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Don Chewning primarily represents Social Security disability and SSI claimants. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A. with highest honors) and Marquette University Law School (J.D. summa cum laude), Attorney Chewning began his legal career by clerking for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Attorney Chewning has argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Manitowoc County Bar Association and is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. From 2008-10, he served on the Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 95%
    1 year
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    1 year



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  • Stacy Vogeltanz

    I frequently refer Social Security Disability cases to Attorney Don Chewning. I’ve had the privilege of working with Attorney Chewning on Social Security matters in the past. Attorney Chewning cares about his clients and devotes substantial time and effort to each one of his cases to ensure a positive outcome for his clients. As an attorney, he is very diligent and organized, which is important when dealing with the detail of medical records in Social Security Disability claims. I recommend and endorse Attorney Chewning.


    Stacy Vogeltanz Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jonathan P. Groth

    I've known Attorney Chewning for approximately 13 years. Over that time I've had the opportunity to refer social security disability cases to him and his firm. Every referral has been very pleased with his work. I believe he truly cares for his clients and would recommend him to others.


    Jonathan Groth Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Chewning Legal, LLC

1607 Washington St.
P.O. Box 297
Two Rivers, WI, 54241


WIGood Standing200003/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyChewning Legal, LLC2014 - Present
PartnerWinter Chewning & Geary, LLP2005 - 2014
AssociateRadosevich, Mozinski, Cashman & Olson, LLP2004 - 2005
AssociateKohler & Hart, LLP2002 - 2004
AssociateCook & Franke, S.C.2001 - 2002
Law Clerk to the Hon. Ann Walsh BradleyWisconsin Supreme Court2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesSustaining Member2007 - Present
Manitowoc County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember2000 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember1997 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinBoard of Governors2008 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of TexasHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring Conference, Washington, D.C.Identifying and Addressing Ethical Issues In Your Practice2015
Seminar: Handling a Social Security Disablity CaseSocial Security Get the Basics Down & Resolve Ethical Issues in your Practice,2014
Wisconsin Solo And Small Firm ConferenceAvoiding Common Mistakes in Social Security Disability Claims2012
Wednesday, August 25, 2010Social Security Disability & SSI2010