- Representation of clients in appellate matters in federal and Louisiana state court.
- 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.
- Has represented various creditors in bankruptcy adversary proceedings.
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
Best Lawyers in America recognized Mr. Wehlen in the 2021 Edition for Construction Litigation and Securities Litigation. In 2020, he was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in Business Litigation by Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine. Prior to 2020, Mr. Wehlen was recognized as a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine. Since 2013, Mr. Wehlen has consistently been recognized 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
- United States Eighth 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