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Joseph J Wiseman

Joseph J Wiseman

Experience, Dedication and Results
  • White Collar Crime, Civil Rights
  • California
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Biography

I have over 30 years experience as a federal criminal trial and appellate lawyer, which gives me a unique perspective on what works and does not work with defending serious, complex federal charges. I prepare each case for trial, since a good result is only attainable if the lawyer is prepared and willing to go to trial. I have experience defending clients against complex fraud, tax, securities, and environmental criminal charges and related civil actions. In addition, my office handles civil rights, whistleblower, false claims, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases.

Practice Areas
    White Collar Crime
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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5th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S. Tax Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Professor of Law
Empire College School of Law
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Attorney
Private Law Practice
- Current
Education
University of Oregon School of Law
Law Degree (1982)
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University of California - Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree (1978)
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Awards
White Collar Crime
Super Lawyers
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Super Lawyer (White Collar Crime)
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Invited Member
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Association of Nation's Top Attorneys
Super Lawyer (White Collar Crime)
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Invited Member
Rue's Rating of Best Attorneys in America
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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Federal Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 107403
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Thin Blue Line in Indian Country: A Short Primer on the Power of Tribal Police to Detain Non-Members
SSRN
Speaking Engagements
Plenary Session, Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Presenter on current issues involving CCRCs in California
Public Law 280: Unraveling Its Mysteries and Correcting Misconceptions, Law Day, Hopland, CA
Northern California Intertribal Court System
Indian Tribes: Emerging Power in Land and Water Management, Dividing the Waters Program, Eugene, Oregon
National Judicial College
Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country, Criminal Justice Panel, Eastern District of California, Sacramento, CA
Federal Defenders
Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Continuing Care Contracts/Frequently Asked Questions, Webinar
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Mineral and Oil and Gas Developement in Indian County, Spring Meeting, St. George, Utah
Utah Bar Assocation
Websites & Blogs
Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. .. Can a parent who is indian file custody in tribal court,when the other parent is not indian
A: Generally, yes; however there is the question of whether the tribal court has jurisdiction over the non-Indian parent. That question is being litigated around the country and there is no clear answer. A lot depends on the specific facts, so you should seek out competent counsel for advice.
Q. If a Native American marries a non native, when he dies is she entitled to his casino royalties?
A: The answer to your question depends on a variety of facts that should be explored by competent counsel. Your should consult with an attorney who is familiar with federal Indian Law and probate law. Good luck.
Q. Who would take on a civil case where I am the plaintiff suing a casino?
A: I am assuming the casino is operated by a Indian tribe. If so, only an attorney who is familiar with the concept of tribal sovereign immunity should handle your case. In general, unless the tribe has waived its immunity, it will be difficult to proceed with a case. You should consult with an attorney experienced in that area of law.
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Contact & Map
WISEMAN LAW CORPORATION
2810 5th Street
Davis, CA 95618
Telephone: (530) 759-0700