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Christopher R. Smith

Government Attorney at Franklin, WI

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Attorney Chris Smith is the current City Attorney for the City of South Milwaukee.  He is also the assistant City/Village Attorney for Franklin, Mequon, Germantown and Mequon.
 
Attorney Smith has been recognized as a Rising Star in the State of Wisconsin annually by SuperLawyers annually since 2009 and is rated a perfect 10.0 on .  He was also recently selected as a Leading Lawyer in M Magazine.    Attorney Smith is a former adjunct law professor at local colleges and universities and has served as a Judge in New Berlin's Teen Court.
 
Attorney Smith is a former Partner with Magner, Hueneke, Smith & Borda, LLP. He is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and a graduate of UW-Whitewater where he received a bachelor's degree in Business Management.

Location

Wesolowski, Reidenbach & Sajdak, SC
11402 W. Church St.
Franklin, WI, 53132

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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2015
Look No Further! This is who you want to represent you!
Chris did an outstanding job. I had met with two other lawyers but Chris by far came out on top. He made me feel my case was important and he was going to do what was needed to get the results period. There wasn't a lot of fluff it was to the point and professional. That professionalism carried into the court room and I realized even more that I had made the right choice. Chris is truthful when talking with you, and I felt he handled himself professional and with integrity.
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Posted by Joe | May 13, 2014
Finally an attorney you can trust!
Chris Smith performed an exemplary job in my case. While most attorneys would have simply showed up in court and taken the first deal the DA threw out, Chris came prepared. Was able to challenge the citation, and ultimately get it next to dropped. More importantly I never felt like I was a number, or just hours getting booked. Kept me informed and educated thru the whole process!
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2012
Dedicated to helping and highly intelligent...
Attorney Chris Smith was reliable and hard working. His intelligence in criminal defense is unmatched. I was very pleased and impressed when I worked with him.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2012
Review of attorney Christopher R. Smith
Attorney Smith represents my business. Currently, he is representing my company in an overweight trucking issue. He has also successfully represented my company in unemployment claims hearings and provided guidance in difficult employee terminations. I've found him to be extremely competent in every regard. Nothing but good things to say about how he has handled our legal issues.
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Posted by Jim | November 30, 2012
I highly recommend Chirs
I first hired Chris a few years ago to create a will and power of attorney. Chris took the time to explain how it all worked and suggested language to include future children we may have, which we didn't think of. Unfortunately, I had to hire Chris again. I recently got a speeding ticket. Not only did he save me 4 points on my license, he pretty much handled everything. I was very pleased with the outcome and the work Chris did on my case. I highly recommend him because he's confident, honest, and easy to work with.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Wesolowski, Reidenbach & Sajdak, SC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Magner, Hueneke, Smith & Borda, LLP
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Stevens Point v. Lowery, 2014AP7412
  • Overturned, conviction ordred to be vacated
  • State of Wisconsin v. Pinnow
  • Dismissed as unconstitutional

Associations

  • New Berlin Teen Court
  • Judge
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Superlawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • E-Commerce Law Report
  • Drafting Enforceable Arbitration Clauses for Online Businesses
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Municipal Attorneys Institute
  • Room Tax Law
  • 2016
  • Annual Seminar
  • Discovery in the Digital Age
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (21)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Because of my position, I cannot endorse any Wisconsin lawyer. I will say, however, that that this lawyer has demonstrated a high level of ethics and competence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sharp! Trusted by Judges and knows exactly what he is doing and does it well! Having discussed several cases with Mr. Smith, I can state that he is a very well-prepared, highly skilled, aggressive advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse his work, and would confidently refer clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an attorney who devotes himself to his clients and work-product. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a past client or friend to Chris."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Chris in court for years. He is always prepared, his clients are well informed about court proceedings, and he gets the result the client needs. Chris is friendly to both friend and foe which serves him well in the court system. I highly recommend him for all criminal and drunk driving cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Smith works extremely hard for his clients and I have observed him successfully advocating for his clients for years. Attorney Smith is respected by judges, prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys as well and knows what is best for his clients and how to achieve the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Smith is a conscientious and extremely skilled criminal defense attorney. He is zealous in protecting his client's rights and leaves no stone unturned in formulating a defense. I have personally referred people to Attorney Smith for DUI matters and all of them have been nothing but satisfied with his representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have never encountered an attorney with more passion than Chris. He will fight for his clients to the ends of the earth, and no one ever gets the better of him. He will prepare for a case more thoroughly than any lawyer I know. He works harder and smarter than any person I know. It is a privilege to witness him in court. I am honored to know him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Smith is highly skilled in the area of drunk driving defense, and he attends seminars dedicated solely to this topic. Attorney Smith is known for his successful motions and is also more than qualified to handle the most serious of crimes."
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