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Wesley Ehlers

Wesley Ehlers


Rated By Super Lawyers | Top 25 Sacramento |
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence | Since 2010
Rated By Super Lawyers | Wesley C. J. Ehlers | Selected in 2022 | Thomson Reuters


Wes Ehlers is a litigation and trial attorney. His practice focuses on complex business disputes with an emphasis on business contract disputes, business ownership and governance disputes, unfair competition / unfair trade practice and antitrust matters, intellectual property disputes, and complex probate and estate litigation. He has extensive experience in the real estate, construction, health care and telecommunications industries. Mr. Ehlers has devoted a significant portion of his practice to representing and protecting his clients' interests in disputes regarding the ownership, management and control of corporations, LLCs and partnerships, including actions for dissolution of the entities and/or for the removal of officers and directors. Mr. Ehlers represents clients in federal and state courts (both jury and court trials), and in arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution forums. Mr. Ehlers also represents clients in various Bankruptcy Court proceedings, primarily in connection with their rights as creditors.

Mr. Ehlers was a partner at the international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury Madison & Sutro), where he spent over 10 years of his career. Prior to that, he was with the Sacramento law firm of McDonough, Holland & Allen PC.

Mr. Ehlers received the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethics, an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most trusted and respected attorney rating system in the United States. He is active in local and regional business and legal organizations, and has served as a speaker and moderator at many litigation-related seminars.


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Stanford University
    • B.A. - 1991

Past Positions

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Partner
  • McDonough, Holland & Allen PC

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Member, Unfair Competition Section
  • American Bar Association, Member, Antitrust and Intellectual Property Sections
  • Sacramento Barristers' Club, past President and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court, Associate Member 1997-1999 and 2006-2008
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • State Bar of California, Unfair Competition Section
  • Sacramento Barristers’ Club (Past President and ex-officio Member of the Board of Directors)
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce—Leadership Sacramento Class of 2002

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Complex Business Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best of the Bar (Sacramento Business Journal)
  • Top Lawyers (Sacramento Magazine)