The Central Valley's Top DUI & Criminal Defense Trial Attorney. Over 20 years of experience.
Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1985, where he was a member of the men's rowing team. He received his Masters from the University of San Francisco (USF) in 1988. He attended Whittier College, McCullom School of Law receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in 1993 and was admitted to the California Sate Bar that same year.
Mr. Jones’ background includes: twelve years as a Deputy District Attorney with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. He is also a Professor for the State Center Community College District, Fresno Police Academy.
Mr. Jones is a Partner in the firm, Wapner Jones practicing in the areas of DUI and Criminal Defense.
He is a litigator with significant trial experience having conducted in excess of 100 trials. He has trial experience in all types of criminal cases including: homicide; drug sales and possession; kidnapping; rape; assault; gangs; theft; fraud and; driving under the influence; to name a few.
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I have known David since at least the mid-1990’s when he was a Deputy District Attorney. I enjoyed working with him because he was a straight-shooter, a quality he has maintained over the years as a private criminal defense attorney. We recently represented codefendants in a very serious multiple-defendant gang prosecution in Kings County. He was a good person to work with on an overall strategy that would benefit each of our clients, and we settled the case very favorably for a small fraction of the time the defendants were looking at if they were convicted at trial. He is respected by prosecutors, judges, and other defense counsel, and quick to help other attorneys with practical advice and by actually being around to help out in a jam. I am happy to recommend him.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
David’s comment: “This action arose from a situation that occured in 2008. It was a personal matter involving the ending of a long term dating relationship. It did not involve the practice of law and does not reflect upon my experience, knowledge and professionalism. Nothing about the action has affected my reputation and effectiveness with judges and/or attorneys.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|"10 Best" Attorneys for California for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|"10 Best" Attorneys for California for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Lawyers In California||The Legal Network||2014|
|Top Lawyers in California||The Legal Network||2014|
|Founding member||DUI Defense Lawyers Assoc.||2014|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Lawyers in California||The Legal Network||2013|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Partner||Wapner Jones, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||State Center Community College District Police Academy||2000 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Sawl, Taleisnik & Jones||2008 - 2012|
|Deputy District Attorney||Fresno County District Attorney's Office||1996 - 2008|
|Associate||Law Firm of Thomas M. Giovacchini||1994 - 1996|
|Attorney||Southern California Joint Powers Insurance Authority||1990 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2012 - Present|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Founding Member||2010 - Present|
|Fresno County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Fresno Indecent Exposure Charges Dropped & Case Dismissed||Dismissed|
|Driver's License Saved!||No Driver's license suspension|
|Fresno DUI Dropped||DUI Case Dismissed|
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|Whittier College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of San Francisco||Public Affairs||MPA||1988|
|University of Southern California||Public Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|California District Attorneys Association||Public Assistance Fraud||2007|
|United States and Canada, United Counsel on Welfare Fraud (UCOWF)||Fraud||2004|
|Central California Community Action Partnership Program Assistants (CAPPA)||Welfare Fraud||2004|