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Chad William Koplien

Chad William Koplien

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Reason: Government Attorney

Practice areas:

Government, Military Law

    About Me

    Tenacity. Integrity. Leadership.



    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 1997

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

    Attorney Endorsements

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    WIGood Standing199703/23/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
    Avvo Contributions
    Legal Answers
    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
    Administrator (11/11-6/13) & Prosecutor (10/10-6/13)Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services2010 - 2013
    Judge AdvocateWisconsin Army National Guard2008 - Present
    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 LawBranch Qualified Judge Advocate, MOS 27A2010
    Direct Commission Officer Course, U.S. ArmyMilitary/LeadershipOfficer Training2010
    Marquette University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1997
    University of Wisconsin - OshkoshPolitical Science and Public AdministrationBachelor 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