CHRIS J TREBATOSKI
Founder and Owner
B.A. Broadcast Journalism, with Honors, 1981
J.D., Cum Laude, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984
State of Wisconsin
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeal for the 6th and 7th Circuits
United States District Courts for Colorado, Nevada, and Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
Chris’s entire career has been focused on dispute resolution, primarily through trials. He has first chaired more than seventy jury trials. He has served clients in mediations and arbitration and in appellate courts. While he has spent his entire career as a member of the Wisconsin Bar, Chris has represented clients in various parts of the trial process, including trials themselves in more than forty states and in Canada and Italy.
Chris believes that a combination of seasoned trial experience across a broad variety of legal issues and in a broad variety of forums with research and presentation technology transforms litigation into trials. Making your case about facts and presentation, not about the number of lawyers thrown at a the case.
Representative Experience Trials:
Reep v. City of Milwaukee. Obtained a verdict on behalf of 225 homeowners in the Lincoln Creek, and Lincoln Park neighborhoods for Milwaukee for negligent maintenance of sewer flap gates allowing sewage to back up into basements. The trial followed a settlement with two other parties.
Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc. v. Indian Community School of Milwaukee, Inc. Obtained a verdict on behalf of an architectural firm in a dispute over the interpretation of an a design contract. The case was settled after the trial.
Milwaukee County v. Mercer, Inc. Represented the Milwaukee County Pension Board in a actuarial malpractice case against one of the largest actuarial firms in the country. The case settled during trial for $45 million.
Datatrac, Inc. v. Fiserv, Inc. Obtained a defense verdict in a case where a web-based developer claimed $10 million in damages for breach of an alleged merger agreement.
State v. Hamdan, 2003 WI 113, Obtained a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in the pro bono representation of a local small business owner striking down the then existing 105 year old concealed weapons law as unconstitutional.
Kopke v. Hardrodt, 2001 WI 99, Obtained a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that Wisconsin’s long arm jurisdiction applied to an Italian company shipping that severely injured a Wisconsin truck driver. The case then settled with a multimillion dollar settlement.