Matthew M. Fernholz, Associate


Matthew M. Fernholz joined the firm in 2013. He concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and municipal law.

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Member, Federalist Society

Civic Involvement 

  • Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors (Architects Section)
  • Marquette University Law School Woolsack Society
  • Marquette University Law School Recent Graduate Planning Committee


  • Justice Michael J. Gableman, Wisconsin Supreme Court (2012-2013)
  • Judge Paul F. Reilly, Wisconsin Court of Appeals (2010-2012)


  • Collateral Damage: A Guide to Criminal Appellate, Postconviction, and Habeas Corpus Litigation in Wisconsin, 98 MARQ.L. REV. 1351 (2015)
  • Court's Reasoning in Obamacare Case Should Concern Everyone, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, July 19, 2015, at 2J (co-authored with C.J. Szafir)
  • Vote "Yes" to Make Supreme Court Chief More Accountable, THE CAP TIMES (online edition), March 28, 2015 (co-authored with C.J. Szafir)
  • Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General, 86 Wisconsin Lawyer No. 6, at 39 (July/August 2013) (book review)
  • American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 84 Wisconsin Lawyer No. 6, at 33 (June 2011) (book review)
  • Comparative Procedure on a Sunday Afternoon: Instant Replay in the NFL as a Process of Appellate Review, 43 IND.L.REV. 45 (2009) (co-authored with Professor Chad Oldfather)
  • Dealing with the Dragon: Pitfalls to Watch for When Doing Business in China, Alert! Magazine, Dec. 2008, at 46

Personal Interests

  • Following football, basketball and baseball
  • Current events, public policy and history
  • Spending time with family