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Before joining Balcom & Associates, Mr. Wiksell worked as an Attorney defending private property owners against the government as well as litigating matters on behalf of bankruptcy trustees in federal court. Mr. Wiksell also previoulsy served as a Certified Student Attorney for the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of California, where he handled all aspects of client representation, including client and witness interviews, case investigations, plea negotiations, pretrial hearings, trial and sentencing hearings.  Mr. Wiksell also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at McGeorge School of Law, teaching and coaching Trial Advocacy and Mock Trial.


Mr. Wiksell received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2010, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in the same year.  He received his undergraduate degree in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated in 2007.


While at McGeorge School of Law, Mr. Wiksell’s written and oral advocacy was consistently recognized as being at the top of his class.  Mr. Wiksell was named the Student Trial Advocate of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”) in 2010, and was elected to the national Order of Barristers for exhibiting excellence and attaining high honors through the art of courtroom advocacy.  Mr. Wiksell spent two years on the nationally ranked McGeorge Mock Trial Team where he competed in numerous mock trials and won a National Trial Competition Regional Championship in 2010.


Mr. Wiksell graduated with Great Distinction and was elected to The Order of the Coif and the Roger Traynor Honor Society.  Additionally, Mr. Wiksell published two articles for the McGeorge Law Review while he served as a Legislative Staff Writer.  He also studied abroad in Salzburg, Austria under United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in the summer of 2008.


Upon graduation, Mr. Wiksell received the “Outstanding Graduating Senior Award” for the class of 2010, for having made the greatest contribution of outstanding scholarship and academic achievement of the graduating class. 


Mr. Wiksell is admitted to practice law before all state courts of California, as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District of California.



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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Graduating Senior AwardMcGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific2010
Student Trial Advocate of the YearAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2010
Elected MemberOrder of the Coif2010
Elected MemberOrder of Barristers2010
Elected MemberRoger Traynor Honor Society2010
National Trial CompetitionRegional Champion2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Office of David R. Wiksell2014 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyBalcom & Associates2012 - 2014
Adjunct Professor/Mock Trial CoachMcGeorge School Of Law, University Of The Pacific2011 - 2013
AttorneyDesmond, Nolan, Livaich & Cunningham2011 - 2012
Certified Student AttorneyOffice of the Federal Public Defender, Eastern District of California2009 - 2010
Certified Student AttorneyBalcom & Associates2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Order of the CoifElected Member2010 - Present
Order of BarristersElected Member2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
McGeorge Law ReviewChapter 119: Bump Keys Break into the Penal Code2009
McGeorge Law ReviewChapter 49: No Jail for Victims of Domestic Violence2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & SocietyBA - Bachelor of Arts2007