Forest Wilkerson’s Endorsements and Reviews

Named a top criminal defense attorney in the Coachella Valley.  Award received 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. –  Palm Springs Life Magazine

National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers

10.0 out of 10.0 Avvo Rating (Superb)

“Forest not only has substantial criminal law experience, but she is a fighter and that is what truly sets her apart.  Forest practices for her clients… to help them, and to protect them. ”  Jen Guerrero, 5 star review on

The first time I met Forest Wilkerson at the offices of Wilkerson & Mulligan, her sheer energy and focus convinced me I had a good chance to do well with my case if I hired her. She and her Firm worked hard for me from the first day. The communication level was A+- which brought the stress level way down. The negotiation process with the DA took months. It included some plea deals, but with the information her Firm put together from in person interviews with those involved in the case, she felt there could be a better outcome. She made it happen. I was not surprised to hear the words, “Your case has been dismissed.” Thanks to Forest and her team at Wilkerson & Mulligan.” – Thomas, 5 star review on

“She was great right from the start. Explained to me all that was going on and what we needed to do to get the results that I wanted. Was always very responsive to my calls and emails. I finally felt that I had someone on my side who could help me. We got the decision we wanted and now are able to move on with our lives. This wouldn’t have happened with out Forest! Thank you.” –  Review from client in domestic violence case, posted on

“I worked as an Investigator for years with Forest .  I would recommend her to anyone that I know.  She is truly committed to her client’s, cares about them and does a great job for them.”  Scott K, 5 star review on

“My original attorney told me I’d be silly to pass on the 6 years that was offered to me, because a trial loss would result in 13 years of imprisonment; So I fired him, because the devil is a lie. I was appointed Ms. Wilkerson, and for the first time in months, I felt there was light at the end of the tunnel. Well after a lot of praying on behalf of my family and friends, and long hours put in by Ms. Wilkerson my case ended no jail time, only 4 years probation.”  –  Rashad Carter, 5 star review on

“She is the whole package. She has extensive knowledge of both the strategies and staff of the local D.A.’s office. She has a depth of knowledge from her considerable trial experience. She has a proven record of success, both in trial and in resolving cases for significantly reduced sentences. Most importantly, her communication skills make her approachable, understandable and effective. I would recommend her highly, without any reservations, to any criminal client who is serious about having quality representation.” – Endorsement by Tom Bobzin, criminal defense attorney, on

“I worked with Forest for three years while a deputy public defender and have sought her opinion on legal matters in the years since then. She had- and continues to have- the reputation of an extremely knowledgeable and tenacious attorney and a formidable foe in the eyes of the prosecution. She is widely respected by judges and attorneys alike, and any client would be in very capable hands trusting their defense to Forest. If ever in the position, I would trust Forest with my own defense.” – Endorsement by Raymond Wood, criminal defense attorney, on