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Brian Fahl focuses his practice on criminal defense, regulatory compliance, and appeals. He began his career as an associate federal public defender, representing clients charged with drug crimes, firearms offenses, sex crimes, bank fraud, money laundering, and immigration crimes.
In over ten years of practice, Brian has developed an expertise in complex litigation. He has represented clients charged with violating FDA regulations, foreign nationals and United States citizens charged with violating international trade regulations, an apartment owner charged with a knowing violation of the Clean Air Act surrounding a heating contractor’s removal of asbestos from a client’s apartment complex, and clients charged with criminal copyright infringement based upon violations of software licensing agreements.
While most cases never go to trial, Brian has significant courtroom experience, litigating motions and trying drug cases, gun cases and a public corruption trial.
Brian also has a renowned appellate practice, appearing regularly before the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and teaching appellate writing and advocacy as an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School. Brian was involved with two cases before the United States Supreme Court: the landmark case United States v. Booker and Logan v. United States.
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Brian Fahl is one of the most experienced lawyers you could hire, especially for matters in federal court. He has successfully argued numerous times in front of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has experience in a wide range of cases. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Brian for anyone facing a serious civil or criminal matter.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Attorney||Kravit Hovel & Krawczyk||2014 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Marquette Law School||2012 - Present|
|Owner||Fahl Law Office, LLC||2013 - 2014|
|Associate Federal Defender||Federal Defender Services Of Wisconsin||2004 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||United States Magistrate Judge Aaron E. Goodstein||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Wisconsin Bench Bar Committee||Member||2011 - Present|
|Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Logan v. United States, 552 U.S. 23 (2007)||N/A|
|United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005)||N/A|
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|Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Marquette University High School||N/A||N/A||1988|
|Seventh Circuit Practice||Seventh Circuit Criminal Update||2009|
|Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Annual Meeting||Sentencing Law After Booker||2006|
|Sentencing Update||United States v. Booker: What Happened, What Happens Next And What to Do||2005|
|Sentencing Updates||Blakely v. Washington: What Happened, What Happens Next And What to Do||2004|