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Craig Wilke

Craig Wilke

Law Office of Craig Wilke
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • California
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Craig Wilke has over 20 years experience defending individuals and companies in federal criminal and related matters. Mr. Wilke was a Deputy Federal Public Defender in the Central District of California for 15 years, and was the Directing Attorney for the Orange County Branch Office for 8 of those years. He has tried dozens of federal criminal cases involving every type of federal crime. Since 2008, he has been in private practice in Orange County, California, providing representation pre-indictment, at trial, on appeal, and in post-conviction matters.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (1990) | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif; Law Review; American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing
California State University - Fullerton
B.A. (1984) | Political Science and Economics
Honors: Dean's List
Professional Experience
Law Office of Craig Wilke
- Current
Private practice emphasizing federal criminal and related matters.
Directing Attorney, Orange County Branch Office
Federal Public Defender
Directed branch office providing legal representation to indigent criminal defendants; hired, trained and supervised attorneys and staff; represented indigent criminal defendants in complex criminal matters
Deputy Federal Public Defender
Federal Public Defender
Represented indigent criminal defendants at trial and on appeal.
Law Clerk to the Honorable Bobby R. Baldock, United States Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Judicial law clerk
Associate Attorney
Talcott Lightfoot VanDevelde Woehrle & Sadowsky
Provided legal representation to persons in federal and state court primarily in criminal matters
Professional Associations
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association
- Current
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
- Current
Federal Bar Association
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Current
Federal Bar Association - Orange County Chapter
Board Member
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Craig Wilke
305 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 216
Fullerton, CA 92832
Telephone: (714) 870-8900