David Wiksell

Philosophy
“Results are all that matters when you or your loved one has been arrested, and I will work as...Read more
Work Experience

Lead Trial Attorney – Law Offices of David R. Wiksell

Jan 2014 – Present 

I am a highly experienced criminal defense trial lawyer who consistently earns outstanding results for his clients. From homicide and attempted murder to drug charges and sex crimes, I have been successful in helping my clients overcome the toughest odds. There are very few charges that I have not defended against. In fact, if you can be arrested or cited for it, I have most likely defended against it.

Criminal Defense Attorney – Balcom & Associates

Oct 2012 – Jan 2014

While at the firm, I was responsible for handling all cases ranging from simple traffic matters to murder. 

This firm received hundreds of conflict appointed cases from Placer County, and I was the lead attorney to handle all conflict appointed matters and trials.

During my time handling these cases, I represented every type of criminal charge including homicide, attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping, carjacking, assault, drug possession and sale, domestic violence, theft, weapons possession, Three-Strikes cases, gang crimes, and sex crimes. 

Adjunct Professor/Mock Trial Coach – University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Aug 2011 – Aug 2013

As a trial lawyer, my trial skills became so recognized that I was asked to return to McGeorge School of Law as an Adjunct Professor in order to teach and coach a Trial Advocacy Mock Trial Team.

Office of the Federal Public Defender – Eastern District of California

Aug 2009 – May 2010 

I represented clients charged in federal magistrate court in the Eastern District of California, handling every aspect of client representation, including client and witness interviews, case investigations, plea negotiations, pretrial hearings, trial, and sentencing hearings.

Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law – Juris Doctor, May 2010 Graduated With Great Distinction

  • Won “Outstanding Graduating Senior Award,” Class of 2010
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Student Trial Advocate of the Year, 2009-2010
  • Top Advocate 1st Honors in Trial Advocacy, 2009 
  • Elected to national Order of the Coif, 2010 
  • Elected to national Order of Barristers, 2010
  • Elected to Roger J. Traynor Honor Society, 2010
  • Dean’s Honor List, 2008, 2009, 2010

University of California, Santa Barbara – Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society, June 2007 – Completed Bachelor of Arts degree in a total of three years 

Admitted
  • All State Courts of California

  • Federal Eastern District of California