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Christopher T. Van Wagner S.C. - Madison, WI

110 E. Main StreetSuite 705 Madison, WI 53703

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Updated: 07/11/2020

Madison Criminal Defense Lawyer


Christopher T. Van Wagner is one of the top all-around criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin. With 35 years of legal experience, Van Wagner has a reputation as the go-to lawyer when things get rough, and when a real pro is needed for the defense. With more than 20 years defending people on serious charges (ranging from Sexual Assault to Homicide to Drunk Driving to Fraud and Theft, and so on), Christopher T. Van Wagner will do whatever he can to protect his clients.


About Christopher T. Van Wagner S.C.


  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense


  • 100%


  • Super Lawyers 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2018
  • A-V Rated By Martindale Hubbell, 1999 - 2019

Classes and Seminars

  • Free Agreements for Criminal Lawyers (CLE Seminar), DCCDLA, - 2015
  • UW Law School Lawyering Skills Faculty (Law School Course), University of Wisconsin , - 2012




Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


110 E. Main StreetSuite 705 Madison, WI 53703


  • 608-284-1260

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