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About me

I love helping people.  It's my mission to make the world a better place one client at a time, and I work very hard to do that.  Furthermore, I am uniquely qualified to do so because of my unwavering persistence; respect for my clients and their wishes; and, strong legal skills.


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  1. Employment: 39%
    6 years, 10 cases
  2. Contracts: 25%
    6 years, 6 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    5 years, 5 cases
  4. Family: 15%
    5 years, 8 cases
  5. Other: 6%
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Hourly ($99-150/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Max is a dedicated and enthusiastic attorney. His passionate and assiduous nature is a benefit to current and potential clients and a rare find in the legal community.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston

200 South Executive Drive
Suite 101
Brookfield, WI, 53005


WIGood Standing201103/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Attorneys for WisconsinAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Innovation in Cultural Dispute ResolutionAcquisition International Magazine2016
Best ADR Firm - WisconsinAcquisition International Magazine2016
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2016
2015 Best Businesses of BrookfieldBest Businesses of Brookfield Award Program2015
Listed Among Top ExecutivesContinental Who's Who2012
Listed Amongst Top Executives from the YearBiltmore's Who's Who2012
Dean's List & Pro Bono HonorsMarquette University Law School2011
Alumni ScholarUniversity of California at Berkeley2006
Alumni ScholarUniversity of California, Berkeley2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/LawyerLaw Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston2011 - Present
Partner, COO, MediatorMaurice|Maxwell Mediation, LLC.2011 - Present
Law ClerkCalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform2010 - 2010
MediatorMilwaukee County Courthouse2010 - 2011
Law ClerkNorthern California Legal Services2009 - 2009
Research Assitant to Law Professor Chad OldfatherMarquette University Law School2009 - 2011
Sports InternKTVU Channel Two Sports2007 - 2008
Mentor and TeacherMaking Waves Educational Institute2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin, Lawyer Referral and Information Service CommitteePanel Member2012 - Present
Milwaukee Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service CommitteePanel Member2012 - Present
Waukesha County Bar AssociationLawyer Referral and Information Service Member2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
ABA Section of Dispute ResolutionMember2011 - Present
ABA Section of Environmental LawMember2011 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinAttorney Member2011 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionAttorney Member2011 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2015 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Incorporate & Setup NonProfitIncorporated and 501c3 Tax Exempt
Incorporating CompanyOngoing
Contracts NegotiationSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Wisconsin CLE publicationThe Role of Cultural Fluency in the Practice of Law2015
Rocket LawyerHow to Apply for 510(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status for Your Nonprofit2013
Rocket LawyerHow to Keep Your Non Profit in Compliance: A Checklist2013
Rocket LawyerHow to Run a Non Profit Board Meeting in 12 Steps2013
Rocket LawyerShould I Incorporate My Business2013
SandbarHawaii Supreme Court Requires EA for Superferry2009
Water Log• NPDES Permit Not Required to Transfer Pollutants Through Pumps2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolDispute ResolutionMasters Certificate2011
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of California - BerkeleyEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dispute Resolution through a Cultural LensCultural Fluency in the Legal Profession2015
Member MeetingEstate Planning2013
Featuring Maxwell LivingstonFamily Law Interview2012
Ridge Mediation TrainingMediation Training2011
Annual MeetingWisconsin Cutting Union Rights2011