Title: Attorney, Honorary Consul for Côte D’Ivoire
Company: Law Offices of James P. Wohl
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
James P. Wohl, Attorney at the Law Offices of James P. Wohl, and Honorary Consul for Côte D’Ivoire in West Africa, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Mr. Wohl studied engineering in various honors courses at Princeton University, and calculated, with complex mathematical calculations, the shielding for the Princeton nuclear accelerator. He decided to study the law, and after three years of undergraduate work, he was accepted into a special program by Stanford which awarded him, and one other person, a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University upon completion of the first year of law school in Palo Alto, California, and two years later, a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, thus saving one year while he worked his way through school – and took and passed the California Bar.
Mr. Wohl’s first venture as a lawyer was with Carlsmith, Carlsmith, Wichman, & Case in Honolulu and Hilo, Hawaii. He took and passed the Hawaii Bar, and excelled there. In 1968 when he relocated to New York City, where he took and passed the New York Bar, and was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
In 1970, Mr. Wohl returned to Hilo, Hawaii where he opened his law office. He also founded and became the president of the Hawaii Land Corporation dealing, inter alia, in property sales, construction and condominium development. He progressed there, acquiring properties, building high-rise ocean-front buildings and residences, as well as building the cable television system for Kona and Waimea with his company West Hawaii Cablevision, Inc. By 1980, he had also written several highly reviewed and successful novels which were published in hardback and softback worldwide. As a result of a motion picture option and a screenplay contract with Chuck Norris for one of his books, he moved to Los Angeles, where he also wrote for Playboy Magazine.
Upon arrival in Hollywood, Mr. Wohl purchased the historic Sunset Towers, a magnificent 15 story art-deco building on Sunset Boulevard which he converted to a condominium. He became a law professor at the University of La Verne, San Fernando Campus for 5 years, and opened his law practice, the Law Offices of James P. Wohl. He also got to working on the Red Rover Mine, a historic gold mine in Acton, California, which he a partner have owned for many years.
Later Mr. Wohl also engaged in business in Europe for 8 years, living and commuting between Los Angeles, Paris and London. Upon his return, he devoted himself to his law practice in Los Angeles, and his appointment as honorary diplomatic consul for Côte d’Ivoire with a consulate office in Las Vegas.
Reflecting upon the present day, Mr. Wohl attributes his progress to his parents, both of whom instilled a strong sense of hard work in him. Moreover, he credits his children for consistently supporting him. Outside of his primary ventures, Mr. Wohl’s notable titles include, “The Blind Trust Kills,” “Talon (under pen name James Coltrane),” and “The Nirvana Contracts,” all of which were published internationally, and two patents in cellular telephone technology. An AV-Preeminent Rated Attorney for many years, Mr. Wohl hopes to complete housing projects in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in the coming years.
Mr. Wohl has four children, Frederic Wohl who lives and has a company in Dubai; Kayla Sloshay who recently left her position as Principal of a boy’s school to take care of her 6 children; Jenifer Jonson who is Assistant Dean of Admissions at Princeton; and, Cquerida Lappin who is an 8th grade teacher with admiring children in Santa Rosa, California. Altogether, the present count is 13 grandchildren, the oldest of which was recently 17. Mr. Wohl is active in groups of his interest including one which works to provide medical accessories in this CV-19 pandemic environment. Mr. Wohl’s motto is, “Don’t forget to breathe.”
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