Me

Law was my second career, I became a lawyer to help people who were accused of criminal wrongdoing, knowing that innocent people get charged and sent to prison often, but also sometimes good people make mistakes, and those mistakes should not define their lives.  As a law student I helped start the Michigan Innocence Project, and was one of two students to serve on the Innocence Board for the State of Michigan.  After leaving law school I worked for Roth & Binn developing a criminal law practice. Within a year of working there Roth & Binn were bought out by Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.  D&K was a good group of lawyers, but they had no criminal practice base, and were not interested in me developing one.  I left that firm and began working for the State Public Defender.  In 2005, I decided it was time to open my own practice in an effort to focus my skills on those areas of law that best suited my clients and myself. 


 


 I began handling family law cases in 2006, in an effort to assist some clients from my criminal practice.  I take a standard approach in all family law cases, the kids are the most important people involved.  I will litigate aggressively for my client, but never to the detriment of the children.


 


My theory of practicing law is, do what needs to be done in order to help the client.  Whether it is a Criminal Law matter, or an action that affects the family, my job is to help you, not make decisions that cost you more money.  My goal is to be effective and efficient, and in doing so getting the best result that is affordable to my client. 


 


 I have always felt that practicing law was a privilege and that helping people is one of the best things a person can do in their lives.

More 

Photos and Videos

1510785 1299776688

1510785 1299776762

1510785 1299777405

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    13 years, 1.3 thousand cases
  2. Family: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    13 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 4%
    9 years
  5. Other: 6%
  6. More 

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Titiana D. Frausto

    I endorse this lawyer. Chris and I recently worked together on a paternity case where the father filed in Wisconsin and our client was a resident of the state of Texas. We were able to successfully challenge jurisdiction and got the case dismissed by the Wisconsin court. Chris did an excellent job.

    More 

    Titiana Frausto Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Julie H Nommensen

    Chris is an experienced criminal law attorney. He has a great legal mind and knows how to think outside the box.

    More 

    Julie Nommensen Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kuehn & Flitcroft

22 South Wisconsin Street
Elkhorn, WI, 53121-0955

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing200103/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Organization Service AwardDane County Bar Association2015
Trial Level 3b CertificationState Public Defender2010
Trial Level 3 CertificationState Public Defender2010
Trial Level 2 CertificationState Public Defender2010
Trial Certification 1State Public Defender2010
Certificate of Merit (highest grade in Criminal Sentencing Law)Thomas M. Cooley Law School2001
Graduated Cum LaudeThomas M. Cooley Law School2001
Dean's ListThomas M. Cooley Law School2001
Dean's ListThomas M. Cooley Law School2000
Captain- National Trial TeamThomas M. Cooley Law School2000
Graduated Magna Cum LaudeMount Senario College1998
MemberNational Honor Society1998
MemberNational Honor Society1997
MemberNational Honor Society1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKuehn & Flitcroft2013 - Present
AttorneyMurphy, Volbrecht & Kuehn, S.C.2011 - 2013
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Christopher Kuehn2005 - 2011
Union NegotiatorAmerican Federation of Teachers- Wisconsin State Public Defender Association2003 - 2005
Staff AttorneyState Public Defender2003 - 2005
AssociateDavis & Kuelthau, sc2002 - 2003
AssociateRoth & Binn2001 - 2002
Student InternWashtenaw County Public Defender's Office2000 - 2001
Research Assistant Innocence ProjectThomas M. Cooley Law School -2000 - 2001
Teaching AssistantThomas M. Cooley Law School1999 - 2001
Associate EditorThomas M. Cooley Law Review1999 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Alliance on Mental IllnessMember2010 - Present
NORML Legal CommitteeMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Walworth County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinAdmitted2001 - Present
Michigan Innocence CommissionStudent Member2001 - 2001
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitAdmitted2001 - Present
United States DIstrict Court for the Eastern DIstrict of WIsconsinAdmitted2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Wisconsin v. Criminal Defense ClientNot Guilty via Jury Trial
State of Wisconsin v. Domestic Abuse ClientNot Guilty via Jury Trial
State v. Drunk Driving ClientPer motion Reduced from OUI 4 to OUI 3

See all Legal Cases 

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State Public DefenderTrial Skills AcademyN/A2002
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLitigationJuris Doctorate2001
Mount Senario CollegeCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Waukesha County Technical CollegePolice ScienceAssociates1998
Mount Senario CollegePublic AdministrationBachelor of Science1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Association for the Prevention of Family Violence Client MeetingDomestic Violence and Divorce Law2011
at Association for the Prevention of Family ViolenceDivorce and Domestic Violence2010