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Gail E. Wise

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Los Angeles, California

Gail E. Wise is an Associate with Epstein Turner Weiss. She joined the firm in 2007 and has developed an expertise in complex real estate finance litigation involving residential mortgage loan repurchases, warehouse lending and lien prioritization.

Ms. Wise also advises and defends employers in all aspects of employment law including matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment and wage and hour disputes.

Ms. Wise also has experience in insurance coverage defense litigation and trademark disputes.

While in law school, Ms. Wise served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Audrey B. Collins in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Areas of Practice

  • Mortgage repurchase and warehouse lending
  • Real estate and construction litigation
  • Employment defense, including discrimination, harassment and wage and hour cases
  • Property management contracts
  • Insurance coverage
  • Trademark disputes
  • Appeals
  • General business litigation
  • General appellate work

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Judicial Extern, Hon. Audrey B. Collins, U.S. Dist. of Cen. Dist. of CA
    • Honors: Best Sexual Orientation Law Review Articles
    • Law Review: Dukeminier, Articles Editor
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • Ph.D. summa cum laude
    • Major: German Literature
  • Tufts University, German
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany, 1993 - 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member