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Thomas Victor Wallin

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

About Me

I am a previous Riverside County Public Defender who has represented thousands of defendants in a wide variety of criminal matters, and successfully litigated drunk driving throughout Southern California. I am also an active member of the National College for DUI Defense, a select group of DUI attorneys and lawyers that are dedicated to the defense of drunk driving cases. In addition, I am an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a group of criminal defense attorneys, including DUI lawyers, who are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals accused of crimes. As a California Criminal Defense DUI Attorney, I am known for my fair yet aggressive representation, always working toward the best possible outcome for my clients. I have extensive experience in jury trials, pre-trial negotiations and discovery, and am skilled in counseling  clients about the criminal trial process. 


 


I graduated from University of California at Irvine, Cum Laude and went on to Southwestern University School of Law where I completed my law degree in a 23 month accelerated program, and was the recipient of the Paul Wildman Scholarship.


 


I began my legal career practicing medical malpractice defense at Elliot Snyder & Reid, where I successfully represented many doctors in medical malpractice suits. I also worked for the Riverside County Public Defender, where I handled hundreds of driving under the influence cases, with many successful results both as a Public Defender and a private Southern California DUI attorney.


 


I am an outgoing personable attorney who is well-respected by judges, district attorneys, police officers, expert witnesses, and private defense lawyers around Southern California. I personally handle every case. I currently sit as a Judge Pro-Tem in the Riverside Courthouse.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    17 years, 3.5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

49 total 

  • Kellee Christine Parker

    I have known Tom for over two years. His dedication and desire to constantly grow in the field of DUI defense is unparalleled. I strongly endorse Tom as a California drunk driving defense lawyer. He is intelligent and hard working and truly cares about his clients.

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    Kellee Parker DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Without any reservation, I endorse this lawyer's work. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI in Southern California, contact Mr. Wallin immediately. He has successfully handled thousands of DUI cases, earning a stellar reputation for his performance in court and at DMV hearings.

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    Richard Wagner DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Thomas Wallin

3750 University Avenue
Suite 680
Riverside, CA, 92501

Law Office of Thomas Wallin

1980 Orange Tree Lane
Suite 260
Redlands, CA, 92374

Law Office of Thomas wallin

444 West Ocean, Suite 800
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Law Office of Thomas Wallin

333 S. Grand Avenue
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199802/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Best OC DUI LawyerOC Mero Magazine2014
Best OC DU AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2013
NCDD Trial AwardNational College for DUI Defense2011
Judicial Ethics for Temporary Judges - Certificate of CompletionAdministrative Office of the Courts2010
DMV DUI Laws Certificate - IrvineCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2010
DUI Trial Certificate - San DiegoCPDA2010
DUI Trial Certificate - Palm DesertCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2010
DUI Trial CertificateNational College for DUI Defense2009
Judicial Ethics for Temporary Judges - Certificate of CompletionAdministrative Office of the Courts2009
DMV DUI Laws CertificateCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2009
Palm Desert DUI Trial CertificateCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2009
Judicial Ethics for Temporary Judges Certificate of CompletionAdminsitrative Office of the Courts2008
DUI Trial Certificate - San FranciscoCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2008
California DMV DUI Laws CertificateCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2008
Trial Certificate - Palm DesertCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2008
DUI Trial CertificateNational College for DUI Defense2008
Judicial Ethics for Temporary Judges Certificate of CompletionAdministrative Office of the Courts2007
Certificate - Annual Supreme Court Update DinnerNewport Harbor Bar Association2007
DUI Trial Certificate - Palm DesertCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2007
DMV DUI Laws Certificate - IrvineCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2007
Best Attorneys in the CountyOrange Coast Magazine2007
NHTSA FST Training CertificateLa Pier and Associates/NHTSA2007
DUI Trial CertificateNational College for DUI Defense2007
DUI Trial Certificate - MontereyCPDA2007
DUI Trial Ceritifcate - Palm DesertCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2006
DUI Trial CertificateCalifornia Public Defender's Association2006
DUI Trial SeminarNational College for DUI Defense2006
Irvine DMV DUI Laws CertificateCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2006
DUI Trial CertificateCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2005
California DMV DUI Laws Certificate - IrvineCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2005
Paul Wildman Scholarship RecipientSouthwestern University School of Law1996
Golden Key Honor SocietyUniversity of California - Irvine1995
Cum Laude GraduateUniversity of California - Irvine1995
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of California - Irvine1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro-TemRiverside County Superior Court2006 - Present
InternLegal Aide1997 - 1998
ReservesUnited States Coast Guard1990 - 1996
United States Coast Guard1988 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2005 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationOfficer2004 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2004 - Present
California Public Defenders Associationmember1999 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Associationmember1999 - Present
San Diego County Bar Associationmember1999 - Present
Orange County Bar Associationmember1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
2nd Offense DUIReduced to Wet Reckless
1st Offense DUIReduced to Wet Reckless
Jury TrialVerdict - Not Guilty

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
James Publishing publicationDUI Guidebook2011
James PublishingProsecutor's Guide to DUI Prosecutions2010
California DUI Guidewww.californiaduiguide.com2009
California Bar JournalCalifornia DUI Overview2008
Orange County Bar JournalDUI Defenses2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern Univ SOLN/AJuris Doctorate1997
University of California - IrvineCriminologyBachelor of Arts1995
University of California - IrvineEnvironmental Analysis and DesignBachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationSocial Media and the Law Ethics2014
San Bernardino DUI DefenseCriminal DUI Defense2011
Pacific Coast University - School of LawCriminal Defense2009
Moot Court CompetitionMoot Court Judge2005

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