Enku Edgar Lin

Enku Edgar Lin

Enku Edgar Lin

Brookfield, Wisconsin
Avvo Rating 10.0 superb Top Attorney Criminal Defense

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 prison sentences. In a recent homicide case where his client maintained absolute innocence, he successfully challenged an eyewitness’s identification of his client as unreliable, which ultimately resulted in the case being dismissed. Attorney Lin has had countless cases dismissed via suppression due to police misconduct. He has successfully challenged state statutes when they seem fundamentally unfair, and has even brought equal protection challenges against the state when the facts call for it.

Attorney Lin believes in the importance of engaging with the community. He is convinced all residents deserve responsive government and he is motivated to make our community better for all citizens. His belief in community was the impetus for becoming a candidate for Assembly District 16 in 2016. More recently, 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. He is also a member of the ACLU Nominating Committee.

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

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • Drugs/Guns
  • False Confession/Illegal Searches
  • Homicides
  • Investor EB-5 Visa
  • Len Bias Homicides
  • OWI/Drunk Driving
  • Police Misconduct
  • Prison Litigation
  • School Disciplinary Actions
  • Sensitive Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Economics


  • "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

Honors and Awards

  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin State Bar, Member
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Member
  • Governor Evers and Lt. Governor Barnes Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advisory Council, Member
  • Wisconsin Justice Initiative, Board Member
  • Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), Board Member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member