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  • Education
    • J.D., Golden Gate University
    • B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, Psychology
  • Court Admissions
    • Supreme Court of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Wes Hurst is a litigator in Polsinelli’s Los Angeles office. He focuses on business litigation matters, including the defense of class actions, construction and real estate disputes, joint venture, partnership and franchise disputes, and contract and financial services litigation. Wes represents clients in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration and various forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has experience in a diversity of industries, including construction, consumer products, commercial leasing and health care.

Wes also has substantial vehicle rental law experience. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has authored a number of articles on vehicle rental law issues. Wes represents rental car companies, truck and motorcycle rental companies, car sharing companies, automobile dealerships and manufacturers and companies pursuing new and emerging business models related to the use of vehicles.
  • Represented a national rental car company in defending against multiple representative and class actions alleging violations of various consumer statutes.
  • Represented a retailer in a class action in California alleging a violation of a consumer protection statute in connection with the sale of automotive products.
  • Represented a car sharing company in the development of its business and provided risk analysis.
  • Represented owner in a dispute with contractor and subcontractors arising from the construction of commercial buildings used for biotech in South San Francisco.
  • Represented a lender in an appeal arising from a loan agreement and personal guaranty enforcement action. 
  • Represented a national rental car company in the defense of various tort claims, including negligent entrustment.
  • Represented a solar contractor in a dispute regarding scope and timing of a project.
  • Represented a general contractor in a dispute with a demolition subcontractor.
  • Represented a rental car company in the revision of its rental agreement.
  • Represented national general contracting firm in litigation arising from the design and construction of a $500 million silicon chip manufacturing plant in Colorado.
  • Represented institutional investor in numerous cases, including class actions, arising from the construction and sale of thousands of single family homes in residential projects throughout California.
  • Represented a financial institution in managing numerous actions, including loan enforcement and real estate liability matters.
  • Represented a manufacturer of personal computers in defending a consumer class action challenging the company's internet sales practices.
  • Represented owners of radio stations in defending a RICO complaint based on the broadcasting of infomercials.
  • Represented an individual in a dispute regarding the control and sale of a business.
  • Represented a national clothing chain in defending a consumer class action challenging the company's internet sales practices.
  • Represented a developer in a dispute with a joint venture partner regarding the development of a golf course in Southern California.
  • Represented a national consulting firm in the enforcement of guaranty obligations.
  • Represented a purchaser of real estate in a failure to disclose case against a seller
  • Represented an individual in a corporate dissolution dispute.
  • Represented a national retailer in lease litigation filed across the country.
  • Represented a medical provider in disputes regarding medical services and pricing.
  • Represented equity investor in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings arising from investments in dairies.
  • Represented a group of investors in a telecommunications company in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented contractor in dispute arising from the construction of a $5 million residence in Marin County, California.
  • Represented residential owner in dispute arising from the construction of an $8 million residence in Woodside, California.
Publications & Presentations
Effective Counter Sales that Won’t Get You in Trouble
Presenter, Auto Rental Summit; Lake Buena Vista, Florida
October 25, 2016
Publications & Presentations
Auto Rental News
September/October 2016
Publications & Presentations
International Car Rental Show; Las Vegas, NV
April 19, 2016
Publications & Presentations
International Car Rental Show; Las Vegas, NV
April 18, 2016
Publications & Presentations
Auto Rental News, Co-author
March/April 2016
Publications & Presentations
Impounds, Electronic Agreements and GPS Tracking: Staying Legal on Today’s Hot Button Issues
Auto Rental Summit, Speaker
November 10, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Automotive Group Conference
July 8-10, 2015
Publications & Presentations
April 13-15, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Auto Rental
2014
Publications & Presentations
Auto Rental News
May/June 2014