Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell Elects Two New Partners

by Jordyn Lang


Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell announced that Stephen Oertle and Theresa Wardon have been elected to the partnership, effective Jan. 1.

Oertle has built a successful practice defending manufacturing corporations, service companies and hospitals in complex commercial, product liability and personal injury litigation cases. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, he served as a law clerk to Judge William Downes of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming. Oertle is a former captain in the United States Marine Corps and a veteran of the Iraq war.

Wardon represents clients in complex commercial, class action, and product liability matters on both the trial and appellate level, with a focus on defending product manufacturers in personal injury and class action cases. A 2008 magna cum laude graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, she served as law clerk to Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Wardon currently serves on the board of directors for The Gathering Place.

“We are very pleased to add Stephen and Theresa as partners to WTO. They will each be great additions to the partnership, and we look forward to their continued success,” said WTO managing partner Carolyn Fairless.