Christine Bremer Muggli

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Christine Bremer Muggli was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Wausau, Wisconsin with her husband Paul. She is the mother of two daughters Hannah and Rachel. She practices primarily in personal injury, accidents, professional malpractice, product liability, and worker’s compensation, with offices in Wausau, Stevens Point, Marshfield, Minocqua and Antigo.

Education: 

B.A. History & Political Science, magna cum laude
Loyola University
Chicago, Illinois
Illinois State Scholar
1971-1975

Juris Doctor
Loyola University School of Law
Chicago, Illinois
Recipient, Law School Scholarship Award
1975-1976

Professional Involvement: 

Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation, Inc. - President (Dec. 2008 - Dec. 2009)
Member of The Supreme Court Historical Society, 2007

Federal Nominating Commission, Commissioner for Senator Kohl (2005 - present)

Governor Doyle’s Advisory Council on Judicial Selection, Member, Appointed June, 2007

Wisconsin Association for Justice
(formerly known as Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)

  • Treasurer (12/2003 - 12/2004)
  • Secretary (12/2004 - 12/2005)
  • Vice President (12/2005 - 12/2006)
  • President-Elect (12/2006 - 12/2007)
  • President (12/2007 - Present)
  • Board of Directors (1991 - Present)
  • Contributing Editor to The Verdict (1992 - 2000)
  • Co-Editor of The Verdict (2001 - Present)
  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Regional Officer

American Association for Justice

  • Wisconsin Delegate (1994)
  • Sustaining Member
  • Women's Caucus

Wisconsin Bar Association

  • Marathon County Bar
  • Lincoln County Bar Association (President 1987 - 1988)

 Wisconsin Law Foundation

  • Fellow (2006 - Present)

American Bar Association

  • Fellow (2006 - Present)       

 State Bar of Wisconsin

  •  Board of Directors of the Litigation Section (2011 - Present)

 National Trial Lawyers

  •  Member (2011 - Present)
Civic Involvement: 
1985 - 1989 Board Member, Wausau Festival of the Arts
1988 Chair, Wausau Festival of the Arts
1989-1997 Board Member, Wausau Performing Arts Foundation
1993 Chair, Wausau Performing Arts Fund Drive
1994-1996 President, Wausau Performing Arts Foundation
1995-1996 President, Maine Elementary School PTO
1994-1995 Member, Site Council, Maine Elementary
1996-1997 Member, Site Council, Horace Mann Middle School
1997-2002 Co-Chair, Performing Arts Foundation, Arts Block Committee
 1998-2005 Board Member, Wausau School Board
 2000-2002 President, Wausau School Board
2000-2010 Military Academy Board for Representative Dave Obey
2007-present Vice Chair, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service Advisory Board
2008 Delegate to the Democractic National Convention, Denver, CO
2008 Presidential Elector, Democratic Party of Wisconsin for Barack Obama
2012 Elected to the Democratic National Convention representing the State of Wisconsin
 2013 Marshfield Clinic Development Committee
 2013 Board of Directors of the Fence Lake Association
Employment: 
2002 - Present Bremer & Trollop Law Offices, S.C.
  Formerly known as The Law Office of Christine Bremer & Associates, S.C.
  Shareholder
  Wausau, Wisconsin
1989 - 2002 Grischke & Bremer, S.C.
  Shareholder
  Wausau, WI
 1982 - 1989 Rogers & Bremer
  Attornery
  Merrill, WI
1980 - 1982 Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon
  Attorney
  Chicago, IL
1978 - 1980 Illinois Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities
  Special Assistant Attorney General
  Chief, Litigation Unit
  Chicago, IL

 

Publications: 

When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Some Practical Ideas for Lawyers Counseling the Grieving Client, The Verdict, Summer 2002, Trial, Volume 39, No. 4, April 2003

Colossus, General Information and Practice Pointers, The Verdict, Winter 2002

Restatement (Third) of Torts: Product Liability, A First Look, The Verdict, Summer 1999

Special Verdicts: Should Jurors Be Informed of the Legal Effect of Their Answers in Comparative Negligence Actions?, The Verdict, Winter 1994, and The Verdict, Fall 1996

Premise Liability – Part I, Open and Obvious Danger as A Defense to Premise Liability Claims, The Verdict, Summer 1995

Improving Justice for the Refugee Population, The Verdict, Winter 1993

Let’s Call it Like it is…The Adverse Medical Examination - Some Tactical Considerations for Plaintiffs’ Counsel, The Verdict, Fall 1992

Presentations: 

Wise Leadership:  Maintaining Positive Well-being and Compassion in the Face of Challenges, Core Community Resources: Healthy Aging – Brain Health, June 19, 2014

Freeing Supreme Court Justices from the Politics of Re-election, State Bar of WI Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Appellate Practice Institute, May 22, 2014

Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned:  The Evolution of My Practice, State Bar of WI Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Appellate Practice Institute, May 23, 2014

Keynote Speaker Kids Voting USA-Wisconsin/Marathon County Convention, Wausau, WI, March 18, 2014

Documentation at the Scene of An Accident, In-service training for Wausau Firefighters/EMS, Wausau, WI, February 18, 2014

State Supreme Court, WAJ Winter Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, December 6, 2013

On the Issues: State Bar Judicial Task Force Members, Should Wisconsin Supreme Court justices be limited to one, 16-year term in office?, Marquette University Law School, November 19, 2013

Wisconsin Public Radio:  The Joy Cardin Show, May 14, 2010 to present (frequent guest)

Proving Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: An Often Missed Consequence of Trauma, WAJ Winter Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, November 30, 2012

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups 35th Annual State Convention, July 27, 2012

Back to Basics, New Lawyers: Discovery Tactics, State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Appellate Practice Institute, Wisconsin Dells, WI, June, 2012

Don't Stress Me Out! Admissibility of Possible Medical Conditions as an Element of Damages for Emotional Distress, WAJ Winter Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, December 2, 2011

The Case for Tort Law:  Wisconsin Civil Justice System and Scott Walker's Effect On It, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, November 14, 2011

Wisconsin Public Radio: The Big Question Debate with Joy Cardin, August 31, 2011

Wisconsin Public Radio: Route 51 with Glen Moberg, "Wisconsin's Ongoing Budget Woes", March 10, 2011

Wisconsin Public Radio:  Route 51 with Glen Moberg, "Analysis of Midterm Election Results"

Managing a Contingency Fee Practice: What You Didn't Learn in Law School, WAJ Summer Seminar, Door County, WI, July, 2010

Engineered Animation:  A Tool in Presenting Accident Reconstruction,  WAJ Winter Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, December 4, 2009

Patient Safety and Mental Health Law, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glen Oaks, IL  October, 16, 2009

UWMC Campaigns and Elections Class, October, 2008

Wisconsin Public Radio, Route 51, Glen Moberg, Presidential Election Debate with Kevin Hermaning, September 11, 2008

Wisconsin Public Radio, Joy Cardin, Family Justice Bill, February 26, 2008

Wisconsin Public Radio, Route 51, Glen Moberg, WAJ: A New Mission & A New Focus, February 28, 2008

MIC, Madison's Progressive Talk, Lee Rayburn, WAJ: A New Mission & A New Focus, February 7, 2008

Ensuring High Quality K-12 Public Schools/Solutions to Public School Finding Problems Forum Participant, April 2007

HIT and RUN: Accidents and Uninsured Coverage in Wisconsin, WATL 2006 Tort and Technique Update Seminar, October 2006, with Attorney Lance Trollop

Motion for Summary Judgment – A Change Is In the Air State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Convention, May 2006

Medical Malpractice and Damage Compensation Limits, American Association of University Women Public Policy Day, October 2005

Guest speaker regarding medical malpractice caps, Wisconsin Public Radio, October 2005

Solving Cases in a Colossus World, WATL Summer Seminar, Door County, WI, July 2005

Guest speaker regarding medical malpractice caps, Wisconsin Public Radio, June 2005, July 2005

First Do No Harm, American Association of University Women, Wausau, WI, January 2005

The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Wausau Insurance Companies, August 2004

Expert Witness Intimidation, WATL Winter Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 2004

ADR: Attaining Desired Rewards, WATL Summer Seminar, Door County, WI, 2002

Honors & Awards: 

Recipient, YWCA Women of Vision Award, 1997

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Patient Safety Initiative Award, 2004

Named to the list of Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Women in the Law Honoree, Wisconsin Law Journal, February 2009

President of Wisconsin Civil Justice Education Foundation Award, December 2009

Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2009 Featured Attorney, "Barristers of the Ballot Box", Super Lawyers, 2009

Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, December 2010

Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2011, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin

AVVO Superb Rated Attorney, 2012

Martindale Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent Attorney, 2012 & 2013

Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2012, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin and Top 50 Wisconsin Attorney

David R. Obey Person of Principal Award, 2012

Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2013, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Wisconsin and Top 50 Wisconsin Attorney