Max Wessels


Max Wessels joined Patton & Ryan as an associate attorney in 2019. Prior to joining Patton & Ryan, Max represented businesses, municipalities and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. Max gained valuable experience taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing a variety of dispositive motions and acting as second chair in a felony trial.

Max received his Juris Doctorate from The University of Wisconsin Law School in May of 2016. During his final year of law school, Max was a judicial extern in Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Prosser’s chambers. Max was also a Managing Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society.


University of Wisconsin- Madison.,

  • B.A. International Studies- Global Security, 2011
  • B.A. Political Science, 2011

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2016 (Dean’s List)


  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin


  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

In the Community

Wills for Heroes Foundation. Volunteer Attorney


In his free time, Max enjoys wakeboarding and skiing on Lake Geneva, snowboarding, running, and riding his motorcycle.