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Alan J. Wilhelmy


Executive Summary

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

Professional Qualifications

Thirty-four years of experience representing owners, contractors and design professionals in all aspects of construction and commercial disputes, Mr. Wilhelmy has extensive public works experience, including highway, bridge, tunnel, jail, and water treatment plant construction. He has counseled clients and litigated disputes involving schools, hospitals, and performing arts projects.

Mr. Wilhelmy has represented clients in disputes involving excavation, grading and paving, soils and compaction, underground utilities, concrete foundations and paving, framing, windows, curtain walls and exterior metal panels, seismic upgrades, MEP including high voltage and low voltage electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and fire sprinklers as well as waterproofing and roofing. He has represented design professionals of all types, including architects, geotechnical, structural and mechanical engineers. He currently 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-four years, with many assignments on the Large and Complex Case Panel. He also serves on the California Public Works Contract Arbitration Panel. He is on the mediation panels for the American Arbitration Association and the Contra Costa County and Tuolumne County Superior Courts.

Mr. Wilhelmy has been a member of the Associated General Contractors of California Legal Advisory Committee since 1991. He is a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of American and a member of the Mediation Society. He has presented seminars to contractors, architects and engineers, and other construction professionals on a variety of topics, such as professional liability, payment remedies, including mechanic’s liens and stop payment 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

Bar Admissions


San Francisco, CA
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