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David L. Wilson - Minneapolis, MN

3019 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55406

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Updated: 01/01/2021

Minneapolis Immigration Lawyer

Our office remains open, and in response to COVID-19 we have expanded our options for remote consultations and virtual meetings. Please contact our office to discuss what meeting option best fits your situation. Call 612-430-8022


David L. Wilson is the Managing Attorney of Wilson Law Group. David is licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota, U.S. District Court of Minnesota, U.S. District of Colorado, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. David attended the University of St. Thomas and graduated cum laude in 1993. He then graduated from the William Mitchell College of Law with cum laude honors in 1997...


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2020

Other Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1998 - Present (Member)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 1, 2007 - May 31, 2009 (Board of Governors Member)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, May 30, 2007 - May 30, 2008 (Chair)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Minnesota / Dakotas Chapter, May 30, 2006 - May 30, 2007 (Vice Chair)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Presenter for numerous continuing legal education panels and webinars
  • Co-presenter: Minnesota District Judges Association 2014 Fall Conference, 2014
  • Presenter: Client Management from Day One: Intake and Beyond, 2014 Upper Midwest AILA Immigration Law Conference
  • Presenter: Advocacy in the REAL (ID) World: I-9s and Other Common Pitfalls, 2014
  • Unraveling the Knot of Criminal and Immigration Law, Ramsey County Attorney's Office, February 25, 2012 - Present
  • Presenter: Senate Immigration Bill S.744: Analysis of RPI, DREAM Act, Blue Card and Ag Visa (webinar)
  • Presenter: Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law, Criminal Justice 2012: Legal, Forensics and Ethics - Part II
  • Presenter: Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law, Criminal Justice 2012: Legal, Forensics and Ethics - Part I
  • Presenter: The Transformation of the Practice of Immigration Law Since 9/11, Federal Bar Association luncheon
  • Presenter: Best practices before the immigration court, AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, 2010
  • Removal Defense, AILA Web Seminars, December 18, 2007
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Appellate Advocacy, William Mitchell College of Law, January 1, 2007 - May 30, 2007
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Immigration Law Clinic, William Mitchell College of Law, 2006
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Writing Research Advocacy and Presentation, William Mitchell College of Law, 2003 - 2006
  • Adjunct Professor, Immigration Law, Hamline University School of Law, 2005
  • Removal for Experts - Bonds, Detention, and Habeas,, June 4, 2015 - Present
  • Removal for Experts - Crimmigration Update,, August 20, 2015 - Present
  • 2016 AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference, AIlA MN Dakota Chapter
  • 2015 MN Falls Supervisors Conference Association Presentation, Minnesota Supervisors Association
  • Removal for Experts - I-751s in Removal Proceedings,, - 2015
  • Removal for Experts - Bond / Detention / Habeas,, - 2015
  • Executive Orders! Now What? , AILA MN / Dakotas Chapter, - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Children's Law Center of Minnesota
  • 360 Communities Domestic Services, 2008 - Present
  • Civil Society Staff Attorney, December 15, 2007 - 2008
  • MN Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer Attorney, 2002

Past Positions

  • Hon. Roland J. Faricy (Ret.) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Judicial Law Clerk


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review, Executive Editor
  • University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, December, 1993
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Criminal Justice
    Minor: Legal Studies


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Immigration Practice Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 1st Edition, 2015
  • Immigration Practice Deskbook, Minneosota CLE, 3rd Edition, 2020
  • The Attack on TPS, Mitchell Hamline Law Review, 2020

Office Information


3019 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55406


  • (612) 436-7101

Office Hours

8:30 to 5:30 CST. Phone appointments and weekends on limited basis.



Other Sources of Feedback About David L. Wilson

Included on the 2023 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for David L. Wilson on Super Lawyers


  • 2014 Leadership Award present by Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • 2014 Small Business Excellence Award presented by the Small Business Administration
  • 360 Communities Caring Award 2013 for pro bono work
  • Children's Law Center of Minnesota for pro bono work
  • 2016 Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year
  • 2016 Minnesota Justice Foundation Private Attorney Public Service Award

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