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Christopher R. Smith

Christopher R. Smith

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Attorney Chris Smith has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases over his career.  He has extensive experience in motion hearings and jury trials.  He has victoriously argued to suppress confessions and other evidence in numerous cases where law enforcement violated his clients' rights.  Attorney Smith focuses his practice on OWI/Drunk Driving defense, and has successfully gotten drunk driving charges amended or dismissed for many of his clients.  Because of the success he achieves in the courtroom, Attorney Smith has been recognized as a Rising Star in the State of Wisconsin annually by SuperLawyers since 2009 and is rated a perfect 10.0 on  He was also recently selected as a Leading Lawyer in M Magazine.   In addition to his criminal defense practice, Attorney Smith teaches Criminal Law at local colleges and serves as a Judge in New Berlin's Teen Court.


Attorney Smith is currently a Partner with Magner, Hueneke, Smith & Borda, LLP. He is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and a graduate of UW-Whitewater where he received a bachelor's degree in Business Management.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Neil T. Magner

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Smith is highly skilled in the area of drunk driving defense, and he attends seminars dedicated solely to this topic. Attorney Smith is known for his successful motions and is also more than qualified to handle the most serious of crimes.


    Neil Magner Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Eduardo M. Borda

    Chris has a passion for criminal defense. He works hard for his clients and prepares every case thoroughly. He is very intelligent and creative in his defense of people accused of crimes.


    Eduardo Borda Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Magner, Hueneke, Smith & Borda LLP

4377 W Loomis Rd
Greenfield, WI, 53220-4147


WIGood Standing200403/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWisconsin SuperLawyers2015
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarWisconsin Superlawyers2011
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMagner, Hueneke, Smith & Borda, LLP2004 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Berlin Teen CourtJudge2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Wisconsin v. PinnowDismissed as unconstitutional
City of Stevens Point v. Lowery, 2014AP7412Overturned, conviction ordred to be vacated

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Publication NameTitleDate
E-Commerce Law ReportDrafting Enforceable Arbitration Clauses for Online Businesses2003

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Wisconsin, WhitewaterBusinessBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual SeminarDiscovery in the Digital Age2015