Smitha Chintamaneni

  • Office:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Telephone: (414) 287-1515
  • Fax: (414) 238-6581

Smitha Chintamaneni is a Shareholder and has represented businesses, governmental entities, and individuals in real estate, eminent domain, taxation, and construction matters for over 15 years.

Notably, she acts as one of the attorneys for the Village of Mount Pleasant surrounding the Foxconn project. She has also served as counsel for the Milwaukee County Zoo, as defense counsel for a contractor in connection with construction and defect claims arising out of construction of a Chicago high rise office building, as counsel for Brown County on eminent domain and sales and use tax disputes, and as counsel for numerous landowners, businesses, and governmental authorities on real estate, zoning, permitting, eminent domain, and property taxation issues.

Her litigation experience includes all aspects of trial in state and federal courts and oral arguments in front of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to her real estate practice, Smitha has experience in trust and estate disputes involving multiple beneficiaries, high net worth assets, wills and trusts.

Smitha is an Affiliate Member of Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA). She is also a regular speaker at the Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium hosted by the Appraisal Institute. She is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois and has been consistently nominated by her peers as a Wisconsin Rising StarSM in the area of General Litigation since 2009.

In addition to her practice, Smitha chairs the firm’s Summer Associate Program and Recruiting Committee. She is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association (Real Property Section, former co-chair), the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.

Representative Presentations and Articles

  • "What Every County Needs to Know About the Two Condemnation Procedures,” Wisconsin Counties Association Magazine, June 2018
  • "Studies of Partial Taking Cases,” 15th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, May 2018
  • "Construction Contracting 101”, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Conference, October 2017
  • “Reasonably Probable Highest & Best Use: Cost to Cure Issues”, 13th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, May 2016

Practice Areas:


  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Washington University, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit



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