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

  • CRUZ VS BAE SYSTEMS SAN DIEGO SHIP REPAIR INC

    Jan 06, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 27) of Plaintiff MELANIE CRUZ ("Cruz") for an order in favor of Ms. Cruz and her counsel, HKM Employment Attorneys LLP, awarding attorney's fees, costs, and litigation-related expenses incurred in connection with this lawsuit against Defendant BAE SYSTEMS SAN DIEGO SHIP REPAIR, INC. ("Def...

  • DOSSEGGER VS MERCURIO

    Jan 05, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 132) of Defendants JOSH MERCURIO and ADAM PONAMAN (together "Defendants") to the Third Cause of Action for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and the Fourth Cause of Action for Assault in the Second Amended Complaint ("SAC") of Plaintiff JODI DOSSEGGER ("Plaintiff"), i...

  • SUSAN COSTA VS. ROAD RUNNER SPORTS, INC. [E-FILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 28) of Defendants Road Runner Sports, Inc. and Road Runner Sports Retail, Inc. (collectively "Defendants" or "Road Runner") for the entry of a protective order and an order establishing the sequence and timing of discovery with Plaintiff SUSAN COSTA, an individual, on behalf of herself an...

  • GREEN LIFE BUSINESS GROUP INC VS BROWN DOG HEALTH AND WELLNESS

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The renewed Motion (ROA # 33) of DEFENDANTS Andrew Milks, and Brown Dog Health and Wellness ("Defendants") for summary judgment in favor of DEFENDANTS and against PLAINTIFF Green Life Business Group Inc. ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED.

    It cannot be determined from the combined "evidence" submitted by the...

  • SUDANO VS KEYPOINT GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 16) of Plaintiff CRYSTAL SUDANO ("Plaintiff") for summary judgment or, in the alternative, for summary adjudication on the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Causes of Action in the Complaint of Plaintiff against Defendants KEYPOINT GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, INC. and PERSPECTA RISK DECISI...

  • MARIA MCCABE VS PORTIFOLIO HOTELS LLC [E-FILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 184) of Plaintiff MARIA McCABE ("Plaintiff" or "McCABE") for an order to enter judgment in accordance with the terms of settlement entered into by McCABE and Defendant PORTFOLIO HOTELS, LLC ("Defendant"), is GRANTED.

    The Court will sign a proposed Judgment, consistent wi...

  • PRAVATI CAPITAL LLC VS ANDERSON

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 95) of Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant Pravati Capital, LLC ("Plaintiff" or "Pravati") to the third cause of action alleged in the First Amended Cross-Complaint ("FAC-C") filed by Defendant and Cross-Complainant Richard D. Anderson ("Defendant" or "Anderson"), is OVERRULED. Cross-...

  • TODD A MIKLES VS. DENNIS DIERENFIELD

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 125) of Plaintiff Todd A. Mikles ("Plaintiff'' or "Mikles") on behalf of all named Plaintiffs (collectively "Market Street Plaintiffs") to Strike Defendant Dennis Dierenfield's Motion to Compel Arbitration and Stay Proceedings, is DENIED.

    The Motion to compel arbitration is not an...

  • CESENA VS GUERRERO

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 34) of Attorney Andre L. Verdun ("Attorney") to be relieved as counsel of record for Plaintiff Gabriel Cesena ("Plaintiff"), is GRANTED with an effective date on which Attorney files a proof of service of this order on Plaintiff, with the Court.

    ...

  • MUNOZ VS BON SUISSE INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 101) of Attorneys Marie Burke Kenny and Clint S. Engleson ("Attorneys") to be relieved as counsel of record for Defendant Bon Suisse Inc. ("Defendant"), is GRANTED, the effective date of which is the date on which Attorneys file a proof of service of this order on Defendant, with the Cour...

  • LASHARA JOHNSON AN INCOMPETENT ADULT BY AND THROUGH HER NEXT FRIEND BEVERLY SMITH VS. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 157) of Defendants Scott E. Olson, M.D., Arthur M. Lam, M.D., Joel Roger Martin, M.D., Andrew Nguyen, M.D., Jeffrey Alan Steinberg, M.D., David Rafael Santiago-Dieppa, M.D., Brian Paul Lemkuil, M.D., Anushivran Minokadeh, M.D., Rebecca Dodd-Sullivan, R.N., Navaz Percy Karanjia, ...

  • ISMAJ VS GARY JOEL BRAUNSTEIN DDS INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 21) of Defendant GARY JOEL BRAUNSTEIN, D.D.S., INC., A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, ("Defendant") for an order striking portions of the Complaint of Plaintiff ISRAEL ISMAJ, A PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CORPORATION ("Plaintiff") and the Demurrer to the fourth and fifth causes of action in Plaintiff'...

  • CHURCH VS GARMO

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 31) of Defendants EcoMobile, Inc. and Garvin Garmo ("Defendants") to the Second Cause of Action of the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") of Plaintiff David Church ("Plaintiff"), is OVERRULED.

    Defendants are ordered to file and serve their Answer within twenty (20) days of ...

  • BAKER VS SELECT COMFORT RETAIL CORPORATION [E-FILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 103) of Plaintiffs Raymond Baker, Donald Cassels and Jose Cadenas, on behalf of themselves and the putative class ("Plaintiffs") for an Order granting final approval of the proposed class action settlement with Defendant Select Comfort Retain Corporation dba Sleep Number ("Defendant") (to...

  • ORONA VS GUTIERREZ

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 35) of Attorney Deon S. Goldschmidt ("Attorney") to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiff BRUCE ORONA ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

    The Motion fails to identify and notify Plaintiff of upcoming trial and related dates. See ROA # 34.

    ...

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

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 198) of Defendant MARK MITCHELL DBA MARK MITCHELL ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING ("Defendant") for an Order granting leave to serve a Supplemental Expert Witness Designation, is GRANTED IN PART and will be HEARD IN PART.

    Defendant is permitted leave to designate "a design professional ex...

  • UNITED SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY VS AMAYA

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 42) of Plaintiff United Specialty Insurance Company ("Plaintiff" or "USIC") to the First Affirmative Defense - Conspiracy to Defraud and Third Affirmative Defense - Equitable Estoppel in the First Amended Answer of Defendants Timoleon and Corinne Zaracotas ("Defendants" or ""Zar...

  • PHILLIPS VS. SO-CAL DOMINOIDS INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 563) of Defendants SO-CAL DOMINOIDS, INC. and D.O.S. PIZZA, INC. (collectively "Defendants") for an order granting issue and / or terminating sanctions, or, in the alternative, for an order to compel the deposition of Plaintiff HEATHER PHILLIPS ("Plaintiff") and, as well as the production...

  • GONZALEZ VS SUNROAD MV AUTO INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 15) of Plaintiff Jessica Gonzalez ("Plaintiff") for an order compelling further discovery responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Requests for Production of Documents and monetary sanctions against Defendant FCA US LLC ("Defendant") and its attorneys of record, Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP,...

  • PETERSEN VS NEW CANEY INCORPORATED

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 121) of Plaintiff Saundra Marie Petersen ("Plaintiff") to set aside the September 2, 2020 Judgment in this matter, is DENIED.

    The Motion does not include a Notice and therefore has deprived Defendants NEW CANEY INCORPORATED DBA DENNY'S, RICHARD E. MURRILL and DONNA J. MURRILL, TRU...

  • NATIONAL FUNDING INC VS ELHAG

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 207) of Defendant / Cross-Complainant ADAM ELHAG ("Defendant" or ELHAG") for an Order Compelling Cross-Defendant FRANK FELLINI ("FELLINI") to provide further responses and documents in response to ELHAG's Requests for Production of Documents (Set One), propounded on March 18, 20...

  • FRANCOIS VS SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Dec 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 60, 64, 89, 91) of Defendant SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ("Defendant" or "District") for an order compelling Plaintiff RACHEL FRANCOIS ("Plaintiff") to produce documents requested at Plaintiff's deposition, and for sanctions against Plaintiff and Plaintiff's counsel James Davi...

  • FRANCOIS VS SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Dec 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 60, 64, 89, 91) of Defendant SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ("Defendant" or "District") for an order compelling Plaintiff RACHEL FRANCOIS ("Plaintiff") to produce documents requested at Plaintiff's deposition, and for sanctions against Plaintiff and Plaintiff's counsel James Davi...

  • FRANCOIS VS SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Dec 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 60, 64, 89, 91) of Defendant SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ("Defendant" or "District") for an order compelling Plaintiff RACHEL FRANCOIS ("Plaintiff") to produce documents requested at Plaintiff's deposition, and for sanctions against Plaintiff and Plaintiff's counsel James Davi...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil

Recent Rulings by Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil

  • CRUZ VS BAE SYSTEMS SAN DIEGO SHIP REPAIR INC

    Jan 06, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 27) of Plaintiff MELANIE CRUZ ("Cruz") for an order in favor of Ms. Cruz and her counsel, HKM Employment Attorneys LLP, awarding attorney's fees, costs, and litigation-related expenses incurred in connection with this lawsuit against Defendant BAE SYSTEMS SAN DIEGO SHIP REPAIR, INC. ("Def...

  • DOSSEGGER VS MERCURIO

    Jan 05, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 132) of Defendants JOSH MERCURIO and ADAM PONAMAN (together "Defendants") to the Third Cause of Action for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and the Fourth Cause of Action for Assault in the Second Amended Complaint ("SAC") of Plaintiff JODI DOSSEGGER ("Plaintiff"), i...

  • SUSAN COSTA VS. ROAD RUNNER SPORTS, INC. [E-FILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 28) of Defendants Road Runner Sports, Inc. and Road Runner Sports Retail, Inc. (collectively "Defendants" or "Road Runner") for the entry of a protective order and an order establishing the sequence and timing of discovery with Plaintiff SUSAN COSTA, an individual, on behalf of herself an...

  • GREEN LIFE BUSINESS GROUP INC VS BROWN DOG HEALTH AND WELLNESS

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The renewed Motion (ROA # 33) of DEFENDANTS Andrew Milks, and Brown Dog Health and Wellness ("Defendants") for summary judgment in favor of DEFENDANTS and against PLAINTIFF Green Life Business Group Inc. ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED.

    It cannot be determined from the combined "evidence" submitted by the...

  • SUDANO VS KEYPOINT GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 16) of Plaintiff CRYSTAL SUDANO ("Plaintiff") for summary judgment or, in the alternative, for summary adjudication on the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Causes of Action in the Complaint of Plaintiff against Defendants KEYPOINT GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, INC. and PERSPECTA RISK DECISI...

  • MARIA MCCABE VS PORTIFOLIO HOTELS LLC [E-FILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 184) of Plaintiff MARIA McCABE ("Plaintiff" or "McCABE") for an order to enter judgment in accordance with the terms of settlement entered into by McCABE and Defendant PORTFOLIO HOTELS, LLC ("Defendant"), is GRANTED.

    The Court will sign a proposed Judgment, consistent wi...

  • PRAVATI CAPITAL LLC VS ANDERSON

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 95) of Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant Pravati Capital, LLC ("Plaintiff" or "Pravati") to the third cause of action alleged in the First Amended Cross-Complaint ("FAC-C") filed by Defendant and Cross-Complainant Richard D. Anderson ("Defendant" or "Anderson"), is OVERRULED. Cross-...

  • TODD A MIKLES VS. DENNIS DIERENFIELD

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 125) of Plaintiff Todd A. Mikles ("Plaintiff'' or "Mikles") on behalf of all named Plaintiffs (collectively "Market Street Plaintiffs") to Strike Defendant Dennis Dierenfield's Motion to Compel Arbitration and Stay Proceedings, is DENIED.

    The Motion to compel arbitration is not an...

  • CESENA VS GUERRERO

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 34) of Attorney Andre L. Verdun ("Attorney") to be relieved as counsel of record for Plaintiff Gabriel Cesena ("Plaintiff"), is GRANTED with an effective date on which Attorney files a proof of service of this order on Plaintiff, with the Court.

    ...

  • MUNOZ VS BON SUISSE INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 101) of Attorneys Marie Burke Kenny and Clint S. Engleson ("Attorneys") to be relieved as counsel of record for Defendant Bon Suisse Inc. ("Defendant"), is GRANTED, the effective date of which is the date on which Attorneys file a proof of service of this order on Defendant, with the Cour...

  • LASHARA JOHNSON AN INCOMPETENT ADULT BY AND THROUGH HER NEXT FRIEND BEVERLY SMITH VS. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 157) of Defendants Scott E. Olson, M.D., Arthur M. Lam, M.D., Joel Roger Martin, M.D., Andrew Nguyen, M.D., Jeffrey Alan Steinberg, M.D., David Rafael Santiago-Dieppa, M.D., Brian Paul Lemkuil, M.D., Anushivran Minokadeh, M.D., Rebecca Dodd-Sullivan, R.N., Navaz Percy Karanjia, ...

  • ISMAJ VS GARY JOEL BRAUNSTEIN DDS INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 21) of Defendant GARY JOEL BRAUNSTEIN, D.D.S., INC., A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, ("Defendant") for an order striking portions of the Complaint of Plaintiff ISRAEL ISMAJ, A PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CORPORATION ("Plaintiff") and the Demurrer to the fourth and fifth causes of action in Plaintiff'...

  • CHURCH VS GARMO

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 31) of Defendants EcoMobile, Inc. and Garvin Garmo ("Defendants") to the Second Cause of Action of the First Amended Complaint ("FAC") of Plaintiff David Church ("Plaintiff"), is OVERRULED.

    Defendants are ordered to file and serve their Answer within twenty (20) days of ...

  • BAKER VS SELECT COMFORT RETAIL CORPORATION [E-FILE]

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 103) of Plaintiffs Raymond Baker, Donald Cassels and Jose Cadenas, on behalf of themselves and the putative class ("Plaintiffs") for an Order granting final approval of the proposed class action settlement with Defendant Select Comfort Retain Corporation dba Sleep Number ("Defendant") (to...

  • ORONA VS GUTIERREZ

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 35) of Attorney Deon S. Goldschmidt ("Attorney") to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiff BRUCE ORONA ("Plaintiff"), is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

    The Motion fails to identify and notify Plaintiff of upcoming trial and related dates. See ROA # 34.

    ...

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

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 198) of Defendant MARK MITCHELL DBA MARK MITCHELL ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING ("Defendant") for an Order granting leave to serve a Supplemental Expert Witness Designation, is GRANTED IN PART and will be HEARD IN PART.

    Defendant is permitted leave to designate "a design professional ex...

  • UNITED SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY VS AMAYA

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The general Demurrer (ROA # 42) of Plaintiff United Specialty Insurance Company ("Plaintiff" or "USIC") to the First Affirmative Defense - Conspiracy to Defraud and Third Affirmative Defense - Equitable Estoppel in the First Amended Answer of Defendants Timoleon and Corinne Zaracotas ("Defendants" or ""Zar...

  • PHILLIPS VS. SO-CAL DOMINOIDS INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 563) of Defendants SO-CAL DOMINOIDS, INC. and D.O.S. PIZZA, INC. (collectively "Defendants") for an order granting issue and / or terminating sanctions, or, in the alternative, for an order to compel the deposition of Plaintiff HEATHER PHILLIPS ("Plaintiff") and, as well as the production...

  • GONZALEZ VS SUNROAD MV AUTO INC

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 15) of Plaintiff Jessica Gonzalez ("Plaintiff") for an order compelling further discovery responses to Plaintiff's First Set of Requests for Production of Documents and monetary sanctions against Defendant FCA US LLC ("Defendant") and its attorneys of record, Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP,...

  • PETERSEN VS NEW CANEY INCORPORATED

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 121) of Plaintiff Saundra Marie Petersen ("Plaintiff") to set aside the September 2, 2020 Judgment in this matter, is DENIED.

    The Motion does not include a Notice and therefore has deprived Defendants NEW CANEY INCORPORATED DBA DENNY'S, RICHARD E. MURRILL and DONNA J. MURRILL, TRU...

  • NATIONAL FUNDING INC VS ELHAG

    Jan 04, 2021 |  San Diego County

    The unopposed Motion (ROA # 207) of Defendant / Cross-Complainant ADAM ELHAG ("Defendant" or ELHAG") for an Order Compelling Cross-Defendant FRANK FELLINI ("FELLINI") to provide further responses and documents in response to ELHAG's Requests for Production of Documents (Set One), propounded on March 18, 20...

  • FRANCOIS VS SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Dec 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 60, 64, 89, 91) of Defendant SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ("Defendant" or "District") for an order compelling Plaintiff RACHEL FRANCOIS ("Plaintiff") to produce documents requested at Plaintiff's deposition, and for sanctions against Plaintiff and Plaintiff's counsel James Davi...

  • FRANCOIS VS SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Dec 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 60, 64, 89, 91) of Defendant SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ("Defendant" or "District") for an order compelling Plaintiff RACHEL FRANCOIS ("Plaintiff") to produce documents requested at Plaintiff's deposition, and for sanctions against Plaintiff and Plaintiff's counsel James Davi...

  • FRANCOIS VS SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Dec 21, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The Motion (ROA # 60, 64, 89, 91) of Defendant SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ("Defendant" or "District") for an order compelling Plaintiff RACHEL FRANCOIS ("Plaintiff") to produce documents requested at Plaintiff's deposition, and for sanctions against Plaintiff and Plaintiff's counsel James Davi...

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