David Wooten

Washington, DC DUI Attorney David Wooten.

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David M. Wooten

David Wooten is a criminal & DUI defense attorney licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland. David regularly represents clients in criminal and serious DUI cases, as well as post-conviction matters.  He has represented clients accused of serious criminal offenses, from federal drug trafficking to first degree murder, with jury trial experience including first degree rape, second degree rape, first degree assault, and second degree assault.

Recently, David acted as co-counsel with Andrew Jezic, defending a man who was facing 85 years in prison for allegedly abusing his step-daughter. After a four-day jury trial in which Jezic and Wooten presented 14 defense witnesses, the jury deliberated for less than 2 hours before acquitting the defendant of all charges.

As a Washington DC criminal & DUI defense lawyer, David often finds himself in the middle of heated domestic violence cases. When a marriage falls apart, and physical violence is alleged, divorce, alimony, and custody proceedings can be influenced by criminal charges. In 2012 and 2013, David won two consecutive protective order trials against the same scorned wife who was determined to violate her husband’s probation in an attempt to put him in jail and win custody of their two sons.

Similarly, David recently won two peace order trials in the same week (the first against a jealous roommate, and the second against an ex-husband’s spiteful new girlfriend). Now David is using those dismissals as leverage in the pending criminal assault charges.

David received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, where he was an active member of the American University International Law Review, the Mock Trial Honor Society, and board member of the Immigrants’ Rights Coalition. He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in California.

David speaks fluent Spanish. He lived in Ecuador for two years as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. He is happily married; he met his wife in Ecuador and helped her immigrate to the United States. As a youth, he traveled the world playing competitive soccer — from Bolivia, Mexico, and Canada, to Holland, Belgium, Germany and England — with several teammates who are now professional athletes around the globe. In college, David was granted a highly selective scholarship to live in Southeast Asia and work for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand.

His multi-cultural life experience aids and informs his practice of law. Every client’s needs are unique. The decisions a person makes, and the challenges he or she faces, are strongly influenced by their background and upbringing. David knows how to paint the right picture for judges and juries, using his client’s background as a strength.

Professional Associations:

  • District of Columbia Bar Association / Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section
  •  District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.
  • Maryland Hispanic Bar Association.
  • Maryland State Bar Association.




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