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I am a graduate of the Catholic University of America Law School in Washington D.C, and worked for the former INS (currently the Department of Homeland Security). I was a Attorney Adviser for the U.S. Department of Justice as well, and worked as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Immigration Judges.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 33%
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
  3. Immigration: 33%
  4. Unspecified: 1%

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  • Jacob Jan Sapochnick

    I have known David for the past 12 years as a fellow lawyer in the community and he was instrumental in the launch of my own law firm. From initial support with his deep knowledge of Immigration and criminal law, through practical advice of being a lawyer, he was always there when I needed him. He is one of the best legal writers I have known. His legal briefs are perfect and he is excellent in the court room. I often refer my complex cases to him to this day. But aside from being a great lawyer, he is a great human being first. He often helps the needy and is interested in many things outside the law. He is a true reflection what a great lawyer should be and I am honored to call him a friend and a fellow member of the Bar.


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  • Mackenzie Wilker Mackins

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about immigration law.


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Contact info

David Whalen, Esq.

105 N. Rose St
Suite 209
Escondido, CA, 92027


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
ReconocimientoMonterrey Tech, Mexico2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDavid Whalen, Attorney at Law2001 - Present
AttorneyExecutive Office For Immigration Review2000 - 2001
ResearcherU.S. Department Of State1999 - 2000
Law ClerkU.S. Deparment Of Justice1996 - 1999
Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego TribuneTPS for Victims of Tsunamis2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of DallasAmerican StudiesMA - Masters1997
Christendom CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995