Attorney Profile

W. Chris McGough, J.D.

    I run a small-town solo practice with the goal of keeping local clients local. I enlist the most up to date technology and efficient research resources available to law firms today- reducing costs and increasing productivity. I employ a full-time legal assistant who provides tech, litigation, client communication, and research support. I keep a manageable case load which lends to my availability when a client needs to speak with me.  I have more time to investigate, research and examine the factual and legal details of a case. 

   Just like a carpenter, mason or other tradesmen, good legal work takes time, there are no shortcuts, and the true quality of work shows in the details. I subscribe to these principles, and in the practice of law, I assure you, these same principles apply.  

Lawyer, W. Chris McGough is pictured at the Richland County Court House in Richland Center, WI. This photo was taken courtesy of Corrina Mott.
Lawyer, W. Chris McGough is pictured at the Richland County Court House in Richland Center, WI. This photo was taken courtesy of Corrina Mott.
Law Books

Legal Experience

  • Drafting Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Living Wills and other Estate documents.
  • Settlement and/or Litigating premises liability, automobile negligence, workers compensation, and other personal injury claims.
  • Representing homeowners and business owners with insurance claim disputes as a result of fire, wind, flood, and other perils.
  • Construction Lien filing, defense of liability issues, breach of contract claims, bond payment issues and other construction-related legal matters.
  • Assisted other attorneys as a consultant or expert witness in cases involving construction disputes and building damage claims. 
  • Drafting LLC formation documents, operating agreements, contracts, non-compete agreements, and other business law-related documents.
  • Trial experience consisting of 15 or more jury trials involving criminal cases and more than 50 judge trials for both civil and criminal cases.
  • Drafted and submitted 10 or more appellate briefs in the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

Professional Experience

  • Law Intern to Honorable Judge Kristi K. DuBose,  Chief U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama 
  • Associate Attorney:  Greene & Phillips, Mobile, AL 2005-2006 
  • Attorney:  Darley & McGough, LLC., Mobile, Alabama, 2006-2011  
  • Attorney:  W. Chris McGough, LLC., Mobile, Alabama, 2012-2018;  Richland Center, WI, 2019 to present

Education and Academic Honors

  •  Mississippi College,  J.D., 2004
  •  Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s Vienna Summer Legal Studies Program, 2003
  • Auburn University, B.S.- Business Admin., 2001
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Bar Memberships

  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Alabama Licensed Home Builder 2014-2018
  • NFIP Certified Insurance Adjuster 2011-2013

Community Engagement

  • Lions Club Richland Center

Licenses for Insurance Adjuster

Independent Adjuster Property and Causality

  • State of Alabama, 2012-2016
  • State of Georgia,  2012-2012
  • State of Indiana,  2012-2015
  • State of Minnesota, 2012-2014

Independent Adjuster - Property

  • State of Oklahoma,  2012-2015
  • State of South Carolina, 2012

Independent Adjuster

  • State of Michigan, 2012
  • State of Mississippi,  2012-2014
  • State of South Carolina, 2012
  • State of Texas,  2012-2014

Claims Adjuster Comprehensive, State of Louisiana, 2012-2015

Adjuster Comprehensive, State of Texas, 2012-2014

TWIA Certified Adjuster, CNC Castastrophe & National Claims