Derek P. Wisehart

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Visalia, California

Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart
Derek P. Wisehart
Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1995

Education: Tulane University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart

2330 W. Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291 Visit website


A criminal defense attorney with the Law Offices of Derek P. Wisehart, Derek P. Wisehart represents clients in Visalia, Tulare and the Porterville metropolitan areas along with Kings County and Tulare County. Along with criminal defense issues such as DUI/DWI, Mr. Wisehart also handles cases of personal injury, administrative law, business and civil litigation, and motor vehicle accidents. He is certified in criminal law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

In 1992, Mr. Wisehart obtained a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance/marketing, then attended Tulane Law School. There he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1995 and was the executive editor of the Sport Lawyers’ Journal section of the Law Journal. He also received a certificate in environmental law, was a member of The Order of Barristers and was Justice of the Moot Court Board.

Mr. Wisehart is a member of the Tulare County Bar Association, a member of the Fresno County Bar Association and a past president of Tulare County Young Lawyers Association. Mr. Wisehart is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California and in California state courts.

With over 15 years of trial experience, Mr. Wisehart is prepared to aggressively defend the legal rights of any of his clients. He was a former deputy district attorney for six years in Fresno County. There he handled specialty and felony prosecutions and gained skills and experience that benefit his current clients.

For the USC Alumni Club of Central California, Mr. Wisehart serves on the board of directors, and he gives back to his community as Rotarian of Visalia Downtown Rotary.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Administrative Law

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Licensing, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Probation, Sex Offenses, Slip and Fall, Theft, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Administrative Law

First Admitted: 1995, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Visalia Downtown Rotary, Rotarian
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California Board of Legal Specialization, Member
  • USC Alumni Club of Central California, Board of Directors
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • Tulare County Young Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Tulare County Bar Association, Member
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Member
  • California
Educational Background:
  • University of Southern California, B.S., Major: Business Administration (Financing/Marketing), 1992

Office location for Derek P. Wisehart

2330 W. Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone: 559-636-9473


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

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