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Enku Edgar Lin

Of Counsel
  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Associations
  • Notable Work
  • Community Involvement

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, Edgar Lin has successfully defended hundreds of cases. He has obtained numerous “Not Guilty” verdicts and dismissals and helped his clients successfully avoid lengthy and punitive prison sentences. In a homicide case where his client maintained absolute innocence, he brought a unique legal challenge that suppressed a faulty identification resulting in a full case dismissal. Attorney Lin has had countless cases dismissed via suppression due to police misconduct. He has successfully challenged fundamentally unfair state statutes and has brought equal protection challenges against the state. In addition to criminal law, Attorney Lin also prosecutes bad law enforcement actors in civil rights cases.

Attorney Lin believes in the importance and power of engaging with the community. He holds that all residents deserve a responsive government. In 2016, his belief in serving the community motivated him to run for state representative in Assembly District 16 on the platform of criminal justice reform. In 2018, he was named to the Governor & Lt. Governor’s Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Advisory Counsel. He sits on the board of Wisconsin Justice Initiative, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, and the Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition of Wisconsin.

In his spare time, Attorney Lin enjoys rock climbing, watching Bucks basketball, discovering new grill recipes, and spending time with his wife and toddler.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • Drugs/Guns
  • False Confession/Illegal Searches
  • Homicides
  • Len Bias (overdose-related) Homicides
  • OWI/Drunk Driving
  • Police Misconduct
  • Prison Litigation
  • School Disciplinary Actions
  • White-Collar Crime

    • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey - B.A. - 2006 - Major: Economics University
    • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin -J.D. - 2011 University
    • Wisconsin
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin (Federal)
    • Rising Stars
      Rising Stars
    • Up and Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2014
      Up and Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2014
    • Governor Evers and Lt. Governor Barnes Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advisory Council, Member
    • Wiconsin Justice Initiative, Board Member
    • Wisconsin State Bar, Member
    • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
    • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), Member
    • Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), Board Member
    • Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition of Wisconsin, Board Member
    • Your Criminal Case has a Civil Rights Claim--What's Next?"; 2020 Annual Public Defender Conference
    • "Search Warrants"; Marquette University School of Journalism 4150 Class
    • "What's the Impact of Racial Bias in the Workplace?" Fuel Milwaukee's Race Bridge
    • “Professionals in Policy: How to Do Well While Also Doing Good”; 2019 ACS Marquette Law School Career Panel
    • “Trial Publicity”; 2019 Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense
    • "Breaking Down the Myth of Drug Analysis: What the Tests Do & Don’t Show"; 2018 Annual Public Defender Conference
    • "Cross of Drug Cop ‘Expert’"; 2017 Annual Public Defender Conference
    • “Meet a Few Remarkable Young Professionals Today”; 2016 Milwaukee Rotary Tuesday Speakers
    • “Human Trafficking”; 2016 Milwaukee Forum Human Trafficking Panel
    • “Discovery: Getting What You Need to Mount a Defense”; 2014 Misdemeanor cases from A-Z Marquette Law School
    • “Defense Function”; 2013 Criminal Adjudication Process Class

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