Michelle D Wallis attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Bergen, Norway for undergraduate with majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Global Peace & Security. She attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego and did a summer program on comparative law through the University of San Diego at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Always interested in criminal law. Interned and clerked at the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, and clerked at the San Diego Public Defender’s Office and Monterey County District Attorney’s Office. Started as a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office handling misdemeanors and a variety of felony preliminary hearings. Then went to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office where she was for over 9 years. A large portion of her prosecution years were focused on narcotics trafficking and gang-related narcotics cases. She also spent a significant amount of time handling juvenile cases. In the 10 years plus she was a prosecutor, she handled everything from traffic tickets to homicides.
After leaving Tulare County, she went to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). OIG is tasked with oversight for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
She has extensive experience in search warrant litigation and all aspects of narcotics trafficking. She stared her own practice in 2015 and focuses on criminal defense and family law. She has 20 years of litigation experience and with her background is able to get the best results possible. Often time clients have criminal charges, family law, and civil issues (gun violence restraining orders) – her background allows her to assist clients in all three areas to ensure uniform representation with the best possible results for the client.