Thirty years of experience representing parties in all aspects of construction and commercial disputes.
In addition to representing general engineering, general building and marine contractors, he has represented a variety of subcontractors, including window, curtain wall and building envelope contractors, electrical and mechanical contractors including contractors specializing in underground fuel storage tank work, concrete and paving 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, leasing and general business litigation.
Mr. Wilhelmy has served as an arbitrator on the Construction Industry Panel for the American Arbitration Association for twenty-one years and now serves on the Large and Complex Case Panel. He has served on an ICC International Court of Arbitration Panel, and currently 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, the Mediation Society, and the Associated General Contractors of California Legal Advisory Committee. He has presented seminars to contractors, architects and engineers and other construction professionals on a variety of topics including professional liability, payment remedies including mechanic’s liens and stop notices, and arbitration procedure and strategy. Mr. Wilhelmy is a contributing author to “The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide.”
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley