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Christopher M. Meuler

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  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., Marquette University


  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Chris is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm handling litigation matters, including insurance coverage, state and federal appeals, defamation, contract disputes, business torts and professional liability, real estate, and compliance issues. He also possesses experience in matters involving eminent domain, public bidding, and election law.

He earned a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a B.A. from Marquette University. Chris is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer® since 2013.


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Milwaukee County Ethics Board — 2016-present (Chair, February 2018-present)

Articles & Presentations

  • Warpinski and Meuler, “Should We Assume That Assumption is a Good Idea?  State Wetland Permitting and Act 183” — State Bar of Wisconsin Construction and Public Contract Blog, September 2018
  • Warpinski and Meuler, “The Boundaries of State Assumption of Wetland Permitting Authority Get Tested” — American Bar Association Environmental and Energy Litigation Blog, December 2018 

Awards & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyer 2013 – 2023
  • Rising Star 2008 – 2012
  • ACLU Volunteer Attorney of the Year, 2014

Notable Representations

  • Represented group in a referendum recount involving approximately $1 billion in school funding from initial recount proceeding through argument before Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Represented a property owner in constitutional claims after his property was seized by police without permission
  • Represented publicly-traded company in appeal regarding arbitrability of claims brought against it by a former CEO
  • Litigated right to take and valuation issues on behalf of a property owner in one of the largest brownfield condemnations in Wisconsin history
  • Represented an airline in a case involving taxiway collision at General Mitchell International Airport
  • Represented a patient in a negligence claim against his former psychologist
  • Litigated on behalf of public and private entities seeking insurance coverage for environmental liabilities

Service Area Subspecialties

  • Compliance
  • Defamation
  • Election Law
  • Litigation
    • Business Litigation
    • Civil Litigation
  • Open Meetings and Public Records
  • Probate
  • Public Bidding