Law Enforcement's Choice

Protecting Wisconsin families from heroin, human traffickers, domestic violence and Internet predators is Attorney General Brad Schimel’s passion. Schimel has pledged as Attorney General to put public safety over politics and to fight overreach by the federal government.

More than 80 Law Enforcement Officials Trust Brad to Lead

Brad's experience as a District Attorney has caught the attention and earned the respect of Sheriffs and District Attorneys from around Wisconsin. As a prosecutor who has conducted more than 150 jury trials, from First Degree Homicide to traffic offenses, Brad will protect the integrity of a safe and secure Wisconsin.

About Brad

Brad Schimel was elected Wisconsin Attorney General in November 2014 by demonstrating his priority is public safety, not politics. That’s why Schimel received the endorsement of 90 Republican and Democrat elected law enforcement leaders from all corners of the state. Since his inauguration on January 5, 2015, Schimel has already made significant progress in the fight against prescription opiate and heroin abuse, as well as addressing the state’s outdated public records and open meetings laws, and pushing back against overreach by the federal government.

Prior to serving as the state’s "Top Cop," Schimel was a career, frontline prosecutor first elected Waukesha County District Attorney in 2006. Brad has conducted more than 150 Jury trials ranging from First Degree Intentional Homicide to traffic offenses. In fact, Brad was awarded the 2006 Wisconsin Association of Victim and Witness Professionals "Wisconsin Professional of the Year" for his work on behalf of victims of sexual assault.

Brad and his wife, Sandi, have two daughters, ages 12 and 14, a rescue dog and two rescue cats. In his "spare" time, Brad plays bass in the classic rock band "4 On the Floor" and is a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and served seven years as a Road Captain for the Kettle Moraine Chapter-Harley Owners' Group. Learn More About Brad