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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.  


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    23 years
  3. Federal Crime: 5%
    23 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Jack Carson Revvill

    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.


    Jack Revvill Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have known David both personally and professionally for more than 18 years. He is an effective advocate for his clients. He knows the law and is always well-prepared. I can confidently recommend him to you.


    Dirk Paloutzian Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Wapner Jones, PC

7461 N. First Street
Suite 104
Fresno, CA, 93720



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2010


    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.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Accredited BusinessBBB2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
"10 Best" Attorneys for California for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2016
Accredited BusinessBBB2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
"10 Best" Attorneys for California for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyers In CaliforniaThe Legal Network2014
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2014
Accredited BusinessBBB2014
Founding memberDUI Defense Lawyers Assoc.2014
Accredited BusinessBBB2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWapner Jones, P.C.2012 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorState Center Community College District Police Academy2000 - Present
Managing PartnerSawl, Taleisnik & Jones2008 - 2012
Deputy District AttorneyFresno County District Attorney's Office1996 - 2008
AssociateLaw Firm of Thomas M. Giovacchini1994 - 1996
AttorneySouthern California Joint Powers Insurance Authority1990 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2012 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2010 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fresno Indecent Exposure Charges Dropped & Case DismissedDismissed
Driver's License Saved!No Driver's license suspension
Fresno DUI DroppedDUI Case Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of San FranciscoPublic AffairsMPA1988
University of Southern California Law SchoolPublic AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California District Attorneys AssociationPublic Assistance Fraud2007
United States and Canada, United Counsel on Welfare Fraud (UCOWF)Fraud2004
Central California Community Action Partnership Program Assistants (CAPPA)Welfare Fraud2004