Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Walter and Wilhelm Law Group unveiled its new name on Monday — Walter Wilhelm Bauer, adding the name of shareholder Paul Bauer to the firm.
“Paul has been a significant contributor to our firm. His service to businesses in the Valley and his efforts to boost our community are well respected,” said shareholder Michael Wilhelm.
Bauer joined the firm in 2010, leading it’s labor and employment law practice. He was named a Northern California Rising Star (2010-2013) by Super Lawyer magazine and received recognition as Northern California Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015.
“Our firm has strong commitment to serving our community and to ensuring that the businesses we serve thrive,” Bauer said. “This is my home, and it is my personal and professional goal to make it a strong place to live and work.”
Bauer advises employers on labor compliance and litigation prevention measures. He also trains employers on preventing harassment and other Equal Employment Opportunity issues in the workplace.
Bauer has defended private and public employers against employment-related lawsuits before state and federal courts. He also served as a policy consultant to former California State Senator Charles S. Poochigian, advising members on legislation affecting employers.
Bauer serves as the chair of the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board and is the past president of Central California SHRM. He is admitted to practice before all trial and appellate courts of the State of California and the United States District Courts in California.
Bauer also is actively engaged in the community and has served on the boards of Valley Crime Stoppers, the Central Valley Business Incubator, the Fresno County Blue Ribbon Business Committee and Fresno County Bar Association.
As part of the recent changes at the firm, Walter Wilhelm Bauer also announced on Monday the addition of Holly Estes to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice and Faith Driscoll to the labor and employment practice.