Dennis P. Wilson

• Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (2011)
• Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminars (2004 through 2010)
• J.D., Southwestern University School of Law (1987)
• B.B.A. (Economics), California State University Northridge (1982) (Omicron Delta Epsilon)

Honors & Awards

• Trial Lawyer of the Year, The Private Defenders Criminal Lawyer Bar Association (2012)
• Listed in Pasadena Magazine as a "Top Attorney for 2011-2012" and "Top Attorney for 2010-2011"
• Former Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court

Dennis P. Wilson has been practicing law in Los Angeles for over 20 years, and has worked with some of the top trial attorneys in California such as Dave Harney, Darrel Decur, John Constanzo, Marshall Morgan, Bud Bogust, Dave Greenberg, Howard Panish and Greg Yates. Prior to practicing law, Dennis followed in his father’s footsteps and worked as a private investigator, often conducting jury probes or other trial work. Dennis received his law degree from Southwestern University, where he served as the Night Class President.

Dennis has tried numerous high-profile jury trials including a Federal process patent-infringement matter and a seven-week defamation trial that resulted in a seven-figure verdict. Dennis has tried hundreds of bench trials and over sixty jury trials, including civil, criminal and family law cases. In 2012, he was awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year by The Private Defenders Criminal Bar Association. For numerous years in a row, Mr. Wilson has also been selected as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine.

Dennis’ practice currently focuses on entertainment and other business litigation, criminal defense for major felonies, complex international family law matters, major personal injuries and employment law. Dennis is a student at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College and is an fervent believer in the utility of “psychodrama” to connect with jurors in a courtroom setting.

Mr. Wilson's recent victories include a $7.2 million jury verdict on a trial over the rights to the television program “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, a number of wrongful death lawsuits against the Inglewood Police Department, a sexual harassment case against a defense contractor, multiple major real estate disputes involving the State of California, various cases involving international fraud and several wage and hour class actions.

The Private Defenders
Trial Lawyer of the Year

"I am very grateful to receive this Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year award from The Private Defenders of California. Our client David Green was accused of a double execution murder and after a number of weeks in a grueling trial and over a week in jury deliberations Judge Coen declared a mistrial as the jury was hopelessly hung and could not reach a verdict."

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