Joseph Wohrle

Joseph Wohrle

Culver City, California

With nearly 30 years of deep expertise in civil litigation, Joseph has obtained superior results for his clients. For example, Joseph was lead trial counsel for a multinational petrochemical manufacturer in a lawsuit against a U.S.-based distributor and a former shareholder, obtaining a $13.7 million jury verdict, one of the largest verdicts in a California business case during that year. Joseph also has successfully represented clients in other commercial and tort-based litigation, such as the successful defense of a prominent Los Angeles restaurant in a class action alleging food mislabeling. Joseph has represented insurers in the defense of insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits. As a further testament to his expertise, since 2005, Joseph has been an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, Loyola Law School.

Joseph's cases have been reported in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ABC "World News Tonight," Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Long Beach Press-Telegram, and other media.

Joseph is rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2013


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: Dean’s List (Second Year)
    • Honors: Dean’s Academic Scholarship recipient (Third Year)
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1986
    • Honors: Distinction in Political Science

Published Works

  • “Identifying key issues in attorney’s fees litigation,” Advocate Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association for Southern California (March, 2011) Vol. 38, No. 3
  • “When an undeposed witness shows up at trial,” Advocate Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association for Southern California (February, 2009) Vol. 36, No. 2
  • “Advising Employers on Claims Handling Basics,” The Practical Litigator (American Law Institute-American Bar Association Comm. on Continuing Education, September, 1995) Vol. 6, No. 5, p. 53; American Law Institute-American Bar Association’s Practice Checklist Manual on Trial Preparation II: Checklists, Forms, and Advice, 1999, p. 35
  • “The Seven Deadly Sins of Pre-Litigation Handling of Personal Injury Claims,” The Small Business Journal (July 1995) Vol. 1, Iss. 11, p. 18 (featured in Houston Chronicle, June 21, 1995, Section “C,” Business and Small Business News Washington, (January 1996) Vol. 1, No. 10, p. 15); Business Opportunities Journal (July, 1995) Vol. 26, No. 7, p. 1; Insurance Journal (May, 1996) Vol. 2, No. 5, p. 30; Vacation Industry Review (January/February, 1997) p. 42.


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, “California Civil Procedure: Practice and Procedure”, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, spring 2005 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Incentive Scholarship Recipient 1988-1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present


  • Spanish