Law Office Of Thomas Wallin

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin was established in 2003. Mr. Wallin is 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 as well as an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a group of criminal defense attorneys. The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin are experienced and reputable and have an AVVO rating of 10, the highest possible rating. Are attorneys are all members of the California DUI Lawyers Association and give personalized attention to each and every case.

The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin focuses their practice on misdemeanor and felony driving under the influence defense, DUI-related accidents, multiple DUI offenses and DUI-related license suspensions. We also handle department of motor vehicles, or DMV, administration hearings and violations of probation on DUI cases. We focus on alternatives to jail and often handle multiple DUI offenders, whether it is a 2nd, 3rd or even felony DUI.

Example cases

I represented a police officer's wife during a jury trial and was able to successfully argue a rising defense and hang the jury 8-4 for not guilty and had the motion by the defense judge completely dismissed.

I also represented a bus driver who had an accident with children on bus. The driver was being charged with DUI (Alcohol & Drugs) & Child Endangerment as he tested positive methamphetamine, oxycodone & marijuana. The result: HUNG JURY

Main Office
8 Corporate Park
Suite 300
Irvine  CA  92606
  • (888) 444-7210
  • (909) 874-3384
  • (951) 686-4384
  • (562) 472-0773
  • (888) 444-7211


Free Initial Consultation?
Free 30 minute telephone case review and consultation with a free quote.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We have fixed flat fee pricing on all cases. Prices vary depending on the complexity of each case. We offer a 5% discount if you mention Nolo during your 1st phone consultation!
Hourly Rates
$350 and up, but our prices are usually a fixed flat fee.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. plus after hours when necessary.
Office Manager
Crystal B.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Other Offices

Redlands Office
1980 Orange Tree Lane
Suite 260
Redlands,  CA  92374
Riverside Office
3750 University Avenue
Suite 680
Riverside,  CA  92501
Irvine Office
8 Corporate Park
Suite 300
Irvine,  CA  92606

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The complexity of a DUI case with both the DMV and criminal aspect as well as the science that is involved is the main reason that I chose to focus my primary practice in DUI defense. Over the years, I've seen police officers routinely exaggerate and lie regarding DUI arrest; this motivates me as it allows me the chance to "call them out" and get the bad cops off the streets.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin believe every client should be kept fully informed of their case from start to finish. We offer every current client a book/guide regarding DUI information and defenses as well as strive to ensure that each and every case is handled like it was one of our own.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin reviews any and all documents provided by current lients as well as provide each new client with a 60 question questionnaire so that we have all the details of their case and we file motions only if we feel it is appropriate for a specific case. We work with each client individually to make sure their needs are met.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We never suggest a client represent themselves in a DUI case. DUI is one of the most complicated areas of law that involves criminal law, science and DMV procedures. The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin feels we provide the best value in legal services for DUI cases of any DUI firm in Southern California.

Thomas Victor Wallin

Mr. Wallin is a previous Riverside County Public Defender who has represented hundreds of defendants in a wide variety of criminal matters, and successfully litigated drunk driving and driving under the influence cases throughout Southern California. Unlike some DUI attorneys in Southern California, Mr. Wallin has actually tried and won DUI trials, hearing the words "not guilty" multiple times.

My experience in my first year as a lawyer in handling medical malpractice claims gave me the scientific background that is unique to most DUI attorneys. Also, my ability to work with local district attorneys and judges while obtaining a great result for my client, provides me a deep satisfaction.

The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin prides itself on the ability to work with the DMV and court system to provide the best results for our clients. Because of this, we have earned a great reputation with local judges and district attorneys throughout Southern California. We leave no stone unturned in the defense of our clients.Personal interests:

Besides the law, I enjoy reading, mountain bike riding, motocross, golf (when I have the time!). I also participate in raising money and awareness for nursing home abuse prevention.
  • Bar Number: 195616
    California , 1998
  • Southwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1997
    Los Angeles, CA
    Criminal Law
  • University of California - Irvine
    Bachelor of Arts , 1995
    Irvine, CA
  • University of California - Irvine
    Bachelor of Arts , 1995
    Irvine, CA
    Environmental Analysis and Design

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