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DAVID WILTON

Criminal Defense Attorney

Call (415) 370-4059 to make an appointment.


A recurring theme in my working life has been helping disadvantaged people and doing jobs others would rather not.

Before law school, I taught English as a second language and remedial subjects to workers displaced by the North America Free Trade Agreement.

When teaching jobs were scarce, I worked for an early-release halfway house for former inmates in El Paso and for a runaway shelter in Albuquerque.

When everything else dried up, nothing else panned out, or all else failed, I also maintained a small business cleaning offices around El Paso.

After law school, I have continued to work with people trying to overcome problems in their lives … .

Former Positions

  • El Paso County Public Defender’s Office, 2015 – 2017
  • New Mexico Public Defender Department – Las Cruces, 2014 – 2015
  • Private criminal defense practice in San Francisco, CA, 2004 – 2014
  • Stanislaus County Public Defender’s Office (Modesto, CA), 2003 – 2004
  • El Paso County District Attorney’s Office, 2001 – 2002

Professional Associations (current or occasional member)

  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Bar Licenses

  • New Mexico
  • California
  • Texas

Federal Court Admissions

  • US District Court, New Mexico
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Western District of Texas