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About me

I am an aggressive criminal defense attorney with extensive trial advocacy experience. I have been practicing law since 1991 and have handled thousands of criminal cases all throughout the state of Wisconsin.  I am an extremely hard worker and hold the best interests of each of my clients as my first priority. My job is to provide my clients with the best possible representation to achieve the utmost result in all cases. My clients are my business, and I treat each of them with respect and dignity.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 20%
    22 years, 100 cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    22 years, 100 cases



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella

735 West Wisconsin Avenue
12th Floor
Milwaukee, WI, 53233-2413


WIGood Standing199103/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Christopher J. Cherella2001 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyCity of Milwaukee1998 - 2001
AttorneyLaw Offices of Christopher J. Cherella1996 - 1998
Associate AttorneyCourtney & Molter, S.C.1993 - 1996
Associate AttorneyMiller & Miller, S.C.1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of WI v. A.W., Milwaukee CountyDismissed
Petitioner v. A.I.A., Jefferson CountyDismissed
State of WI v. R.B., Milwaukee CountyDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Marquette UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A