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From the trial court to the United States Supreme Court, I have helped clients obtain great results.  I have won cases on motions, at trial, on appeal, and gotten good plea offers in serious cases.  I am passionate about defending individual rights.  Call today to let me help you or a loved one in trouble.  



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    11 years, 400 cases
  2. Federal Crime: 40%
    10 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Tara Adolph

    I worked with Attorney Donovan for about a year and a half during law school. Chris is dedicated to his clients and works diligently to get results. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer.


    Tara Adolph Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Pruhs & Donovan, S.C.

757 N Broadway # 401
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3612


WIGood Standing200503/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPruhs & Donovan, S.C.2012 - Present
AttorneyPruhs Law Office, S.C.2005 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2005 - Present
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationSecretary2015 - 2016
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationTreasurer2014 - 2015
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationCriminal Committee, Co-Chair2010 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Fleeing reduced to Disorderly ConductFelony reduced to misdemeanor
4 serious felony counts dismissedDismissal of 4 felony counts
Early release from prisonClient released early from prison
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Publication nameTitleDate
Marquette University Law School BlogAlum Blogger of the Month2009
Seventh Circuit Criminal Case SummariesBloggerN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Wisconsin, PlattevillePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual MeetingThe 4th Amendment and 21st Century Technology: Emerging Issues2014
Defending State and Federal Drug CasesFederal Revocation Proceedings2011