Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense & Appeals
DUI & DWI
In the News
A criminal defense attorney for the past seven years, Aneeq Ahmad is involved in minor cases from disorderly conduct, to a recent double homicide case in Southeastern Wisconsin.
“A lot of people ask me, ‘how do you represent someone that’s guilty/why do you represent someone that’s guilty?’ The way I see it, we’re all granted the right to a fair trial by our constitution, and it is my job to uphold the notion that a person is innocent until proven guilty. I’m there to advocate for my client, to make sure they’re heard and that the law was followed with no rights being violated.”
With a new office in the Third Ward, Ahmad is making a name for himself in the city of Milwaukee. Even with his growing caseload, he still takes on pro-bono cases based on his interest in the subject matter. You can tell by talking to Ahmad that he is passionate about law and enjoys a challenge. He is a unique example of a young, motivated entrepreneur in his field.
“Out of law school, I worked for a private criminal defense firm. I realized I had enough skills to do this on my own and better serve my clients because I could determine my case load and how I spend my time with clients.”
Instead of the traditional attorney fees, Ahmad charges a flat fee so he can spend more time with clients and not have them worry about being charged for every minute. “I don’t think it’s good to rush. I let my clients know ahead of time the cost and their payment options. That way, clients can call anytime without worry,” he says.
‘Being backed by BBB helps establish the foundation that is key to having a good relationship with my clients.’
Ahmad also regards spending time with and getting to know a lot about his clients personally as one of the most important aspects of his work. He gives each client a questionnaire about their life, encourages them to bring in their families, and even visits their homes. Ahmad often takes on fewer cases so he can be more involved in the ones he handles. He believes it is very important to educate the court about who the client is as a person. Having this human interest can often make all the difference in some cases.
In order to gain the trust of potential clients, he values online reviews, word-of-mouth referrals and other attorney endorsements. “In the legal field, reputation really does matter,” he says.
“If you think about it, when someone is charged with a crime, it can feel like it’s them against the rest of the world. A whole team of prosecutors and even dozens of police can be called on a case against them,” explains Ahmad. “They are looking for someone to turn to, a lawyer that guides them through the justice system, which can be intimidating and full of uncertainty.
“Being backed by BBB helps establish the foundation that is key for having a good relationship with my clients. It helps them feel like they can place their trust in me.”
Recently, Ahmad helped to form a group of Muslim lawyers in Wisconsin that helps serve the local community by providing legal representation with immigration issues. He also hopes to become even more involved in the City of Milwaukee and the other counties he serves.
Areas of Practice
Attorney Mindy M. Nolan has been practicing criminal defense for the past five years and has handled all types of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors and criminal traffic offenses to complex homicides and sexual assaults.
She believes that every case requires special attention to detail and a strong relationship with her clients. The attorney client relationship is a sacred bond of trust that she does not take lightly; every case and every client is unique. One of Attorney Nolan’s greatest strengths is her ability to tell her client’s story in a heartfelt and compelling way. In order to fight for you she gets to know you.
Attorney Nolan has represented nearly one-thousand clients during her five year tenure with the Wisconsin State Public Defender. She recently transitioned into private practice where she welcomes giving each client the one-on-one attention that he or she deserves.
As a graduate of Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Attorney Nolan has a breadth of experience in many aspects of law and life. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has been working with the Spanish speaking population in various roles for over a decade. She has specialized knowledge in immigration law and a keen understanding of how a criminal conviction may effect one’s immigration status.
Specializing in litigation, Attorney Nolan participated in moot court competitions in law school that prepared her to be the tenacious litigator in the courtroom that she is today. From motion practice through trial she will fight for her client’s interests in a way that is powerful and that garners respect from everyone in the courtroom. She routinely receives recognition from judges on her advocacy and decorum
Attorney Nolan believes in a balanced life. While not litigating she teaches yoga, spends time outdoors, and enjoys adventurous travel.
Areas of Practice
False Confession/Illegal Searches
Len Bias (overdose-related) Homicides
School Disciplinary Actions
White Collar Crimes
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.
Attorney Lin believes in the importance and power of engaging with the community. He holds that all residents deserve 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 and Black Leaders Organizing for Communities.
In his spare time, Attorney Lin enjoys rock climbing, watching Bucks basketball, discovering new grill recipes, and spending time with his wife and toddler.