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Wei-Hua Wang

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Thomas Wang

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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About Wei-Hua

Learn Wei-Hua’s areas of practice.

The Law Office of Thomas Wang is a solo law firm that focuses on criminal defense litigation. Attorney Thomas Wang is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Example of common services:

Domestic Violence
Theft Crimes
Narcotics Crimes
Probation Violations
Expungement Petitions
Reduction Petitions
Restraining Orders

王緯展律師事務所專精于刑法辯護。 以下是一些常見的案件以及服務:





Why Thomas?


Vertical Representation

Vertical representation is the method of representation in which a single lawyer works on your case, from beginning to end. Too often today, bigger law firms assign multiple lawyers to perform a variety of tasks. As such, you may find yourself working with a different lawyer each time your case progresses. While such "horizontal representation" is efficient, it is ill-suited for a criminal case. This is because criminal cases require a special level of trust, rapport, and familiarity between the lawyer and the client. Such a special relationship simply cannot be cultivated unless the lawyer worked with the client every step of the way. 

At The Law Office of Thomas Wang, Thomas believes in vertical representation. In fact, Thomas promises that he will personally handle every stage of your case. This way, you can be comfortable and confident that you are given the proper level of attention, care, and expertise. 

Reasonable and Transparent Fees

The two main concerns clients have against most lawyers' fees can be summarized as follows: 1) the fee is too high, and 2) some fees were unforeseeable. To address these concerns, Thomas offers the following:

Reasonable Fees

Simply put: Thomas will work with you on legal fees. At The Law Office of Thomas Wang, there are no such thing as standard fees. Instead, Thomas will listen to you problem, evaluate your case, and quote a reasonable fee based on the necessary services. Give Thomas a call, and see the difference for yourself.

Flat Fees

At The Law Office of Thomas Wang, Thomas will quote you a flat fee at the start of representation. This flat fee will cover all services relating to your case, except for trial and appeals. This way, you can take comfort in knowing that there will be no additional, "hidden" fees. If your case requires trial or appeal, Thomas will meet with you and forecast, to the best of his ability, the estimated fee for such additional services. This way, you will NEVER be surprised by a legal bill.








多數人對於律師收費有以下兩種疑慮:1) 費用過於高昂 2) 計費方式不透明。王緯展律師提供以下計費方式,讓您無後顧之憂。






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The Law Office of Thomas Wang
600 W. Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA, 92101


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  18 customer reviews
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Posted by AL | April 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Delivered When It Mattered
I was stopped for speeding and arrested for my 2nd DUI (LOW BAC) July 5th after nearly making it home from Dodger Stadium to San Juan Capistrano without incident. I had also began a new job 3 weeks prior to this arest and was sure I was doomed. Until I spoke to Thomas's (Wei-Hua) partner Ariel who decided I had some wiggle room from spending 60 days in jail. Though Ariel was my point of contact, the day of the trial Thomas Was there and handled my case in court with professionalism and care. I was in no position complain upon the Judges sentencing which allowed my to be back on the road within a month of the trial. These two make a great pair of litigators and I would hope if you find yourself in a similar situation you contact these two immediately to review your case. From Start to finish they gave me the impression that I had nothing to worry about but carrying on with my life. Can't thank them enough other then to STAY OUT OF TROUBLE
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Posted by Gustavo | February 22, 2018
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Professional and Caring Lawyer
Promptly answered my calls, my questions and worries. Highly knowledgeable and guided me through every single step, and kept it real the entire time.
Posted by Daniel | September 23, 2017
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Professional Team
Thomas and Ariel helped me through a DUI case (my first, and it will be my last). They are very knowledgeable and professional. Very fast to respond to questions, always available by phone or text. They helped more than they probably know. I would highly recommend this group for any case.
Posted by Tuan | June 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thomas Wang
After getting arrested for something I never thought I'd be arrested for, I was going to accept my fate and just fight the case myself. That was naive. Instead, my girlfriend recommended that I get a lawyer to hopefully keep this case off of my record. I was introduced to Mr. Wang through mutual friends, and he helped walk me through the whole process making it as easy as it could get. He managed to help clear my record with me having to do very little. I can not express how grateful I am to Thomas, he is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
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Thomas Wang is an amazing attorney. I reached out to the website regarding a DUI charge and his colleague Ariel got back to me same day. They started out by listing the various ways they could help me. They were very knowledgeable about the system, judges, and specific courtrooms and how they run. Highly recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
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Peace of mind
Mr. Wang was a huge blessing during a very rough patch in my life. He took care of the case and my emotions with his knowledge and compassion. I was able to ask him anything that crossed my mind and get an immediate answer through text. I felt secure knowing no matter what the outcome was that Mr. Wang was in my corner and would explain it all (Which is exactly what happened). I have nothing but respect for this man and the way he runs his practice.
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Posted by Jacob | May 18, 2017
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Highly Recommended!
Thomas is an excellent attorney that went above and beyond for me during a very challenging time in my life. Thomas is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and highly responsive. Thomas met with me several times before my court date and made sure we were both completely prepared. Thomas patiently addressed all of my concerns and questions throughout the entire process. Thanks to Thomas, my charges were ultimately dismissed. I highly recommend Thomas!
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
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Great work
Well Thomas Wang was definitely a huge help in my situation. Everything was explained in detail, all questions I had were answered, and made me feel very comfortable with trusting him with my case. All information was relayed to my attention in a timely manner. I had completely no issues working with Thomas.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thomas Wang is very knowledgeable and his expertise is outstanding, i was charged with a 2cd offense DUI(BAC 0.19) with a hit and run. I did not think i was going to get out of this mess but Mr. Wang was on the case and by the end of my case, he was able to get my hit and run dropped and kept me from going to jail for a long time which i am extremely happy about. you can always get a hold of him and if he misses your call by any chance, he will get back to you in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney
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Posted by Oscar | April 3, 2017
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Expert Representation
Mr. Wang was able to guide me though this difficult time in my life with expert care and professionalism. I am truly grateful to have had the disposition I received. The process was explained to me step by step with Mr. Wang guiding me the whole time. He was readily available when I had important questions and I would recommend his practice to anyone requiring his assistance. I can't thank him enough.
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Posted by carlhua | March 24, 2017
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Above and Beyond
Thomas (Wei-Hua) Wang is knowledgeable and responsible. Unlike conventional big time lawyers, Thomas always responded to me within hours when I had questions. He truly cared for the outcome of my case. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jonathan | March 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Wang was outstanding! He is knowledgeable and will guide you through the whole process, along with answering any questions one may have. I would recommend giving him a call if you find yourself in need of an attorney.
Posted by Jaimee | March 1, 2017
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Thomas was great! He followed up with me when needed and let me know exactly what information he needed me to collect in order to help my case. He explained everything thoroughly and answered any questions I had. I was reassured all the time. He was able to get my case dismissed, it was a relief!
Posted by Victor | February 28, 2017
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Mr. Wang is very professional and very knowledgeable with the laws. Highly recommended his services.
Back in November I hired the services of attorney Wang. From our initial consultation I knew I had made the right choice. Mr. Wang made me feel confident and comfortable that we would win my case. Mr. Wang is very knowledgeable with the laws pertaining to temporary restraining orders. Mr. Wang handled himself very professional and at the end had my case dropped without any further issues. I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Lei | April 24, 2016
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Talented Wei-Hua Wang(Thomas)
I found Thomas Wang for DUI. After he attended court trial for me, judge agreed to dismiss my case, if I perform three times of volunteer in 6 months! Also, he is really easygoing. He took care my anxiety by explaining every situation patiently. Well, now I am over satisfied with my result. Thank you Thomas!!
Posted by Jack | July 7, 2015
God's help through the hands of an attorney. Who would have guessed?
Mr. Wang listened to every word I had to say and then he started to anticipate my next question. Mr. Wang knew how terrified I am of courts, especially deputies or others in uniform. The penalty was very much in my favor due to Mr. Wang. I do and will recommend this gifted and talented man.
Posted by Natalie | April 19, 2015
Wonderful Experience
I called Thomas the night before my family members arraignment. He answered immediately and answered all of my questions thoroughly and explained the entire procedure from arraignment to trial. My family thought my family member/defendant was without a doubt going to do jail time because of his prior criminal record. He was arrested for a felony and 2 misdemeanors. Thomas got him out of jail the next day with summary probation only! I'm so grateful we hired Thomas. He did everything you'd expect from a skilled lawyer and more! He even called me after his services to my family member ended to check on him and his progress and follow up on any unanswered questions. He was wonderful and did an amazing job for us! I have recommended him to everyone I know and will definitely hire him in any time of need!
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Posted by Rose | March 27, 2015
This attorney was very professional
I got myself into a difficult situation and needed good legal advice. Ms. Wang gave me excellent advice which helped to resolve my issue promptly.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Pro bono 20 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Criminal Attorneys of Orange County
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Thomas Wang
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Division Law Clerk
  • Chula Vista Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • San Diego County Office of the Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2014
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  • California Western SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • People v. KC
  • Pleads to a misdemeanor, credit for time served and released same day.
  • People v. JL
  • Infraction with fines and 40 hours of volunteer work. No custody, no probation, no record.
  • People v. VS
  • Not guilty verdict at trial for both counts. Guilty only of lesser included charge of assault. No custody, only 8 hours of classes and volunteer work.
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  • San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • CWSL Law Review/International Law Journal
  • Associate Writer
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star 2018
  • Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Ten Best Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Honors Society
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2014
  • Higgs, Fletcher & Mack Diversity Scholarship
  • Higgs, Fletcher & Mack
  • 2013
  • George S. Lee Scholarship
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Second Place - Gafford Full Trial Competition
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2013
  • Distinguished Advocate (3)
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2012
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  • Wechat
  • DUI but not even drunk? Understanding California's DUI scheme
  • 2017
  • Wechinese magazine
  • Criminal v. Civil Law?
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • University of San Diego
  • Criminal Law and the Jury Trial
  • 2016
  • SDSU-XiaMen University program on Criminal Justice
  • How to Conduct an Effective Cross Examination
  • 2016
  • UCSD CSSA Presentation
  • Self-protection in police encounters
  • 2015
  • SDSU Legal Seminar
  • Common Criminal Law Issues for Students
  • 2015
  • Mars Meeting Center
  • The basics of criminal law
  • 2015
  • Legal clinic for teen moms
  • Self-protection in police encounters
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (19)
Endorse Wei-Hua
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wei-Hua Wang, or Thomas Wang as I know him, is an outstanding attorney. His hard work ethic is second to none. These are super attributes but what really stands out in Thomas is his fighting spirit. This man is a fighter who does not give up when he believes his legal cause is right, based on the law. Because of his intelligent, laser like concentration coupled with tenacity that won’t quit, I wholeheartedly endorse Thomas Wang."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wang is a passionate and dedicated criminal defense attorney. I have had the pleasure of seeing him in action in court and his commitment to his clients is unparalleled. If you are considering him for your criminal case, rest assured that you are in excellent hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas is is skilled trial lawyer, with experience, knowledge and passion. He is a fighter, problem–solver and looks for opportunity within the problem. He is well liked and trusted by all, including Judges, prosecutors and his clients! He is a force to be reckoned with at every level!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He takes time to provide great insight to the AVVO community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Friend
"Thomas is a very caring and experience attorney. He always represents his clients zealously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Wang not only as a highly-intelligent criminal defense attorney, but also for his hands-on personable approach with his clients. Whenever I see Mr. Wang speaking with his clients, he always seems to have a calming effect. In court, I have personally witnessed Mr. Wang achieve fantastic results as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wang always brings a strong case on behalf of his clients. He is very knowledgeable in the law and it is clear he has a passion for the field. As a fellow attorney, I highly respect and recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wei-Hua Wang aka Thomas Wang is an amazing criminal defense attorney. One aspect of a good criminal defense attorney is having good relations with prosecutors. Thomas has great relations with prosecutors in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. He's able to leverage those relations to get his client the best deal possible. However, he is also not afraid to take matters to trial. His trial skills are unmatched. Definitely recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wang is an intelligent and hard working attorney who clearly displays a passion for his practice of law. I myself have referred people to Mr. Wang for criminal defense matters, as that is not an area in which I practice. I am confident when referring potential clients to Mr. Wang because I know that he will zealously represent them while remaining ethically sound."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Thomas is a passionate advocate for his clients. He is also friendly and approachable to them and willing to take the time to discuss issues with them. I highly recommend him to my clients with legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Thomas Wang is a tremendous attorney. I have yet to meet any other attorney who possess the same legal acumen as Attorney Wang does. He is quick on his feet, fierce in court, and compassionate to his clients. What a combo that is! Any client would be well-served with Attorney Wang. I have no reservations in endorsing Attorney Wang."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas Wang is a very knowledgeable, hard-working attorney in the community. Very compassionate. Without a doubt - I endorse him to anyone seeking criminal defense representation!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thomas for all criminal defense matters."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wang is an incredibly intelligent and hard working individual. He is very knowledgeable in the law and has a great passion for the work he does. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas is one of the hardest working attorneys i've ever met. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly knowledgeable and compassionate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer who is an energetic lawyer with prior experience in the Public Defenders office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wang is an exceptional attorney. He is smart and dedicated, and any criminal defendant would be lucky to have Mr. Wang as their lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Thomas since our days at law school. He is a first-rate defense attorney with a strong passion for protecting his clients. His enthusiasm for criminal defense work is strong and he gives the same total dedication to every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Thomas Wang is an exceptional young lawyer. He cares deeply about each of his clients, and has the intelligence to investigate their cases and represent them in Court."
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San Diego DUI and DWI Lawyer Wei-Hua Wang
Wei-Hua Wang
DUI and DWI Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 8 years
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