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Robert D. Crivello

Cannon & Dunphy S.C. Lawyer


Robert D. Crivello

Attorney Robert D. Crivello accepted a position at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. soon after graduating from Marquette University Law School, where he graduated with honors in 2003. Now a partner at the firm, Mr. Crivello has earned a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer, securing numerous seven-figure verdicts and settlements for his clients, including an $8.3 million jury verdict for the family of a developmentally disabled adult who suffered a serious brain injury and is now paralyzed due to the negligence of a caretaker.

Mr. Crivello has been recognized by the Wisconsin legal community as a top rated lawyer, as he was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2008 to 2012, and has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2013 in the area of personal injury. This means that Mr. Crivello is recognized by his peers as being in the top 5% of lawyers that practice personal injury in the State of Wisconsin. While he is proud of his record of success in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Crivello holds the appreciation of his clients as the greatest measure of his success.

Professional Memberships:

  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice


  • Wisconsin State Bar, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • Western Kentucky University (B.A., cum laude, 1999)
  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2003)
  • Associate Justice, Moot Court, 2002-2003


  • Super Lawyers (2013-2017)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2008-2012)
  • Super Lawyers logo

Practice Areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bites/Animal Injuries
  • Food Contamination
  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Negligence
  • Nursing Home/Elder Abuse
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death


  • The Effect of Daubert on Low Impact Cases. State Bar of Wisconsin Car Crash Symposium (December, 2012)
  • Practice Pointers in Handling Your Auto Accident Case, Expert Panel. State Bar of Wisconsin Car Crash Symposium (December, 2012)
  • Expert Testimony Under Daubert: A Case Study – Engineering Testimony in a Low Impact Motor Vehicle Accident Case. Marquette University Law School Civil Litigation and Evidence in Wisconsin Courts Seminar (March 2013)

Notable Awards and Settlements:

$8.3 million jury verdict in a negligence case involving an adult family home and adult day program where a developmentally disabled adult was allowed unsupervised access to food which caused him to choke, sustain an anoxic brain injury, and paralysis.

Location: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

$2.8 million settlement for a bicyclist that sustained a spinal cord injury and incomplete quadriplegia from a highway defect caused by a construction company.

Location: Racine, Racine County, WI

$1.565 million settlement for a woman who sustained a fractured pelvis and tragically lost her husband when a teenager driving a car failed-to-yield the right-of-way to the motorcycle they were riding on.

Location: New Berlin, WI, Waukesha County, WI

$1.475 settlement for a man who endured three spinal surgeries following a rear-end motor vehicle collision on the highway.

Location: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County WI

$1.25 million insurance policy limits settlement for a man who was paralyzed by a drunk driver after we established insurance coverage for our client.

Location: Hustisford, Dodge County, WI

Client Letters:

"I wanted to let you know how pleased my wife and I are with the results Attorney Robert Crivello was able to achieve for our daughter. From day one (1) Attorney Crivello was professional, honest, easy to talk to, and just a phone call away. He was a wonderful advocate for our daughter and we could not be happier with all of the hard work and time he devoted to her case. I have always felt the greatest compliment is a referral or recommendation and I can guarantee I will always do both if I ever know of anyone who needs a great attorney at a great firm! Looking back, we are so thankful to have contacted Cannon and Dunphy, and getting to work with Attorney Crivello!"


"A good friend recommended Cannon and Dunphy to help resolve an unfortunate incident I was involved in. And, while the situation fortunately wasn't one of life or death, it was important to our family that it be resolved equitably. Robert Crivello at Cannon and Dunphy was a consistent source of good counsel and sound advice throughout my recovery, and beyond. He was tough when necessary, but always patient and steady. We feel we were well represented by Robert, and would not hesitate to have him on our side should that need arise again."


"My Mother was in a serious auto accident two and half years ago and is now being represented by Robert Crivello of Cannon and Dunphy. She met with Mr. Crivello and another attorney from C&D this past Friday and could not have been more pleased with the experience. She expressed how personable they both were and her confidence in their abilities."

-Tod K.

"Robert Crivello was my first experience with a lawyer and he made the experience a fantastic one. Attorney Crivello represented my son in a complex case regarding a canine attack. He was well versed in both current laws and knowing what my family's needs would be during a very difficult time. His approachable and winning demeanor made our family very comfortable. He and the staff at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. were seemingly always available to answer any questions we had at such a chaotic time of surgeries, hospital stays and doctor visits. My impression of lawyers is forever changed because of the compassionate attention given to my son's needs! I would recommend Cannon & Dunphy S.C., specifically Robert Crivello, for any and all personal injury needs.

-Stacy H.

Thank you for accepting my car accident case and thank you to Cannon & Dunphy, S.C. too. I know I could never have handled it on my own and I was grateful to have you and such a prestigious firm represent me. I hope, as you said, never to have to call on you again. But, I am reassured to know that if there would be a problem, you are there. It has been very nice working with you and I wish you well personally and professionally.

-Mary S.



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