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Steven C. McGaver

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Steven C. McGaver



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Milwaukee, WI


Steve McGaver is a shareholder with Crivello Carlson, S.C. His practice areas include a diverse mix of litigation cases including civil, criminal, municipal, health, employment, professional licensing and white collar defense.

Steve is a 2006 graduate of Marquette University Law School, cum laude. He joined the firm in 2019 after practicing in Milwaukee for the past 14 years. His skill and drive is not only apparent to his clients, it has also caught the attention of his law colleagues. Steve has been recognized as a AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, he has been awarded a 10.0 Rating by AVVO, and he has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers since 2009--an honor bestowed on only 2.5 percent of attorneys in Wisconsin.

Steve lives in the Milwaukee area with his wife and two children.  He enjoys cooking, boating, fishing, watersports, volunteering at his children’s schools, and spending time with family. Steve is also an avid ice hockey player. Having played virtually his entire life, he still skates several nights of the week for numerous area teams and coaches his children’s youth teams

Community Service Activities

City of Glendale Board of Appeals

USA Hockey Certified Youth Hockey Coach - Milwaukee Winter Club

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Volunteer Wisconsin State Bar Fee Arbitrator

Practice Areas

Civil Rights Litigation
Commercial and Personal Injury Litigation
Criminal Defense
Employment Law
Insurance Defense, Coverage, and Disputes
Municipal Law and School Law
Negligence and Personal Injury Defense
Product Liability
Risk Management

Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit

State Certifications

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin


Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2006 (cum laude)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Economics/Political Science/Finance 2003

Professional Organizations

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
State Bar of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Bar Association (Civil-Bench/Bar Committee)
Waukesha County Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Member
American Bar Association
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Wisconsin Defense Counsel
Accident Order of Hibernians

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