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San Francisco Employment, Civil Litigation
and Appellate Attorney

Charles J. WischCharles J. Wisch
Member

Practice areas

Admitted

  • California, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California

Education

  • University of California School of Law, Los Angeles, J.D., 1975
  • Washington University, A.B., cum laude, 1972

Associations & memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • State Bar of California (Sections on Litigation, Labor and Employment)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

Pro hac vice admissions in other states

  • Colorado (state and federal)
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois (state and federal)
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi (federal)
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Texas (federal)

Biographical details

  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Fee Arbitrator (1981 – present)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Faculty, American Bar Association Second National Sexual Harassment Institute (October 1997)
  • Faculty, American Bar Association Third National Sexual Harassment Institute (November 1998)
  • Speaker, firm-sponsored presentation on Computer Contracts (authored and presented section on Alternative Dispute Resolution provisions)

Noteworthy reported cases

  • United Enterprises, Inc. v. Superior Court, 183 Cal.App.4th 1004 (2010)
    (insurance coverage)
  • Spitzer v. The Good Guys, Inc., 80 Cal. App. 4th 1376 (2000)
    (disability discrimination, reasonable accommodation)
  • Bell v. Wells Fargo Bank, 62 Cal.App 4th 1382 (1998) (disability
    discrimination, reasonable accommodation)
  • Simmons Oil Corp. v. Holly Corp., 258 Mont. 79, 852 P.2d 523 (1993)
    (contract)
  • Simmons Oil Corp. v. Holly Corp., 244 Mont. 75, 796 P.2d 189 (1990)
    (constitutional law, jurisdiction)
  • Illingworth v. State Board of Control, 161 Cal.App.3d 274 (1984)
    (constitutional law, victims’ rights)

The Law Offices of Charles J. Wisch represents clients in San Francisco and throughout California and the United States.