Legal Advisor – Lei-Chala Wilson
SDBPOA Legal Advisor Lei-Chala Wilson received her undergraduate degree in Economics from San Diego State University and Juris Doctor from U.C. Davis, King Hall, in 1989. At U.C. Davis, Wilson was the 1989 Western Regional Champion of the National Trial Competition.
Wilson served over 24 years as a defence attorney with was with the Office of the San Diego Public Defender where she tried over 120 jury trials to conclusion, including misdemeanors, serious and violent felonies, three strikes cases, sex offenses, and homicides.
Wilson served 6 years as the San Diego Branch President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Wilson received the branch’s President’s Award in 2003 and the branch received the NAACP CA State Conference Dr. H. Claude Hudson Award in October 2010 and 2014. In 2013, the branch was recognized by the Jacob Center for Revitalizing Neighborhood Innovation Award, Talent Award Association (TAA) Community Impact Award and Epiphany Women In Focus Outstanding Achievement Award