The Coachella Valley’s Finest Criminal Defense Law Firm

Wilkerson & Mulligan are a skilled and dedicated criminal defense attorney team.  If you or someone you love is in trouble, call for a free initial consultation.

Being charged with a crime, whether you are guilty or innocent, is probably the worst thing that has happened to you in your life.  All criminal charges carry the potential for loss of freedom, deportation, loss of professional licenses, and heavy fines.  This is aside from the public humiliation you may find after seeing your name in the newspaper or sitting as a defendant at a jury trial.

You need a lawyer that can handle your case with skill and creativity, as well as an individual who will seek to preserve your humanity and treat you with respect and dignity, without consideration of the charges.

Wilkerson & Mulligan have handled cases from homicide to child molestation to the smallest of municipal code infractions, while treating all of their clients with dignity and respect.  Forest Wilkerson 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, Forest 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. She will fight to show why each person deserves a second chance, or a second look, for all your virtue.

Prosecutors have said that when Forest is assigned to a case, it makes a difference, because she makes them work. And work hard. Let her work for you.  Forest’s is well known and widely respected in the local legal community.  Her skills as a lawyer have resulted in recognition as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the Coachella Valley by Palm Springs Life Magazine for the past two years.

Joshua Mulligan joined with Forest Wilkerson in August of 2013, and we changed our name to “Wilkerson & Mulligan”.  Josh brings 10 years of experience in criminal law to the practice. Josh is graduate of Cornell Law School, one of the top 10 law schools in the nation.  Josh has been published in the Cornell Law Journal of Public Law and Policy and was also a general editor on the Journal. 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.  In 2014 Josh was also named a Top Attorney in Criminal Defense by Palm Springs life magazine.  Wilkerson & Mulligan is the only criminal defense firm that can offer two attorneys with this distinction.

We are excited to offer a service that nobody else in the Coachella Valley can offer – a husband/wife 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.