Ed Wenger, a partner at Holtzman Vogel and Florida Bar board certified in appellate law, has successfully handled every stage of litigation, from the initial complaint-drafting stage all the way through United States Supreme Court review. Experienced in skills covering, among other things, state-court administrative hearings to expert-witness cross-examination, Ed has focused the bulk of his career on appellate and constitutional litigation, as well as critical motions practice.

His appellate experience began, first, as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and it continued as a law clerk for the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has since served as the Chief Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Florida (the number two appellate litigator for the State) and the General Counsel to the West Virginia Attorney General.

Drawing on the work ethic that once earned him a two-year stint as captain of FIU’s football team, Ed has presented oral argument in state and federal courts throughout the country, submitted scores of briefs in courts throughout the nation (and roughly two dozen with the Supreme Court of the United States), and represented, among others, the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis and Former United States Attorney General Edwin Meese III.

When Ed isn’t writing briefs, he can be found studying political philosophy and American statesmanship at Hillsdale College or boxing for charity (no wins yet, but we’re optimistic)!

Clerkship/Government Experience

  • Florida’s Chief Deputy Solicitor General
  • General Counsel, West Virginia Attorney General
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Supreme Court Cases

  • Jackson v. Colorado, No. 22-496
  • Ardoin v. Robinson, No. 21-1596
  • Banerian v. Benson, No. 22-92 
  • Prison Legal News v. Jones, No. 18-355
  • Fernandez-Rundle v. McDonough, No. 17-1034
  • Ganson v. City of Marathon, No. 17-393 

United States Circuit Court Cases

  • Alford v. Walton County, No. 21-13999 (11th Circuit)
  • Winred v. Ellison, No. 22-1238 (8th Circuit)
  • Weiser v. Benson, No. 22-1014 (6th Circuit)
  • Shah v. Meier Enterprises, Inc., No. 18-35962 (9th Circuit)
  • Jacobson v. Lee, No. 19-14552 (11th Circuit)
  • Taylor v. Polhill, No. 18-14934 (11th Circuit)
  • Block v.Pohlng, No. 16-15637 (11th Circuit)
  • United States v. Green, No. 11-5564 (6th Circuit)

State Appellate Cases

  • Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, Inc. v. Office of the Insurance Commissioner, No. 57043-2-II (Washington Court of Appeals)
  • Walton County v. Gibson, No. 1D21-3532 (Florida 1st District Court of Appeal)
  • The Cape, LLC v. U.S. Bank National Association, No. 5D22-0445 (Florida 5th District Court of Appeal)
  • Northshore Holdings, LLC v. Walton County, No. 1D22-0895 (Florida 1st District Court of Appeal)
  • Public Media Lab v. District of Columbia, Nos. 21-CV-389 & 21-CV-475 (D.C. Court of Appeals)
  • County of Volusia v. DeSantis, No. 1D19-1089 (Florida 1st District Court of Appeal)
  • Detzner v. Anstead, No. SC18-1513 (Florida Supreme Court)
  • Anstead v. Detzner, No. SC18-1344 (Florida Supreme Court)
  • Northwood Associates, LLC v. Ertel, No. 1D18-10 (Florida 1st District Court of Appeal)
  • County of Volusia v. Detzner, No. SC18-1339 (Florida Supreme Court)
  • Florida Department of Revenue v. Bugliaro, No. 3D17-1476 (Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal)
  • Steel of West Virginia, Inc. v. Morrisey, No. 16-1104 (West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals)
  • State v. Hernandez, No. 15-0538 (West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals)

Supreme Court Amicus Briefs

  • Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh, No. 19-1184
  • Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, No. 19-123
  • Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, No. 21-707
  • New York State Pistol and Rifle Association v. Bruen, No. 20-843
  • Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392
  • Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission v. Woods, No. 21-144
  • Carson v. Makin, No. 20-1088
  • 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, No. 21-476
  • Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, No. 21-476
  • Merrill v. Milligan/Castor, Nos. 21-1086, 21-1087
  • Moore v. Harper, No. 21-1271
  • Wisconsin Legislature v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, No. 21A471
  • The James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding, Fellow,2016
  • The Claremont Institute, John Marshall Fellow, 2017
  • Haymakers for Hope: The Beltway Brawl, Fighter, 2021
  • The Claremont Institute, Telos Academy Enrollee, 2022
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice, 2023
  • Super Lawyers, Florida Appellate Law “Rising Star”, 2021, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, District of Columbia Appellate Law “Rising Star,” 2013, 2014, 2023
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
  • Marquis “Who’s Who” Top Lawyers, Selected 2021
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2009
    • Order of the Coif
  • Florida International University, M.S., 2006, Criminal Justice
  • Florida International University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2004, Criminal Justice
    • Two Year Captain, Four Year Starter, FIU Panthers football team
  • Hillsdale College, M.A., (expected 2025) , American Government & Politics
  • New York Bar
  • The Florida Bar
  • West Virginia Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • Variety of Federal District Courts