Ms. Wise's personal experience in varied positions of leadership and activism led her to the practice of law and criminal defense. During her time both at the Sonoma County Public Defender's Office and in private practice, Ms. Wise has represented clients in many types of criminal cases. After years of oral and written advocacy in a variety of settings, she is uniquely qualified to represent her diverse clientele.
Ms. Wise was the recipient of multiple Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Law School, and was the Valedictorian for her graduating class. Ms. Wise was awarded Outstanding Volunteer by the County of Sonoma for her pro bono criminal defense service.
Understanding that any criminal charge or conviction can create anxiety and have long-lasting impacts, Ms. Wise works individually with each client to address their whole situation and ensure the best possible outcome. Every client is important to Ms. Wise and she personally handles each case.
As a lifelong Sonoma County resident, Ms. Wise is committed to supporting the safety and rights of our entire community. She is intent on providing compassionate and effective representation no matter the criminal charge.
Naomi Magdaleno, serves as Legal Assistant to Attorney Heather Wise. Naomi has worked as a legal assistant and paralegal for the last 7 years. Naomi is knowledgeable in all areas of immigration forms and applications as well as office administration and the translation of oral communication and documents to our Spanish speaking clients.
As the primary contact for our Spanish speaking clients, she is the daily liaison between Ms. Wise and the clients. Naomi ensures she translates all communication from Ms. Wise to the best of her ability. Naomi is committed to providing client communication in a professional and kind manner.
Ms. Magdaleno was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Sonoma County. She is fluent in both languages and cultures.