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Max Wellman

Mr. Wellman is an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution department of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP.  Max predominantly handles complex business litigation matters including, partnership disputes, corporate dissolution, commercial debts, real estate disputes, and issues pertaining to new media. Max also counsels his clients on litigation avoidance and other business-related issues. Throughout his years of practicing law in Los Angeles, Max has developed a multi-faceted litigation practice representing clients ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies. 

Prior to practicing as an associate at several large law firms in Los Angeles, Max clerked for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Lippitt of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Max was selected as a 2018 and 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys that are under the age of 40.


Business, Corporate and Commercial Litigation

  • Breach of Contract

  • Corporate Dissolution

  • Business Torts (Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets)

  • Partnership & Joint Venture Disputes

  • Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Litigation

  • Commercial Debts

  • Provisional Remedies

  • Judgement Enforcement


  • Southwestern Law School (2013, J.D.)

  • San Diego State University (2010, B.A.)


  • State Bar of California

  • California State Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star (awarded to 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40)

  • Downtown Los Angeles Bar Association (DTLABA), Past President

  • Jewish National Fund, Former Futures Board Member