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Daniel R. Freund
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Daniel R. Freund

From talking to many lawyers in Eau Claire (and I have talked to more than 5 lawyers about him) Dan is hands down the most respected lawyer in this field in the Chippewa Valley. – from an on-line client review

Eau Claire bankruptcy lawyer Daniel R. Freund has more than 30 years of experience developing and implementing smart strategies to help his clients achieve their goals in a cost-effective manner. Other attorneys call upon Mr. Freund as an advisor and consultant on particularly complex or unusual cases.

Now of counsel at Christianson & Freund, Attorney Freund has represented debtors, creditors, businesses, banks, credit unions, bankruptcy trustees, consumers, lenders, and farmers. He has appeared in Wisconsin and federal courts at both the trial and appeal level. In addition, Mr. Freund has also served as a state court receiver, Chapter 12 bankruptcy trustee, mediator, Chapter 128 trustee, and law clerk to a bankruptcy judge. This broad experience gives Attorney Freund a unique perspective from which to assist Christianson & Freund attorneys as they guide their clients through difficult times.

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  • J.D. - The University of Texas at Austin School of Law

    • Order of Barristers

  • B.A. in Speech & Computer Science - University of Oregon

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers

  • Martindale Hubble AV rating

  • Superlawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in America


  • Annual Bankruptcy Update – Case Law Review (with Wisconsin bankruptcy judges)

  • Build Your Practice: Bankruptcy

  • Northwestern Wisconsin Bankruptcy Institute

  • Member Bankruptcy: Strategies For Protecting Your Credit Union

  • Until Debt Due Us Part – Cross-over Considerations For Family Law & Bankruptcy Practitioners


  • Eau Claire County Bar Association Rule of Law Talk (co-author)

  • No Small Change: The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005 (co-author)

  • Wisconsin Bankruptcy Guide (co-author)

  • Wisconsin Collection Techniques and The Law (co-author)

Professional Service

  • Chippewa Valley Technical College – paralegal program instructor

  • Eau Claire County Bar Association – president

  • Eau Claire County Free Legal Clinic – debtor/creditor volunteer coordinator

  • University of Wisconsin School of Law – lawyering skills faculty

  • Wisconsin State Bar Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Creditor Rights Section – board

Community Service

  • Beaver Creek Reserve Endowment Fund – board

  • Chippewa Valley Civil Liberties Union – board

  • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic – board

  • Chippewa Valley Community Television – board

  • High School Mock Trial – regional coordinator

  • Odyssey of the Mind / Destination Imagination – judge

  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Eau Claire) – president