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Joanie Rae Wimmer

Criminal defense Attorney at Oak Park, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1979
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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The Law Offices of Joanie Rae Wimmer helps people harmed by their employer, the government, or representatives of the government, such as police officers and other public officials. Our focus is to uncover the truth by detailed investigation, to support our clients’ position with all evidence and testimony available, and to convey to the judge and jury the essential human dignity of our clients.


Joanie Rae Wimmer is one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2013 the field of criminal defense.


Law Offices of Joanie Rae Wimmer
715 lake street suite 516
Oak Park, IL, 60301

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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I cannot thank Joanie Rae Wimmer enough..
Joanie Wimmer is a consummate professional. I cannot thank her enough for her assistance in handling my case. First and foremost, Joanie is an experienced trial lawyer with an undeniable track record. She is compassionate towards the plight of the victim: but unforgiving towards the defendants. Most importantly, however, Joanie has got to be the most selfless attorney in the world. Her sole interest is in obtaining the best possible outcome for the client. Most attorneys are motivated by their own personal gain and will handle your case in a matter that is most beneficial for them- Joanie, however, is truly motivated by obtaining her clients the best possible outcome and will structure her plan of attack accordingly. Joanie is honest, and, isn’t afraid to tell you what you NEED to hear- not just what you want to hear- so you can proceed accordingly with the right information and make the best decision. Joanie Wimmer sees all the angles and is renowned for her ability to get results. Joanie is aggressive in her handling of cases and will not capitulate or waiver to the opposition. Joanie’s attention to detail is uncanny- she can (and will!) make life a living hell for the attorneys who stand in her way. If your rights were violated and you seek justice… look no further. Don’t waste your time (or money!) dealing with unscrupulous attorneys who are only out for themselves. I can attest from personal experience that the only two things Joanie cares about are, 1, her client, and, 2, justice. Everything else is secondary. Do yourself a favor and contact Joanie- you will not regret it. At the end of the day, I ended up with more compensation than pretty anyone could have foreseen. It is essential that you retain Joanie- she can (and will) tip the scales of justice in your favor. Don't allow your abusers off the hook- demand accountability- retain Joanie Wimmer today. Thanks again Joanie!
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Posted by Asma Shah | September 4, 2016
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Exceptional Attorney ! Highest Level of Professionalism and knowledge! Simply the best Attorney !
Ms. Joanie Wimmer has helped me with a very difficult interstate custody case and has represented me as my Illinois attorney in this case. She has been with me every step of the way to guide me and support me and has simply shown the highest level of kindness, professionalism, integrity and ethics in handling my case. Joanie is a lawyer with a heart. She is a lawyer who cares about her clients and families and children. She is a champion for children's safety. Joanie has a heart and passion for people and her profession. She has championed to fight for civil rights and her clients her entire career and she is truly respected by judges and her peers. The judges hold her in high esteem because of her track record and professionalism. Ms. Joanie Wimmer is simply the best attorney and truly a gem of a person. I can not thank her enough for all she has done for me and respect her with all my heart. There is none like her in her field. Ms. Joanie Wimmer is just a brilliant and amazing attorney and the most compassionate attorney. She truly cares. She is the best!
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Posted by Frank Kasinecz | July 10, 2012
Fired without cause
Mr Wimmer helped me get a severance in 1989 when Iwas fired By Pennwalt largee chemical companythat was being bought Total of France.


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Work Experience

  • Assistant Appellate Defender
  • Illinois Appellate Defender
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Attorney
  • Illinois Appellate Defender
  • 1979 - 1980


  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005


  • Illinois State Bar Association Employee Benefits Newsletter
  • Representing Gender-Variant People in Claims of Employment Discrimination By Private Employers
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • How to Defend a Misdemeanor Case
  • The Use and Presentation of the Affirmative Defense and Self Defense and Misdemeanor Charges of Resisting Arrest and Battery of a Police Officer Based on the Evidence of the Use of Excessive Force Used By The Police
  • 2008

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Oak Park Criminal defense Lawyer Joanie Rae Wimmer
Joanie Rae Wimmer
Criminal defense Attorney
Oak Park, IL
Licensed for 44 years