Matthew E. Carlton

Matthew E. Carlton

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin before heading off to Indiana University for my undergraduate studies. Each summer I came back home to intern in various financial departments at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. Upon graduation, I moved to Cleveland, Ohio to attend Case Western Reserve University School of Law. While in law school, I clerked for the Judges at the Cleveland Municipal Court in addition to serving as a Court Mediator. While preparing for the Wisconsin Bar Exam, I moved back to Milwaukee, where I still live with my wife, Katie. My practice is ever evolving with a focus on financial institutions, small businesses, and creditors rights. Outside of the office, I enjoy trying new restaurants with my wife as well as traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Entities
  • Contracts
  • Creditors Rights
  • General Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2016


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Law Journal: Journal of International Law, Executive Board, Symposium Editor, 2013 - 2014
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Major: Criminal Justice, German

Published Works

  • Foreword: End Game! An International Conference on Combating Maritime Piracy, 46 Case Western Journal of International Law, Issue 1, 2014
  • Contributed to Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change: Recognizing Grotian Moments, Cambridge University Press, 2013
  • Contributed to Ohio Domestic Violence Law (Baldwin’s Handbook Series), 2012-2013 Edition
  • Contributed to Ohio Domestic Violence Law (Baldwin’s Handbook Series), 2013-2014 Edition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present


  • English