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
- False Confession/Illegal Searches
- Len Bias (overdose-related) Homicides
- OWI/Drunk Driving
- Police Misconduct
- Prison Litigation
- School Disciplinary Actions
- White-Collar Crime