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Nathan J. Dineen

also known as Nate Dineen, Nathan Dineen

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100% Drunk & Drug Driving Defense! Available 24/7! Don't Back Down! We Won't!


Nathan J. Dineen is a partner with the law firm of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C., with offices in Milwaukee, Germantown, West Bend, Appleton and Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  Nate practices is exclusively focused on DUI/OWI defense and protecting the rights of clients charged with drunk driving or operating while impaired in Wisconsin.


Nate was the first Wisconsin attorney to receive the Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and Law Division of the American Chemical Society.  For four years in a row, Milwaukee Magazine has recognized him as of the best DUI attorneys in the Milwaukee Area. He is a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer, Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer, and 2015 Super Lawyer, Rising Star in DUI Defense.


Nate has a national reputation as one of the best DUI attorneys around! Nate has lectured at national seminars on topics of Crossing Lab Technicians in Prescription Medication DUI Cases and Field Sobriety Training. In, January Nate lectured at the DUI Defense Lawyers Assocations' Winter Seminar in Scottsdale, AZ.


Nate is a member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the National College for DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL), Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (WACDL), Wisconsin Association of Justice (WAJ), American Bar Association – Criminal Justice division, Milwaukee Bar Association and the Washington County Bar Association.  He has instructor level training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE).


Nate provides each client with a free DUI Defense Consultation and evaluation of his/her case.  No client will ever have difficulty contacting Nate Dineen at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. – even on nights and weekends.  Nate provides each client with 24/7 access and office appointments are available at any of the office locations. 


Nate earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with honors from Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wisconsin. While an undergraduate, Nate studied in London, England.  He received his Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida.  While in law school, Nate interned at the United States Attorneys Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin. Attorney Dineen is admitted to practice in the State of Wisconsin, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and all county courts in Wisconsin.


A lifelong residence of Wisconsin and packer fan, Nate lives in Slinger, WI. In his leisure time, Nate enjoys playing golf, basketball and spending time with family and friends in Door County, Wisconsin.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven W. Dowding

    I know Nate from having attended several national DUI defense seminars with him. Most recently in January of 2016, I attended a seminar in Arizona in which Nate was a featured speaker. His presentation was extremely informative and helpful, and I learned many new "tips" in defending DUID cases from listening to his presentation. I recommend him to any citizen accused with DUID and OWI cases.


    Steven Dowding Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Andrew Mishlove

    Nathan Dineen comes from a family of outstanding lawyers; and he has continued in that tradition. He is talented, intelligent and he knows how to win. I consider Nathan Dineen a rising star in Wisconsin criminal and DUI defense. If you need someone who is committed to your case, call Nathan Dineen!


    Andrew Mishlove DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, SC

W175 N11086 Stonewood Drive
Suite A
Germantown, WI, 53022-0550

Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.

4650 W. Spencer Street
Suite 13
Appleton, WI, 54914

Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.

1449 Green Bay Road
Suite 9
Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235

Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.

310 E. Buffalo Street
Suite 104
Milwaukee, WI, 53202

Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, SC

246 South 5th Avenue
Suite A
West Bend, WI, 53095

Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, SC

10589 South Highland Road, Ste 9
Suite 9
Sister Bay, WI, 54234



WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Presenter's Appreciation AwardDUI Defense Lawyers Association2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Leading LawyersM Magazine2015
Forensic Drug and Alcohol Lawyer CertificateAmerican Chemical Society2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Leading LawyersM Magazine2014
ASC-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-ScientistAmerican Chemical Society2014
Winter SessionNational College for DUI Defense2013
Forensic Drug Analysis CourseAmerican Chemical Society2013
Up and Coming LawyerWisconsin Law Journal2013
Leading LawyersM Magazine2013
Forensic Chromatography CourseAmerican Chemical Society2013
Traffic and Impaired Driving SeminarUniversity of Wisconsin Law School, Continuing Legal Education2013
Diving Into DUI Defense SeminarOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
NHTSA Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) CertificateLance Platt & Associates2012
Leading LawyersM Magazine2012
SFST Instructor CertificateNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Lance Platt & Associates2012
Certificate of CompletionTerry MacCarthy Cross Examination Seminar2012
Summer SessionNational College for DUI Defense2011
EC/IR II Seminar - Fallibility of the Breath Test MachineVirginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section2011
SFST Practitioner CertificateNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration - La Pier & Associates2011
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI/OWI CasesNational College for DUI Defense2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.2010 - Present
InternUnited States Attorneys Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh CircuitMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
United States District Court, Eastern District of WisconsinMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI/OWI - Commercial Drivers License At StakeIgnition Interlock Requirement Dropped
DUI/OWI - 4th OffenseDismissed
Underage, OWI, & RefusalDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
National College of DUI DefenseForum Posting2015
DUI Defense Wisconsin BlogWisconsin OWI Penalties2015
National College for DUI DefenseForum Posting2013
DUI Defense Wisconsin BlogBlog2013
Wisconsin Law JournalWisconsin OWI Blog2013
DUI Defense Wisconsin BlogBlog2012
National College for DUI DefenseForum Posting2012
James Publishing publicationBlog2011
National College for DUI DefenseForum Posting2011
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersForum Posting2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ave Maria School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Lawrence UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter SeminarCrossing The Lab Tech On DUI Presciption Medications2016
CBS 58 Nightly News - MilwaukeeNTSB Recommendation to Lower BAC from .08 to .052016
Milwaukee Public RadioWisconsin OWI Enforcement During Holidays2013
Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FMAttacking the Science Behind DUI Blood Testing2013
NHTSA Field Sobriety Test Practitioners CourseProper Field Sobriety Test Administration2012
Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FMAttacking Field Sobriety Tests2012
Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FMHiring A DUI Attorney2012
Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FMDUI Impact on Insurance Rates2012
Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FMIgnition Interlock Device Requirements in Wisconsin2011
Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FMBoating Under the Influence in Wisconsin2011
Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FMOWI Law & Penalties in Wisconsin2011
Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FMJuly 2010 DUI Law Changes2010