Christopher R. Steffe

Christopher R. Steffe


Tel: 414-203-2050

Fax: 414-259-0610


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Assistant: Katie J. Nitz

Tel: 414-203-2057

Fax: 414-259-0610


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Christopher Steffe litigates various subrogation matters, including property claims of all kinds, automobile and truck claims, worker’s compensation reimbursement claims, and claims for medical payments in Wisconsin and Iowa. He has successfully litigated a variety of subrogation matters and enjoys becoming well-versed in the intricacies of each case. Christopher has also enjoyed success in Arbitration Forums, Inc.’s property arbitration forum in various product liability cases against major manufacturers. Christopher is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Iowa state courts, and Wisconsin federal courts.

Prior to joining Yost & Baill, Christopher worked in Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s subrogation department in Des Moines, Iowa. He also previously advised on contracts for a global, international aerospace and military defense contractor. Christopher earned his juris doctorate degree from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, and Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. While pursuing his undergraduate degrees in Classics, Christopher was awarded a grant to study and transcribe an ancient Latin manuscript and was selected to present the results at the 19th Annual Student Research Conference hosted by Truman State. During law school, he was a student attorney at the Drake Legal Clinic representing indigent clients and developed significant litigation experience. Christopher was also a member of the Drake University Law Review and the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Team.

Christopher is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and serves on its Amicus Committee. He has given regional subrogation presentations on topics ranging from writing winning arbitrations to pursuing subrogation against retailers or distributors of defective products. Christopher also serves as Co-Chair of the Iowa Chapter of NASP with Yost & Baill Associate Attorney Katherine Steffe. Their efforts in revitalizing the Iowa Chapter were recognized by NASP with a Chapter of the Year award, which was awarded at the NASP 2016 Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In his spare time, Christopher enjoys running, European soccer, and watching hockey (especially the St. Louis Blues).


  • J.D., Drake University Law School, Des Moines, IA
  • Bachelor of Science (Political Science) and Bachelor of Arts (Classics), Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Admission to Practice

  • State Courts of Wisconsin and Iowa
  • Western and Eastern Federal District Courts of Wisconsin

Honors & Awards

  • First Place, Drake University Law School Writing Competition, as selected by the Justices of the Iowa Supreme Court
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Classics


  • Co-Chair, Iowa Chapter of NASP

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Iowa State Bar Association


-NASP Annual Conference – Colorado Springs, CO. “The Crossroads of Subrogation and Agency Law: Subrogation Scenarios Involving Agency Arguments.” Co-presented with Katherine Steffe

-Wisconsin Fire Loss Association – Fond du Lac, WI. “Wisconsin Property Subrogation”
-NASP Iowa Chapter Introduction Webinar. Co-presented with Katherine Steffe

-NASP Wisconsin Chapter Meeting. “Techniques for Winning Arbitrations Or: How to Increase Your Odds at Rock, Paper, Scissors
-Iowa Symposium, West Des Moines, IA. “Pursuing a Retailer or Distributor” and “Iowa Damage Issues”