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Desiree Wilson

Criminal defense Attorney at Cape Coral, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 4 years
    Wyoming - WY 13 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 15 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2020
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2011
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Desiree

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal defense services in high-stakes and complex federal felony cases at the trial and appellate levels.

    13 years

Desiree Wilson is former Assistant United States Attorney with 10 years of criminal law experience.  

She practices in Florida and the District of Columbia, defending clients who are charged in complex federal felony cases.  Ms. Wilson has more than a decade of experience handling high-stakes and complex criminal cases, both at trial and on appeal.  Her practice serves clients who are facing trial and those who are seeking an appeal.  


Ms. Desiree Wilson
1030 SE 9th Ave # 152412
Cape Coral, FL, 33990

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Posted by Mark | July 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Punishable by Life
I was arrested in Lee County and facing life in prison for a crime I did not commit! My life was instantly shattered and in a few short hours everything that I have ever worked for was taken from me! I hired a large law firm in Ft. Myers to represent me only to have them write me off as a plea bargain. After several months of terrible representation, I then sought new counsel. Living across the country, I zoomed multiple firms in the southwest Florida area. All of which but one gave me the same run around story. Attorney Foley is the only consultation that did not tell me what I wanted to hear, but instead told me what I needed to hear, “The Truth”! He provided me with the blunt facts and possible outcomes of my horrific case. Attorney Foley’s transparency was unmatched and I instantly retained him to represent me in the fight of my life to prove my innocence. On day one, both attorney’s Foley and Wilson went right to work on my case! Over the next 18 months, they investigated and learned every single nuance of my case through depositions and thorough research of all provided discovery. During the two year period, I was offered serval plea bargains as a way to resolve the case. Bob and Desiree shared their true and professional insights and feelings when I was faced navigating those difficult choices. Ultimately, I was forced to “roll the dice” and went to trial in order to prove my innocence. Last month we went to trial for the fight of my life. Over the course of the three days, Bob and Desiree swiftly and persistently destroyed the state’s evidence against me. They quickly exposed and impeached several of the prosecutions key witnesses and displayed all the inconsistencies and the terrible investigation that took place. After living in literal hell for 733 days and 12 minutes of deliberating, the jury set me free and claimed my innocence!!! I chose to put my life into Bob’s and Desiree’s hands. Today, as a result, I am a free man!!! I promise all of you, there is NO OTHER law firm in the state of Florida that possess their background, knowledge, talent and methodical ways of executing plans. They are my “Dream Team”. They have a spot forever in mine and family’s hearts and forever grateful for them. I love you guys!!!
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Posted by Shawn | September 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I Highly Recommend Attorney Desiree Wilson
I was accused of felony misconduct on two occasions and summoned to court for a hearing. Had to buy suitable clothing as, being 74 and long retired, I did not own even a jacket and tie, much less socks. Attorney Desiree Wilson was waiting at the door when I walked into the courthouse at 8:30 AM. She stayed right by my side, and told me exactly what would happen, until we were called before the judge at 9:45. Leaving me at the back, she then went forward and negotiated a deal that gave me all I wanted and gave the other side nothing they truly wanted. It was over by 10:15 and I had never said a thing. When we parted ways outside the courthouse, my last words to her were, "Raise your rates." Experience isn't everything. Sometimes poise counts even more. Attorney Desiree Wilson has plenty of both. She defended me aggressively and with ruthless efficiency. She knew just what would occur--not only in court but at every stage--and she expertly shaped the narrative. I was not merely pleased with the outcome, I was awed by the performance. I believe that Attorney Wilson also handles appeals; however, if you bring her in at the start, when first accused, I am pretty sure you won't need to file one.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Foley & Wilson Law Firm
  • 2023 - Present
  • Owner
  • Desiree Wilson, Esq.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Assistant Appellate Counsel
  • Wyoming Office of the State Public Defender
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Owner
  • Wilson Law Office, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • Wyoming United States Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer
  • United States District Court
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Post & Schell, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen G. Baratta
  • Northampton County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine/Center for Bioethics
  • M.B.E.
  • 2008
  • University of Wyoming
  • B.S.
  • 2004
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marty Smith v. State of Wyoming
  • Conviction Reversed
  • State of Wyoming v. Jason John
  • Immunity from Prosecution Affirmed
  • Mills v. State
  • Conviction Reversed
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  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Wyoming Public Defender's Annual Conference
  • Fourth Amendment Traffic Stop Law
  • 2019
  • Wyoming Public Defender's Annual Conference
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 2019
  • Wyoming Public Defender's Annual Conference
  • Self-Defense Law
  • 2018
  • Annual Law Enforcement Training
  • Fourth Amendment Law and Evidence Training for Law Enforcement Officers
  • 2015
  • Annual Law Enforcement Training
  • Federal and Indian Country Jurisdiction Training
  • 2014
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
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"I endorse this lawyer. Desiree Wilson is a brilliant, diligent, and truly exceptional criminal defense lawyer. She has successfully argued many cases on appeal. Her legal writing skills are impeccable, as is her courtroom presence. I would hire her above anyone else if I were ever in need of representation."
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Cape Coral Criminal defense Lawyer Desiree Wilson
Desiree Wilson
Criminal defense Attorney
Cape Coral, FL
Licensed for 15 years