Christopher J. Wilcox

Top rated consumer law attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Christensen Law Office PLLC
Christopher J. Wilcox
Christensen Law Office PLLC

Practice Areas: Consumer law, Bankruptcy; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2011

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021, 2023

Christensen Law Office PLLC

305 N 5th Ave
Suite 375
Minneapolis, MN 55401 Visit website

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Christopher John Wilcox is an associate at Christensen Law Office PLLC. Based in the firm’s offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts since 2011, Mr. Wilcox is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

A portion of Mr. Wilcox’s client base is made up of consumers who have become overwhelmed by their seemingly insurmountable financial obligations and who are thus looking for some form of debt relief. He has extensive experience in guiding clients through the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy processes, explaining the eligibility requirements and the nature and consequences of each.

Mr. Wilcox also helps homeowners defend against foreclosure actions, and he has handled a variety of consumer protection claims, including cases arising under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Truth in Lending Act. His practice additionally includes general civil litigation, representing defendants in debt collection actions and plaintiffs, as well as defendants in real estate and other business disputes.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Wilcox attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in philosophy and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. He subsequently decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at the University of Minnesota Law School. While he was there, Mr. Wilcox was an extern for a district court judge and was a student director of the school’s Bankruptcy Clinic before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Practice areas

Consumer law, Bankruptcy: business, Bankruptcy: consumer, Business litigation, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Civil litigation: defense, Creditor debtor rights: business, Creditor debtor rights: consumer, Real estate: business, Real estate: consumer

Focus areas

Consumer protection, Bankruptcy law, Foreclosure, Mortgage & refinance

  • 10% Consumer law
  • 10% Bankruptcy: business
  • 10% Bankruptcy: consumer
  • 10% Business litigation
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil litigation: defense
  • 40% Other

First Admitted: 2011, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.clawoffice.com/team/christopher-wilcox

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • (2012-Present) Volunteer Lawyers Network, bankruptcy screening attorney.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Chapter 7 Practice and Procedure, 2022 Bankruptcy Institute (Minn. CLE 2022).
  • Contributing Author, Carl E. Christensen, "The Complete Lawyer: Consumer Law" (Minn. CLE 2022).
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2022
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duberstein Moot Court Competition Team, University of Minnesota Law School, 2022
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2021
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duberstein Moot Court Competition Team, University of Minnesota Law School, 2020
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2020
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duberstein Moot Court Competition Team, University of Minnesota Law School, 2019
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2019
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2018
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2017
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2016
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2015
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 2014
Honors/Awards:
  • Fellow, Volunteer Lawyer’s Network
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2020
  • 2011 Outstanding Clinical Student Award, Clinical Legal Education Association
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota
  • State of Minnesota
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A. in Philosophy, 2005
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal of action commenced for civil theft and misappropriation of trade secrets on behalf of Defendant, 2021
  • Settled multiparty partition litigation resulting in client's sole ownership of subject property, 2021
  • Obtained a voluntary release of mortgage on behalf of client homeowners based on expiration of statute of limitations for foreclosure and related title standards, 2021
  • Obtained a voluntary release of mortgage on behalf of homeowner clients based on res judicata from confirmed Chapter 13 plan, 2021
  • Obtained a voluntary dismissal of an action for misrepresentation on behalf of Defendant, 2022
  • Court of Appeals affirmed buyers' claims against seller of real estate.  It affirmed the district court on buyers' quiet title claim and reversed and remanded district court on slander of title claim, all relating to a telecommunication easement recorded after date of purchase agreement.   Howard v. Sun Trust Fin. LLC, A21-1634 (Oct. 10, 2022).
  • Settled second mortgage debt collection case for 6% of amount demanded by debt collector, 2022
  • Reversing district court and ordering debt collection lawsuit dismissed with prejudice for failure to timely file complaint pursuant to Rule 5.04. MCHS Red Wing v. Converse, Case No. A20-1001 (Minn. Ct. App. May 3, 2021).
  • Settled case seeking damages for defendants cancellation of an installment land sales contract on agricultural property, where defendants frustrated farmer's ability to perform under the contract and prevent cancellation of contract, 2020.
  • Denying Defendant mortgage servicer’s motion to dismiss RESPA complaint and declining to invoke the doctrine of judicial estoppel based on a finding that debtors lacked a motive to conceal claims in their bankruptcy case when those claims would otherwise have been exempt under applicable bankruptcy law. Nowling v. SN Servicing Corp., Case No. 0:19-cv-01605-PJS-TNL (D. Minn. Mar. 16, 2020).

Office location for Christopher J. Wilcox

305 N 5th Ave
Suite 375
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-823-3831

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3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021, 2023

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