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When Results Matter Litigation Specialists

Christopher R. Bandt

Christopher R. Bandt

Partner since 2005
Location:
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Phone:
920-684-3321
Fax:
920-684-0544
Email:
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Attorney Bandt has over 20 years of experience representing clients in Northeast Wisconsin and throught the state. A native of Manitowoc, Attorney Bandt graduated from UW Law School in 1996. Attorney Bandt prides himself in getting results for his clients. He has tried cases throughout Northeast Wisconsin and argued before the Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Defense Counsel (Board of Directors) and Manitowoc County Bar Association.  He is licensed to practice in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation - General
  • Guardian Ad Litem

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Marketing and Management

Representative Clients

  • State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
  • Wilson Mutual Insurance Company
  • Rural Mutual Insurance Company
  • Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company
  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company
  • State Auto Insurance Companies
  • Motorists Insurance Group
  • Kemper Services Group

Classes/Seminars

  • Insurance Law Changes , Manitowoc County Bar Association , 2011
  • Faculty Lawyering Skills, University Of Wisconsin – Madison, 2011
  • Faculty Lawyering Skills Spring 2011, University Of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Faculty Lawyering Skills Spring 2014, University Of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Faculty Lawyering Skills Spring 2017, University Of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Sheboygan County Insurance Adjusters
  • Secura Insurance Claims Presentation
  • Acuity Insurance Claims Presentation
  • Badger Mutual Insurance Claims Presentation
  • Wilson Mutual Insurance Company Claims Presentation
  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company Claims Presentation
  • CLE Anatomy of a Civil Trial: “Presenting Evidence: Direct and Cross” , State Bar of Wisconsin, 2007
  • CLE Car Crash Symposium: “Medical Issues in Personal Injury Cases” , State Bar of Wisconsin, 2017
  • Company Claims Presentation – “Bad Faith Training”, Wilson Mutual Insurance Company , 2017
  • “From Claim to Trial – Why We Do What We Do (ethics credit)” , WDC Winter Conference, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Board of Directors , 2014 - Present
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Wisconsin Civil Jury Instruction Committee Chair , 2015 - Present
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Website and Webinar Committee Chair , 2016 - Present
  • Manitowoc County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2002 - 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute , 2015 - Present
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys , 2015 - Present
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Western District of Wisconsin

Past Employment Positions

  • Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCracken, LLP, Jr. Partner, 2002 - 2005
  • Nash, Spindler, Grimstad & McCracken, LLP, Associate, 1996 - 2002
  • Nash, Spindler, Dean & Grimstad, Law Clerk, 1994 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lakeshore Technical College Paralegal Internship Program Mentor, 1997
  • Manitowoc County Career Expo, Chairman of Legal Services/Law Enforcement Division, 1998 - 2005
  • Leadership Manitowoc County, 1997 - 1998
  • Leadership Manitowoc County Committee Member, 1998 - 2005
  • Manitowoc County Aquatic Center, Tri-Chair – Capital Campaign, 2006 - 2009
  • Manitowoc County Aquatic Center, Board Member, 2008 - 2015
  • Lakeshore Technical College, Presenter Paralegal Program, 2005 - 2006
  • Branch River Country Club, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2010
  • Branch River Country Club, Membership Committee, 2009
  • Branch River Country Club, Greens Committee, 2009
  • Branch River Country Club, Golf Committee, 2007 - 2010
  • Branch River Country Club, Youth Basketball, Football and Baseball Coach, 2005 - Present
  • Branch River Country Club, Manitowoc Lincoln Ships Football Booster Club
  • Branch River Country Club, Manitowoc Lincoln Ships Basketball Booster Club

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