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Chad William Koplien

Chad William Koplien

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About me

Tenacity. Integrity. Leadership.



Practice areas


  1. Government: 75%
  2. Military Law: 25%

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WIGood Standing199703/23/2015
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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Army Overseas Training Ribbon (Katterbach, Germany)U.S. Army2015
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell-Peer Review2015
Army Commendation Medal (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)U.S. Army2015
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with one device)U.S. Army2015
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer review2014
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2013
Army Commendation Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)U.S. Army2013
Army Reserve Component Achievement MedalU.S. Army2012
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2012
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer review2011
Army Achievement MedalU.S. Army2011
Commandant's ListJudge Advocate General's Legal School2010
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army2010
National Defense Service MedalU.S. Army2010
Army Certificate of Achievement - Excellence in Physical FitnessWisconsin Army National Guard2010
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2010
Army Certificate of Achievement - Excellence in Physical FitnessWisconsin Army National Guard2009
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2009
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2008
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2007
Outstanding Service AwardRotary2007
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2006
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2005
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review2004
BV RatingMartindale Hubbell Peer Review2003
Certificate of RecognitionU.S. Department of Defense1998
Honorable DischargeU.S. Air Force1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Legal CounselWisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs2013 - Present
Judge AdvocateWisconsin Army National Guard2008 - Present
Administrator (11/11-6/13) & Prosecutor (10/10-6/13)Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services2010 - 2013
Civil LitigationPrivate Practice1995 - 2010
Legal InternFederal and County Offices1993 - 1994
N/AUnited States Air Force1984 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin National Guard AssociationMember2009 - Present
U.S. District Court of Illinois, Northern DistrictMember2004 - Present
U.S. Eastern District Court of WisconsinMember1997 - Present
U.S. Western District Court of WisconsinMember1997 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
HHC 157th MEB NewsletterLegal Issues in DOMOPS2015
HHC 32d IBCT NewsletterMedical Board Primer2014
HHC 32d IBCT NewsletterSoldiers Primer on Legal Assistance2014
64th Troop Command NewsletterAn Article 15 Primer for Commanders and Soldiers2013
64th Troop Command NewsletterFundamentals of an AR 15-6 Investigation2012
64th Troop Command NewsletterUniform and Politics Don't Mix2012
64th Troop Command NewsletterDivorce Primer for Soldiers2012
64th Troop Command NewsletterCommon Legal Issues in Domestic Operations2012
64th Troop Command NewsletterFinancial Liability Investigations Primer2012
64th Troop Command NewsletterHoliday Legal Scams2011
64th Troop Command NewsletterWisconsin Law on Spice and Synthetic Marijauna2011
64th Troop Command NewsletterDoD Social Media Use Directives2011
64th Troop Command NewsletterLaw of War Primer2010
64th Troop Command NewsletterPattern of Misconduct as Basis for Military Separation2010
64th Troop Command NewsletterThe top 10 things an employer should know about USERRA2010
The Contractor's GroupHome Improvement Contractors: Issues to consider before suing an owner2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyMilitary LawAdvanced Course Graduate2013
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyOfficer LeadershipJudge Advocate Tactical Staff Officers Course2011
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyMilitary LawOther - Bachelors2010
Direct Commission Officer Course, U.S. ArmyMilitary/LeadershipOfficer Training2010
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Wisconsin, OshkoshPolitical Science and Public AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1994
United States Air Force UniversityCivil Engineering/Carpentry SpecialistTechnical (AFSC 55250)1987
United States Air Force UniversityCivil Engineering/Carpentry ApprenticeTechnical (AFSC 55230)1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WIARNGMandatory Legal Briefings2015
HHC 157th MEB - forward deployed taskforceRules of Use of Force in DOMOPs2015
Subordinate Commands of the 32d IBCTMandatory Legal Briefings2014
New Commander's CourseCommander's Legal Briefings2014
FY 2015 SRPMilitary Legal Briefings2014
32nd IBCT G companyMilitary Legal Briefings2013
Yellow Ribbon Soldier Reintegration Event for Returning Deployed Soldiers and AirmenMilitary Legal Briefings2012
SM's at SRPLaw of Armed Conflict2012
64th Troop CommandMilitary Legal Briefings2012
332nd ROCLaw of Armed Conflict and Detainee Operations2012
32nd BCTBMilitary Legal Briefings2012
WIARNG Medical DetachmentMilitary Legal Brieifings2011
Operation Vigilant GuardRules on Use of Force2011
82nd Agri-business Development TeamMilitary and Pre-Mobilzation Legal Briefings2011
732nd Combat Support Sustainment Battalion6 Mandatory Military Legal Briefings2011
64th Troop CommandMilitary Legal Briefings2011
641st Troop CommandMilitary Legal Briefings2011
332nd Rear Operations CenterMilitary Legal Briefings2011
238th AviationPre-Mobilization and Mandatory Legal Briefings2011
641st Troop Command BattalionLaw of War Military Briefing2010
107th Maintenance CompanyMilitary Legal Briefings2010
Residential Construction LiensResidential Construction Liens2009
Madison Area Builders' AssociationConstruction Liens 1012009
Domestic Operations ExerciseBattle Update Brief2009
Construction Law ConferenceConstruction Liens and Litigation2009
Construction ContractsResidential Construction Contracts2009
107th Maintenance Company Legal BriefingArmy Legal Services Overview - Military Briefing2009
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America MeetingConstruction Liens 101 and Arbitration2008
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America MeetingConstruction Collection and Litigation2007
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Business AdviceHow to Insulate your Business from Liability2003