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Brian P. Dimmer

Criminal defense Attorney at Racine, WI

5.0   51 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

Virtual consultation available

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    Misdemeanor and felony crimes, sex offenses, property crimes, domestic abuse, battery and other assaults, drug crimes, status offenses. Traffic and OWI law Probation and parole revocations Advice before charging

    14 years, 600 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    14 years, 50 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    14 years, 200 cases

  4. Violent crime
    10%

    14 years, 75 cases

  5. Appeals
    5%
    Post-conviction motions Appellate briefing Petitions for review Federal Habeas Corpus 974.06 motions

    14 years, 20 cases

  6. Juvenile law
    5%
    Juvenile Delinquency CHIPS/JIPS TPR

    14 years, 30 cases

AT RICHARDS & DIMMER, S.C. WE PROVIDE AGGRESSIVE, EFFECTIVE, AND THOROUGH REPRESENTATION.

A Green Bay Wisconsin native, I love all things outdoors. I enjoy running and nightly trips to the Y to unplug from busy days. I am an avid summer fisherman, a fall hunter, and a winter Lambeau Field frequent.  I am listening to music over half of my waking hours, and I divide my attention between a handful of books. My best personal qualities are my determination, ability to relate things to others, and creativity. 

I began my legal career in the Fox Valley, where I divided my time between criminal defense and family law. Since 2012, I have focused predominantly upon criminal defense, especially OWI-DUI work. I have successfully defended clients charged with a range of criminal charges -- everything from an OWI-1st to greater felony charges. Great representation and defense begins day one, with knowledge of who a client is, where they come from, and what we can do to protect the client's rights, livelihood and liberty. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2017 + 2 ...

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Licensed for 13 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Richards & Dimmer, S.C.

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Brian received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Stephanie | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Racine for the $$$
I am incredibly grateful to Brian for his excellent work in defending my son.He was facing felony charges that were reduced to misdemeanors with the chance a possible clean record in the future.He now has his freedom and the chance of a much brighter future.
Posted by Kristin | November 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I could have made!
I was facing my first ever criminal offense and it was for 2 felonies of all things. I was extremely stressed out and overwhelmed with the thought of what could happen to me. I began looking for local lawyers and that's when I came across Mark Richards office. Brian was available and sprung into action immediately. He was extremely helpful, available, and honest with the entire process, making the situation a lot easier to deal with mentally/emotionally for me. His knowledge of Law and upholding it with integrity while getting the best possible outcome for his clients is absolutely admirable. I will definitely be recommending him to anyone in need of the best Law office in Racine. My end result, the felonies were dropped and I received a minor Misdemeanor with no jail time.
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Posted by Matt | September 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Communication was excellent and he handled everything professionally. He was able to get me the outcome I wanted and by doing so kept his word on what he could do. Highly recommend Brian if you’re looking for an over qualified attorney who is outstanding in his profession!
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Parker
Mr. Dimmer aggressively approach the legal issues our family faced. His realistic view of the situation allowed us to make decisions to strategically weigh what to do in order to have the best outcome based on the consequences our family member faced. His knowledge of criminal law afforded us a level of comfort as difficult decisions were made, factors that could help with the case, and a variety of other things to consider. Although, some conversations were matter of fact, Brian was always professional, open to our questions, and provided an honest take on what to expect. Without his litigation experience, strategic view of the case, and how the law truly applied to the charges, things could have been far worst. We are very thankful for the services that Mr. Dimmer provided!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HR Leader
Brian was responsive and gave incredible consultation and advice along the way. Appreciate him making feel like a priority every step of the way.
Posted by Donald | August 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Choice for a lawyer
Brian is one of the top best lawyers I had. I was facing 40 years plus in prison for a 115 grams of cocaine. He fought so hard it was Amazing I ended up receiving probation which was excellent in my circumstances. Great lawyer to hire he fights for you I am a walking witness thanks Brian.
Posted by Cory | May 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Hes definitely worth the money hes paid for and did an amazing job on my case. Thank you brian.
Posted by Laura | January 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
With sencere gratitude for an outstanding job.
Our son had some serious charges back in 2020. I started out by looking in the yellow pages for criminal defense attorneys. I was frightened for our sons future. Some attorneys would not give me the time of day, others wanted a lot more money. I called and spoke with Attorney Dimmer and retained him. When I met with him in his office I could see he was a good attorney. This is an understatement. If you are looking for an attorney that will fight for you look no further. Attorney Dimmer is your man. We couldn't of asked for better results. He was kind and answered all our questions. He returned all my calls and answered all my messages. His fee was very reasonable. He got almost all of our sons charges dismissed. Our son was looking at prison or jail time. Thanks to Brian Dimmer he received only 2 months of jail time. We are so grateful. We couldn't have gotten these results from any other attorney. We highly recommend Brian Dimmer if you want someone who will fight for you. I can't say enough good things about this man. He gave our family hope and he never let us down. Thank you so much Mr. Dimmer. You are by far the best attorney we have had the pleasure working with.
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Posted by Erica | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
We are beyond grateful for Attorney Dimmers representation in our case. We were the petitioner in our case. He advocated for us through the whole process and fought till the end. We were extremely impressed with how knowledgeable and confident he was during our process and hearing. Attorney Dimmer won our case, and thankfully from his representation, the restraining order was granted and we will thankfully have some peace of mind for the next couple years. Another thing I want to point out is he was very honest and matter of fact. He didn’t make promises he couldn’t keep or say what we wanted to hear, we went into the court hearing fully understanding all the possible ways things could turn out. We can honestly say that even if things wouldn’t have gone in our favor, we feel that we couldn’t have been represented any better than Attorney Dimmer did.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He really fought for me
Brian was straight to the point he fought for me I had a drug case he got dismissed I will hire him again...
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
My case was handled with great accuracy. I would utilize them again and recommend.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional service
I contacted Brian due to a speeding violation in Kenosha County for going 20-25 miles over the speed limit (it was a 35 mph zone very close to the highway). I was going to be out of town for business on the court date so instead of trying to get it reduced myself I reached out to Brian after reading his reviews on Avvo. We conducted all of our brief interactions over email, he quoted me a flat and fair fee and explained the process. I was able to easily pay by credit card over the phone with his assistant. The process took a little longer than expected because it was tough for Brian to track down the attorney he needed to speak with on the specified dates (didn't seem any fault of Brian but just the busy schedules of the various attorneys at the circuit court). In the end the situation was resolved a little under 3 months after I first received the ticket. It was reduced to a defective speedometer. The ticket fine was less than I would have paid for the 20+ mph ticket. With Brian's fee and the ticket fee I paid more in the short term to get it resolved but I definitely saved myself money in the long run by not having the 6 pts on my driving record. I would definitely recommend Brian! Got me the result I was hoping for.
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Posted by Kelly | February 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
6 points to 0 points!
I hired Brian Dimmer to represent me when I was unjustly given a 6 point speeding violation. Every other attorney I consulted said the most I could hope for was to get a reduction to 4 points. I thought if a judge could hear why I had to speed (to pass a truck to avoid running out of lane) I could get the violation reduced further. Brian was able to get my violation reduced to 0 points and I couldn’t be happier!
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Posted by Alexius | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
look no further you found the right lawyer
I had two pretty bad traffic tickets that could of had my license taken away but Brian Dimmer solved them and now there not on my record. He is a life saver!!! I recommend him a hundred times!
Posted by Pete | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I received a traffic citation for imprudent speed and Brian was successful in getting it reduced to a parking ticket with no points. Saved me a big insurance bill. Thanks Brian.
Posted by Sean | May 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There are truly no words to thankyou enough
When attorney Brian Dimmer became my legal counsol I was finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel I was traveling on. There's truly no words to thank him enough after almost a year criminal case battle the jude could finally see i wasn't a criminal just someone who made a mistake, but he didn't stop there he also told the judge about a typo on my bond that also didn't allow me to see my son for a year now and although I'm still trying to see him they fixed my bond and was able to get 1yr probation when faced with two
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Posted by NATE | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tha best lawyer in racine
Thanks brian 4 every thing u have done 4 helpin me with 2 O.W.I MY FIRST O.W.I I CAME OUT WITH JUST A FINE AND 9 MONTHS LICENSE GONE COUNLDNT BEAT THAT THANKS BRIAN MY 2ND OWI WE WENT 2 TRIAL AND WON NOT GUILTY AND WHEN I SAY I WAS SCARED I REALLY WAS HE KEEP ME COOL CALM AND RELAX AND FOCUS HE FOUGHT 4 ME TILL THA END AND WE WON . I RECOMMEND BRIAN 2 EVERYBODY HE COOL HE GOT NICE PRICES HE KEEP IT REAL WITH U BOUT YOUR CASE GUD JOB BRIAN AND THANK U 4 EVERY THING
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Posted by Kevin | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Having in Your Corner
Excellent attorney. Attentive and professional. Worked with me to get an agreement with the DA I liked.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service & Easy Process
Mr. Dimmer assisted me in handling a six point speeding ticket that he successfully had reduced to a non-moving, zero point, violation. The whole process was extremely easy & prompt with a reasonable flat fee. I originally emailed him in the evening, and he responded the next morning clearly explaining the process. All I needed to do was send copies through email of the documents. Nothing else was needed from me and he promptly emailed me following my court case. I would definitely hire him again, if need be.
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Posted by Darlene | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent-Attorney Dimmer took care of everything!
Recently I received traffic tickets in regards to a traffic accident after speaking with Attorney Dimmer appeared in court in regards to this matter . He resolved the matter in very fair and just manner. He and his entire office were courteous and helpful throughout.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Richards & Dimmer, S.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mark D. Richards, S.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Petit & Dommershausen SC
  • 2009 - 2012

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • State v. S.M.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. C.M.
  • Reversed, remanded
  • State v. P.C.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Racine County Bar Association
  • Board of Governors - Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • City of Racine
  • Sex Offender Residency Appeal Board
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Racine Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Bar Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Contributor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Appleton Kiwanis Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
  • Volunteer
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Kiwanis
  • Committee Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • UWGB Fox Valley Alumni Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association
  • Co- Chair (Outagamie)
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Honors and Awards

  • Superb Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Superb Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Superb Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and the Law
  • Coming to Court - How to prepare for court as a Pro Se party
  • 2014
  • Senior Career Day
  • Career in law
  • 2011
  • UWGB Social Change and Development--Portfolio Discussion
  • Social Change and Development and Law School
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (14)
Endorse Brian
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Brian! Good person, Great Attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is very well known in the Racine and Kenosha area as a top notch criminal defense attorney. He has achieved much especially for his age and I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I would have absolutely no problem referring criminal cases to Brian Dimmer. He is an excellent attorney and advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dimmer is an effective advocate, zealous litigator, and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dimmer is bright and resourceful. He is one of those rare attorneys that knows the law and how to apply it to any given situation. You will not find a better attorney in southeastern WI."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"I've known Brian since law school, and he is one of the smartest and most hard working people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dimmer’s knowledge and experience lead to outcomes for clients that far exceed the norm."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Dimmer is a successful advocate who utilizes a combination of experience, confidence, and knowledge of the law to achieve his client's goals."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dimmer has the legal knowledge and skills to achieve great outcomes for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dimmer is a very thorough lawyer who exhibits great professionalism in dealing with other members of the Wisconsin State Bar, and great attention to the needs of his clients. He is a credit to his community, to his clients, and to the profession as a whole."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this attorney. Attorney Dimmer's extensive knowledge of the law and desire to exhaust the legal remedies available to his clients places him within an elite class of attorneys in the Fox Valley. Clients can be confident that their interests are in good hands when retaining this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.He is enthusiastic and hard working.Brian is a scholar wo graduated very high in his class.He is the head of the YLD in the Outagamie County Bar and a real asset to the County Bar for his efforts.He has obtained excellent results for his clients in criminal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"In my time working with Attorney Dimmer, I was impressed by his maturity, professionalism, and intellectual abilities. He has shown capabilities well beyond his years. I have referred friends and family members to Attorney Dimmer, and would do so again."
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