Ed Wenger is a partner at Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC. He focuses primarily on appellate litigation, critical motions practice, constitutional law, and trial practice. Over ten years of practice, Ed has presented oral argument before multiple federal and state appellate and trial courts; drafted and submitted scores of briefs for filing in state and federal appellate and trial courts around the country (including the Supreme Court of the United States); and handled every stage of federal and state trial litigation, from conducting depositions to cross-examining expert witnesses and presenting closing argument at trial.
Before joining Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC, Ed twice represented Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III as an amicus curiae in cases pending before the Supreme Court of the United States. He also represented Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee, and the Florida House of Representatives in a variety of cases pending before state and federal courts. He was named a Florida appellate law “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2021.
Before returning to private practice, Ed served as Florida’s Chief Deputy Solicitor General, where he helped oversee the Florida Attorney General’s civil appellate docket and coordinate the State’s practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to his litigation responsibilities, Ed also managed a team of Deputy Solicitors General, provided legal advice to both the Solicitor General and the Attorney General, and helped coordinate Florida’s approach to multi-state litigation.
Prior to his service to the State of Florida, Ed was the General Counsel to the West Virginia Attorney General, where, among other things, he litigated cases arising from the opioid crisis and served as a liaison between the Attorney General’s Office and members of both the West Virginia Legislature and a variety of West Virginia State Agencies.
Early in his career, Ed was a litigator at a law firm in Washington, DC, where he was twice named an appellate law “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. He also had the privilege of serving as a law clerk to two federal appellate judges—the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Born in Pittsburgh but raised in South Florida, Ed is an avid fan of the Florida International University Panthers (in a past life, he was a two-year captain for FIU football), the Saint Thomas Aquinas Raiders, and the Florida Gators (where his younger brother played). He enjoys travel, boxing, lifting, and visiting his nieces. He is licensed to practice in New York, Florida, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States; the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuit Courts of Appeal; and a variety of federal District Courts.
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