The Honorable Joel R. Wohlfeil

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-73

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

  • CLARK VS PURE BIOLOGY LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 31) of Plaintiff Howard Clark ("Plaintiff") for entry of judgment by default against Defendant Pure Biology, LLC, is GRANTED.

    Defendant's default was entered on September 2. 2020. Plaintiff has made a sufficient showing of the necessity of a permanent injunction and rest...

  • DAVIS VS KNUDSON

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 17) of Plaintiffs BRETT DAVIS and NUFINISHPRO ("Plaintiffs") for an order transferring and coordinating the related cases pending in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court as Case Number 200V-0490 into the first filed case in San Diego County Superior Court as Case Number 37-2020-00032097-...

  • CLARK VS PURE BIOLOGY LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 31) of Plaintiff Howard Clark ("Plaintiff") for entry of judgment by default against Defendant Pure Biology, LLC, is GRANTED.

    Defendant's default was entered on September 2. 2020. Plaintiff has made a sufficient showing of the necessity of a permanent injunction and rest...

  • C D M CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION VS K R COMMERCIAL INTERIORS INC

    Dec 02, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The special and general Demurrer (ROA # 9) of Defendants KR COMMERCIAL INTERIORS, INC. ("KR") and AMERICAN CONTRACTORS INDEMNITY COMPANY ("ACIC") (jointly "Defendants") to the Complaint of Plaintiff CDM CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION ("Plaintiff') Complaint for 1) Breach of Contract, (2) Reasonable Value, (3) Accou...

  • LOMBARDO VS ALTERNATIVE MOBILITY INC

    Dec 02, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 44) of Plaintiff / Cross-Defendant Tony S. Lombardo ("Cross-Defendant") to causes of action 1 and 2 in the First Amended Cross-Complaint ("FAC-C") of Defendant / Cross-Complainant Alternative Mobility ("Cross-Complainant"), is OVERRULED. The first cause of action sufficiently al...

  • SPIVAK VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general and special Demurrer (ROA # 279) of Cross-Defendant SWINERTON BUILDERS ("Cross-Defendant") to causes of action 1 and 2 in the First Amended Cross-Complaint ("FAC-C") filed by the City of San Diego (ROA # 238), is OVERRULED.

    Cross-Defendant is ordered to file and serve its Answer within ...

  • TAMARI VS LUPU

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 145) of Plaintiff Avner Tamari ("Plaintiff") for an order compelling a further response from Defendant Nadav Lupu ("Defendant") to Requests for Admission, Set Three, Nos. 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41, and for monetary sanctions against both Defendant Lupu and coun...

  • SPIVAK VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general and special Demurrer (ROA # 279) of Cross-Defendant SWINERTON BUILDERS ("Cross-Defendant") to causes of action 1 and 2 in the First Amended Cross-Complaint ("FAC-C") filed by the City of San Diego (ROA # 238), is OVERRULED.

    Cross-Defendant is ordered to file and serve its Answer within ...

  • JERNIGAN V BOSTON MARKET CORPORATION

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 360) of Defendant BOSTON MARKET CORPORATION ("Defendant") for an Order determining that its settlement with Plaintiffs LAYLA JERNIGAN, a minor by and through her guardian ad litem, TOM JERNIGAN, and CHRIS JERNIGAN ("Plaintiffs"), was entered in "good faith," pursuant to Californ...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS SCHAFFER

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 13) of Plaintiff Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ("Plaintiff") for an order granting summary judgment, or in the alternative, summary adjudication against AMANDA M. SCHAFFER ("Defendant"), is GRANTED IN PART and MOOT IN PART.

    The Motion for summary judgment of the Complaint is GRANTED.

    ...

  • ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE VS FAUST

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 14) of Defendant Matthew J. Faust ("Defendant") for an order compelling further responses to Requests for Production Nos. 6 and 10 through 12 of the first set of requests for production served by Defendant on Plaintiff ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE dba ACCESS GROUP ("Plaintiff") as well as the prod...

  • SILVIA LARIOS VS. MIRAMAR FACILITIES GROUP I JV

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 130) of Plaintiff Guadalupe Walker ("Plaintiff") to terminate the stay ordered in this matter, is GRANTED.

    The Court will provide counsel with trial and related dates at the hearing of this Motion.

    ...

  • LOPEZ VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA INC

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 30) of Defendant Kia Motors America, Inc. ("Defendant" or "KMA") for entry of a protective order of the Request for Production ("RFP") Set Two of Plaintiffs HOMAR MAQUEDA and GUSTAVO A. LOPEZ ("Plaintiffs"), and for monetary sanctions against Plaintiffs and their counsel of record, Knight...

  • PRAVATI CAPITAL LLC VS ANDERSON

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 71) of Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant Pravati Capital, LLC ("Plaintiff" or "Pravati") for orders compelling Defendant and Cross-Complainant Richard D. Anderson ("Defendant" or "Anderson") to furnish further responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, and for monetary sanctions against A...

  • BEDOLLA VS. CITY OF NATIONAL CITY

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 46) of Plaintiffs Mario Toledo-Bedolla and Arili Bedolla ("Plaintiffs") for an order compelling Defendant City of National City ("Defendant") to provide supplemental and further responses to Plaintiffs' Request for Production of Documents, and for monetary sanctions, is GRANTED IN PART, D...

  • RIMANDO VS ESPINOZA

    Nov 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 12) of Petitioner / proposed Plaintiff-in-intervention SENTRY CASUALTY COMPANY ("Sentry") for an Order granting Motion for Lcave to File a Complaint-in-Intervention against proposed Defendants-in-lntervention ELENA HERNANDEZ ESPINOZA and BENITO STORNIOLO, is GRANTED.

    Se...

  • VANDERGRIFT VS GREEN

    Nov 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 16) of Defendant POOL CORPORATION OF DELAWARE ("Defendant"), and the Joinder (ROA # 21), for an order striking punitive damages from the Complaint of Plaintiff KESHA VANDERGRIFT ("Plaintiff"), is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff has not pled a cause of action which would support a claim for pun...

  • PATERRA VS HANSEN

    Nov 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 350, 356) of Plaintiff and judgment creditor Natalie Paterra ("Plaintiff") to appoint a receiver to capture the income Defendant and judgment debtor JON M. HANSEN ("Defendant) is generating by renting out Defendant's home and vacation properties, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 564, i...

  • CESENA VS GUERRERO

    Nov 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 27) of Defendant Rafael Guerrero ("Defendant") for an Order compelling Plaintiff Gabriel Cesena ("Plaintiff') to serve further verified responses to Defendant's Form Interrogatories (Set One), is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff is directed to serve verified, complete responses, witho...

  • RONALD J BILLS TRUSTEE OF THE RONALD J BILLS REVOCABLE TRUST DATED MAY 1 2008 VS GARY J FRANKHAUSER

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 171, 180) of Cross-Defendants and Cross-Complainants REDLINE CUSTOM CONTRACTING, INC.; COASTLINE STEEL AND CONSTRUCTION, INC.; DAVE'S QUALITY PLUMBING, INC.; and THE DOOR AND WINDOW CONSULTANTS, INC.'S ("REDLINE") for an Order determining that the $150,000.00 settlement between Plaintiff ...

  • QUINTANILLA VS WITTMAN

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 25) of Defendant JOHN WITTMAN ("Defendant") for an order disqualifying counsel for Plaintiff GABRIEL QUINTANILLA ("Plaintiff"), the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, from representing Plaintiff in this litigation, is GRANTED.

    The Court continued the hearing of this...

  • MCSWAIN VS AXOS BANK [E-FILE]

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 63) of Plaintiff Daniel McSwain Trustee of the Daniel S. McSwain Trust Dated July 17, 2012 ("Plaintiff") for an order granting final approval of class action settlement and entry of judgment against Defendant AXOS BANK ("Defendant"), is GRANTED.

    The unopposed Motion (ROA...

  • GARCIA VS GARCIA

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The special and general Demurrer (ROA # 20, 60, 70) of Defendants Kristian A. Garcia, Sergio A. Garcia and Kenneth F. Colom ("Defendants") to the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Causes of Action in the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") of Plaintiff Eva Ricasa Garcia ("Plaintiff"), is OFF CALEND...

  • GARCIA VS GARCIA

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The special and general Demurrer (ROA # 20, 60, 70) of Defendants Kristian A. Garcia, Sergio A. Garcia and Kenneth F. Colom ("Defendants") to the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Causes of Action in the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") of Plaintiff Eva Ricasa Garcia ("Plaintiff"), is OFF CALEND...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil

  • CLARK VS PURE BIOLOGY LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 31) of Plaintiff Howard Clark ("Plaintiff") for entry of judgment by default against Defendant Pure Biology, LLC, is GRANTED.

    Defendant's default was entered on September 2. 2020. Plaintiff has made a sufficient showing of the necessity of a permanent injunction and rest...

  • DAVIS VS KNUDSON

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 17) of Plaintiffs BRETT DAVIS and NUFINISHPRO ("Plaintiffs") for an order transferring and coordinating the related cases pending in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court as Case Number 200V-0490 into the first filed case in San Diego County Superior Court as Case Number 37-2020-00032097-...

  • CLARK VS PURE BIOLOGY LLC [E-FILE]

    Dec 03, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 31) of Plaintiff Howard Clark ("Plaintiff") for entry of judgment by default against Defendant Pure Biology, LLC, is GRANTED.

    Defendant's default was entered on September 2. 2020. Plaintiff has made a sufficient showing of the necessity of a permanent injunction and rest...

  • C D M CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION VS K R COMMERCIAL INTERIORS INC

    Dec 02, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The special and general Demurrer (ROA # 9) of Defendants KR COMMERCIAL INTERIORS, INC. ("KR") and AMERICAN CONTRACTORS INDEMNITY COMPANY ("ACIC") (jointly "Defendants") to the Complaint of Plaintiff CDM CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION ("Plaintiff') Complaint for 1) Breach of Contract, (2) Reasonable Value, (3) Accou...

  • LOMBARDO VS ALTERNATIVE MOBILITY INC

    Dec 02, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 44) of Plaintiff / Cross-Defendant Tony S. Lombardo ("Cross-Defendant") to causes of action 1 and 2 in the First Amended Cross-Complaint ("FAC-C") of Defendant / Cross-Complainant Alternative Mobility ("Cross-Complainant"), is OVERRULED. The first cause of action sufficiently al...

  • SPIVAK VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general and special Demurrer (ROA # 279) of Cross-Defendant SWINERTON BUILDERS ("Cross-Defendant") to causes of action 1 and 2 in the First Amended Cross-Complaint ("FAC-C") filed by the City of San Diego (ROA # 238), is OVERRULED.

    Cross-Defendant is ordered to file and serve its Answer within ...

  • TAMARI VS LUPU

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 145) of Plaintiff Avner Tamari ("Plaintiff") for an order compelling a further response from Defendant Nadav Lupu ("Defendant") to Requests for Admission, Set Three, Nos. 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41, and for monetary sanctions against both Defendant Lupu and coun...

  • SPIVAK VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The general and special Demurrer (ROA # 279) of Cross-Defendant SWINERTON BUILDERS ("Cross-Defendant") to causes of action 1 and 2 in the First Amended Cross-Complaint ("FAC-C") filed by the City of San Diego (ROA # 238), is OVERRULED.

    Cross-Defendant is ordered to file and serve its Answer within ...

  • JERNIGAN V BOSTON MARKET CORPORATION

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 360) of Defendant BOSTON MARKET CORPORATION ("Defendant") for an Order determining that its settlement with Plaintiffs LAYLA JERNIGAN, a minor by and through her guardian ad litem, TOM JERNIGAN, and CHRIS JERNIGAN ("Plaintiffs"), was entered in "good faith," pursuant to Californ...

  • WELLS FARGO BANK NA VS SCHAFFER

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 13) of Plaintiff Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ("Plaintiff") for an order granting summary judgment, or in the alternative, summary adjudication against AMANDA M. SCHAFFER ("Defendant"), is GRANTED IN PART and MOOT IN PART.

    The Motion for summary judgment of the Complaint is GRANTED.

    ...

  • ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE VS FAUST

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 14) of Defendant Matthew J. Faust ("Defendant") for an order compelling further responses to Requests for Production Nos. 6 and 10 through 12 of the first set of requests for production served by Defendant on Plaintiff ACCESSLEX INSTITUTE dba ACCESS GROUP ("Plaintiff") as well as the prod...

  • SILVIA LARIOS VS. MIRAMAR FACILITIES GROUP I JV

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 130) of Plaintiff Guadalupe Walker ("Plaintiff") to terminate the stay ordered in this matter, is GRANTED.

    The Court will provide counsel with trial and related dates at the hearing of this Motion.

    ...

  • LOPEZ VS KIA MOTORS AMERICA INC

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 30) of Defendant Kia Motors America, Inc. ("Defendant" or "KMA") for entry of a protective order of the Request for Production ("RFP") Set Two of Plaintiffs HOMAR MAQUEDA and GUSTAVO A. LOPEZ ("Plaintiffs"), and for monetary sanctions against Plaintiffs and their counsel of record, Knight...

  • PRAVATI CAPITAL LLC VS ANDERSON

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 71) of Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant Pravati Capital, LLC ("Plaintiff" or "Pravati") for orders compelling Defendant and Cross-Complainant Richard D. Anderson ("Defendant" or "Anderson") to furnish further responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, and for monetary sanctions against A...

  • BEDOLLA VS. CITY OF NATIONAL CITY

    Dec 01, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 46) of Plaintiffs Mario Toledo-Bedolla and Arili Bedolla ("Plaintiffs") for an order compelling Defendant City of National City ("Defendant") to provide supplemental and further responses to Plaintiffs' Request for Production of Documents, and for monetary sanctions, is GRANTED IN PART, D...

  • RIMANDO VS ESPINOZA

    Nov 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 12) of Petitioner / proposed Plaintiff-in-intervention SENTRY CASUALTY COMPANY ("Sentry") for an Order granting Motion for Lcave to File a Complaint-in-Intervention against proposed Defendants-in-lntervention ELENA HERNANDEZ ESPINOZA and BENITO STORNIOLO, is GRANTED.

    Se...

  • VANDERGRIFT VS GREEN

    Nov 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 16) of Defendant POOL CORPORATION OF DELAWARE ("Defendant"), and the Joinder (ROA # 21), for an order striking punitive damages from the Complaint of Plaintiff KESHA VANDERGRIFT ("Plaintiff"), is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff has not pled a cause of action which would support a claim for pun...

  • PATERRA VS HANSEN

    Nov 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 350, 356) of Plaintiff and judgment creditor Natalie Paterra ("Plaintiff") to appoint a receiver to capture the income Defendant and judgment debtor JON M. HANSEN ("Defendant) is generating by renting out Defendant's home and vacation properties, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 564, i...

  • CESENA VS GUERRERO

    Nov 30, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 27) of Defendant Rafael Guerrero ("Defendant") for an Order compelling Plaintiff Gabriel Cesena ("Plaintiff') to serve further verified responses to Defendant's Form Interrogatories (Set One), is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff is directed to serve verified, complete responses, witho...

  • RONALD J BILLS TRUSTEE OF THE RONALD J BILLS REVOCABLE TRUST DATED MAY 1 2008 VS GARY J FRANKHAUSER

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 171, 180) of Cross-Defendants and Cross-Complainants REDLINE CUSTOM CONTRACTING, INC.; COASTLINE STEEL AND CONSTRUCTION, INC.; DAVE'S QUALITY PLUMBING, INC.; and THE DOOR AND WINDOW CONSULTANTS, INC.'S ("REDLINE") for an Order determining that the $150,000.00 settlement between Plaintiff ...

  • QUINTANILLA VS WITTMAN

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 25) of Defendant JOHN WITTMAN ("Defendant") for an order disqualifying counsel for Plaintiff GABRIEL QUINTANILLA ("Plaintiff"), the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, from representing Plaintiff in this litigation, is GRANTED.

    The Court continued the hearing of this...

  • MCSWAIN VS AXOS BANK [E-FILE]

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 63) of Plaintiff Daniel McSwain Trustee of the Daniel S. McSwain Trust Dated July 17, 2012 ("Plaintiff") for an order granting final approval of class action settlement and entry of judgment against Defendant AXOS BANK ("Defendant"), is GRANTED.

    The unopposed Motion (ROA...

  • GARCIA VS GARCIA

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The special and general Demurrer (ROA # 20, 60, 70) of Defendants Kristian A. Garcia, Sergio A. Garcia and Kenneth F. Colom ("Defendants") to the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Causes of Action in the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") of Plaintiff Eva Ricasa Garcia ("Plaintiff"), is OFF CALEND...

  • GARCIA VS GARCIA

    Nov 23, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The special and general Demurrer (ROA # 20, 60, 70) of Defendants Kristian A. Garcia, Sergio A. Garcia and Kenneth F. Colom ("Defendants") to the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Causes of Action in the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") of Plaintiff Eva Ricasa Garcia ("Plaintiff"), is OFF CALEND...

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