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About Me

I have been practicing criminal defense since 2005, and specialize in federal trial and appellate cases. I also represent many clients in state court proceedings. I am passionate about protecting individual rights against the government, and believe strongly in holding the government and judges accountable to the Constitution. Call me today so I can help you with the criminal case you or a loved one are facing.



Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years, 400 cases
  2. Federal Crime: 50%
    9 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tara Adolph

    I worked with Attorney Donovan for about a year and a half during law school. Chris is dedicated to his clients and works diligently to get results. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer.


    Tara Adolph Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Pruhs & Donovan, S.C.

757 N Broadway # 401
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3612


WIGood Standing200503/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPruhs & Donovan, S.C.2012 - Present
AttorneyPruhs Law Office, S.C.2005 - 2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationTreasurer2014 - Present
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2012 - Present
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationCriminal Committee, Co-Chair2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Felony Fleeing reduced to Disorderly ConductFelony reduced to misdemeanor
4 serious felony counts dismissedDismissal of 4 felony counts
Early release from prisonClient released early from prison
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Publication NameTitleDate
Marquette University Law School BlogAlum Blogger of the Month2009
Seventh Circuit Criminal Case SummariesBloggerN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Wisconsin, PlattevillePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual MeetingThe 4th Amendment and 21st Century Technology: Emerging Issues2014
Defending State and Federal Drug CasesFederal Revocation Proceedings2011