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David Wilson and Wilson Law Group
represent businesses, families, and individuals throughout the world in business, civil, criminal, family, employment,  and immigration law matters.  David opened his first law office in 1999 after working as a judicial law clerk and associate for two years.  David opened his office to provide clients with honest, sincere, and experienced representation.  Wilson Law Group has grown to integrate other practice areas so it can solve all of its clients’ legal concerns.  Wilson Law Group endeavors to provide dedicated, friendly, attentive, and thoughtful attorneys and staff to every clients case.  While our attorneys have worked for large firms, they have chosen to dedicate themselves to creating an environment that better serves every client and is far less intimidating.  


Wilson Law Group is unlike many firms its size - our ratio of attorneys to staff is two attorneys to one staff member.  Wilson Law Group understands that clients want to speak and meet with their attorneys, not staff.  Wilson Law Group also includes several different nationalities, languages, and academic backgrounds.  Wilson Law Group has no hierarchy because all attorneys are responsible for all cases and accountable to all clients. 


David is licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota, U.S. District Court of Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. David attended the University of St. Thomas and then graduated from the William Mitchell College of Law with cum laude honors. David served as the Executive Editor to the William Mitchell Law Review and subsequently served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Roland J. Faricy (ret.) in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
David is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. David served as the Chair of the Minnesota / Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in 2007 to 2008.  David also previously served as an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law where he co-taught immigration law. He also served an adjunct law professor for the William Mitchell College of Law, teaching Writing Research Advocacy and Presentation from 2003 to 2009, Appellate Advocacy, and William Mitchell College of Law's Immigration Law Clinic.  David is a frequent guest speaker on many legal topics in Minnesota and nationally. 

David is an attorney of record in many published and unpublished decisions before the federla courts, Minnesota appellate courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.  David litigates cases before the federal government, federal court system, and Minnesota courts.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    18 years
  2. Litigation: 5%
    18 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


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  • F. J. Capriotti III

    I strongly endorse Mr. Wilson. He is a well researched and well respected member of our association of Minnesota Immigration Lawyers (AILA - MN/DAK Chapter).


    F. Capriotti Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Wilson Law Group

3019 Minnehaha Avenue
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN, 55406

3019 Minnehaha Ave Ste 200
Minneapolis, MN, 55406



MNAuthorized to practice199707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Attorneys of the YearMinnesota Lawyer2015
2012 360 Communities Community Caring Award360 Communities2013
Volunteer Spotlight - November 2012Children's Law Center of Minnesota2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College of Law2003 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkState of Minnesota1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)N/A1998 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MN / Dakotas Chapter)EOIR Co-Lialson2015 - 2016
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)Chapter Chair2007 - 2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)Vice-Chair2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nguyen v. MukaseyN/A
Llapa-Sinchi v. MukaseyN/A
Pavlovich v. GonzalesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota CLEImmigration Practice Deskbook2015
William Mitchell Law ReviewComment: Kennedy v. Carlson1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Saint Thomas (St Paul, MN)Criminal Justice / Legal StudiesOther - Bachelors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Understanding Immigrant Youth in the Minnesota CourtsUnderstanding Immigrant Youth in the Minnesota Courts2015
Removal for Experts - Bond / Detention / HabeasBonds, Detention and Habeas Litigation Strategies2015
Removal for ExpertsCrimmigration Update2015
Removal for ExpertsI-751s in Removal Proceedings2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)Advocacy in the REAL (ID) World: I-9s and Other Common Pitfalls2014
2014 Upper Midwest AILA Immigration Law ConferenceClient Management from Day One: Intake and Beyond2014
2014 MN Fall Supervisors' ConferenceCharting the Court into the Unfriendly Waters of Immigration Law2014
2014 Fall ConferenceHow to Win a Game of Chicken at the Intersection of Immigration & Minnesota Law2014
WebinarSenate Immigration Bill S.744: Analysis of RPI, DREAM Act, Blue Card and Ag Visa2013
Criminal Justice 2012: Legal, Forensics and Ethics - Part IIntersection of Criminal and Immigration Law2012
Federal Bar Association luncheonThe Transformation of the Practice of Immigration Law Since 9/112011
AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference 2010Best practices before the immigration court2010