WJH Participates in the American Heart Association’s 2017 Central Valley Heart & Stroke Walk

WJH was well-represented at the American Heart Association's 2017 Central Valley Heart & Stroke Walk and Lawyers Have Heart Run, held this year at the beautiful Tesoro Viejo, an upcoming master planned community in Madera.


Now in its 25th year, the annual Heart and Stroke Walk is the largest local event for the association.  WJH was one of over 75 local businesses and 2,500 walkers and runners who showed up Saturday morning to participate in a timed 5k run and/or non-competitive 2-mile walk.  The American Heart Association raised nearly $280,000 in the months leading up to the event.


WJH is a proud supporter of the American Heart Association and raised over $4,000 for the event.  Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by heart disease or stroke.  One in three Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease, and stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States.  All proceeds from the event went toward the American Heart Association’s overall goal of funding research to find better ways to treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke while providing educational health resources to the local region.

WJH Supports the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” Campaign

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national cause campaign to increase awareness of heart disease and stroke – the leading cause of death for women – and to inspire women and men to take charge of their heart health.  The Go Red Luncheon is held to educate women about heart health in a fun, educational environment.


WJH was well represented at this year’s Central Valley Go Red luncheon and fashion show event, which featured local heart and stroke survivors.  Contributions raised at the Go Red luncheon fund biomedical research and ongoing educational programs in the community.  WJH has been a proud sponsor of the annual campaign since 2012.


If you’d like to learn more about this event, or about common heart attack and stroke warning signs which too many people (especially women) miss, please go to

Wanger Jones Helsley Shareholder Kurt F. Vote Wins Jury Trial

Fresno, CA (February 17, 2017) – Wanger Jones Helsley PC attorney Kurt F. Vote successfully defended his heavy equipment dealer client in a breach of contract lawsuit.

In the case, the Plaintiff claimed that the equipment dealer client had wrongfully withheld a portion of the Plaintiff’s deposit when the Plaintiff had decided not to buy a large rock crusher from the equipment dealer.  The equipment dealer’s position was that the rock crusher was a special order item of equipment that it bought in reliance on the Plaintiff’s commitment to buy.

After a 2-week jury trial in Fresno Superior Court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the equipment dealer client.

Mr. Vote is a shareholder in Wanger Jones Helsley PC.  His practice focuses on business litigation, including cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, debt collection, partnership dissolutions, unfair trade practices, antitrust claims, and business disputes.  Mr. Vote has been recognized numerous times as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine and is A/V® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell.


WJH attorneys Patrick Toole, Jena Harlos, and Cameron Peyton serve as advisors to high school students in the Law Lab at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (“CART”). Each team, comprised of 4 to 5 students, selects a community issue of interest with a focus on teens. Issues range from prescription drug abuse to homelessness/poverty to mental health/suicide. With the assistance of advisors, the students explore their topic from the standpoint of the legal environment in which it exists and develop a perspective that allows them to see the issue from multiple points of view. The students determine what affirmative action they can take to address the issue and effect change, whether it is partnering with a local community group to expand its outreach, organizing fun educational events at middle schools to foster an appreciation for diversity and combat discrimination, or working with schools to bring awareness to the resources available to students who are bullied. The students then give a presentation to community leaders, including judges and school board members.


Wanger Jones Helsley PC is pleased to introduce two new first-year associates to its growing practice, Jennifer Delarosa and Lawrence Liu.

Ms. Delarosa received her Juris Doctor degree, with Dean’s Honors, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. During law school she received the Outstanding First Year Brief Award and served as Editor-in-Chief of Loyola’s Entertainment Law Review. Ms. Delarosa also served as a judicial extern to Federal Bankruptcy Judge Sandra R. Klein. A California native, Ms. Delarosa completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013, graduating with Dean’s Honors. Her practice at WJH concentrates on commercial litigation.

Mr. Liu received his Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Irvine School of Law. Mr. Liu had previously clerked for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. During law school, Mr. Liu co-founded the Business Law Society and served as a member of the UCI Law Moot Court Competition Board. Mr. Liu also served as staff editor of the UC Irvine Law Review and participated in UCI Law Mock Trial, Experian/Jones Day Moot Court, Honorable Lloyd George Bankruptcy Moot Court, and Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court competitions. His practice at WJH focuses on commercial litigation.

Both associates joined the firm in October of 2016. Wanger Jones Helsley PC is thrilled to welcome Ms. Delarosa and Mr. Liu on board!