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Victor Ernst Plantinga

Criminal defense Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

4.3   6 reviews

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Victor focuses his practice in civil and criminal litigation.  With diverse litigation experience, Victor has argued several cases in the Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  He has tried more than 60 cases, most of them jury trials in both State and Federal Courts.  These trials involved, among other legal issues: employment agreements, wage claims, medical negligence, commercial banking law, discrimination law, arbitration agreements, telecommunications fraud, business disputes, real estate fraud, construction, auto dealership law, paternity, personal injury and lemon law.

Victor’s criminal jury trial experience includes representing individuals charged with the following types of crimes: first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree sexual assault, child neglect resulting in death, homicide by intoxicated use of motor vehicle, public official accepting bribes, burglary, federal drug and gun cases, and sexual predator law.

In addition to jury trials, Victor has extensive experience in representing clients in administrative hearings.  These hearings typically involve claims of employment discrimination.  He has represented both employers and employees in claims relating to race discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, and disability discrimination.

Licensed for 36 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1986
Updated 03/05/2023

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Posted by Ed Callahan | May 6, 2022
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Best lawyer I have worked with
The Victor and Rose deJong team is just great. They are responsive like a smaller firm, but with top notch talent like a larger firm. They can help you with whatever you need from corporate/transactional work to litigation. Victor helped me through a few franchising and non compete agreements and I could not have asked for more. Thank you!
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Posted by Ty | March 9, 2022
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Criminal case
Victor has been fantastic in my defense and has far exceeded my expectations. He has demonstrated extreme professionalism, and been very responsive and knowledgeable in helping me both understand and navigate my difficult case. Additionally, he has made me feel like he holds a personal concern in getting me the best outcome. There is not another attorney whos judgment and recommendation I would personally trust more than Victor.
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Posted by AJ | January 26, 2022
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CUW PharmD Student
Victor Plantinga and Kaitlynn Ebben are my superheroes! Couldn’t have asked for a better legal team!! - CUW PharmD Student
Posted by Patrick | January 25, 2022
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President and Owner of two Milwaukee area companies
I have known and worked with Victor and Rose & jeJong for multiple cases and business matters. He has successfully defended me twice in non-compete lawsuits and a severance dispute with a past employer. I've had tremendous success in my field and career and have successfully sold one company and started two new companies with the help and guidance of Victor. He's intelligent, well-read, listens to you and cares about your reputation and outcome of the case. I'm proud that Victor and Rose & deJong have been my lawyer and legal firm for nearly twenty years in business.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2014
Excellent Representation in Employment Matter
Mr. Plantinga first represented me in a complicated employment matter, where I had to sue a previous employer for severance pay. Victor won the case at every turn (arbitration and circuit court) and when the defendants pushed it all the way to the State Court of Appeals, Victor prevailed again. I could not have been happier with his services. I have turned to Victor from time-to-time since, and have always found him to be knowledgeable and effective.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2012
Hired to correct fraudulently drafted judgment
I went Pro Se in a case to case a property that had a lot to do with bank fraud, illegal foreclosure, and activities that the bank did based on my gender and disability. I paid Mr. Plantinga a retainer to correct the judgment opposing counsel drafted and to reopen the case, which the judge said he would look at. He received his $3500 retainer and within a week refused to work in an expediant manner to correct the judgment and save my valuable property. He instead said, no we'll just wait until they auction it off and go from there! Great, the time frame lapsed, which I didn't know was only 10 days, and my multi million dollar investment is up for sale! Totally misled me and ruined my opportunity for a timnely response.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rose & deJong, S.C.
  • 1996 - Present


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Calvin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Milwaukee Criminal defense Lawyer Victor Ernst Plantinga
Victor Ernst Plantinga
Criminal defense Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 36 years