Title: Trial Attorney
Company: Law Offices of the Public Defender
Location: Tularosa, New Mexico, United States
David P. Woodstock, Trial Attorney at Law Office of the Public Defender, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in criminal law.
Coming from a family who made government service a priority, Mr. Woodstock desired to give back to his community in the same way his family did. His parents excelled as deputy sheriffs, which guided him to explore the field of law. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Western Oregon University in 2015, he went on to obtain a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington in 2018. In his early legal roles, Mr. Woodstock was a personal representative and public defender for University Legal Assistance, in which he worked under contract with Kalispel Tribe of Indians in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, he has been a deputy prosecutor at the Grant County Prosecutor’s Office and a law clerk at Limon Law Office. Additionally, he served as assistant district attorney for the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in 2019.
For the past two years, Mr. Woodstock has notably served as a trial attorney at the Law Office of the Public Defender, where he specializes in major felony attempts, criminal law and felony and major corrupt crimes. He is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and before the Kalispel Tribal Court. To remain abreast of his industry, Mr. Woodstock maintains affiliation with the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the American Association of Public Defenders. Civically, he is a member of Will for First Responders and Scouts USA, where he was appointed an Eagle Scout. He has also been the recipient of an Excellence for the Future Award. Mr. Woodstock attributes his career success to his love for his work and always conducting thorough research in his cases. Reflecting on his career trajectory, he is fond of starting as a missionary attorney and receiving a fast promotion to felony attorney, which was followed by reaching his current win rate of 80 percent. In five years’ time, Mr. Woodstock aims to work in federal practice, representing higher individual crimes and major federal prosecutions. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, fishing, hiking and spending time with family.
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