Joel R. Ohlgren: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Joel R. Ohlgren

Of Counsel
Santa Barbara,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • International Practice
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1965
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1968 Order of the Coif, Senior Editor of the Law Review
Admitted1969, California


•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (chair, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, 1983-84)

•Member, The State Bar of California

•Member, American Bar Association (Business Bankruptcy Committee)

•Board of Governors, Financial Lawyers Conference, 1980-81)

•Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

•Member, International Insolvency Institute (co-chair, Committee Corporate and Professional Responsibilities in Bankruptcy, 2004-present)

•Member, Turnaround Management Association


Joel R. Ohlgren is Of Counsel in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Ohlgren's areas of practice are bankruptcy, creditors' rights, complex bankruptcy litigation, international insolvency issues and commercial law. He has represented various interests in a wide range of industries, including agriculture (growers, packers and distributors), building and construction, real estate, healthcare, petroleum and energy, shipping companies, hotel and hospitality, retail, wholesale and manufacturing businesses.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Ohlgren served as an instructor at the University of Malawi Law School in Malawi, Central Africa, in 1968-70.


•Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2006, 2008-2014

•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2008-2012

•Which Lawyer?, Restructuring and Insolvency, Practical Law Company, 2007-2009, 2011-2012

•fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, 1993


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Office Information

Joel R. Ohlgren

1111 Chapala Street, 3rd Floor
Santa BarbaraCA 93101


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