Company: Hopping, Green & Sams, P.A.
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Edward M. Wenger, Shareholder at Hopping, Green & Sams, P.A., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in appellate law.
From watching his father excel as a police officer, Mr. Wenger desired to enter into the law enforcement profession in his own right. He matriculated at Florida International University, where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice in 2004 and a Master of Science in criminal justice in 2006. Exhibiting an aptitude for the field, Mr. Wenger was encouraged by one of his professors to attend law school, and after passing the LSAT he was admitted to the Vanderbilt Law School. Notably, he obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the aforementioned institution in 2009. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to practice in the states of New York, Florida and West Virginia.
Specializing in appellate and constitutional law, Mr. Wenger has excelled as a shareholder with Hopping, Green & Sams, P.A. since 2020. Previously, he was chief deputy solicitor general for the Florida Office of the Attorney General from 2017 to 2019 and general counsel for the West Virginia Attorney General in 2016 and 2017. In the earlier years of his career, Mr. Wenger served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 2014 to 2016 and to the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 2009 and 2010. He was also an associate attorney at Jones Day from 2010 to 2014.
Notably, Mr. Wenger was selected as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers “Rising Star” with a primary area of practice in appellate law in 2013 and 2014. Alongside these distinguished accolades, he cites his most notable achievement was representing a former U.S. attorney general, Edwin Meese III, before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also honored to be a fellow of the James Wilson Institute and a John Marshall Fellow of the Clairmont Institute. Mr. Wenger attributes his success to keeping an open mind and maintaining integrity, as well as hard work and the professional relationships he made along the way, including Mohammed Jazil. In the coming years, he aims to continue practicing his hybrid of civil service and law while offering pro bono services.
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