Mr. 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 and driving under the influence cases throughout Southern California. Mr. Wallin 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, DUI defense lawyer Thomas Wallin 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, Mr. Wallin is known for his fair yet aggressive representation, always working toward the best possible outcome for his clients. He has extensive experience in jury trials, pre-trial negotiations and discovery, and is skilled in counseling his clients about the criminal trial process.

Mr. Wallin began his legal career practicing medical malpractice defense at Elliot Snyder & Reid, where he successfully represented many doctors in medical malpractice suits. Mr. Wallin 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 DUI attorney in Riverside.

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Mr. Wallin’s education and years of experience have helped him gain extensive familiarity with local court rules and procedures. Mr. Wallin graduated from the University of California at Irvine, Cum Laude. He 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 is an outgoing and personable attorney who is well respected by judges, district attorneys, police officers, expert witnesses, and private defense lawyers around Southern California. Mr. Wallin personally handles every case, and works hard to secure the best possible outcomes for his clients.


Mr. Wallin is a current or former member of the following organizations and professional memberships:

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