Civil Rights Litigation
Products Liability Litigation
Sports and Entertainment Litigation
Commercial and Business Litigation
State of Wisconsin
State of New York
State of Illinois
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Pro Hac Vice Admissions:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Utah
Marquette University, J.D. 2005
Marquette University, B.A. 2002
American Bar Association
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar of New York
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
National Native American Bar Association
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
National Eagle Scouts Association
"Equal Protection Questions Remain After 5-5 Split in the Seventh Circuit." Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal; Volume 10-2. July 2012
"Wisconsin Open Meetings Law" Racine County Municipal Conference. Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. October 2013.
"Use of Force Legal Update" Wisconsin Department of Justice Jail Administrator's Conference. Stevens Point, Wisconsin. October 2013.
"Litigation Case Study: Cyrus v. Mukwonago." Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths. Las Vegas, Nevada. November 2012.
"Premises Liability Legal Update." Integrated Risk Solutions. Waukesha, Wisconsin. October 2012.
"Science and Use of Force: Excited Delirium Considerations." St. Croix County Sheriff's Department. Hudson, Wisconsin. September 2012.
"Law Enforcement Report Writing." Brown County Sheriff's Department. Green Bay, Wisconsin. August 2012.
"Daubert and the Doctor." Wisconsin Defense Counsel Spring Conference. Kohler, Wisconsin. April 2012.
"Daubert and the Doctor." Wisconsin Defense Counsel Daubert Summit. Waukesha, Wisconsin. January 2012.
“Civil Liability for Law Enforcement Managers.” University of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. May 2011.
"Excessive Force in Arrest and Detention." State of Wisconsin Municipal Lockup Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. October 2010
"Legal Considerations within the Music Industry." Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York. February 2010.
"School and Amateur Sports Civil Rights Litigation." Indiana Insurance Company, Pewaukee, Wisconsin. January 2010.
"Excited Delirium Considerations with the use of Canines." Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. October 2009.
"E-Discovery and the Rule 26 Amendments." Wausau Insurance Company, Wausau, Wisconsin. September 2006.
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Sam Hall joined Crivello Carlson in 2010 and is a shareholder with the firm. During law school, Sam was a member of the Marquette Sports Law Review and was a St. Thomas More Scholar for three years. His principal practice focuses on constitutional law, appellate practice, products liability litigation and sports and entertainment law. Sam has successfully defended many law enforcement officers and municipalities in cases involving allegations of excessive force and other civil rights violations. He created and manages the website www.uselegalforce.com in an effort to keep law enforcement officers and other interested parties advised of recent legal developments in civil rights cases throughout the country.
Sam's civil rights work has been covered nationally, including in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Miami Herald and San Francisco Chronicle.
Sam has also successfully represented a number of performing artists, producers, management companies, and facilities within the sports and entertainment industry. Sam’s practice has also included the defense of many product manufacturers throughout the country.
Sam has successfully briefed and/or argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Seventh and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals and has been selected for the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars list multiple times for his legal work. Sam has also received an AV-Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
As an active member of the community, Sam is involved in numerous philanthropic organizations, including serving on the board of directors for the Vision of Hope Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to disadvantaged Milwaukee students.