Skilled, effective, and passionate criminal defense.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2016|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top Lawyer, Coachella Valley||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2015|
|Top Lawyer, Coachella Valley||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyer, Criminal Defense||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2013|
|Numerous "Golden Spike" Awards for "Not Guilty" jury verdicts||Riverside County Public Defender||2008|
|AmJur - Civil Practicum||University Of San Diego||2003|
|Dean's Distinguished Service Award||University of San Diego Law School Dean||2003|
|Partner||Wilkerson & Mulligan||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Forest Wilkerson||2013 - 2014|
|Deputy Public Defender||Law Office of the Public Defender||2006 - 2013|
|Research and Writing Attorney||Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia||2004 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Distinguished Counsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2012 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|People v. Torrez||dismissal|
|People v. Carter||probation|
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|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Franklin University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
Posted by Thomas
The first time I met Forest Wilkerson at the offices of Wilkerson & Mulligan, her sheer energy and focus convinced me I had a good chance to do well with my case if I hired her. She and her Firm worked hard for me from the first day. The communication level was A+- which brought the stress level way down. The negotiation process with the DA took months. It included some plea deals, but with the information her Firm put together from in person interviews with those involved in the case, she felt there could be a better outcome. She made it happen. I was not surprised to hear the words, "Your case has been dismissed." Thanks to Forest and her team at Wilkerson & Mulligan.
Posted by anonymous
Forest and Josh did an awesome job on my case. They went above and beyond what my previous lawyer had done and saved my career. They were always available by phone. They were courteous and paid attention to the details of my case before and after my case was resolved. They were and are nice and ethical individuals and I thank them for that.
Rejeanne Eyre, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Don't let her pretty exterior fool you. If you don't hire Forest, you probably look good in orange. Forest is a force to be reckoned with, inside the court room and out. She is a legal eagle and will research the "you know what" out of every legal case and statute until she has the answer. If your case goes to court, it's sure to be a good time, because Forest will destroy her opponent and have them crying for their mama. Her cross-examination skills are top-notch and she knows no fear. Honestly, I wouldn't hire anyone else and I refer all my clients to her.
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