Samuel C. Hall Jr.

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Samuel C. Hall, Jr.


Director/Shareholder, Crivello Carlson, S.C.

Summary of Qualifications

Samuel C. Hall, Jr. is a shareholder at Crivello Carlson, S.C.  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 and appellate practice.

Sam has successfully defended many government officials, law enforcement officers and municipalities in cases involving alleged civil rights violations. Sam is admitted to practice and has defended law enforcement 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 received “AV-Preeminent” peer and judicial ratings by Martindale-Hubbell (which is the highest possible rating) and 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 various law enforcement organizations and has also served as an instructor for a Master’s level course offered by the University of Wisconsin for law enforcement command staff. 


Sam is primarily responsible for litigating cases on behalf of government officials, including law enforcement officers.  Beyond litigation, Sam is also responsible for conducting policy reviews, drafting policies and providing analysis and recommendations related to local government functions.

Business Experience

Sam is an equity shareholder at the law firm of Crivello Carlson, where he works primarily from the firm’s Milwaukee and Chicago offices.  He is currently the chairman of the firm’s finance and compensation committee. As an attorney primarily representing local governments, Sam has worked collaboratively with risk management officials to provide proactive direction for risk management throughout government.  Specifically within law enforcement, Sam has worked with officials to identify aspects of policies that present risk and he has worked to develop new policies and training to mitigate risk.  

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, New York Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association

The Federalist Society

National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 

National Eagle Scouts Association

Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association


B.A., Marquette University

J.D., Marquette University Law School


Member for
6 years 5 months