The Law Offices of Joanie Rae Wimmer


Criminal Defense Attorney Oak Park, IL

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1979
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1981
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1987
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 1999
  • United States Supreme Court, 1999


  • Juris Doctor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1976
    • Honors: Graduation with Distinction in all Subjects

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Committees:  Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, Committee Member
  • Chicago Bar Association
Joanie Rae Wimmer has a long and distinguished career in trial law and is one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Illinois. Joanie Rae Wimmer received the honor of being one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the USA by the National Trial Lawyers. (See Cases)
Practice Concentrated in these areas:
  • Plaintiffs’ Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal defense
Argued and won the class of one Equal Protection case in the United States Supreme Court, Village of Willowbrook v. Olech, 528 U.S. 562 (2000).

Criminal Defense Attorney DuPage County IL