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Maxwell Charles Livingston

“As an employment and contract law attorney, FINRA Arbitrator, Mediator, and Adjunct Professor I know when it’s time to instigate a change for the better.”

Whether the case at hand pertains to business law, contract law, employment law, family law, or bankruptcy, I always start by taking a step back and looking at the full realm of possibilities — not just the immediate problem. This paves the way for customized, realistic, and forward-looking legal solutions.

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My approach: I’m not satisfied with “good enough”

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Present your options

Every case is unique, but my primary objective is always the same: to find the best possible solution for your particular situation. To start, I’ll clearly explain the legal avenues we can pursue.

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Devise a strategy

Once you understand your rights and the options available to you, we can collaborate to develop a legal strategy that adheres to your needs and goals while sidestepping potential concerns.

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Go the extra mile

Whether I’m guiding a client or helping out with a non-profit, it’s in my nature to go above and beyond. For your case, expect relentless support, intelligent solutions, and clear communication.

Practice Areas

Meeting clients’ legal needs throughout Wisconsin

Employment Law

I represent both employers and employees when accusations of harassment, discrimination, wage violations, FMLA violations, and similar concerns arise.


Contract Law

If you need help drafting a contract, reviewing a contract before you sign, or resolving a dispute that concerns a contract, contact me for legal advisement.


Business Law

Employers and business owners need legal counsel they can count on. I offer that and more to business law clients throughout southeast Wisconsin.


Family Law

Don’t let a divorce, child custody dispute, or other family law matter put your life on hold. Turn to me for level-headed advice and long-term solutions.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Passion for Good Business

I foster professional relationships

After working with me once, my clients tend to think of me as their lifelong attorney. They know they can come to me again and again for advice, ideas, and solutions. As an added bonus, I offer discounts to teachers and non-profit organizations.

I’ve helped develop non-profits

Although business law and related matters are central to my practice, my work is far from being “all business.” Supporting non-profits and other companies means helping the Wisconsin community thrive for generations to come.

I believe writing & communication are key

Being an effective contract lawyer and mediator means being able to fully understand my clients’ goals and clearly communicate those goals through legal documents and negotiations. Fortunately, my background in English literature makes this part of the job come naturally.

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Exceptional Attorney with Multiplexual Legal Knowledge!

Max has exceeded my expectations in more than several areas and I would genuinely recommend his legal expertise to anyone in need of help. He takes the time to listen and gives you the real legal facts of your concern... He is genuine, aggressive, and will get you the results you are looking for. He did for me and I can't thank him enough!

Zach S.

If You Have a Contract Problem, He Is Your Answer

Attorney Livingston knows the law extremely well and cares about making sure people understand their rights and obligations. If you have a contract law problem, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you.

Ronald B.

“At the end of the day, collaborative mediation is what I love to do.”

“At the end of the day, collaborative mediation is what I love to do.”

You and I can brainstorm together.

When you’re knee-deep in a legal dispute, “compromise” may not be the first word that pops into your head. You might be thinking more in terms of “win,” “argue,” or “crush the competition.” This train of thought is natural and in many cases makes perfect sense. However, you’d be surprised how often a collaborative effort can lead to better results for everyone.

As we sit down to discuss your case, I will educate you on the benefits of alternative dispute resolution and may even challenge you to think like a mediator. That is, to look at the possibility of finding a fair and realistic middle ground between your needs and the other side’s.

I’ll work tirelessly for a fair & favorable outcome.

As I’ve said, every case looks a little different. Yours will have its own unique challenges to overcome, and you yourself will have distinct expectations and goals that I will work hard to fulfill.

Likewise, a victory to you might look completely different than a victory to someone else. Maybe you’re trying to refute a workplace accusation, seek compensation from someone who failed to uphold their end of a contract, adjust your child custody arrangements, or get through the bankruptcy process as painlessly as possible. No matter what it is that you’re trying to accomplish, know that, as your attorney, I will be with you every step of the way.

Contact me for a consultation, and I’ll get you taken care of.

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