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Attorney Ivan Hannibal is the founder of the Madison, Wisconsin-based Consumer Rights Law Office. He has spent most of his career representing consumers against a broad array of predatory businesses and individuals, including banks, automobile manufacturers, mortgage brokers, landlords, debt collectors, auto repair shops, warranty companies, timeshare companies, retail merchants, and telecommunication companies, among others.


Ivan has experience litigating cases at all levels of state court, including the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and federal district courts.


Before entering private practice, Ivan interned with Justice Jon P. Wilcox of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and clerked for Judge Paul Lundsten of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.



Practice areas


  1. Consumer Protection: 100%



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Contact info

Consumer Rights Law Office

P.O. Box 319
Oregon, WI, 53575


WIGood Standing200403/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Equal Justice Under lawState Bar of Wisconsin2009
Frederick C. Suhr AwardU.W. Law School2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin, Public Interest Law SectionFormer Board MemberN/A
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMemberN/A
Consumer Law Clinic - University of Wisconsin Law SchoolBoard MemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Inside Track - State Bar of WisconsinDebt Collection: Legislature Moving to Ease Pleading Requirements2016
Inside Track - State Bar of WisconsinScammed in Paradise: Helping Victims of Timeshare Fraud in Wisconsin2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin, MadisonEducational AdministrationMS - Master of Science2004
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hearing on 2015 Assembly Bill 23Testimony - Wisconsin Legislature - Assembly Committee on Finance2015
Enforcing Consumers' RightsDefending Debt Collection Lawsuits & Dealing with Debt Buyers2015
"Timeshare Industry: Sources Say CFPB Staff Has Shown Interest in Timeshare Industry"Interview by the Capitol Forum2015
"Provision: Payday lenders could provide insurance, financial advice"Interview by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel2015
Enforcing Consumers' RightsFalse & Misleading Advertising2014
Enforcing Consumers' RightsBuilding a Consumer Law Practice2014
"Plumbing Firm Faces Civil Suit"Interview by the Wisconsin Law Journal2014
Enforcing Consumers' RightsConsumer Law Updates2011
Enforcing Consumers' RightsDefending Debt Collection Lawsuits & Dealing with Debt Buyers2011
"Lawyers Debate Need for New Arbitration Legislation"Interview by the Wisconsin Law Journal2011
In the Matter of Rule-Making Proceedings Pursuant to 2009 Wisconsin Act 111Testimony - Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing2010
Debt Relief StrategiesDefending Debt Collection Lawsuits2010
An Introduction to Consumer LawGetting Paid: Attorney's Fees in Fee-Shifting Cases2010
An Introduction to Consumer LawAuto Fraud2010
An Introduction to Consumer LawDeceptive Sales Practices2010
"Lawsuits Plague Rolling Meadows"Interview by the Oregon Observer2007
"Cosmetology Students Sue: They Claim an Instructor at Madison Cosmetology College Was Unqualified for Classroom Instruction"Interview by the Wisconsin State Journal2007