Theodore S. Wolter


Ted S. Wolter represents clients in business and environmental litigation from Klinedinst’s offices in Sacramento and San Diego. He brings a wide range of legal experience to the firm, having litigated cases ranging from aviation and petroleum industry disputes to cattle leases, real estate, agribusiness, and securities. Mr. Wolter regularly appears in both State and Federal Courts, and has appeared before public agencies to address issues and pending litigation impacting those agencies.

His wealth of experience extends beyond the practice of law, having served as Chief of Staff to a member of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for twelve years. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Wolter gained extensive experience in environmental, local agency, regulatory, and related legal matters.

Mr. Wolter’s areas of focus include defense of Proposition 65 chemical exposure claims, water rights and other natural resource litigation, environmental “eco-friendly” advertising defense, aviation-related disputes concerning airport leases and aircraft liens, and executive employment disputes.

Having spent a significant portion of his career running the office of an elected official, Mr. Wolter’s approach to litigation begins with identifying the best path to resolving his clients’ unique issues and challenges. Mr. Wolter is adept at identifying potential risks, benefits, and both intended and unintended consequences of a given issue. He is able to confidently advise his clients with the goal of empowering them to make business decisions with a complete understanding of their available options.

Mr. Wolter earned his Juris Doctorate with Great Distinction and an Environmental Law concentration from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Named to the Order of the Coif, Mr. Wolter was recognized for his academic achievement in law school.  Mr. Wolter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, automatically making him a die-hard (and eternally-tormented) Bears fan. While in college, he interned for the United States Navy at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC.



(916) 282-0100

San Diego
(619) 400-8000