Christopher W. Madel

Christopher W. Madel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Madel PA
 | 800 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-605-0630
Fax: 612-326-9990
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile

Christopher W. ("Chris") Madel is regularly sought after to represent corporations, law firms, and individuals in their most sensitive and grave matters.  He has represented clients in many delicate and high-profile investigations and lawsuits (civil and criminal), including trying numerous cases before juries and judges.  A former Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., his experience includes representing clients in substantial minority-shareholder disputes, billion-dollar claims in connection with major corporate acquisitions, alleged theft of trade secrets, computer hacking, corporate espionage, products liability/defect defense, allegations of attorney malpractice and misconduct, as well as defending claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies relating to alleged regulatory violations and white-collar crimes.  He has also represented top executives and professional athletes in extremely sensitive matters involving alleged fraud, extortion, harassment, and criminal sexual conduct, often resolving such matters privately and without any publicity. 

In late 2012, Chris appeared on the cover of the premier issue of Attorney at Law magazine in Minnesota.  Entitled "Serving His Clients with Legal Expertise, Creativity and Outside-of-the-Box Thinking," the article concludes by stating, “Whether it’s seeing to it that justice is served or ensuring that his clients are acquitted, Christopher Madel represents either side of the table with integrity, staunch loyalty and legal expertise that continue to set the benchmark in local, regional and national cases.”

Chris and a former partner defended Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett against felony criminal charges.  Upon his acquittal of all charges after a highly publicized jury trial, Mr. Puckett told the gathered media that he “had the greatest lawyers in the world.”

Chris has received numerous awards for his work. His peers have selected him as a "Top 100 Super Lawyer" in Minnesota in multiple years. He is the first lawyer that The Minnesota Lawyer selected as “Attorney of the Year” for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, and 2013).  The Minnesota Lawyer named him to its "Circle of Excellence" in 2012 and 2013 to honor the multiple years the publication named him an "Attorney of the Year."  The National Trial Lawyers Association named him as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” in every year since 2012.  His peers have selected him as a “Super Lawyer" in every year since 2003, and as a "Top 100 Super Lawyer" since 2017.  Benchmark Litigation named him a "Litigation Star."  And his peers selected him for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2015.

About Christopher Madel

Admitted: 1992, Minnesota

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800 Hennepin Avenue
Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Last Updated: 1/31/2019

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