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Nathan J. Dineen

Criminal defense Attorney at Germantown, WI

4.9   53 reviews

also known as Nate Dineen, Nathan Dineen


Licensed for 12 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Drug Possession, Misdemeanors, Felonies, Traffic Citations, Robbery, Domestic Issues

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    All Alcohol & Drug Related Charges, Prescription Medication Drunk Driving Charges, Drug Possession, Impairment Related Charges

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

 

Nathan J. Dineen is an attorney 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 Drunk Driving & Criminal Defense across eastern 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 five years in a row, Milwaukee Magazine has recognized him as one of the best DUI attorneys in the Milwaukee Area. He is a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer, Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer, and 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 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.

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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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
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Sarah | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OWI case
Nate was professional, tactful and was extremely patient with a great outcome for a 3rd OWI in a difficult situation. Thank you again!! I would refer anyone to Nate and appreciate his willingness and extra effort in my case.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Nate did an awesome job! He helped me get back points on my license. Everything was handled professionally, stress free, and everything was completed in a timely manner. This guy is the real deal. Stop searching and hire Nate Dineen, you won’t be disappointed!
Posted by Nick | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nate Dineen
Nate took my cannabis charge and kept it to a misdemeanor. He was very easy to reach by phone or email anytime I had a question. Nate was both friendly and professional. I could not have asked for a better outcome to my court case.
Posted by CHARLIE | September 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice for Criminal Defense. ALL CHARGES DROPPED!
Nate was extremely professional, prompt, and DELIVERED on EVERYTHING he promised. He is 100% the real deal, no bull-sheet. He is a take-charge, "hold my beer & watch this" type of lawyer. Nate got the charges *completely* thrown out for an accidental offense that threatened to put me in jail. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing the Door County legal system. He has an excellent working relationship with the District Attorney and he stands up for the client.
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Posted by Dallas | May 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
2nd offense dui
Nathan went above and beyond to give me the best possible outcome throughout this pandemic I was facing 55 days in jail about to lose my career with his help I was granted work release with house arrest I would recommend him to anyone going through a scary situation he answers every question gives you his personal number definitely worth the money
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2020
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Nate Dineen
Nate helped me threw a stress full and difficult situation. He was professional, knowledgeable, available 24/7 , and went the extra mile to help me with my case. Without Nate as my attorney I feel the outcome would have been extremely different. I highly recommend Nate and his team.
Posted by Anthony | December 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nate Dineen
I do recommend Nate Dineen. He is professional and expressly knowledgeable in owi cases. I had made inquiries to several attorneys, Nate returned my call and educated me on the seriousness of my situation. He worked with me to formulate a plan going into legal proceedings. He was there every step of the process, and had an answer for every question. In court he was one step ahead. OWI charges are very serious in Wisconsin and sometimes complicated along with other charges and circumstances factored in. It is imperative to have a good attorney in your corner, and with Nathan Dineen I had the best. Having him as an attorney gave me confidence in a very intimidating and uncertain patch in my life. The outcome of my case was so much better than I could have ever hoped for. Nate, my son and I do very truly thank you.
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Posted by Marcus | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Job well done
Nate and Adrienne did a fantastic job! My case was handled professionally everything was completed in a timely manner, and all matters were addressed. I received basically the minimum sentence with Nate’s expertise and guidance. The dogs in the office are a major anxiety relief as well. Such a comforting feeling to be greated by very gentle well behaved dogs, this really stuck out with me to be honest. I couldn’t be happier with the services I was provided, it was worth every penny!
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Posted by mike | April 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
OWI Defense
I recently worked with Nate on my arrest for a second OWI. He did an excellent job on my behalf. Nate and his team were very responsive to questions I had throughout the legal process. I received the best possible outcome based on my situation with the court. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my points!!
I was involved in a serious accident and with Nate’s help I was able to keep all my points which helped for insurance reasons personally and professionally. He took care of everything for me!
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true student of the game
After interviewing a couple attorneys in Milwaukee we met Nathan at his Germantown office. Within 5 minutes, we knew he and his team were right for us. He was straight forward, honest, and demonstrated a clear understanding of our situation, and how to handle the "witch hunt". When you have multiple people/ agencies conspiring against you, it is important to be represented by a true student of the game. In the end, we could not be happier with the results!!
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Posted by craig | April 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent OWI Attorney
There were several things that he excelled at: clearly stating the options in approach, how the process would unfold, the costs of the alternatives and the probability of success. He was calm, direct and compassionate. Additionally, he was reachable and efficient with our time. I think the thing he was best at was determining the options to win and strategizing how to do this by finding the weaknesses in the other party's case. This is the kind of lawyer I want, not one who is processing paperwork and cashing my checks. In our case the case was dismissed due to his approach and diligence. Overall, an outstanding experience and I would highly recommend hiring Nate and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2017
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Works Miracles
I highly recommend Attorney Dineen. Nate really helped me through a difficult situation. Nate represented me in an OWI case. Due to his hard work and determination, I was found not guilty. He is someone who is actually committed to defending his clients.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OWI? - This is your guy!
Outstanding work from Nate and his team! Nate handled a difficult case (OWI 4th) with ease and got me a great deal. He is a straight shooter with the expertise to get you through a tough time. I Highly Recommend Nate to anyone in need.
Posted by Melanie | April 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and down to earth. Great Lawyer. Great Person.
Nate was great. I didn't have the funds to hire him but he walked me through how to get my occupational license.
Posted by Will | April 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Attorney Period!
I met with three or four attorneys and decided to go with Nate. He seemed more confident than the other attorneys I spoke with. He wanted to fight, not just get my money and get me through it. I am extremely grateful to Nate and his staff for all of there help on my case. I got a great outcome. Nates not cheap but worth every penny in my opinion.
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Posted by Randy | March 28, 2017
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Outstanding Outcome for unique case!
I had a DUI case that was was very unique. From the first meeting and through the whole process Nathan was very positive and professional. My case was lengthy due to several postponements Nathan always remained positive, I was almost ready to take an offer but he was so positive I hung in there and won my case. I would highly recommend him at any cost.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Nate helped us through a difficult time
Not every story has a happy ending but things could have been a whole lot worse. Nate helped us help our son navigate through a serious DUI. Nate helps us make sure we did everything we could to minimize the penalties ahead and get the help my son needed. My son is doing time but a whole lot less than he would have if he'd used a public defender.
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Posted by Ron | October 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
I just wanted to thank Nate for getting me through what was easily the worst experiences in my life. The knowledge and professionalism of you and your team was much appreciated as I hadn't a clue how to navigate the process. I will certainly recommend your firm to any friends or family should they run into a similar predicament.
Posted by Bob | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OWI
I hired Attorney Dineen about a year and half ago for a drunk driving case that I wasn't behind the wheel at the time of arrest. An individual drove me home from a poker tournament an cause my vehicle to be in a accident. I didn't know the person's full name so we search for this individual for a very long time. It's was my attorneys desire to make this right and with some luck we found the person responsible. I had my case completely dropped because of the hard work he did for me and reputation he has as an outstanding OWI attorney in Wisconsin. The quality of work and the attention to detail made me impressed that I definitely made the right decision to hire him. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, caring and down right good person look know further because he's the one you need on your side. His experience will give you every opportunity you need to help your case and then some. My experience with Attorney Dineen has been nothing but a awarding winning position from integrity, honesty, and respectful. Again if you want someone to fight for you don't hesitate to call him for a consultation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Intern
  • United States Attorneys Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Lawrence University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • OWI Homicide Charges Dropped
  • No Criminal Charges, Client Plead to Civil First Offense OWI
  • College Student Accused of Drugged Driving - CASE DISMISSED
  • Case Dismissed at Suppression Motion
  • OWI 3rd - Milwaukee County - NOT GUILTY
  • NOT GUILTY at Jury Trial
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Associations

  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Presenter's Appreciation Award
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • ASC-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2014
  • Forensic Drug and Alcohol Lawyer Certificate
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2014
  • Winter Session
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Forensic Drug Analysis Course
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2013
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2013
  • Forensic Chromatography Course
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2013
  • Traffic and Impaired Driving Seminar
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Continuing Legal Education
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Terry MacCarthy Cross Examination Seminar
  • 2012
  • SFST Instructor Certificate
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Lance Platt & Associates
  • 2012
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2012
  • NHTSA Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) Certificate
  • Lance Platt & Associates
  • 2012
  • Diving Into DUI Defense Seminar
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI/OWI Cases
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • EC/IR II Seminar - Fallibility of the Breath Test Machine
  • Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • 2011
  • Summer Session
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • SFST Practitioner Certificate
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - La Pier & Associates
  • 2011
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Publications

  • DUI Defense Wisconsin Blog
  • What is the DRE?
  • 2016
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Forum Posting
  • 2015
  • DUI Defense Wisconsin Blog
  • Wisconsin OWI Penalties
  • 2015
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Forum Posting
  • 2013
  • DUI Defense Wisconsin Blog
  • Blog
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Wisconsin OWI Blog
  • 2013
  • DUI Defense Wisconsin Blog
  • Blog
  • 2012
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Forum Posting
  • 2012
  • James Publishing publication
  • Blog
  • 2011
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Forum Posting
  • 2011
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Forum Posting
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • CBS 58 Nightly News - Milwaukee
  • NTSB Recommendation to Lower BAC from .08 to .05
  • 2016
  • Milwaukee Public Radio
  • Wisconsin OWI Enforcement During Holidays
  • 2013
  • Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FM
  • Attacking the Science Behind DUI Blood Testing
  • 2013
  • NHTSA Field Sobriety Test Practitioners Course
  • Proper Field Sobriety Test Administration
  • 2012
  • Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FM
  • Attacking Field Sobriety Tests
  • 2012
  • Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FM
  • Hiring A DUI Attorney
  • 2012
  • Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FM
  • DUI Impact on Insurance Rates
  • 2012
  • Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FM
  • Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in Wisconsin
  • 2011
  • Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FM
  • Boating Under the Influence in Wisconsin
  • 2011
  • Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FM
  • OWI Law & Penalties in Wisconsin
  • 2011
  • Legal Talk - 92.5 WBWI FM
  • July 2010 DUI Law Changes
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (137)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Other
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Dineen is dedicated lawyer and advocate for his clients. He stays on top of the latest laws and legal trends in OWI defense. I personally learned from his presentations through participation at Wisconsin's Annual Drunk Driving Defense Conference. You'll be in great hands with Atty. Dineen."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nathan is a fabulous lawyer! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a DUI defense lawyer in the area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dineen is an excellent lawyer and passionate about his work. After one meeting with him, you will quickly discover how much he cares about his clients. He is extremely hard working, which is evident by the results he is able to obtain."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Atty. Dineen on both a personal and professional level. Atty. Dineen is knowledgeable about the law, passionate about criminal defense, and well respected by his peers. Because of Atty. Dineen’s success in and out of the courtroom, Atty. Dineen is one of the attorneys I turn to when I have questions."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Nate. He is smart, personable, and he cares about his clients. Moreover, he is a fighter. If you want an attorney who will work as hard as necessary to get the best result, hire Nate."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dineen is an excellent attorney. His knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm in regards to DUI & DWI defense is unparalleled. I would highly recommend him and endorse him fully."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dineen is a very professional, skillful OWI lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dineen is by far one of the best OWI/DUI attorneys in Wisconsin. Very personable as well. I would highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended law school with Attorney Dineen. He is a fantastic attorney and a great friend. I would certainly recommend him to any client needing help for an OWI/DUI related offense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dineen is highly respected in the community and an attorney I can recommend for your legal needs."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Other
"I recently met Nathan at the DUIDLA Summer Seminar. I was instantly impressed with his knowledge of DUI Defense and passion for defending his clients. I have no doubt that he is a fine lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend him any potential clients in his area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dineen is a very bright and talented lawyer. He has vast knowledge and experience in the area of OWI law. I would certainly recommend him to any client needing representation for an OWI related offense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow member of DUIDLA, I know that Nathan is dedicated to excellent DUI defense and training."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional attorney and member of the legal community, Attorney Dineen's reputation as the best in Wisconsin DUI defense is well-deserved."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Nathan is an extremely knowledgeable DUI attorney who is dedicated to each and every one of his clients. I would highly recommend Nathan to anyone in need of an excellent DUI attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Nathan Dineen to be a very professional, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dineen is a powerhouse in the field of DUI defense. Well educated and skilled trial lawyer."
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