Areas of Practice
- California, 2003
- Nevada, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court of California for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2003
- B.A., cum laude, University of California, Berkeley, English Literature, 1999
Jessica Woelfel focuses her practice on a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including business torts, contract litigation, employment litigation, and real estate litigation. Ms. Woelfel has substantial experience in all phases of litigation, including investigation, drafting of pleadings, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial. She is licensed in all state and federal Courts in Nevada and California, and regularly litigates issues in both states. Ms. Woelfel also regularly provides general advice and counsel to her business and employment law clients. Prior to joining McDonald Carano Wilson, Ms. Woelfel was an attorney at the San Francisco office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, where she focused on civil litigation and business-related matters.
Commercial & Complex Litigation:
Ms. Woelfel has diverse expertise in handling complex business disputes and the claims typically arising from them, including, but not limited to, breach of contract, interference with contract, fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices, discrimination and harassment. Some of her most recent representations include: AmeriGas, a class action alleging negligence and multiple cases alleging negligence and strict liability; MV Transportation v. STATA et al, a case alleging breach of contract; D.R. Horton, Inc., in multiple cases alleging mortgage fraud; Lakeside Mortgage Company, in multiple cases alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
Employment & Labor Law:
Ms. Woelfel advises employers on day-to-day employment issues, including employee hiring, firing, management, and retention. She regularly collaborates with management personnel to handle difficult personnel issues, conduct investigations, evaluate demotion and termination decisions, and ensure compliance with state and federal law. Ms. Woelfel also advises and defends employers in cases involving the EEOC, NLRB, state civil rights agencies, and various other claims brought in state and federal court. Ms. Woelfel has experience defending clients in labor negotiations and arbitrations as well.
Business Entities & Transactions:
Ms. Woelfel acts as general counsel for many of her clients, and in that capacity has negotiated multi-million dollar contracts with many Fortune 500 Companies for products and services. Ms. Woelfel also provides daily advice and counsel on various issues.
Real Estate Disputes:
Ms. Woelfel represents commercial landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes and the claims typically arising from those disputes, including breach of contract, summary eviction, unlawful detainer and constructive eviction issues.
Ms. Woelfel has handled litigation for clients such as Ormat Nevada, Inc., AmeriGas Propane, L.P., D.R. Horton, Inc., MV Transportation, and Kafoury Armstrong and Company. She also provides general advice and counsel for both employment and business related issues to clients such as Ormat Nevada, Inc., IO Integration, Inc., KAIA F.I.T. Corporation, and Intrawest Property Management.
Awards and Recognition
Nevada Business, “Legal Elite – Best Up & Coming”
Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
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