The Honorable Joel R. Wohlfeil

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-73

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Biography

The Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Raymond Edwards Jr.

Wohlfeil earned a B.A. from Northern Arizona University. He then received a J.D. from Western State University College of Law.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Wohlfeil worked as an associate at Bauman & Wohlfeil from 1991 to 1996. He then became a principal at Boudreau, Albert & Wohlfeil, a position he held until his appointment to the bench. Over the course of his legal career, Wohlfeil specialized in personal injury matters.

His memberships have included the American Judges Association, the California Judges Association, the San Diego County Judges Association, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil

  • PETITION OF EL ALAHAMBRA DE CORONADO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Petition (ROA # 1, 7, 10, 12, 13) of Petitioner EL ALAHAMBRA DE CORONADO HOMEOWENRS ASSOCIATION ("Petitioner") to Reduce the Percentage of Affirmative Votes Necessary for Amendment of Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and Bylaws Within a Common Interest Development of EL A...

  • JERNIGAN V BOSTON MARKET CORPORATION

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 272, 288) of Defendant and Cross-Defendant DANIEL B. HENRY dba G & H REPAIR & SERVICES COMPANY ("Henry") for an order determining the good faith of the settlement entered into by Henry and Plaintiffs LAYLA JERNIGAN, a minor by and through her guardian ad litem, TOM JERNIGAN, and CHRIS JER...

  • SULLIVAN MD VS SHARP HEALTHCARE

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 285, 337, 359, 372) of Plaintiff Patrick Sullivan ("Plaintiff") to Disqualify Opposing Counsel, is DENIED.

    Plaintiff's Request (ROA # 290) for judicial notice is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The Court takes judicial notice of Exh's "B and C" and the date only on which Ex...

  • LA MESA ALTERNATIVE HEALTH INC VS CITY OF LA MESA

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 251, 269, 305, 318) of Defendant and Real Party in Interest, EVERGREEN EVOLUTION, LLC. ("EVERGREEN") for an Order Disqualifying counsel for Petitioner LA MESA ALTERNATIVE HEALTH, INC.'s ("Petitioner") - Austin Legal Group, Gina Austin, Tamara Leetham, Richard...

  • PETITION OF EL ALAHAMBRA DE CORONADO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Petition (ROA # 1, 7, 10, 12, 13) of Petitioner EL ALAHAMBRA DE CORONADO HOMEOWENRS ASSOCIATION ("Petitioner") to Reduce the Percentage of Affirmative Votes Necessary for Amendment of Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and Bylaws Within a Common Interest Development of EL A...

  • SULLIVAN MD VS SHARP HEALTHCARE

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 285, 337, 359, 372) of Plaintiff Patrick Sullivan ("Plaintiff") to Disqualify Opposing Counsel, is DENIED.

    Plaintiff's Request (ROA # 290) for judicial notice is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The Court takes judicial notice of Exh's "B and C" and the date only on which Ex...

  • THE MOTIVA GROUP INC VS GLOBAL IMPACT GROUP INC

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 518, 520, 521) of Defendant MICHAEL HOLLERAN ("Defendant" or "HOLLERAN"), through his court appointed contempt counsel, for an order to: (1) relieve HOLLERAN from filing a financial declaration under Calif. Government Code Section 27707, (2) dismiss the contempt action against HOLLERAN, a...

  • NASROLLAH SANAVI VS. ALI REZA PIRAHANCHI FARD

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 74) of Plaintiff NASROLLAH SANAVI ("Plaintiff") for orders deeming admitted Requests for Admission, Set Two, propounded on Defendant ALI REZA PIRAHANCHI FARD ("Defendant"), and for monetary sanctions against Defendant and his attorneys of record ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, APC, particularly A...

  • CHASES VS CHASES III

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 43) of Defendant ALEXANDER BUTLER CHASES III ("Defendant") for a protective order limiting the number of requests for admission propounded to him by Plaintiff ALEXANDER CHASES ("Plaintiff"), and for an award of monetary sanctions, is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    I...

  • FLORES VS MACHADO MD DDS

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 62) of Plaintiff LV FLORES ("Plaintiff") for leave to file a First Amended Complaint ("FAC") alleging two new causes of action for Strict Product Liability and Negligent Product Liability, is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff is directed to separately file the FAC with the Court and pr...

  • APPLIED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES INC VS SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY INC

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 85) of Defendant SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY ("Defendant" or "SDG&E") to compel further responses and production to Request for Production of Documents, Set Three, from Plaintiff APPLIED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ("Plaintiff" or "AGT"), and for monetary sanctions, is GRANTED IN PART a...

  • VUPICO USA INC VS FLIP FLOP SHOPS FRANCHISE COMPANY LLC

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 459) of Plaintiff VUPICOA USA INC. ("Plaintiff") for an order amending the Judgment entered on November 4, 2019, by adding the costs awarded on January 31, 2020 and the attorney's fees awarded on February 14, 2020, is GRANTED.

    The Court will sign the [PROPOSED] AMENDED JUDGMENT - ...

  • PASAS VS TONY'S FINE FOODS

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 28) of Defendants Greg Spivey and Tony's Fine Foods ("Defendants") for an order compelling Plaintiff Steven Pasas ("Plaintiff") to provide further supplemental responses to Judicial Council approved Form Interrogatory No. 6.2, and for monetary sanctions against Plaintiff and his attorney ...

  • APPLIED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES INC VS SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY INC

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 85) of Defendant SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY ("Defendant" or "SDG&E") to compel further responses and production to Request for Production of Documents, Set Three, from Plaintiff APPLIED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ("Plaintiff" or "AGT"), and for monetary sanctions, is GRANTED IN PART a...

  • HIGHBAUGH VS STAFF PRO INC [E-FILE]

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 188, 190, 194, 196, 201, 207) of Plaintiffs JACQUELINE HIGHBAUGH, CLAUDE VERNON, AND CLIFFORD USHER, JR. individually and on behalf of others similarly situated ("Plaintiffs") for final approval of class action settlement with Defendant STAFF PRO, INC. ("Defendant"), is GRANTED.

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  • DESAI VS ESCONDIDO HOSPITALITY GROUP LLC

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Application (ROA # 20, 27, 29) of Defendant HARSHANA PATEL ("Defendant") for an Order to Stay Dissolution Proceedings, and Appraise Interest of Minority Member, is GRANTED. Corp. Code 17707.03(c).

    Defendant's Request (ROA # 24) for judicial notice is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The Cour...

  • FINCH VS PARKER

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The special and general Demurrer (ROA # 92, 96, 101, 102) of Defendants JAMES PARKER, XXARYX, LLC, ANGELFIRE CAPITAL, LLC, ART OF PRIZEM, LLC and SAVAGEPAK, LLC (collectively "Defendants") to the First, Second and Fourth Causes of Action alleged in the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") filed by Plaintiff JEN...

  • HANWEI CHENG VS. LEAR MARKETING LLC

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 37, 67, 69, 70, 103, 106) of Defendant LEAR MARKETING LLC ("Defendant") for an Order quashing the service of summons and complaint of Plaintiff HANWEI CHENG ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED.

    Defendant's evidentiary objections (ROA # 66) are OVERRULED IN PART and SUSTAINED IN PART. Nos....

  • YORK VS TORNAY

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 27, 36, 37) of Defendants STEPHEN M. TORNAY and PETER J. PFUND ("Defendants") for an order (1) transferring venue of this action to the Superior Court of California for the County of Orange and (2) awarding attorney fees and costs of transfer against counsel for Plaintiffs DIANNE YORK and...

  • HANWEI CHENG VS. LEAR MARKETING LLC

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 37, 67, 69, 70, 103, 106) of Defendant LEAR MARKETING LLC ("Defendant") for an Order quashing the service of summons and complaint of Plaintiff HANWEI CHENG ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED.

    Defendant's evidentiary objections (ROA # 66) are OVERRULED IN PART and SUSTAINED IN PART. Nos....

  • CAMACHO VS SHARP CORONADO HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE CENTER

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 30) of Defendant SHARP CORONADO HOSPITAL ("Defendant" or "SHARP") to causes of action 2 and 3 in the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") of Plaintiff KENNIA CAMACHO ("Plaintiff"), is OVERRULED.

    Defendant is ordered to file and serve its Answer within twenty (20) days of this...

  • CHASES VS CHASES III

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 29, 31, 32, 38, 46) of Defendants ALEXANDER BUTLER CHASES III and CRAIG CARD ("Defendants") to the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") for 1. Fraudulent Concealment; 2. Financial Elder Abuse; 3. Conspiracy; 4. Aiding and Abetting of Plaintiffs ALEXANDER CHASES and BRENEN CHASES ("Pl...

  • WINDHAM AT CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH VS LACHER

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 184, 199, 201, 212) of Defendants ROSLYN and PAMELA LACHER ("Defendants") to tax costs of Plaintiff WINDHAM AT CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH ASSOCIATION ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED.

    Defendant Pamela Lacher is a defaulted party (see ROA # 43) such that this Defendant's Motion is improper. ...

  • PREFERRED CONTRACTORS INSURANCE COMPANY RISK RETENTION GROUP LLC VS HERNANDEZ

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 21, 22, 31, 32) of Defendant Federico Hernandez ("Defendant") for an order to change venue and transfer this action to the Superior Court of Riverside County, Palm Springs Branch, is DENIED. This ruling is premised on the analysis set forth below.

    Plaintiff's objection (ROA # 49) ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil

  • PETITION OF EL ALAHAMBRA DE CORONADO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Petition (ROA # 1, 7, 10, 12, 13) of Petitioner EL ALAHAMBRA DE CORONADO HOMEOWENRS ASSOCIATION ("Petitioner") to Reduce the Percentage of Affirmative Votes Necessary for Amendment of Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and Bylaws Within a Common Interest Development of EL A...

  • JERNIGAN V BOSTON MARKET CORPORATION

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 272, 288) of Defendant and Cross-Defendant DANIEL B. HENRY dba G & H REPAIR & SERVICES COMPANY ("Henry") for an order determining the good faith of the settlement entered into by Henry and Plaintiffs LAYLA JERNIGAN, a minor by and through her guardian ad litem, TOM JERNIGAN, and CHRIS JER...

  • SULLIVAN MD VS SHARP HEALTHCARE

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 285, 337, 359, 372) of Plaintiff Patrick Sullivan ("Plaintiff") to Disqualify Opposing Counsel, is DENIED.

    Plaintiff's Request (ROA # 290) for judicial notice is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The Court takes judicial notice of Exh's "B and C" and the date only on which Ex...

  • LA MESA ALTERNATIVE HEALTH INC VS CITY OF LA MESA

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 251, 269, 305, 318) of Defendant and Real Party in Interest, EVERGREEN EVOLUTION, LLC. ("EVERGREEN") for an Order Disqualifying counsel for Petitioner LA MESA ALTERNATIVE HEALTH, INC.'s ("Petitioner") - Austin Legal Group, Gina Austin, Tamara Leetham, Richard...

  • PETITION OF EL ALAHAMBRA DE CORONADO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Petition (ROA # 1, 7, 10, 12, 13) of Petitioner EL ALAHAMBRA DE CORONADO HOMEOWENRS ASSOCIATION ("Petitioner") to Reduce the Percentage of Affirmative Votes Necessary for Amendment of Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and Bylaws Within a Common Interest Development of EL A...

  • SULLIVAN MD VS SHARP HEALTHCARE

    Aug 11, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 285, 337, 359, 372) of Plaintiff Patrick Sullivan ("Plaintiff") to Disqualify Opposing Counsel, is DENIED.

    Plaintiff's Request (ROA # 290) for judicial notice is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The Court takes judicial notice of Exh's "B and C" and the date only on which Ex...

  • THE MOTIVA GROUP INC VS GLOBAL IMPACT GROUP INC

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 518, 520, 521) of Defendant MICHAEL HOLLERAN ("Defendant" or "HOLLERAN"), through his court appointed contempt counsel, for an order to: (1) relieve HOLLERAN from filing a financial declaration under Calif. Government Code Section 27707, (2) dismiss the contempt action against HOLLERAN, a...

  • NASROLLAH SANAVI VS. ALI REZA PIRAHANCHI FARD

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 74) of Plaintiff NASROLLAH SANAVI ("Plaintiff") for orders deeming admitted Requests for Admission, Set Two, propounded on Defendant ALI REZA PIRAHANCHI FARD ("Defendant"), and for monetary sanctions against Defendant and his attorneys of record ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, APC, particularly A...

  • CHASES VS CHASES III

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 43) of Defendant ALEXANDER BUTLER CHASES III ("Defendant") for a protective order limiting the number of requests for admission propounded to him by Plaintiff ALEXANDER CHASES ("Plaintiff"), and for an award of monetary sanctions, is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART.

    I...

  • FLORES VS MACHADO MD DDS

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 62) of Plaintiff LV FLORES ("Plaintiff") for leave to file a First Amended Complaint ("FAC") alleging two new causes of action for Strict Product Liability and Negligent Product Liability, is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff is directed to separately file the FAC with the Court and pr...

  • APPLIED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES INC VS SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY INC

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 85) of Defendant SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY ("Defendant" or "SDG&E") to compel further responses and production to Request for Production of Documents, Set Three, from Plaintiff APPLIED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ("Plaintiff" or "AGT"), and for monetary sanctions, is GRANTED IN PART a...

  • VUPICO USA INC VS FLIP FLOP SHOPS FRANCHISE COMPANY LLC

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 459) of Plaintiff VUPICOA USA INC. ("Plaintiff") for an order amending the Judgment entered on November 4, 2019, by adding the costs awarded on January 31, 2020 and the attorney's fees awarded on February 14, 2020, is GRANTED.

    The Court will sign the [PROPOSED] AMENDED JUDGMENT - ...

  • PASAS VS TONY'S FINE FOODS

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 28) of Defendants Greg Spivey and Tony's Fine Foods ("Defendants") for an order compelling Plaintiff Steven Pasas ("Plaintiff") to provide further supplemental responses to Judicial Council approved Form Interrogatory No. 6.2, and for monetary sanctions against Plaintiff and his attorney ...

  • APPLIED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES INC VS SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY INC

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 85) of Defendant SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY ("Defendant" or "SDG&E") to compel further responses and production to Request for Production of Documents, Set Three, from Plaintiff APPLIED GREEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ("Plaintiff" or "AGT"), and for monetary sanctions, is GRANTED IN PART a...

  • HIGHBAUGH VS STAFF PRO INC [E-FILE]

    Aug 10, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 188, 190, 194, 196, 201, 207) of Plaintiffs JACQUELINE HIGHBAUGH, CLAUDE VERNON, AND CLIFFORD USHER, JR. individually and on behalf of others similarly situated ("Plaintiffs") for final approval of class action settlement with Defendant STAFF PRO, INC. ("Defendant"), is GRANTED.

    <...

  • DESAI VS ESCONDIDO HOSPITALITY GROUP LLC

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Application (ROA # 20, 27, 29) of Defendant HARSHANA PATEL ("Defendant") for an Order to Stay Dissolution Proceedings, and Appraise Interest of Minority Member, is GRANTED. Corp. Code 17707.03(c).

    Defendant's Request (ROA # 24) for judicial notice is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. The Cour...

  • FINCH VS PARKER

    Jul 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The special and general Demurrer (ROA # 92, 96, 101, 102) of Defendants JAMES PARKER, XXARYX, LLC, ANGELFIRE CAPITAL, LLC, ART OF PRIZEM, LLC and SAVAGEPAK, LLC (collectively "Defendants") to the First, Second and Fourth Causes of Action alleged in the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") filed by Plaintiff JEN...

  • HANWEI CHENG VS. LEAR MARKETING LLC

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 37, 67, 69, 70, 103, 106) of Defendant LEAR MARKETING LLC ("Defendant") for an Order quashing the service of summons and complaint of Plaintiff HANWEI CHENG ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED.

    Defendant's evidentiary objections (ROA # 66) are OVERRULED IN PART and SUSTAINED IN PART. Nos....

  • YORK VS TORNAY

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 27, 36, 37) of Defendants STEPHEN M. TORNAY and PETER J. PFUND ("Defendants") for an order (1) transferring venue of this action to the Superior Court of California for the County of Orange and (2) awarding attorney fees and costs of transfer against counsel for Plaintiffs DIANNE YORK and...

  • HANWEI CHENG VS. LEAR MARKETING LLC

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 37, 67, 69, 70, 103, 106) of Defendant LEAR MARKETING LLC ("Defendant") for an Order quashing the service of summons and complaint of Plaintiff HANWEI CHENG ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED.

    Defendant's evidentiary objections (ROA # 66) are OVERRULED IN PART and SUSTAINED IN PART. Nos....

  • CAMACHO VS SHARP CORONADO HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE CENTER

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 30) of Defendant SHARP CORONADO HOSPITAL ("Defendant" or "SHARP") to causes of action 2 and 3 in the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") of Plaintiff KENNIA CAMACHO ("Plaintiff"), is OVERRULED.

    Defendant is ordered to file and serve its Answer within twenty (20) days of this...

  • CHASES VS CHASES III

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 29, 31, 32, 38, 46) of Defendants ALEXANDER BUTLER CHASES III and CRAIG CARD ("Defendants") to the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") for 1. Fraudulent Concealment; 2. Financial Elder Abuse; 3. Conspiracy; 4. Aiding and Abetting of Plaintiffs ALEXANDER CHASES and BRENEN CHASES ("Pl...

  • WINDHAM AT CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH VS LACHER

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    1. The Motion (ROA # 184, 199, 201, 212) of Defendants ROSLYN and PAMELA LACHER ("Defendants") to tax costs of Plaintiff WINDHAM AT CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH ASSOCIATION ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED.

    Defendant Pamela Lacher is a defaulted party (see ROA # 43) such that this Defendant's Motion is improper. ...

  • PREFERRED CONTRACTORS INSURANCE COMPANY RISK RETENTION GROUP LLC VS HERNANDEZ

    Jul 29, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 21, 22, 31, 32) of Defendant Federico Hernandez ("Defendant") for an order to change venue and transfer this action to the Superior Court of Riverside County, Palm Springs Branch, is DENIED. This ruling is premised on the analysis set forth below.

    Plaintiff's objection (ROA # 49) ...

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