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Charles M. Bye

Charles M. Bye

also known as Chuck Bye, C.M. Bye

About me

For over 30 years, I've been an advocate for injured clients. Over that time, I've helped Bye, Goff & Rohde become one of the most trusted and renowned personal injury law firms in Wisconsin. I'm very proud of the infrastructure of young attorneys, investigators and experienced support staff that together provide first-class tactical support in preparing winning cases.  Bye, Goff & Rohde is rated in the top 5% of all firms in the nation in Personal Injury.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    46 years
  2. Car Accidents: 35%
    46 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    46 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    46 years



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Tracy Neil Tool

    A premier trial lawyer and a leader in the law. A proven track record of success, including on tough cases that other lawyers will not handle.


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Contact info

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.

258 Riverside Dr
Po Box 167
River Falls, WI, 54022-0167

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.

1976 Wooddale Drive, Suite #2C
Woodbury, MN, 55125



WIGood Standing196903/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
35th Year Serving the CommunityMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Rated Lawyer in LitigationMartindale-Hubbell2015
21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America®2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1 %America's Most Honored Professionals2014
Board CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2014
Board CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Plaintiff's - Eau ClaireBest Lawyers®2013
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2013
18th Edition of The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America®2012
Best Attorneys in WisconsinBest Attorneys in Wisconsin2012
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2012
Wisconsin's Top AttorneysWisconsin's Top Attorneys2012
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2011
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2010
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2010
30th Year Anniversary Serving the CommunityMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2010
Top Attorneys in WisconsinMilwaukee Magazine2009
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2006
Leader in the LawWisconsin Law Journal2003
Board Certified in Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy1992
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerBye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.1976 - Present
PartnerGaylord & Bye1969 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCivil Pretrial Practice Advocacy Certified2012 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeBoard of Directors2011 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy1992 - Present
Tri-County Bar AssociationPast President1976 - 1976
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember1972 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1972 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1969 - Present
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationMember1969 - Present
United States Federal Court of AppealsAdmittedN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Poling v. Wisconsin Physicians Services, 120 Wis. 2d 603, 357 N.W.2d 293.Precedent
Goodwin v. MTD Products, Inc., 232 F.3d 600 (7th Cir. 2000)Precedent
Jaderborg v. American Family Mutual, 239 Wis.2d 533, 620 N.W.2d 468 (2000)Precedent
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Luther CollegeEconomics & BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1966