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David Mark Wallin

Criminal defense Attorney at Palmdale, CA

4.8   22 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
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For more than 28 years, David M. Wallin has dedicated his legal career to helping everyday people, everyday, to get the best possible legal defense. His firm has handled 100's of criminal cases involving drug crimes, DUI, theft crimes, child molestation accusations, Murder, Robbery and many other criminal charges. Mr. Wallin is a former Deputy District Attorney and a Certified Criminal Law Specialist. So when facing these types of charges, you can be confident knowing you have a compassionate and committed team of attorneys representing you in the court room.  Our firm has handled in excess of 12,000 cases. If you have been charged or arrested, please do not waste another minute. Contact one of our criminal defense lawyers at the firm, and learn more about how he can protect you and your rights.

I have also been a professor at Chapman University for about 4 years, teaching several different classes in Criminal Justice. I also have been a guest lecturer at the Antelope Valley Junior College for about 7 years, lecturing at several different criminal law classes, several times each year. My office has mentored dozens of students from local high schools through out my 25 years in practice. It has been my pleasure to allow bright, motivated students to learn the nuts and bolts of what a real criminal defense firm does for their clients, each and very day. Many of those students have reported back to us that, now that they have worked with a real criminal defense firm, and they had the opportunity to see what really goes on in this world of criminal law, that they now want to be a criminal defense attorney. I am proud to have given these fine young students a direction and a goal that they can be proud of......Sincerely.....David Wallin


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Law Offices of David M. Wallin
41319 12th Street West
Suite 101
Palmdale, CA, 93551
Law Offices of David M. Wallin
23300 Cinema Drive
Suite 2910
Valencia, CA, 91355
Law Offices of David Wallin
15437 Anacapa Road, Suite # 11
Victorville, CA, 92392
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4.8 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Phil | May 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Experienced Attorney
I hired Mr. Wallin to handle a very important matter. He came highly recommended and the recommendation was correct! He has over 30 years in practice, including time as a prosecuting attorney. All the DA's and judges know him and respect him. That is just who you want reprenting you. He was thoroughly prepared, had spoken to the DA in advance and my case took all of ten minutes for the judge to follow the recommendation of the DA and find in my favor. Mr. Wallin is very personable and knowledgeable. Just what you want in an attorney!
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Response from David Wallin May 31, 2023
Thank you for all your kind words. We , at The Law Offices Of David Wallin, wake up every morning, hoping to get the best results for our clients. We have hard working attorneys, like Jonathan Yung , that make helping people, a joy. We are glad we could help you, in your time of need. Blessings. David Wallin
Posted by kelly | April 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for saving my life
David and Jennifer were great they handle my case with the utmost sincerity. they were able to get my case rejected and were always available to answer my questions. I highly recommend David Wallin to any one needing his legal services. Thank you David and Thank you Jennifer!
Posted by Brenda | April 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Listener
After talking to numerous lawyers, I hired Mr. Wallin to represent my son. I am so glad that I did. He thoroughly listened to our case and understand our difficult position. He was up front and honest about the possibilities we faced. I am happy to say that his firm and Alfred G. were successful in getting 2 charges dismissed and the 3rd one reduced. I worked with Jenni the paralegal who was also very professional and kind. Both Jenni and Alfred always promptly returned emails and phone calls and helped us through this trying time. Kudos to Mr. Wallin office - I cannot thank you enough!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Experience. Diligent. Professional
Life may not always go as planned, and sometimes family members can end up in a hard spot. Cops aren’t always trained to deal with a mental health crisis, which can lead to arrest and charges. I and my family were so glad we took the time to speak with Mr. Wallin. His experience radiated through as he articulated the process and kept all parties in the loop. His intimate experience as Deputy District Attorney was demonstrated as he navigated the case while staying professional regardless of hurdles. Not only is he a professional, but his staff is professional and knowledgable too. Each office member we spoke with was timely and always followed back up. Taking care to explain again, or going above and beyond to speak to other parties. The law office took a detailed and diligent approach gathering statements, character letters, and other supplemental documents to argue for a strong dismissal, which the case was rejected. We can not recommend the Law Office of David Wallin enough. Law is complicated with a lot of intricate parts, Mr. Walling and his staff take their decades of experience and passion for clients to a higher level than the Antelope Valley usually gets. Don’t settle for less. Go for the best. Go for Wallin an experienced diligent professional.
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Posted by Chelsey | September 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
From 9 years to 0 prison time in 4 months
I was initially facing 3 felonies out of the AV Courthouse back in December 2017. I hired a lawyer out of Long Beach, not understanding at the time that it's really important to get a local attorney who knows the AV Courthouse. I hired The Law Offices of David Wallin after bailing out and having a terrible experience with my first private attorney. As soon as I walked into Dave's office, I felt at peace and I really gave the office all of my trust, I had a lot to lose and they empathized with that. It saddens me to see that some people feel as though their case wasn't handled appropriately because I couldn't have asked for more. Over a four month period, Dave Wallin's office managed to get my 3 felony charges down to 1 misdemeanor and I avoided a lengthy prison sentence.
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Posted by L,K & L | May 21, 2015
Thank You All.
We were very pleased with how Mr. Wallin and Ms. Day & staff handled our case. Everyone at the firm were very pleasant and polite to us.
Response from David Wallin May 22, 2015
Thank you for your review...My office is very pleased that we were able to get the DA to NOT file the charges that your son was arrested for. We always strive to do our very best, and I'm very happy that your son's future is secure, due to the NON-FILING of ANY criminal charges, against your son. Thank you very much for the opportunity to serve your family...... David Wallin and Staff
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Posted by Jennifer | May 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very helpful
Attorney Wallin was very helpful. He even went to the courthouse to find out what charges my friend Is facing, which helped us figure out which direction to take.
Response from David Wallin September 1, 2015
I love helping people, whenever I can, so I am very happy to hear that our actions assisted you and your friend. May God Bless you in the future...Dave
Posted by sherry | April 29, 2015
I am a client of David Wallin Law firm and working with his associate Attorney Andrew Tan & Paralegal Lorraine Alva
When I first came to this Law Firm David Wallin was my first contact and he took the time need to consult with me and under the circumstanses I was an emotional wreck, David was very patient and understanding he took the time I needed to explain everything to me regarding my charges and my defense. David Wallin has an Excellant Law Firm and his Staff of Attorneys and Paralegals are Top Notch! I knew I found the right place as soon as I saw Elvis :) Really I had a terrible experience the previous day consulting with another attorney who had no knowlege and gave me conflicting information so I kept looking and found Wallin Law Firm and I can say without a doubpt they are the Best in the antelope Valley!! I also attached my review of Wallin Law Firms Attorney Andrew Tan and his Paralegal Lorraine Alva, I am currently working with them both and have no complaints! ....................................Here is my review of his staff......................................... Andrew Tan is my criminal defense attorney @ Wallin Law in Palmdale Ca Posted by Sherry S., April 28th, 2015 20:21FlagOverall rating Excellent•I recommend Andrew Tan. I am currently being represented by Andrew Tan at Wallin Law Firm. I have complete confidence and trust in Andrew, I know he is doing everything posable to defend me, he is very knowledgable working with the DA and the Legal system. I know that whatever he does it is always for my bennifit, I can always expect a call or and email back anytime I have a question, he will always be patient and explain everything so it's very clear. I would highly recommend Andrew Tan for ypur criminal deference, I know I will be back soon to let everyone know that my criminal case against me will be either dropped or I will be found not guilty of the charges against me due to Andrew Tan's expertise! I also need to mention Andrew's Paralegal Lorraine Alva, she has been a true Blessing to me during this most difficult time in my life, she is truly compassionate and she genuinely cares. This special touch makes all the diffrence when dealing with the legal system. Andrew may be busy working on you defense, I know Lorraine will always be available for my calls or emails. Lorraine is very professional and you can be sure she will follow through and get the answers you need & that she will always follow up to let me know that she did forward my message to Andrew and that he would get back to me soon. Andrew Tan and Lorraine Alva work very well together to give their clients the total package for the best legal defense. I would absolutely recommend them for your criminal defense at Wallin Law Firm in the Antelope Valley, California
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Response from David Wallin August 11, 2015
I want to personally thank you for your kind words, expressing your interaction with me and those on the team, to help you in this vey difficult situation. We wake up every morning, with 1 goal in mind...." TO GET THE BEST RESULT POSSIBLE." We are Blessed to be here to fight for every day people, every day...and we have doing that for over 24 years....and we love our job. Thanks again..........David Wallin
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Look no further!
I came to Mr.Wallins with a false accusation against me.They kept me informed and ready for what may come. I'm happy to say that his team was able to stop it from going further and I can continue on with my life.I know they did everything in their power to make sure the lies of others didn't ruin my life. Even in a time where I felt I couldn't trust anybody anymore I felt safe with my case in the hands of his team.I highly recommend them to anybody. Thank you.
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Response from David Wallin August 11, 2015
I love getting charges NOT FILED, whenever possible. Your words are heart-warming, and validate what we do here every day. And, like in your case, when someone calls us early enough, we may be able to get someone else's charges not filed. So thank you very much, and we are proud to be able to fight for our clients every day. David Wallin
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Posted by Michael | April 22, 2015
Great team, Great people, GREAT Lawyer
David and his team are top notch in their field. David took our phone calls when there was an emergency and Paralegal Michelle Day facilitated our needs and was extraodinarily knowledgable and beyond helpful. With great ease and commitment i highly recommend David and his pitbull team!
Response from David Wallin August 11, 2015
We, at the Law Offices of David Wallin, were born to fight....for our clients.....And we know we are up against the DA's office and the Sheriff's Department....2 multi-million dollar organizations, that have everything they need, at their disposal, to impact any life in their cross-hairs....So we know we HAVE TO FIGHT VERY HARD to obtain the best result for our clients....We are proud to be here, to help people in a hard situation, to make their future brighter, because we helped them, and were here to do 1 thing...." TO DO OUR JOB." Too many law firms don't understand hard work.......WE DO.... Thanks again.......... David Wallin
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2015
I came to Mr Wallin all apprehensive after my abusive evil ex spouse lied to the cops when I was not even home and lied saying that I scratch him and made domestic violence allegations. I am a health care worker I help people not hurt people, Mr Wallin help prove that to the DA and my case was rejected and I was not charge with any criminal stuff ,that saved my career and license. Loraine his paralegal was an angel, compassionate and full of empathy. Mr Wallin and his staff are the best in AV. I would always recommend him always.
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Posted by Dave | January 26, 2015
Great service
David m. Wallin was very helpful. Is office was warm and inviting his staff was very knowable of the courts and laws. I was very scared I never been arrested before. But He took my case . He assisted me by using my personal experience and background information.To get my case dismissed. I didn't even have to go to court. He was on the case the minute I the office. Within two weeks he got my case dropped. I was so impressed and would recommend him to everyone. This was a bad situation but now its much better Thank you I would use his service again and recommend to everyone I know.
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Posted by Kevin | July 27, 2014
Thank you Mr.Wallin and staff
I hired David Wallin and his Law firm after speaking with several other Law firms about my case. Mr. Wallin kept me calm and feeling comfortable with his knowledge during our initial 30 minute phone call. I never felt rushed or as if he had something more important than my situation at that time. During the extent of my case I had full access to Mr.Wallin, Mr.Tan, Paralegals and the staff, each and every time I called. When facing serious legal issues it was such a relief to have a Law firm pay such personal attention to me and help me through the process. A personal thank you to Mr.Wallin and his staff for for getting me through the roughest part of my life with a positive outcome. I could not have gotten through this without The Law offices of David M Wallin and I highly recommend their professionalism, knowledge and personal touch.
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Posted by Justin | July 27, 2014
Mr. Wallin helped me
Mr. Wallin was extremely helpful and supportive during a trying time for me and my family. We reached out to him immediately and felt completely reassured about the legal process we were about to undergo. Mr. Wallin called often and we felt more confident than with our previous lawyers, who neither called or maintained contact with us after hiring them. Mr. Wallin's quick action and knowledge of the law led to a positive outcome for me. Mr. Wallin helped vindicate me and achieve justice.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Great Attorney. Very Knowledgeable , I felt very comfortable with David. He was very informative with me in all parts of litigation and I felt very confident with him at all times.
Posted by Devon | December 5, 2013
Great Lawyer
I was unsure that my case was even worth spending money on a lawyer since I thought I was definitely going to jail, but after a few hearings I had no jail time and put on probation with hardly any fines, this is a great team of lawyers.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2012
Great lawyer, great staff.... I can feel the sincerity in him.
I called his office for a legal advise regarding my matter. Atty Wallin gave me a call himself and gave me reasonable advise which I intend to follow. He's straightforward, and, like I mentioned earlier, I felt his sincerity in helping me, even if It was just a free consultation. He gave me advise on which is best for me to avoid more problems so I do not need to hire him. NOW THAT'S SAYING A LOT ABOUT HIS CHARACTER!!! And his staff is also very accommodating and nice. Made you feel comfortable right away. Thank you Atty Wallin... Godspeed and may you help many more people.
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Posted by Andre | May 8, 2012
Thank you Dave
From the momoment I spoke to Mr. Wallin he made feel comfortable. He listened and was attentive also he was understanding. The real magic was what he did in the court room. Thank you Dave !!! also my family thanks you aswell
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2012
When you simply need the best there is, call David Wallin!
I have always been a straight-laced, responsible person. My life was shattered on the night that I was falsely accused of assault with a deadly weapon. His experience and the excellent work performed by he and his fine staff ended this nightmare within a month. Also, his positive personality helped me to get through the situation emotionally. You see, beyond being the absolute best at what he does - and, believe me, he is THE best in the business - this man is the walking contradiction to every bad thing you've ever heard about lawyers. He's a damn good human being! And, although I hope to God I am never in such a situation again, if I ever am there's no one I would turn to other than David. When the world comes down on you, when you can only see darkness and only feel anguish, pain and confusion, when you need help like you've never needed help before, call David.
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Posted by Erika | August 5, 2011
Represented and Resolved
I went to The Law Offices of David Wallin for a domestic violence case. They were very kind and answered every question I had. The process was quick and they worked hard to have my charges not filed. I would recommend this Law Office to everyone.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Offices of David Wallin
  • 1996 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Ls Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 1992


  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law - West Los Angeles
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Criminal Attorney
  • Santa Clarita Valley Living Magazine
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected and hard working member of the legal community.A great advocate for his client's rights."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is well known in the legal community as an effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Wallin. As a former prosecutor and current defense attorney he possesses a a rare trait. "They know that he knows what they know". If you are anywhere near the antelope valley and need a skilled attorney than this is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. Wallin. He is a former prosecutor. And he has a reputation as one of the most experienced and best criminal-defense lawyers in the Antelope Valley. I would refer those closest to me if they were in need of a criminal-defense lawyer. My law-school roommate has worked for Mr. Wallin for 13 years. That's important to know because Mr. Wallin's staff is very loyal. His staff has stayed with him for many years. And that benefits you the client because his staff is experienced with his high standards. I met Mr. Wallin's entire staff many years ago. I was impressed with the professionalism of his administrative and paralegal staff. Of course the attorneys were professional as well, but the non-lawyer staff really made an impression with their professionalism and preparedness—I don't see that very often from a lawyer's staff. As a lawyer, I deal with many law firms. Mr. Wallin's firm is one of the most professional I have met. I admire the practice that he has built."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Caring and always looking out for his clients best interest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Honest and Trustworthy!"
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Criminal defense
Palmdale Criminal defense Lawyer David Mark Wallin
David Mark Wallin
Criminal defense Attorney
Palmdale, CA
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available