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About Me

I am a graduate of the Catholic University of America Law School in Washington D.C, and worked for the former INS (currently the Department of Homeland Security). I was a Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Department of Justice as well, and worked as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Immigration Judges.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 33%
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
  3. Immigration: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Mackenzie Wilker Mackins

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about immigration law.


    Mackenzie Mackins Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David Whalen, Esq.

105 N. Rose St
Suite 209
Escondido, CA, 92027



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ReconocimientoMonterrey Tech, Mexico2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDavid Whalen, Attorney at Law2001 - Present
AttorneyExecutive Office For Immigration Review2000 - 2001
ResearcherU.S. Department Of State1999 - 2000
Law ClerkU.S. Deparment Of Justice1996 - 1999
Publication NameTitleDate
San Diego TribuneTPS for Victims of Tsunamis2004
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of AmericaInternational LawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of DallasAmerican StudiesMA - Masters1997
Christendom CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995