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Henry E. Koltz

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Henry is a Shareholder at Crivello, Nichols & Hall, who joined the firm through a merger in September of 2022. 

He has over 20 years of experience defending contractors, motorists, and insurance companies across Wisconsin.  He has handled numerous jury trials, appeals, and argued at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, at Wisconsin’s Federal Courts, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC.  He has served as an arbitrator and mediator. 

Community Service Activities 

Henry is an avid trout fisherman, and has served as President of Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited (when it won the national “Chapter of the Year Award”), as the Chair of the Wisconsin Council of Trout Unlimited (passing Wisconsin Trout Unlimited’s fundraiser license plate bill), and recently ended his time on the Trout Unlimited national Board of Directors (where he served as the head of the Risk Management Committee).  He has lobbied at the Wisconsin State Capital, and in Washington DC.

Henry has been involved in authoring grants and running projects resulting in more than $5,000,000 of cold water stream restoration projects across Wisconsin. 

He served two terms as a panel member for the national Embrace-A-Stream grant project, which provides grant funding for cold water restoration projects across the United States. 

He has served as a youth girls basketball and softball coach at multiple age levels.

Professional Achievements 

Milwaukee Magazine "Rising Star" from 2008 - 2016

Milwaukee Magazine "Super Lawyer" from 2017 - present

Listed as a "Top Construction Litigation Attorney" 

Practice Areas

Business Transactions and Contracts
Construction Law
Estate Planning and Probate
Insurance Defense, Coverage, and Disputes
Negligence and Personal Injury Defense
Real Property and Land Use

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin Court
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Marquette University Law School, JD 2001
The College of William & Mary, B.A. 1998

Professional Organizations

Wisconsin Defense Counsel

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