About Tom Wallin


Attorney Thomas Wallin is a previous Riverside County Public Defender who has represented thousands of defendants in a wide variety of criminal matters and successfully litigated drunk driving throughout Southern California. He is also an active member of the National College for DUI Defense, a select group of DUI attorneys and lawyers that are dedicated to the defense of drunk driving cases. In addition, Tom is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a group of criminal defense attorneys, including DUI lawyers, who are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals accused of crimes. As a California Criminal Defense DUI Attorney, he is known for his fair yet aggressive representation, always working toward the best possible outcome for his clients. Tom has extensive experience in jury trials, pre-trial negotiations and discovery, and is skilled in counseling clients about the criminal trial process. Tom shares his extensive DUI knowledge with his clients and the public through the California DUI Guide. Tom graduated from University of California at Irvine, Cum Laude and went on to Southwestern University School of Law where he completed his law degree in a 23-month accelerated program and was the recipient of the Paul Wildman Scholarship. He also served in the United States Coast Guard from 1988 to 1990 on active duty and from 1990 to 1992 as a full-time reservist. Tom began his legal career practicing medical malpractice defense at Elliot Snyder & Reid, where he successfully represented many doctors in medical malpractice suits. He also worked for the Riverside County Public Defender, where he handled hundreds of driving under the influence cases, with many successful results both as a Public Defender and a private Southern California DUI attorney. Tom is an outgoing personable attorney who is well respected by judges, district attorneys, police officers, expert witnesses, and private defense lawyers around Southern California. He personally handles every case. He currently sits as a Judge Pro-Tem in the Riverside Courthouse.

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