Steven M. Biskupic
Steven M. Biskupic
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Eight Circuit Court of Appeals
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
Northern District of Illinois
B.A., Marquette University
J.D., Marquette University Law School
Steven is a founding partner and co-owner at Biskupic & Jacobs. His primary focus is governmental regulatory matters (including election law) and complex civil litigation. Prior to starting the firm, Steven spent four years in private practice at one of Milwaukee’s largest law firms, including two years as Chair of the Litigation Practice Group. Prior to that, he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin for seven years, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 13 years.
- Has personally handled more than 50 jury trials and argued more than 30 federal and state court appeals.
- Obtained complete acquittal in federal court for client accused of 10 counts of accounting and securities crimes.
- At trial, successfully defended a major Wisconsin corporation against a $20 million claim, with no liability found.
- On appeal, obtained reversal of summary judgment for large construction companies litigating $14 million project-fund dispute.
- Litigated multiple SEC, EPA, and FTCA matters in federal court.
- While U.S Attorney, secured convictions of more than two dozen corrupt public officials and police officers.
- As Assistant U.S. Attorney, specialized in bank fraud matters.
- Served as law clerk for the late Hon. Robert W. Warren (E.D. Wis.).
Honors & Publications
- Published several law review articles and scholarly writings, including:
“Federal Attorneys: The Road Since the Civil War,” 91(8) Wis. Lawyer 28 (2018).
“Anything But Mickey Mouse: Legal Issues in the 2012 Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall,” 97 Marquette L. Rev. (2014).
- Named to “Best Lawyers in America” and “Wisconsin Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation.
- Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Judge Robert W. Warren Public Service Award (2008).
- U.S. Department of Justice Award for Superior Performance (2000).
- Adjunct Professor at Marquette University Law School.
- Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, and Ozaukee Bar Association.
- St. Thomas More Lawyer’s Society.