ABOUT THE FIRM
I began my legal career in 2011 in San Diego representing federal and state criminal defendants. I worked for the Law Offices of Knut S. Johnson from 2011 until the end of 2018, and also started my own law practice in 2016. I am a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States District Court in the Southern District of California. Dedicated to representing individuals facing serious allegations, I strive to focus on each of my clients and help them navigate the legal system and to provide assistance to those persons needing it the most: individuals whose very freedom hangs in the balance.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, I put my skills to work as a group home counselor in Bonita, California from 2001 to 2006. I witnessed first-hand the undeniable correlation between poverty, crime, and recidivism. Exposed to these glaring inequities facing California’s impoverished youth, I sought to make a greater impact and studied law at the University of San Diego beginning in 2006 and earned my law degree (J.D.) in May of 2009. I interned as a law student for the Office of the Primary Public Defender for two years under the supervision of juvenile and felony attorneys, and worked for the Central Misdemeanor Unit as a post-bar exam intern in the fall of 2009. I continued my legal education and earned my Masters of Laws in Trial Advocacy (LL.M) from California Western School of Law in May of 2011. I am a member of the California and Colorado Bars (although my license status is inactive in Colorado).
With Law Offices of Emerson Wheat, rest assured you can feel comfortable, safe, and confident knowing that your case is in the best hands. Get in touch with me today — I look forward to hearing from you.
FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE
8-Years of Experience
I handle all varieties of federal criminal cases, including white-collar cases, drug offenses, immigration crimes, trials, appeals, and other post-conviction matters.
CRIMINAL APPEALS REQUIRE ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS.
If you have been wrongfully convicted, the appeals process is complicated and the deadlines are unforgiving. Contact me right away.
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Your story matters. I want to ensure the Court understands the individual and not simply the crime.
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550 W C St, Suite 620
San Diego, San Diego County 92101