Practicing Criminal Defense

Since 2009

Why Racine Defense is the Best firm for Criminal Defense?

Passion. Experience.

Tell me about Attorney Brian P. Dimmer of Racine Defense?

Since 2009, he has focused his practice on criminal defense work. He has successfully represented clients in over a thousand criminal, traffic, and defense cases. Now on his own, Attorney Dimmer has launched Racine Defense downtown Racine across from the courthouse and jail.

Attorney Brian Dimmer started Racine Defense because he loves the practice of criminal defense, so it’s the only thing he does. He has compassion for his clients, their families, their struggles in life, and their need for the best criminal defense representation.

To be the best criminal defense attorney, you must believe in litigation. You must believe in preparation. Attorney Dimmer ensures that each of his clients understand each stage in a criminal proceeding.

For many clients facing criminal charges or tickets, this may be their first interaction with the justice system. If you have an attorney who never returns your calls or emails, will not meet with you except at the courthouse, and seems disinterested in your case, then you probably have the wrong criminal defense attorney. You need to give Racine Defense a call and have a free consultation—immediately.

A growing body of client recommendations showcase Attorney Dimmer's professional and trade credentials in Wisconsin criminal defense. Here is what you should know:

  • Over a hundred clients have endorsed and recommended Attorney Dimmer since he moved to Racine in 2012. 
  • Attorneys regularly refer new potential clients and cases to Attorney Dimmer because he is trusted to fight hard and give his all for each client. 
  • Attorney Dimmer has been chosen to represent Racine County lawyers at the State Bar as well as present on issues of criminal law at State Bar and other criminal and DUI conferences. He is looked to on issues of criminal law and practice. 
Why Racine Defense is the Best firm for Criminal Defense?
Why Choose Racine Defense?

Ask Attorney Brian P. Dimmer himself.

"I am young enough to care but old enough to know how..." - Attorney Dimmer

During the past decade-plus, Attorney Dimmer has focused on criminal defense cases all the way from trial court representation to Wisconsin and  Federal appeal litigation. He has litigated cases all the way up to the United States Supreme Court.

Within criminal defense, Attorney Dimmer has a range and depth of experience. He is a homicide attorney. He is a sexual assault attorney. He is a drug charge attorney. He is a theft attorney. He is a domestic violence attorney. He is a probation revocation attorney. He is a traffic ticket lawyer. Sometimes all in the same day.

Perhaps more important to clients than experience, however, is the great results Attorney Dimmer strives for with each client. Attorney Dimmer takes each case and each client very personal. Great results do not come easy, no matter what someone else might tell you. His years of success come from a combination of preparation, skill, and opportunity.

Attorney Dimmer primarily serves the following communities:

-Racine, Mount Pleasant, Caledonia, Sturtevant, Union Grove, Burlington, Waterford

-Kenosha, Somers, Twin Lakes, Bristol, Pleasant Prairie

-Milwaukee, Oak Creek, Franklin, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, Muskego, Mukwonago 

-Walworth, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva

Why Choose Racine Defense?
Criminal Defense requires three things:

Investigation. Negotiation. Litigation.

Top Criminal Defense Attorneys - Not "just plea bargainers." 

Let’s face it, most cases resolve short of a jury trial like you might see in the movies or on television. At Racine Defense, we have built strong relationships with community prosecutors. We are skilled negotiators. But that does NOT mean that you will get the same resolution with one attorney at your side as compared to a team that combines negotiation with investigation and litigation.

Investigation requires turning over stones—obtaining police reports, interviewing witnesses, requesting records, reviewing videos and recordings. Litigation requires knowing our clients’ cases from the top to the bottom. We carefully manage our caseload so we have enough time to know each client, each case.

Litigation also requires filing motions, often before trial, to challenge evidence. Many cases, particularly cases where law enforcement conducts an investigation, turn on whether law enforcement officers have complied with Wisconsin and Federal constitutional, statutory, and case law. If investigators make a mistake, that could affect whether the evidence they obtain comes in to court. Strong motion practice is the number one tool to litigating cases and properly defending clients against criminal and traffic charges. 

Litigation sometimes means jury or court trials. If the prosecution will not resolve a case to our clients’ satisfaction, then we can request a trial to defend against the charges before a jury or the court.  We have jury trials throughout each year. More importantly, we win jury trials. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the case, or ability to aggressively cross-examine law enforcement officers and witnesses, and our charisma before the jury or trier of fact. We believe in our clients. It shows in our words and actions in court.

Criminal Defense requires three things:
Top Defense Attorneys Near Me.

Location. Matters.

Racine Defense. Located at 308 Sixth Street. The best criminal defense firm in Racine. 

As criminal defense attorneys, one of our best assets is our location. Racine Defense, owned by Attorney Brian P. Dimmer, resides directly across the street from the Racine County Courthouse as well as the Racine County Jail. Our clients meet us at our office before court—no trying to find the courtroom or your attorney. We avoid meeting with clients in the openness of the courthouse—your privacy matters to us. Additionally, we can visit clients in the jail on short or no notice.

We can file motions and get court hearings by visiting the clerks and filing motions the same day. We can also meet with prosecutors at their office, follow-up with judges, and be back and forth from court in the blink of an eye. When we have trials, we can return to our office to focus on preparing for the next witness - no wasted travel time. 

Through our regular contact with the same judges, prosecutors, and officers, we build professional working relationships. Yes, good, ol’ fashioned litigation is our forte, but sometimes all we need is a small favor—an expedited stipulation letting our client out of custody to see the birth of his child, or a grandparent’s funeral. Those relationships matter both in the courtroom and out. Altogether, our court side office gives us more time to work on our clients’ cases—not traveling.

Top Defense Attorneys Near Me.
Criminal Defense.

Our Specialty.

We are focused criminal defense attorneys.

While we might take an occasional civil or family case for a longtime client, our caseload is 99% criminal and traffic defense cases. We do that for a good reason. There’s no room for “Jacks-of-all-trades” in this business. Wisconsin and federal law changes almost daily. No good attorney can keep up with it all.

By focusing on criminal defense and traffic defense, we ensure that we know the law, and what the law might be tomorrow. We also focus on criminal and traffic defense because it concentrates our court appearances during criminal court times. That gives us enough time to meet with clients, review discovery, and prepare for litigation—when other “Jacks-of-all-trades” might be running over to family or civil court. When you hire us, you hire a criminal defense attorney.

Criminal Defense.
Top-notch legal representation.

Top-notch legal team.

Criminal defense is a team practice.

A wise person once said that you are only as good as your team. Racine Defense has experience working with local and nationally renown experts and investigators to aid in preparing a defense, educating the prosecutor about the weaknesses in a case, and testifying at trial.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the types of experts and support we regularly employ in preparing the best defense for our clients:

-Accident reconstruction

-Fingerprint analysis

-Private investigation


-DNA analysis

-Psycho-sexual / risk

-Child advocacy / forensic interviewing techniques

Top-notch legal representation.
“There was no judgment on the mistakes I have made, only solutions.”
— State v. K.M. (14 TR 562)
Racine Defense

Meet Attorney Brian P. Dimmer

Brian P. Dimmer

Brian P. Dimmer

Criminal Defense Attorney

Don’t Hesitate To Ask


We offer free consultations to potential clients who contact our office. Whether by phone, by email, or in person, we are happy to speak with persons who are charged with a crime, contacted by law enforcement, or have criminal law legal concerns.

Phone :

(262) 649-1263 (Call/Text)

Email :

Address :

308 Sixth Street
Racine, WI 53403


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