David Woodstock is an attorney at Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, where he provides the necessary support for our clients’ cases, including immigration matters, assistance at hearings, and the drafting of summaries and motions. He is authorized to practice in the following jurisdictions: the State of New Mexico (NMBA 152096), the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (21-225), and the Kalispel Tribe (KTC-172).

David hails from the small town of Willamina, Oregon, where his family settled as early pioneers in the American West in the 1840s. He grew up surrounded by nature and was involved in cattle and goat farming. David enjoys the outdoors and spent his active teenage years as a member of the Boy Scouts and its honor society, the Order of the Arrow. In the Boy Scouts, David achieved the highest rank in the organization, Eagle Scout.

After high school, David pursued his love for music. He was a drummer in a band, participated in recordings, and went on tours for several years. In addition to the drums, David plays the guitar and has classical piano training.

Subsequently, David served as a missionary for his church in the southwestern United States, primarily on Native American reservations. During this time, he dedicated much of his efforts to helping the less fortunate, particularly elderly widows, by chopping wood, tending to livestock, and providing other necessary services.

Upon returning home, David met his wife, Heidi, and began his college education. Originally planning to become a historian, he focused his studies on Southeastern Europe and the Near East from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages. After taking an advanced writing class where he wrote an essay on legal issues of Native Americans, David decided to pursue a career in law. Following his studies at Western Oregon University, David continued his legal education at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. During law school, he enjoyed participating in various competitions and was an active member of the Federalist Society.

After law school, David spent much of his career in the field of criminal law, working on cases ranging from traffic fines to capital murder cases.

David and his wife Heidi have four children, four dogs, and three cats. When not in the office, David enjoys playing music, fishing, listening to history podcasts, and spending time with his family.



Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA

Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2018

  • CALI Award, Litigation Skills and Professionalism
  • William O. Douglas Committee, write on member
  • Clark Cup Appellate Argument Competition, semi-finalist
  • Client Counseling Competition, finalist

Western Oregon University

  • Bachelor of Arts, interdisciplinary studies, cum laude, June 2015
  • Pre-law Club, vice president
  • German Club, treasurer
  • Political Science



Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, Spokane, WA

Attorney, July 2023

  • Garden Center of Las Cruces/Black Rock Development, Las Cruces, NM

Company Attorney, January 2022 – Present

  • Reviewed Contracts
  • Addressed compliance issues with labor laws, occupational/industry regulations
  • Advised Corporate officers on proposed policies
  • Managed litigation


The Law Office of David Woodstock, LLC/Four Corners Law, PLLC, Tularosa, NM

Owner/Partner, January 2021 – Present (winding down)

  • Represents clients in the areas of Cannabis, Criminal, and Family Law
  • Appointed as guardian ad litem for minors in Otero County.
  • Built business relationships and assisted with the formation and licensure of Cannabis Businesses
  • Assisted clients with Divorce, Custody, Child Support, and Guardian Ad Litem work
  • Represented Defendants in criminal cases ranging from Traffic infractions to First Degree Felonies
  • Oversaw staff and business operations


Law Offices of the Public Defender, Alamogordo, NM

Trial Attorney, June 2019 – December 2020

  • Represented clients with charges ranging from 4th – 1st degree felonies
  • Represented indigent persons in multiple jury trials both misdemeanor and felony
  • Drafted, filed, and argued complex substantive motions and appellate docketing statements
  • Assisted junior attorneys
  • Directed and supervised work of non-attorney staff


12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Alamogordo, NM

Assistant District Attorney (senior trial attorney), February 2019 – June 2019

  • Represent the State of New Mexico in Criminal Proceedings including 14+ trials
  • Instruct Law Enforcement Officers on points of law and criminal procedure
  • Legal research and motion practice
  • Keeping records and case files both in physical and electronic format


Limon Law Office, Las Cruces, NM

Law Clerk, October 2018 – February 2019

  • Assisted with cases in Federal District Court
  • Conducted legal research
  • Drafted Motions and other legal documents
  • Met with clients where I took and relayed information
  • Conducted witness interviews


Grant County Prosecutor’s Office, Ephrata, WA

Deputy Prosecutor/LLI, July 2018 – October 2018

  • Reviewed police reports and made charging decisions
  • Drafted and argued motions
  • Represented the state at Trial
  • Drafted instructional material for law enforcement
  • Drafted briefs and argued appeals from District Court to Superior Court


University Legal Assistance – Indian Law/General Practice Clinic, Spokane, WA

Public Defender, August 2017 – May 2018

  • Represented Tribal members in Tribal Criminal Proceedings
  • Negotiated plea offers with Tribal Prosecutor
  • Assisted Tribal Members with civil issues
  • Performed legal research on various statutes and regulations


Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Portland, OR

Certified Law Student, Misdemeanor Intake Unit, May – August 2017

  • Assisted Senior DDA Thomas Cleary with research and preparation for complex murder case
  • Solely responsible for reviewing cases submitted by Oregon State Police regarding unlawful firearm purchases
  • Represented State in arraignments, release hearings, issuing plea offers, and community court
  • Read police reports and determined if ORS elements/constitutional requirements were met



Playing Drums and Guitar, Hiking, Fishing, History, Visiting Art Museums, and spending time with my family