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Max is a partner specializing in estate planning, business, and real estate transactions. Since being admitted to practice law, Max has successfully represented hundreds of individuals, families and small businesses across western Wisconsin, along with serving as President of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation, the River Falls Chamber of Commerce, the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program, and the St. Croix Valley Bar Association.

Max’s service to the public first began when he was elected to the River Falls Board of Education in 1997 as a senior in highschool; now, he serves as a Special Investigator for the Wisconsin Supreme Court as well as a Judge appointed mediator and special prosecutor.  When not working with clients, Max involves himself heavily in the St. Croix Valley area and teaches business law for the University of Wisconsin River Falls.

Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, S.C. is the oldest and largest general practice law firm in Pierce County, Wisconsin, headquartered in River Falls.

Representative Clients:

• Bergmann Dairy, Inc.
• Bo's 'n Mine
• City of River Falls
• City of Hudson
• Dish and the Spoon Cafe
• Dopkins Accounting Services, S.C.
• First National Bank
• Geissler, CPA, Inc.
• Habitat for Humanity
• Halos of the St. Croix Valley
• Kinni Valley Chiropractic, Inc.
• Lund's Fly Shop
• Leitch Insurance Agency, Inc.
• Mainstreeter Bar and Grill
• Moelter Grain, Inc.
• Page Family Dentistry
• Reis Insurance Agency, Inc.
• River Falls Education Foundation, Inc.
• River Falls Insurance Center
• River Falls Medical Clinic, Ltd.
• River Falls Public Library Foundation, Inc.
• River Falls State Bank
• UW-RF Foundation, Inc.
• WESTconsin Credit Union
• WESTconsin Realty


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    1 thousand cases
  2. Business: 25%
    1 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    2 thousand cases
  4. Probate: 15%
  5. Elder Law: 10%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Russell Nicolet

    Max has a knack for not only resolving issues and finding solutions for his clients, but also in doing that in a straightforward, no nonsense manner. He is a good attorney and good asset to have on your side.


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  • Tracy Neil Tool

    A talented, capable professional.


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Contact info

Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, S.C.

219 N. Main Street
River Falls, WI, 54022


WIGood Standing200803/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Oustanding Young AlumniUniversity of Wisconsin - River Falls2014
Paul Harris FellowRotary International2011
Dean's ListHamline University School of Law2008
Dean's ListHamline University Dispute Resolution Instutute2008
Leadership River FallsRiver Falls Chamber of Commerce2002
Dean's ListUW-River Falls Graduate School of Education2001
Dean's ListUW- River Falls2000
Badger BoyAmerican Legion1996
Black BeltTraditional Shotokan Karate1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Editorial BoardWisconsin Lawyer2016 - Present
Special InvestigatorWisconsin Supreme Court2014 - Present
Judge appointed TrusteeSt. Croix County2014 - Present
Judge appointed Guardian ad LitemEau Claire County2014 - Present
Court CommissionerPierce County Circuit Court2013 - Present
Municipal Court Appointed Special ProsecutorCity of New Richmond, Wisconsin2013 - Present
Circuit Court Appointed MediatorSt. Croix County, Wisconsin2013 - Present
Circuit Court Appointed Special ProsecutorSt. Croix County, Wisconsin2011 - Present
Circuit Court Appointed MediatorPierce County, Wisconsin2011 - Present
City Appointed Independent Hearing OfficerCity of River Falls, Wisconsin2011 - Present
Adjunct Business Law ProfessorUniversity of Wisconsin - River Falls2010 - Present
City Appointed Municipal ProsecutorCity of Hudson, Wisconsin2010 - Present
PartnerRodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, S.C.2008 - Present
City Appointed Municipal ProsecutorCity of River Falls2010 - 2014
Government InstructorChippewa Valley Technical College2009 - 2010
Judicial ExternSt. Croix County Circuit Court2007 - 2007
Managerthe Minnesota Senior Federation2003 - 2006
Free lance English teacherinternational businesses2002 - 2003
TeacherSt. Bridget Parish School2001 - 2002
Publically Elected Board MemeberSchool District of River Falls, Wisconsin1997 - 2002
Legal AdvocateTurning Point Domestic Abuse Shelter, River Falls, Wisconsin1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
First National BankBoard of Directors2013 - Present
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationPast President2013 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinWills for Heroes Attorney2013 - Present
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationWills for Heroes Attorney2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMilitary Pro-Bono Project2012 - Present
City of River Falls, WisconsinCity Appointed Independent Hearing Officer2011 - Present
Pierce County Ethics Board of ReviewCounty Appointed Board Member2011 - Present
River Falls Education FoundationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
River Falls Public Library FoundationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Pierce County Economic Development CorporationPresident and Board Member2011 - Present
United States District CourtAdmitted2008 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2008 - Present
River Falls RotaryMember2008 - Present
Minnesota Supreme CourtQualified Neutral for Mediation2008 - Present
River Falls Area Chamber of CommerceBoardmember and Chairman2008 - Present
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationPast President2013 - 2014
Pierce County Economic Development CorporationVice-President2012 - 2013
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
State Bar of Wisconsin Board of GovernorsSpecial Committee2012 - 2012
St. Croix Valley Restorative JusticeVice President2011 - 2012
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationVice President2011 - 2012
St. Croix Valley Habitat for HumanityBoard of Directors2011 - 2013
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationTreasurer2010 - 2011
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationSecretary2009 - 2010
St. Croix Valley Restorative JusticePresident and Board Member2009 - 2013
River Falls Area YMCABoard Member2008 - 2011
School District of River FallsBoard of Directors1997 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Defense-side Money Judgment LitigationDismissed
Plaintiff-side Money Judgment LitigationMoney Judgment Granted
Plaintiff-side EvictionEviction Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin LawyerContributor2014
Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, TexasContributor2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawN/ACertificate in Dispute Resolution2008
Hamline University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2008
Akademie für Fremdsprachen - an extension of Cambridge UniversityN/AN/A2002
University of Wisconsin, River FallsN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2000
University of Wisconsin, River FallsN/AMaster's in EducationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate PlanningPowers of Attorney2014
UW-River FallsReal Estate Law2013
Retirement PlanningEstate Planning2013
UW-River FallsTeachers and the Law2011
UW-River FallsTeachers and the Law2010
UW-River FallsTeachers and the Law2009