Over 35 Years of

Over 25 full jury trial acquittals and over 100 cases dismissed before trial

Defense Attorney With A Record Of Success

When your career, financial security and freedom are on the line, you need a criminal defense lawyer you can trust. Attorney Christopher Van Wagner is a true trial attorney; he understands how to prepare a strong case for trial and how to clearly communicate your narrative in court. At the end of the day, results matter. We have a case record you can count on.

Attorney Christopher T. Van Wagner

An accomplished defense attorney with a background in prosecution.
Christopher Van Wagner
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What we are experts at

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Criminal Defense

If you face a criminal charge in Wisconsin, whether it is a misdemeanor such as a first-time drunk driving offense


If you are convicted of a sex crime — even a misdemeanor — it will change your life. Not only can it negatively impact your current job

OWI Defense

There may have been a time when a person facing a drunk driving charge could show up in court without legal representation

Capable Of Addressing State And Federal Charges

At Christopher T. Van Wagner S.C., our team has experience with all types of state and federal charges, including:

We look for every opportunity to minimize the impact of your charges, whether that means a case dismissal or reduced penalties.

Why Partnering With A Former Prosecutor Matters

Mr. Van Wagner has defended clients from serious criminal charges for over 25 years. Previously, he served as a prosecutor in New Jersey and as a federal prosecutor in Wisconsin.
This experience allows Mr. Van Wagner to view your case from a unique perspective. He knows how the other side thinks and develops their case against you. He uses this information to anticipate their arguments and to develop a stronger defense of your case.

Address Your Charges Today

We recommend contacting our firm as soon as possible for the best chances of success. This allows us to get in front of your charges, gather necessary evidence and develop a thorough strategy. Your well-being is our top priority. We will do everything we can to secure the best possible results given your situation.
Criminal charges can come at any time. We are available 24/7 to take your call. Call us at 608-401-4507 to schedule a free case evaluate at our office in Madison. You may also contact our firm online.


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