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Samuel C. Hall Jr.

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Samuel C. Hall, Jr. is the Managing Partner of Crivello Carlson, S.C. and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.  He received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Marquette University.  During law school, Sam was a St. Thomas More Scholar for three years and was a member of the Marquette Sports Law Review.  His principal practice focuses on civil rights litigation, products liability and appellate practice.  In addition to his litigation practice, Sam is also a certified mediator, concentrating on complex disputes between parties.

Sam has successfully defended hundreds of law enforcement officers, government officials, municipalities and even judges in cases involving alleged civil rights violations.  He is admitted to practice and has defended law enforcement in high profile cases in Wisconsin, Illinois and New York state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and federal district courts in Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania.  Sam's civil rights work has been covered nationally, including in publications such as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Miami Herald and San Francisco Chronicle.

Sam has been named to the Best Lawyers in America and he received the top “AV-Preeminent” peer and judicial ratings by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been selected for the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars list several times for his civil rights defense and appellate work. Based on his experience in defending law enforcement officers, Sam has been a keynote speaker and lecturer for many law enforcement organizations and was also an adjunct instructor for a Master’s level course offered by the University of Wisconsin for law enforcement command staff.  

In his free time, Sam moonlights as a thoroughbred racehorse owner.  Sam’s horses have successfully raced throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.  Based on his legal work and his work in thoroughbred horseracing, Sam has been profiled in Marquis Who’s Who in America. Additionally, Sam was recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal with its 40 Under 40 Award.  

Community Service Activities

Cream City Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Vision of Hope Scholarship Fund, Board of Director and Treasurer

Wisconsin Bar Association Minority Clerkship Program

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Civil Rights Litigation
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
Municipal Law and School Law
Products Liability
Sports and Entertainment Law

Bar Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
State of Illinois
Commonwealth of Kentucky
State of New York
State of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas


Marquette University, J.D., 2005
Marquette University, B.A., 2002

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Kentucky Bar Association
LGBT Bar Association
National Academy for Recording Arts & Sciences
National Association of Certified Mediators
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar of New York

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