Robert D. Wilkinson

Robert D. Wilkinson: Attorney with Baker Manock & Jensen, PC AV stamp icon
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Mr. Wilkinson has practiced law for over 30 years. He has extensive trial experience and represents clients in business, health care, real property and agribusiness litigation. He defends business people and professionals in white collar criminal prosecutions. Mr. Wilkinson also represents health care providers in disciplinary matters before the California Medical and Pharmacy Boards and governmental agencies and landowners in eminent domain litigation. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by the most respected attorney rating service. He is the former president of the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association, past Chairman of the annual conference for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, and a former Lawyer Representative to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. He is currently on the boards of the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Historical Society for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the Fresno County Bar Association. Among other cases, Mr. Wilkinson has:
• Represented a rural hospital against claims of Medicare fraud under the federal False Claims Act.
• Represented numerous citrus packinghouses against claimed violations of federal agricultural marketing orders and the False Claims Act.
• Successfully represented a business owner in a racketeering prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office based on an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.
• Successfully represented physicians in criminal, civil and peer review prosecutions against allegations of sexual battery.
• Successfully represented the proponents committee in promulgation of federal Pistachio marketing order.
• Represents a state generic agricultural promotional program against free speech claims under the state and federal constitutions.
• Successfully stopped the California State Legislature from taking $1 billion in tobacco tax funds away from statewide early childhood development program created by the voters.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Business Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Medical Disciplinary Proceedings
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
559-432-5400  Phone
University Attended:
Antioch College; California State University, Chico, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of California School of Law, Davis, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, California; 1981, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
Federal Bar Association (President, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, 1994; National Council Member, 1993-2000; Vice President, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, 1993); California Attorneys For Criminal Justice; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Fresno County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2010-2013).
Birth Information:
Van Nuys, California, January 10, 1953

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/05/13 in Criminal Defense

    Mr. Wilkinson is a highly skilled, experienced, practitioner who is knowledgable in multiple areas of the law.

    Mr. Wilkinson is a highly skilled, experienced, practitioner who is knowledgable in multiple areas of the law. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 04/16/13 in Criminal Defense

    He is a superb attorney----Well-experienced and a true gentleman. He is a credit to the profession.

    He is a superb attorney----Well-experienced and a true gentleman. He is a credit to the profession. Read less

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Fresno, California

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