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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.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Civil Rights: 20%

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Law Offices of Joanie Rae Wimmer

928 Warren Ave
Downers Grove, IL, 60515-3631


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197905/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Appellate DefenderIllinois Appellate Defender1981 - 1984
AttorneyIllinois Appellate Defender1979 - 1980
Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar Association Employee Benefits NewsletterRepresenting Gender-Variant People in Claims of Employment Discrimination By Private Employers2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Cornell UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
How to Defend a Misdemeanor CaseThe 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 Police2008