With a high-touch and hands-on approach to client service, we represent companies ranging from small startup businesses to multinational corporations, in addition to public entities and non-profits. Our considerable experience and expertise makes us trusted advocates and counselors, called upon by clients across myriad industries to help navigate their most complex litigation matters.
A Boutique Business Litigation Law Firm
Based in San Diego, California, serving local, national & international clients
We are often asked to serve as local San Diego counsel for some of the world’s largest law firms. While we primarily represent clients in the courtroom, we also work with our clients to regularly assess and mitigate risk in their day-to-day operations. The cornerstone of our success is the firm’s commitment to personalized service, professionalism, and integrity.
Areas of Practice
Our attorneys have successfully represented all types of clients across a wide range of industries and disputes. We work primarily in the following practice areas:
Responsive, Efficient & Effective Representation
At WLE, we understand our clients are looking to put their legal matters behind them as quickly and with as little impact on their operations as possible. We are problem-solvers, working with our clients to determine the strategies that will best serve their needs while maximizing our efficiencies to ensure that we are working cost-effectively.
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Important Legal Updates
Fourth Circuit: Municipal Licensing, Permitting, and Franchising of Ambulance Services Is Immune from Federal Antitrust Laws
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that when state law authorizes a city to regulate ambulance services through a licensing, permitting, and franchising ordinance, the city’s enforcement of such an ordinance is immune from federal antitrust laws under Parker v. Brown, 317 U.S. 341 (1943).
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Ellis v. Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement & Power District, __ F.4th __; 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 2719 (Jan. 31, 2022), is an example of how federal courts evaluate complaints alleging local governments’ violation of federal antitrust laws.
AB 389 Provides California Counties And Fire Agencies New Contracting Options And Opportunities For Emergency Ambulance Services
On October 4, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 389 (“AB 389”), the first amendment to California’s Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act (“EMS Act”) specifically addressing emergency ambulance service contracting. The new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2022, represents a significant departure from existing practice and creates new contracting options and opportunities for California counties and fire agencies.