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Brent Martin Christensen

DUI and DWI Attorney at Wheaton, IL

4.9   67 reviews

About Brent

Learn Brent’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    99%
    All DUI ALL THE TIME adequately describes the mission of our practice. Limited to DuPage County, and a few exceptions, all we do is DUI Defense.

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    1%
    Limited to DuPage County we occasionally defend individuals charged with violations of law unrelated to DUI.

    29 years, 50 cases

Licensed since 1993 in Illinois State courts and shortly thereafter in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, Brent Christensen is a Wheaton lawyer focused on DUI representation and defense. 

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State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Brent

Law Offices of Brent M. Christensen
1755 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 100
Wheaton, IL, 60189

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Without the help of Mr Brent Christensen, I know that I would not have had the outcome I have had. My experience was excellent my attorney gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful in court. Mr Brent Christensen was completely understanding, professional and worked very diligently to the end and I'm so grateful!! Highly recommend!!!
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Posted by Amanda | January 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great DUI Attorney
Brent was very professional from our first meeting all the way through the end. He always promptly responded to any emails or concerns that I had through the process. I am very satisfied with the results I was given and would recommend Brent to anyone looking to also fight their DUI.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation
Brent was very knowledgeable and professional. He was upfront about the possible outcomes of my case and his fees. He handled my case from the start. He had regular contact with me and responded quickly to all of my inquiries. Brent gave me advice about things to do prior to my court date that could positively affect my outcome. I followed through. He was spot on! All went as he expected. Very pleased. Excellent representation!
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2019
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Thumb's Up for Brent Christensen
I met with Brent after finding him on Avvo.com. I had found myself in a near impossible situation, having been charged with felony DUI. I was impressed when I sat down in his office and he told me to tell him my story. When I told him it was a LONG story, he assured me he had "all day" and I immediately relaxed. He listened with interest, asking pertinent questions along the way. While he did not judge me, he did not trivialize the seriousness of my situation. He offered several defensive actions we could take to counter the charges and I left feeling hopeful. I had found an attorney I could trust! I hired him that day! Brent was very open about his fees and I felt they were extremely fair. Never once during the 7 months we worked together did Brent ask for additional fees. Unlike most attorneys, he did not charge for phone calls, emails or texts. His fee was all inclusive, save an additional charge should we go to a jury trail. Thankfully, my case did not move to a jury trial and as the case moved through the court, Brent remained true to his word. I was never blind-sided with an additional fee of any kind! My case is now closed and I feel I got a fair and just sentencing. Thanks to Brent's excellent counselling, I am moving forward with my life in a positive direction. Brent Christensen is a very talented and knowledgeable attorney who is honest, candid and supportive. He can take a bad situation and turn it into a teachable experience without even trying. I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Dan | September 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Brent was very helpful in my representation. He gave thoughtful advice on how to navigate the legal path ahead of me, and in court he was attentive and aware of the situation. One time the court had a full docket and Brent offered to delay to a later date, and on another occasion the prosecution tried to delay the trial after we had agreed on that day, and he objected, to my benefit. He offered his services at a flat rate, and payment was straightforward with PayPal. I was able to use a credit card. Brent knows the people and system in DuPage County and I highly recommend his services if you find yourself in trouble.
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Posted by Mike | September 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Client
Bruce took charge of My DUI Case. I contacted Bruce on the phone to secure His Council. Bruce and I agreed on a fair price and Bruce even offered financing. Bruce immediately got to work securing court documents and petitioning The Court on My behave. Bruce explained My Rights. Bruce kept Me informed as to what I needed to do and what was happening via E-mail and phone personally. Bruce showed up to court prepared for defense and offense in The Court. In the end. All of Bruce's diligence paid off. I could not have made a better choice than to secure Bruce in My Case. I would recommend Bruce to anyone in a legal bind. Also remember to listen to Bruce and follow his directions in a timely manner to assist Him in defending Yourself. Thanks, Bruce
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Posted by Mikayla | June 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
Unfortunately there are only 5 stars but if there were infinite, Brent would exceed those! I am pleased with his tactics as a lawyer as well as his exceptional personality. He was extremely helpful through the process, his communication was great, and he continues to be super reliable. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and Representation
Mr. Christensen represented me as my case went on for several years. He was always on top of court dates, meeting times and trail preparation. Mr. Christensen always put in the work and time he needed to have himself (and myself) prepared for the next phase of my case. He provided me with excellent advice, made sure I completed all the required classes, paperwork and all fines were paid up. He never let me get behind or become unaware of the progression of my case. Mr. Christensen was an excellent lawyer, he was patient, compassionate and explained everything to me in ways that I understood. I would absolutely recommend him to my friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Brent Christensen if you get a DUI in Du Page County!
I got a total of three tickets from the State Police and of course I was worried most about the DUI charge. My case ended up going to trial and I wan't sure if there was enough to establish reasonable doubt. However, when it came time for Brent to cross-examine the State Trooper, I was in awe of his knowledge and skill. He had the Trooper dazed and confused with questions about properly following police procedures. Brent is nice to his clients but he is aggressive in the courtroom where it counts. I was found not guilty on the DUI charge and I have Brent to thank for the best possible outcome!
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Posted by Dagmara | March 20, 2019
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You are a amazing attorney!!!!!!!!
Mr. Brent Christensen is a great attorney. Very easy to talk to, great communicator and most importantly very professional. Mr. Christensen saved my driver licence with out suspension and no need for BAIID in my car. Charges were reduced to a one year supervision and no conviction on my record. Other charges were dismissed. I just want to thank you for the amazing work, and your consistency as well amazing communication. I could not be more then happy with the results that we got. I appreciate how you help me to get thru this, and give me so much confidence. I am so grateful that i went with my 1st gut feeling and trusted you from the beginning. I am even more then grateful that you helped me to get thru this process, and helped me to ease down my anxieties and stress. You are a amazing attorney!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2019
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Best outcome possible!
I had a very serious situation and it turned out in the best possible way. Thank you Brent for your professionalism and dependability! I could not have asked for a better result!
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Outcome I Could Have Asked For!
From start to finish, Brent was honest, dedicated, and confident while handling my case. He was prompt with responses, reasonable with payment options, and truly concerned with getting me the best outcome - which is exactly what he did. I never imagined that I would walk away with the results I did. I can't thank or recommend Brent enough!
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Posted by Carrie | December 30, 2018
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Excellent job!
Brent represented me in a professional way, clearly explaining the situation and potential next steps as I’d received a serious speeding ticket. He was very transparent in guiding me in and outside of the courtroom. My potential serious consequence was lowered with his help. Really appreciate everything he’s done for me. Highly recommend Brent to anyone looking for a lawyer as he was the best lawyer I could have hired in my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2018
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Professional Excellence
Actively involved in case throughout making me feel as a priority. Always had my best interest and was very successful in making things happen quickly and honestly. Always kept me informed. All in all made it happen. 10 stars.
Posted by Brian | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My case took a long time but, Brent always stayed focused on achieving the best possible outcome.
I was given a DUI by the Carol Stream Police Department. My case ended up taking a long time. Mr. Christensen was always very kind and professional from my first consultation until when I finally walked out of court for the last time. There were times during my case that I was worried, upset and uncomfortable but Brent always stayed positive, focused, professional and helped to make me feel better. He ended up using his knowledge of the law and ultimately, my DUI charges were dismissed. He never asked me for another penny than his original quote but ended up doing a miraculous job. He's been defending DUI cases in DuPage County for a long time, knows everyone who works in that courtroom and I, 100% reccomend his services. Thanks for all of your help, Brent!
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Posted by Joseph | October 19, 2018
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Gratefull Defendent
Brent was Excellent in handeling my case.he explained what we were up against and devised a stratagy. On my second court date the prosecution tried to change the rules. Brent stood up for me and reminded the court that it was not in the agreement. Kudos to Brent.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation
In my initial meeting with Brent, he helped me to separate the mistake from the person and assured me that he would help me through the ordeal. Additionally, I was immediately impressed with his attention to detail and his diligence, which is why I decided to hire him to represent me. Brent was clearly very knowledgeable about the law and the various options available to me as a defendant. I thought his approach of always trying to present me with options and allowing me to determine the next course of action was very effective as it put me in the position to make knowledgeable decisions. Brent was available to answer all of my numbers questions and he offered flexible meeting times, which was very helpful for someone with a full-time job. In the end, Brent was able to negotiate a great deal in my case that allowed me to move past the issue with as minimal of an impact as possible under the law. Thank you Brent for your representation, I greatly appreciated it.
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Posted by Joe | August 21, 2018
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Very satisfied client
Brent is an exceptional lawyer. He conducts himself with the utmost professionalism and has a sincere passion for what he does. This passion bleeds through in the courtroom and makes you feel lucky to be his client. He has confidence, determination, grit and and an overall intelligence for the law that is second to none. I never once felt like he didn't have my best interest at heart and always knew that he was in my corner fighting for me. He was able to reduce my second DUI to a reckless driving with very minimal consequences. He will do his best to get the best possible scenario for your case. I highly recommend him to any person who has received a DUI. Thanks Brent!
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Representation
I hired Attorney Christensen to represent me as a result of my first DUI charge. He did an excellent job and I highly recommend you give him a call to handle your case. His office is quick to respond, very informative, professional and attentive to each and every detail of the process. We set a plan for success and our goal was achieved.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
This was my first DUI and I was very stressed and afraid of what would happen next, then I talked to attorney Brent Christensen and my stress and fears vanished. He put me at ease and assured me that everything would be okay. He never rescheduled any appointments and was always there for me as promised. With only a few court dates he was able to get my case dismissed. Brent is patient, understanding and respectful. Thank you Brent for making this a quick and bearable dilemma.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Brent M. Christensen
  • 1993 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Illinois Secretary of State
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Petty Officer
  • United States Naval Reserve
  • 1995 - 2003

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Bradley University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • People v. Addante
  • DUI Dismissed
  • People v. Molina
  • Case Dismissed
  • People v. Trettenero
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Vice Chairman - Media Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member (former)
  • 2005 - 2010
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member (Former)
  • 2005 - 2007
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Media Committee
  • Past Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Judges' Nite Writer
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Judges' Nite Assistant Director
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys (Chicagoland Area)
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Vice Chair-Media Committee
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Board Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association Editorial Board
  • 2012
  • Judges' Night Director
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Chair - Media Committee
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • 6th Congressional District
  • Political Debate
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (29)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have tremendous respect for Brent Christensen and his knowledge of the laws relating to DUI and license suspensions. If the situation arose, I would refer my closest friends and family members to Brent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brent. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brent is a great guy and I have seen him win at trial. He has won cases that other attorneys would have lost."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent is a very skilled criminal defense attorney, I do not hesitate to send clients and referrals to him for great legal representation"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top attorneys in the region."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Christensen's dedication and knowledge of the law are clear in his extensive involvement in answering questions and addressing client needs on AVVO."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Christensen is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hiring the right attorney is a crucial step in any case. You want an attorney who not only knows the law but is a well-respected member of the community. Brent Christensen exudes confidence and professionalism in the legal community. Being accessible and having the ability to relate to all walks of life is indicative of his passion and dedication to his work. Brent's extensive experience and knowledge of DUI / DWI law places him at the top in his field. I endorse Brent Christiansen."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brent represents his clients with zealous and a love for the law. He is a reputable attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brent brings a high level of creativity to the cases he handles on behalf of his clients. His effectiveness is enhanced by his willingness to consider all available options before determining a plan of action."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Brent Christensen. He is a knowledgeable and passionate attorney and advocate for his clients."
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Wheaton DUI and DWI Lawyer Brent Martin Christensen
Brent Martin Christensen
DUI and DWI Attorney
Wheaton, IL
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