Joseph Ehrlich, Partner


Mr. Ehrlich has extensive experience in business and commercial litigation, as well as the preparation of various business-related contracts and agreements.

Mr. Ehrlich’s areas of litigation expertise include: employment law (including wrongful termination); ADA issues; real estate and construction claims; intellectual property (including copyright and trademark); partnership and corporate disputes; hospitality law (including hotel, restaurant and resort litigation); securities litigation defense; mass tort litigation; and administrative matters by governmental agencies (such as the Attorney General, etc.).

Mr. Ehrlich has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating business transaction documents such as leases, employment agreements, severance/separation agreements, licensing agreements, technology sharing agreements, and contracts of every nature.

Mr. Ehrlich represents a number of insurance companies and third party administrators with a specialization in construction defects cases, environmental cases, as well as general tort defense.  Further, Mr. Ehrlich was lead counsel for the leading manufacturer in mass tort litigation involving polybutylene tubing.

Mr. Ehrlich also has extensive experience involving timeshare, membership camping and fractionalized ownership matters and issues.


"AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1991


U.S. Supreme Court

California Supreme Court

U.S. District Court of Appeals - District of Columbia & 9th Circuit

U.S. District Court - Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California

Legal Experience

Founding Partner, Losch & Ehrlich - Attorneys at Law (1997-present)

Of Counsel, O'Toole Fernandez Wiener Van Lieu, LLC (present)

Partner, Lillick & Charles (now Nixon Peabody), San Francisco, CA (1990-1997)

Partner, Goldstein Barceloux and Goldstein, San Francisco, CA (1985-1989)

Weintraub, Genshlea, Giannoni & Sproul, Sacramento, CA (1980-1984)

Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento District (1978-1980)

Admitted to California Bar (1978)

Published Cases

Philip Morris v. Cigarettes for Less, et al., 69 F.Supp.2nd 1181 (1999); 215 F.3d 1999


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California (J.D., with distinction, 1978)

University of California, Santa Barbara, California (M.F.A., 1975)

Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 1973)

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Traynor Honor Society

Bar Association of San Francisco

Joseph Ehrlich

Joseph Ehrlich

AVRated Preeminent for Over 25 Years