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David Lee Wilson

Immigration Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1997
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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. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court of Minnesota, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 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.


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Wilson Law Group
3019 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
Wilson Law Group
2420 17th Street
3rd Floor
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Client's Choice 2023
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Posted by Sara | September 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Wilson Law Group is the best!
Words cannot express how grateful we are for David Wilson and his team! Our son's immigration process was long and difficult at times. We could always count on WLG for a quick response and honest answer when we needed one. I highly recommend WLG!
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration and Citizenship
Working with David Lee Wilson (Immigration Attorney) was great experience regarding my Green card and citizenship process. I visited many attorney but every one asking about the money David and his team are very professional, and flexible. when ever i had any question they reply quick they are very supportive and responsive and do their work with honesty. before applying for my Greencard and citizenship i felt scared that my application will be approved or not but David was confident this lawyer made the process extremely easy, quick and fast process. I am so excited he make my life easy and now i got my citizenship approved. He built trust with me and i valued the advise given which solved the case. Overall i am so excited with the hiring and would gladly hire again and would recommend to my friend and family.
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Posted by Jane | August 23, 2023
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David help me to won my citizenship case. Without immigration attorney, my case was denied by first time because I have criminal record. My second time applying for citizenship, I decided to have David to be my immigration attorney. He and his team help me to won my case. I am so appreciate David’s help. He is very professional, do things very faster. He changed my life, make my life turns better.
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Posted by Ahou | August 2, 2023
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David Wilson's Exemplary Legal Support
I am beyond grateful to have had the privilege of working with David Wilson on my green card application. His exceptional legal expertise and unwavering dedication resulted in a remarkably smooth and fast process, exceeding all expectations. From the outset, David's professionalism and genuine concern for his clients were evident. He took the time to understand my specific circumstances, patiently addressing any concerns or doubts I had. His knowledge of immigration law is unparalleled, and he crafted a strategic plan that streamlined the entire application process. David's promptness in handling my case was astounding. He demonstrated unparalleled efficiency in preparing and submitting the required documents, which played a pivotal role in expediting the green card approval. I was thrilled to receive my green card in such a short period, and I owe it all to David's relentless efforts. Throughout the process, David made sure to keep me informed at every step. He provided regular updates and was readily available to answer any questions or concerns I had. I always felt supported and reassured by his commitment to my case. I must also acknowledge David's firm belief in keeping families together. His dedication to this cause shone through in every interaction I had with him and his team. I am deeply touched by the profound impact he has on the lives of countless families, including mine. I cannot thank David Wilson enough for his exceptional service and the positive impact he's had on my life. If you're looking for an attorney who delivers results and genuinely cares for his clients, look no further. David's outstanding legal prowess and dedication are second to none. Thank you David for everything you've done. Your efforts have made a significant difference, and I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Nicolle Arias | July 30, 2023
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Lawyer David is an angel of justice
It is very difficult to find a good lawyer since all they want is money but this person really is an angel come down from heaven to protect humanity from so many injustices ….. David's Wilson lawyer is an angel in a human body definitely a being with a lot of knowledge and a big heart to help people especially immigrants , he is an American sweetheart with deep roots in ethics and values ​​, he is a great human being a great professional this person helped me not only get a life in this country but also love myself and pursue my dreams empower myself as a woman and never let anyone hurts my human rights. He help me to bring my sister from Colombia , David is truly spectacular Human being.
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Posted by Hayley | February 3, 2021
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Patience and understanding
I've had a very positive experience with David Wilson and legal assistant Ashley Patyk. Our case was significantly delayed due to the pandemic, but David and team were still available throughout the process, helped to advocate for my needs, and responded in a timely manner to my many questions. They offered great assurance to me in a process that is very opaque and hard to understand. I am very glad that I chose David.
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Posted by Gary | September 20, 2020
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Adjusting My Review from 1 Start to 5 Stars
I left an over zealous negative review of Mr Wilson yesterday out of frustration, I over reacted after spending a couple of hours with my friend who is frightened about is immigration status. For that I am apologizing to Mr. Wilson. The channels of communication are open and Mr Wilson has gone out his way today to rectify any misunderstandings. My first review should have been handled with a personal conversation with Mr. Wilson before leaving an uneducated review out of anger.
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Posted by Nancy | April 8, 2020
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Do not hesitate to hire David Wilson!
We hired David to handle my husband's immigration case, which also required consulting on a criminal matter with our criminal attorney. David restored hope in a situation we feared was a lost cause. When we first explained my husband's complicated situation to David, he was intrigued and immediately identified the ONE simple piece of evidence that was irrefutable and that would ultimately prove to be the key component to securing his green card. Although the process with USCIS is long and arduous, you could not have a better attorney representing you than David Wilson. He is simply the BEST.
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Posted by Miriam | October 5, 2019
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The best of the best of immigration lawyers
David Wilson is a lawyer that knows his job he is excellent at what he does and he does it very well. He is dedicated to his clients and passionate to his work. David will handle your case professionally and will do to the best of his ability to make sure you succeed in your case. I hired David over 2 years ago on my immigration case that was a bit complicated which I had previously hired a different lawyer costing me a lot of money he took over and he exactly knew what to do and what I needed to do all I did is follow his lead after providing him with the materials that he needed. The case went very well from the time he took over all the way to the end and now I am a happy permanent resident. I can recommend David to anyone with an easy or complex case he does not give false promises he is very reasonable with his pricing compared to most lawyers in town and surroundings with the initial free consultation. Be assured that David will work with you to the end of your case and it will have a great successful outcome.
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Posted by Frederick | September 3, 2019
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Few months ago, my wife and I were faced with Intent to deniel by immigration. We were confused and did know what to do. A friend of mine told me about Attorney David Wilson. Appointment was set up. We met Attorney David Wilson and hired him to help us. Attorney Wilson assured us that with his experienced for over 21years, we were in the right place at the right time. The paper work were send in to immigration. Few Weeks later, I visited the immigration status check website and saw"your case has been denied ." I contacted Attorney David Wilson. He assured my wife and I again that he was going to engage the process. Weeks later, my status changed to " your case has been reopened for reconsideration. " A follow up was received that my I-130 application was approved. August 22, 2019 my status check changed to " New card is being produced. " August 29, 2019, I received a letter "WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ." August 30, 2019, GREEN CARD was received. If you are thinking about good representation for your immigration situation, I hereby recommend you to THE WILSON LAW FIRM. They will get the job done, no matter how difficult you will think the situation is. David Lee Wilson is the right Attorney for you. You are just a phone call away to your success. I will forever remain grateful to the David Wilson and the Wilson Law firm group.
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Posted by Keren | August 8, 2019
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Jorge and Keren
About a month ago my 10-year-old daughter and husband both became U.S Citizens. Just this week I had the same privilege of become a U.S. Citizen myself. Getting here took years of steps, including becoming permanent residents. We could not have done this without David. We live in North Carolina, but not once did we doubt that David from Minnesota was the immigration lawyer best to take our case. He is incredibly professional, and knowledgeable. Through all of this process David walked us every step of the way. He always answered every concern we had and made us feel that we were in good hands. I have recommended to many of my family members to go with David. Now they also have successful immigration stories because of David and his team. We were blessed to have had such a great experience with Wilson Law Group. We could never thank David and his team enough for everything they have done for our family. Thanks to him we are now together starting a new chapter in our lives. From our experience and from the years of knowing David as our immigration lawyer my husband and I can say; without a doubt he is the best immigration lawyer. If we had to do it all over again, we would not hesitate in trusting him with our case. Once again thank you for everything! God bless.
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Posted by Jill | July 16, 2019
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From Fiancé Visa to Citizenship
David Wilson helped my now husband immigrate to the USA so we could finally be together and no longer seperated by an ocean. He helped us through Fiancé Visa all the way to Citizenship!!! Very reasonable price for spectacular service and great care of our case. I strongly recommend him for anyone needing help on a immigration journey.
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Posted by Fatou | June 27, 2019
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Knowledgeable, reasonable in costs and humanely as possible. David helped with all of our immigration issues
Posted by JP | February 23, 2019
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Proud to be an American
I am (finally) an American Citizen – and I have David and his team to thank for making it happen. I had already lost hope to become Naturalized citizen but with his guidance and help this became reality. I would highly recommend David and his firm as your legal representatives on any and all immigration matters. He is bar none the best immigration attorney in Minnesota. Thank you again, David and your team, for all of your help. I am proud to be a newly minted American.
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Posted by Nidena | December 28, 2018
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Thank You
I just to give a big thank you to Mr. David Wilson we had being struggling with our immigration case for about 5 years we had lost hope. But with Mr. David’s dedication and patience in our case my husband was able to get his green card this year. We are really thankful for him never giving up in our case and a thank you to his assistant to Lee Anne.
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Posted by Vanita | November 26, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
How do I start, first I must say a sincere thank you to David. You and your team have worked tremendously and for that I highly appreciated. We have been through all trials and tribulations... such a great lawyer not to mention marvelous experience. My family and I have suffered and to have you by over side was a blessing. Always there to answer whatever is bothering you. I’m forever grateful to you and your team,who work constantly to make my case a success. Having David by your side you can feel at ease that there will be a silver lining at the end of the tunnel. Thank you David.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
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Excellent and Great Attorney Committed to Help and See Matters to the Very End !!!
Prior to choosing an immigration lawyer, I did a lot of research on the internet and immigration blogs, reading people’s opinions and problems they were having with some immigration lawyers. During my research, I found a great reviews about David, Wilson Law Group. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney or did extra research. I approached David. He handled my case in a professional, honest manner, stayed in touch and is a very knowledgeable attorney, which is very important as immigration laws are constantly changing. I trust David as I would myself. David is committed to help and see matters to the very end. I greatly appreciate his hard work and high level of professionalism. David is such a great attorney that I highly recommend to anyone who needs assistance with immigration cases.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
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Excellent and Great attorney
David is a great attorney that I will recommend to anyone who needs assistance with immigration and other areas including family law, criminal and more. David helped me with family law as well with immigration law and both experiences were great with a positive outcome. Client satisfaction is a number one priority for David and he will go above and beyond to make sure the client is satisfied and get the result he or she needs. Such behavior is great in comparison to others who are just interested in the financial aspect of the services that they will provide. David is not the kind of attorney and I will strongly suggest you to retain him as your attorney and I guarantee you that the outcome will be positive. Below example is my personal experience I had with David and that shows you how great he is. I had a prior case with another attorney on a situation I was in back then and he suggested me to plead guilty on a specific part of the law by ensuring me it will not affect my immigration status. As a novice to the law and first offense, I accepted because I trust him. When I was ready to do my citizenship, I reached out to David as an immigration attorney. I explained the situation to him that I was convicted and showed him the plea agreement. Immediately, David pointed out to me that my attorney back then should not advise me that plea agreement because it will indeed affect my immigration status and it is a ground for deportation. I was scarred but David reinsured me that everything will be fine and he will work hard on my case and he actually did. The arguments back and forth between David and the government are a proof of how concerned he is about his clients welfare and at the end I was granted a citizenship. David is a fighter and a great attorney to have on your side. Wilson Law Group is a place to go if you need an honest and trustworthy attorney. Thanks, DB
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2017
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I didn't think I would hear anything until Monday morning. Then noticed I received an email from him at 8:30 Sat night.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personable and quick responder
I would recommend Dave as he goes above and beyond where other attorneys fold to the almighty dollar.
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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • State of Minnesota
  • 1997 - 1998


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1997
  • University of Saint Thomas
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Bonilla v. Johnson et al
  • Judgment Granted.
  • Ortiz v. Lynch, 796 F.3d 932 (8th Cir. 2015)
  • Petition granted
  • Mauti v. State, 2015 WL 303682 (Minn. Ct. App.)
  • Appeal dismissed.
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  • AILA Minnesota / Dakotas Chapter
  • EOIR Liasion
  • 2017 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (MN / Dakotas Chapter)
  • EOIR Co-Lialson
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)
  • Chapter Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Attorneys of the Year
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2015
  • 2012 360 Communities Community Caring Award
  • 360 Communities
  • 2013
  • Volunteer Spotlight - November 2012
  • Children's Law Center of Minnesota
  • 2012


  • MSBA Immigration Deskbook - 2018
  • Immigration Deskbook - 2018
  • 2018
  • William Mitchell Law Review
  • Comment: Kennedy v. Carlson
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • AILA MN / Dakotas Continuing Legal Education
  • Executive Orders! What Now....
  • 2017
  • 2016 AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference
  • Presenting Medical Evidence
  • 2016
  • Understanding Immigrant Youth in the Minnesota Courts
  • Understanding Immigrant Youth in the Minnesota Courts
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Minnesota/Dakotas chapter)
  • Advocacy in the REAL (ID) World: I-9s and Other Common Pitfalls
  • 2014
  • 2014 Fall Conference
  • How to Win a Game of Chicken at the Intersection of Immigration & Minnesota Law
  • 2014
  • Criminal Justice 2012: Legal, Forensics and Ethics - Part I
  • Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law
  • 2012
  • Federal Bar Association luncheon
  • The Transformation of the Practice of Immigration Law Since 9/11
  • 2011
  • AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference 2010
  • Best practices before the immigration court
  • 2010
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Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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)."
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