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Brian Fahl focuses his practice on criminal defense, regulatory compliance, and appeals.  He began his career as an associate federal public defender, representing clients charged with drug crimes, firearms offenses, sex crimes, bank fraud, money laundering, and immigration crimes.

In over ten years of practice, Brian has developed an expertise in complex litigation.  He has represented clients charged with violating FDA regulations, foreign nationals and United States citizens charged with violating international trade regulations, an apartment owner charged with a knowing violation of the Clean Air Act surrounding a heating contractor’s removal of asbestos from a client’s apartment complex, and clients charged with criminal copyright infringement based upon violations of software licensing agreements.

While most cases never go to trial, Brian has significant courtroom experience, litigating motions and trying drug cases, gun cases and a public corruption trial.  

Brian also has a renowned appellate practice, appearing regularly before the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and teaching appellate writing and advocacy as an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School. Brian was involved with two cases before the United States Supreme Court: the landmark case United States v. Booker and Logan v. United States


Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 50%
    12 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    12 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    3 years
  4. Employment: 15%
    3 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christopher D. Donovan

    Brian Fahl is one of the most experienced lawyers you could hire, especially for matters in federal court. He has successfully argued numerous times in front of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has experience in a wide range of cases. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Brian for anyone facing a serious civil or criminal matter.


    Christopher Donovan Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Kravit Hovel & Krawczyk

825 N. Jefferson
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3737


WIGood Standing200203/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKravit Hovel & Krawczyk2014 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorMarquette Law School2012 - Present
OwnerFahl Law Office, LLC2013 - 2014
Associate Federal DefenderFederal Defender Services Of Wisconsin2004 - 2013
Law ClerkUnited States Magistrate Judge Aaron E. Goodstein2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin Bench Bar CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Logan v. United States, 552 U.S. 23 (2007)N/A
United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
SeventhCircuitCases.comSeventh Circuit Cases2013
Wisconsin Law JournalTaking it to the top2007
Wisconsin Law JournalLooking back at the ride2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - NewarkN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Marquette University High SchoolN/AN/A1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seventh Circuit PracticeSeventh Circuit Criminal Update2009
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Annual MeetingSentencing Law After Booker2006
Sentencing UpdateUnited States v. Booker: What Happened, What Happens Next And What to Do2005
Sentencing UpdatesBlakely v. Washington: What Happened, What Happens Next And What to Do2004