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Read Testimonials From Some Of Our Satisfied Clients

One reason we have been able to serve the state of Illinois for so many years is because of the glowing testimonials we receive from past clients. Please take a minute to read a few testimonials below.

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  • Patient pursuit of a dismissal

    Brian did an outstanding job for us over a very long and protracted process.  Even though the charge against my son as a minor one and a first time offense, the county seemed dead set on pursuing it.  Brian encouraged us to be patient and even when the county was offering what could have been deemed a reasonable out, he advised us to wait and that a better option should be forthcoming.  In the end he was right.  After almost 2 years, the county dismissed the charge and the whole silly situation is finally over and behind us.

  • Brian & his wife did an amazing job.

    Brian & his wife did an amazing job representing me, he did all that was asked and more.  He got a full dismissal of the case and I'm very pleased with the outcome.  If your looking for a criminal defense attorney who works with you to the fullest, he is it!!  You won't be disappointed.

  • Aggravated Domestic Battery felony charge dismissed

    Brian & his wife did an amazing job representing me, he did all that was asked and more. He got a full dismissal of the case and I'm very pleased with the outcome. If your looking for a criminal defense attorney who works with you to the fullest, he is it!! You won't be disappointed.

  • Mr. Polinske was helpful when working out my case

    Brian did everything he said he would do. His staff was / is very polite and seemed to be concerned about my case. Brian even went out of his way to help me.

  • Really provided great help when it was needed most, straight forward, honest and dependable

    I was charged with simply assault and resisting arrest after a stranger had followed my daughter home. I was refereed to Mr. Polinske, we meet and after reviewing my case he said that this may take some time 6 to 9 months or more. He would work on getting the charges dropped but offered no promises and if he needed more from me he would contact me later. It was discovered that my rights to a speedy trial were violated so both charges were dismissed. I thank Mr. Polinske from the bottom of my heart and any time I have a legal issue arise in my future I will contact him.  Daniel

  • My son received traffic tickets for two separate instances. Brian Polinske got all of them fully dismissed.

    I have retained Brian Polinske for several traffic citations that my son has received over the past few years . My son has never once had to appear in court and Brian was able to get a dismissal on the tickets. I have and always will refer family and friends in need of an attorney to Brian Polinske.

  • Great Lawyer

    I am a recent college graduate who came to Brian after being arrested for a DUI and several smaller offenses . He was highly recommended by people in the area and after my experience I can understand why. In addition to the DUI, I was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for possessing a cannabis grinder and for an open-container violation due to a beer sitting in my passenger side floorboard. As promised, he was able to get the paraphernalia and open container charges dropped. Additionally, he was able to keep the DUI charge off of my permanent record and I kept my license. As an aspiring doctor, it was of utmost importance to not have a permanent criminal record. Brian has experience dealing with aspiring professionals and worked with me closely from the beginning and understood my priorities. He was able to negotiate a deal on my behalf that I was very satisfied with. Brian definitely did not walk me through every step of the process and this made me nervous at times. However, when something important happened or when I grew worried, he took the time to let me know everything was going according to plan. In retrospect, I realize it was only his extreme confidence in his ability to deliver what he promised that led him to move the process along without keeping me updated every step of the way. If you are looking for someone to constantly update you at every step of the process, Brian may not be your man. However, if you are looking for great results and someone who delivers what they promise, Brian is your guy. In the end, I was extremely satisfied with Brian, the temporary displeasure of dealing with uncertainty was more than made up for by the results Brian was able to deliver.

  • I was charged with a very serious cannabis possession charge. I won my case!

    Gotta be real, Brian is quite an... individual. If you want your hand held and for your attorney to breathlessly inform you of every move, he's not your man. Look, this guy just does what he knows needs to be done. Maybe you'll hear about it and maybe you won't. It's frustrating when you're the one with your neck in the noose. On the other hand, would you rather have some glad-hander or a guy who will actually get you off!? Think about it.  While you're at it, think about how you're gonna pay for your freedom. If you're in serious doo-doo you need an attorney who will work on a bond assignment. There are supposed big-time guys up in Chicago who want $50K to just sign your sorry ass up. Brian will go ahead and work for you even if you've posted bond, so you aren't doubly cleaned-out before you even get results. Bottom line, even if you don't hire him, you don't need to pay everything up front to a lawyer. If you got ripped off on your bond amount because of a small-town kangaroo court, then assign it to your lawyer and pay him that way.  So the thing you need to consider is all the illegal bullshit LEOs do when they hassle you and charge you with a bunch of stuff that is false. Do you just want to get off and go your merry way or do you want to NAIL the f^&($%s who made your life a living hell for months... years... before your case was resolved? If you prefer the latter, then calm down and let him methodically set your case up for a civil rights case after it's all said and done. Yep, you will be screwed until it's done. You won't pass a background check. If you want to earn anything you'll need to be self employed. Deal with it. It sucks, I know.  Suffice it to say, Brian is a cool dude and will get you off unless you're a complete badass; in that case I don't know what to tell you. But the cops are so sloppy he'll probably find a mistake they made and you'll eventually walk free. OK? So hire the guy and believe he's doing the right thing even if he's not reporting every minute.  Finally, good luck, my prayers are with you. It's a totally effed up system, he knows it, and he'll eventually give you your life back.

  • Best Attorney in the area

    Mr. Polinske took care of a DUI for me. He answered every question I had. He was able to get the DUI changed to another charge, and kept my license. He was wonderful and his assistant was very helpful also. He is the best around.

  • Best lawyer in Edwardsville!

    Mr. Polinske is the best lawyer in the metro east area. He is always prompt in responding to questions which is a rare quality in lawyers. He is extremely personable and makes his clients feel at ease. This was my second DUI. Mr. Polinske was successful in having my case dismissed and the charges are expunged from my record. 

A good lawyer is hard to find. A fantastic lawyer is nearly impossible. Mr. Polinkse is a fantastic lawyer and I would highly recommend him to anyone.


  • Best ever experience with a lawyer

    I am in Florida and son is in IL. Son had some problems come up and Mr. Polinske was found through the Yellow Pages and Internet search. It was a very difficult experience since I could not be present but Mr. Polinske kept me informed and was so easy to talk to. He and his Secretary were very helpful and considerate through the entire experience and performed a miracle for my son! I can't imagine having any better experience with ANY Attorney even if I were able to be there in person. My son was very pleased and impressed with the results as well. We both highly recommend Mr. Polinske.


    Mr. Polinske helped me with a DUI matter. In fact, I was associated with another "popular local" attorney firm at first and then realized they didn't have the required court experience in aiding my case. At that time, I turned to Brian Polinske and he certainly did have the experience. He was able to help acquit me on my charges. Based on his court experience and ability to be reached when needed, I would highly suggest Polinske and Associates.


    I have known and retained Mr. Polinske for over 10 years. I would highly recommend him for any legal council. He has always gave good if not excellent results in all matters I have retained him for. He is very professional and creates an excellent relationship between himself and client. This Lawyer is the very best in Madison county ILL.

  • Great attorney, Supportive and knowledgeable lawyer

    Mr. Brian Polinske is a great lawyer and I would highly recommend his law firm to anybody who is facing a misdemeanor or a felony. He was able to obtain a full dismissal of three charges against me and my wife and I am really satisfied with his service. The prices are relatively higher given the location of his office; however, you can not go wrong with having him represent your case. You will pay less than what is deserved to be paid when you see the outcome. Last but not least he has a great circle of influence, he knows most of the key prosecuters in Madison county and I would rate him 9 on a scale of 1 to ten. He is really confident and is able to get any first time offender charge dismissed.

  • Magic in Court

    Polinske & associates is the place to call if your in any kind of trouble, Brian Polinske got me out of a jam, i could have had a felony on my record and he got me off the hook, It was a thing of beauty watching him do his magic in court, It was a pleasure working with a man of his caliber, highly recommended.

  • Fantastic representitive for my case

    I would highly recommnd this lawyer. He helped me drop a felony convction to 4 days of community service and one year of supervision. I would recomend him for almost any case, and he even offers waiving a minor traffick ticket for a five star review.


  • Satisfied Client

    Brian kept a strong hand on getting my case dismissed. Although this was not a great situation, he did lighten the burden throughout the process, clearing me from aggravated assault.

  • So lucky to have found such a GREAT lawyer

    Mr. Polinske and his office were a pleasure to work with. He is straight forward and great at what he does. I never felt anything other than well represented. Quite honestly I feel extremely lucky to have found Mr. Polinske and would recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer you can be confident in.


  • Highly Recommended

    Brian was very helpful in handling my case, was able to get the charges reduced to probation and then later even had the probation closed early. All this was done primarily through email, I didn't have to go to repeated office and/or court visits. Brian made the process as painless as it could be. I would recommend Brian without hesitation.


  • A class Act

    Brian and I never meet face to face, we took care of my citation with emails and phone calls he was very knowledgeable about my citation and inform me that he would and could take of this and he is a man of his word!!!!!!! This was my 1st time of getting a ticket i did know what to think and or say and he told me what would happen and it did.

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