The Coachella Valley’s Finest Criminal Defense Law Firm

Forest Wilkerson & Josh Mulligan have handled cases from homicide to child molestation to the simplest DUI and minor in possession misdemeanors. Our highest value is to treat all of our clients with dignity and respect. Forest often says that the prosecution is ready to judge people by the worst day or the worst event in their life, but people are so much more than that one day of their life…or one moment. Recognizing this very different perspective of humanity, our firm fights to make the prosecution understand that we should not be judged by that one moment, but by all of the great moments that we have as individuals. We fight to show why each person deserves a second chance, or a second look, for all their virtue.

Prosecutors have said that when Wilkerson & Mulligan are on a case, it makes a difference, because they make them work. And work hard.

Forest and Josh are both very well-known and widely respected in the local legal community. Together they carry a combined 28 years of criminal defense experience.

Forest has been recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the Coachella Valley by Palm Springs Life Magazine for five years straight.

Josh achieved the distinction of graduating Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in September 2017. The Trial Lawyer’s College is a month-long intensive program where experienced trial attorneys refine litigation and trial skills. Admittance to the College is selective and students are chosen for both their litigation skills and their commitment to representing real people facing government prosecution. The College is dedicated to finding justice “for the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression.”

Josh is a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist, an honor only given to attorneys who demonstrate broad experience in criminal law and pass a difficult full day examination in criminal law issues. Josh is graduate of Cornell Law School, one of the top 10 law schools in the nation.  Josh has handled thousands of cases, ranging from DUI to homicide, and has conducted over 60  jury trials.  Over the years, Josh has achieved incredible results for his clients, including dozens of “not guilty” jury verdicts.  Josh was also named a Top Attorney in Criminal Defense by Palm Springs life magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Wilkerson & Mulligan is the only criminal defense firm in the Coachella Valley that can offer two lawyers with these special distinctions.

We are excited to offer a service that nobody else in the Palm Springs area can offer – a husband/wife criminal defense team jointly working all cases. We are incredibly pleased to offer this unique service to our clients, who will certainly benefit from our combined experience.

If you’re in trouble, and you need an attorney, we’re your best choice. Individually, we each have the experience and dedication to handle any case, but the service we provide by working together on every case cannot be matched by any firm in the Coachella Valley. Call us for a free consultation!