Mr. Wend is the Managing Shareholder of the Los Angeles office of La Follette Johnson where his practice focuses primarily on medical malpractice defense. In addition to his extensive healthcare related experience, Mr. Wend defends other professionals and provides consultation and representation for a variety of business and corporate clients regarding contracts, collections, and secured transactions. Responsible for 2007 published opinion (Berkley v Dowds (2007) 154 Cal.App. 4th 518) which significantly assists in the defense of elder abuse and related claims.
Mr. Wend draws on his years of experience in the medical-legal field when defending healthcare providers and other professionals. His prior experience includes serving as a Juvenile Sex-Offender Counselor for various residential care facilities in the Sacramento area, and then as a court-appointed Conservatorship Officer for the County of Yolo.
Mr. Wend received his B.S. from the University of California at Davis in 1992. He received his J.D. with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1997. While in law school, he earned the equivalent of the American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Rights Actions and membership in the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society.
Mr. Wend is admitted to practice law in the State of California and to the United States District Court (Central and Eastern Districts). He is a member of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mr. Wend is a sports fanatic who has been inexplicably devoted to the Atlanta Falcons for over 30 years. Valorie, his wife of 24 years, is a School Principal. Their son, Joseph, is in medical school.