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Robert J. Breakstone
Dennis J. Callahan
Thomas H. Carlson
Jeffery M. Chiow
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Joshua M. Deitz
Robert C. Goodman
Lucas T. Hanback
John G. Heller
Dennis C. Huie
Suhani Kamdar
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Mark J. Linderman
James Robert Maxwell
Joseph C. McGowan
Patricia A. Meagher
Robert S. Metzger
Brian D. Miller
Alexis J. Morris
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Neil H. O'Donnell
Robert M. Osier
Dean D. Paik
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Aaron P. Silberman
Renée D. Wasserman
Alan J. Wilhelmy
Virginia K. Young
Paul M. Zieff

Alan J. Wilhelmy
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Areas of Practice

Mr. Wilhelmy is a member of the firm's Construction Law Practice Group.

Professional Qualifications

Thirty years of experience representing parties in all aspects of construction and commercial disputes.

Mr. Wilhelmy’s construction practice includes contract review and negotiation, insurance coverage and payment disputes. He has extensive experience in both private and public contracting, including bid protests on public works. He has litigated, mediated, and arbitrated construction disputes of all types.

In addition to representing general engineering and general building contractors, he has represented window, curtain wall and building envelope contractors, electrical and mechanical contractors including contractors specializing in underground fuel storage tank work, concrete and paving contractors, marine contractors, and plumbing and electrical suppliers. He has represented design professionals of all types including architects, geotechnical engineers, structural engineers and mechanical engineers specializing in refinery piping design.

Mr. Wilhelmy has represented clients in highway and bridge construction, jail construction, and water treatment and water pumping plant construction. He has counseled clients and litigated disputes involving large retail projects, schools, fuel storage facilities, hospitals, and performing arts projects. Mr. Wilhelmy also represents clients in real estate disputes and in general business litigation.

Mr. Wilhelmy has served as an arbitrator on the Construction Industry Panel for the American Arbitration Association for twenty years and now serves on the Large and Complex Case Panel. He serves on the California Public Works Contract Arbitration Panel, the Settlement Mentor Panel for the Contra Costa Superior Court, and the Tuolumne County Superior Court Mediation Panel. Mr. Wilhelmy is a member of the California State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and is also a member of the Associated General Contractors of California Legal Advisory Committee. He has presented seminars to contractors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals on a variety of topics including professional liability and payment remedies.


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

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Recent Publications and Public Speaking

"The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide" Thomson-West, 2015 (contributing author)

Issues in Construction Mediation, presented for Lexvid Professional Education, November 4, 2014

Arbitration for Litigators, presented at the State Bar Meeting, October 12, 2013

A Contractor By Any Other Name Is Not A Contractor, RJO Update: Case Law Alert (PDF) December 2012 (co-authored)

CA Supreme Court Clarifies Rule on Contractor Claims
(PDF) Published in California Constructor, Vol. 41, No. 3, March 2011

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