Secured dismissal on summary judgment of $100 million claim against investment consultant in federal court litigation.
Secured dismissal on summary judgment of claim against law firm seeking portion of attorneys' fee awarded in multi-district litigation.
Successfully represented bank in litigating bad faith claims against insurance company.
Successfully represented bank in defending numerous cases filed by victims of alleged Ponzi scheme operated by third-party.
Representation of claimants seeking to recover investment losses or other damages in FINRA arbitration proceedings.
Representation of law firms in connection with both fee disputes and cases involving claims of legal malpractice or negligence.
Representation of a public housing agency and other entities and individuals in connection with public bid and construction disputes.
Representation of a major manufacturer of computer equipment in a breach of contract/unfair trade practices action where plaintiff alleged in excess of $1 billion in damages plus punitive damages. Case filed in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana.
Successfully defended former CEO in bankruptcy court litigation with public company debtor.
Successfully represented former Entergy lineman in litigation against the manufacturer of an electrical utility pole after lineman suffered extensive, life-threatening injuries in the course of his work.
Has represented various creditors in bankruptcy proceedings of all sizes.
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional and Civic Activities
Mr. Wehlen is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the New Orleans Bar Association.
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards
Mr. Wehlen has been recognized as a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine and as a "Top Lawyer" by New Orleans magazine.
- Thirty-Three Lawyers Named 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Wayne Lee Featured on the Cover12.24.2015
- Thirty-One Lawyers Named 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Phil Wittmann Ranked Number One for Second Year in a Row12.24.2014
- Twenty-Seven Lawyers Named 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Phil Wittmann Ranked Number One12.30.2013
News & Events
In the News
"2015 Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation," American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting, April 16, 2015.
"Employment Issues and Non-compete Agreements," Louisiana Pest Management Association Summer Convention, June 18, 2014.
Co-Author, "Securities Arbitration Law," chapter in Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, published annually by the American Bar Association, 2015-2018.
"Unscheduled Debtor Assets: A Risk to Purchasers in Good Faith?" American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, RPTE eReport, June 15, 2010.
Arbitration: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, ABA Business Law Section, 2005 Spring Meeting.
- United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Louisiana Federal and State Courts
Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, J.D., 2004
- Order of the Coif
- Associate, Louisiana Law Review
Louisiana State University, 2001