Wesley C. J. Ehlers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Ehlers Law Corporation
 | 2600 Capitol Avenue, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95816-5930
Phone: 916-442-0300
Fax: 916-650-1039
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Wesley C. J. Ehlers is the founder of Ehlers Law Corporation, located in Sacramento, California. Focusing his practice on civil litigation, he represents clients throughout the state in a variety of related matters, placing a particular emphasis on complex business disputes including corporate governance, breach of contract, unfair trade practices and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Ehlers also handles real estate litigation and complex probate and trust matters, and he provides representation to creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Before attending law school, Mr. Ehlers earned his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, graduating in 1991. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Vanderbilt University Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995. Prior to founding Ehlers Law Corporation, Mr. Ehlers was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, a well-respected international law firm. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Ehlers is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

A trusted adviser and strategic partner to his clients, Mr. Ehlers has achieved numerous successful results throughout his career. The high esteem in which he is held by his fellow professionals is attested to by his receipt of an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Ehlers is frequently asked to give presentations on civil litigation topics to groups of attorneys. An active participant in a variety of legal organizations, his current and past memberships include The State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the Sacramento County Bar Association Barristers' Club and the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Estate & Trust Litigation (20%): Will Contests

Closely Held Business (10%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Will Contests


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Wesley Ehlers

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.ehlerslawcorp.com/bio.html


  • Top Lawyers, Sacramento Magazine, 2015
  • Best of the Bar, Sacramento Business Journal, 2013
  • AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court, Associate Member 1997-1999 and 2006-2008
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • State Bar of California, Litigation and Unfair Competition Sections
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce—Leadership Sacramento Class of 2002
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court (all Districts in California)
  • All California State Courts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sacramento Barristers’ Club, Past President and ex-officio Member of the Board of Directors

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, B.A., 1991

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Wesley C. J. Ehlers

2600 Capitol Avenue, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95816-5930

Phone: 916-442-0300

Fax: 916-650-1039

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Last Updated: 4/2/2019

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