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David Wooten is a criminal defense attorney licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Every day, David is in court representing clients in criminal and serious traffic cases, as well as post-conviction matters.  He has represented clients accused of serious criminal offenses, from Federal Drug Trafficking to First Degree Murder, with jury trial experience including Attempted Murder, First Degree Rape, Second Degree Rape, Burglary, First Degree Assault, and Second Degree Assault.

With co-counsel Andrew Jezic, David defended a man who was facing 85 years in prison for allegedly abusing his step-daughter over several years.  After a four-day jury trial in which David presented 14 defense witnesses, the jury deliberated for less than 2 hours before acquitting the defendant of all charges.  

In an Attemped Murder trial with Mr. Jezic, the jury was hung on all counts, despite David's client confessing to punching the victim during a brutal stabbing by two other assailants.  As a result, the judge declared a mistrial, even though the victim identified David's client as the stabber in several photo line-ups.

As a criminal defense attorney, David often finds himself in the middle of heated domestic violence cases.  When a marriage falls apart, and physical violence is alleged, divorce, alimony, and custody proceedings can be influenced by criminal charges.  In 2012 and 2013, David won two consecutive protective orders against the same scorned wife who was determined to violate her husband's probation in an attempt to put him in jail and win custody of their two sons.  Similarly In 2014, David won two peace order trials in the same week.  Winning the peace orders enabled David to convince prosecutors to dismiss related criminal assault charges in both cases.

Regardless of the crime--whether it’s possession of marijuana, reckless driving, or murder--David is equally as passionate in defending his clients rights.

David received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, where he was an active member of the American University International Law Review, the Mock Trial Honor Society, and board member of the Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.  He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in California.  

David speaks fluent Spanish.  He lived in Ecuador for two years as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer.  He is happily married; he met his wife in Ecuador and helped her immigrate to the United States.  As a youth, he traveled the world playing competitive soccer--from Bolivia, Mexico, and Canada, to Holland, Belgium, Germany and England--with several teammates who are now professional athletes around the globe.  In college, David was granted a highly selective scholarship to live in southeast Asia and work for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand.  

His multi-cultural life experience aids and informs his practice of law.  Every client's needs are unique.  The decisions a person makes, and the challenges he or she faces, are strongly influenced by their background and upbringing.  David knows how to paint the right picture for judges and juries, using his client's background as a strength.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    3 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    4 years



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  • Miguel Serrano

    I endorse this lawyer. David Wooten is a very dedicated lawyer who fights passionately for his clients. He is a skilled courtroom advocate and has a great reputation in the legal community.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC

2730 University Blvd W #604
Silver Spring, MD, 20902


DCActive 201405/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberWCL Mock Trial Honor Society2010
MemberAmerican University International Law Review2009
FellowAnneMerie Donoghue Human Rights Fellowship2004
ScholarMcKenna Scholarship2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyLaw Office of Samuel Delgado, LLC2011 - 2013
Law ClerkUS Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges2010 - 2011
Law ClerkDekalb County Office of the Public Defender2010 - 2010
Law ClerkMontgomery County Office if the Public Defender2009 - 2009
Youth & Families VolunteerUnited States Peace Corps2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2014 - Present
District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Maryland Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Immigrants Rights CoalitionBoard Member2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Annapolis client found Not Guilty of burglaryNot Guilty
Not Guilty of Assault in Washington, DCNot Guilty of Assault in Washington, DC
Not Guilty of Theft at the Maryland Live CasinoNot Guilty of Theft at the Maryland Live Casino
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawCriminal LawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Claremont McKenna CollegePhilosophy & Public AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration Reform and Criminal LawImmigration Reform and Criminal Law2014