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 24 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 four years straight, since the day she began her criminal practice. In 2015, she was recognized as one of the top 1% of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Joshua Mulligan joined with Forest Wilkerson in August of 2013, and we began the partnership “Wilkerson & Mulligan”.  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.  Josh was also named a Top Attorney in Criminal Defense by Palm Springs life magazine in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He has also been recognized as one of the top 1% attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  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!