- Civil and criminal litigation
- Brown University
- B.A., 1967
- Washington University
- J.D., 1970
- Oklahoma Supreme Court, Appointed Judge on Temporary Courts of Appeal
- 1975 – Present, Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
- 2000 – Present, Adjunct Settlement Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
- Appointed by the Chief Judge of the Northern District of Oklahoma to act as a Special Master for the Court in complex contempt proceedings.
- Tulsa County Bar Association
- 1976 – Present, Associate Bar Examiner for the State of Oklahoma
- 2005 – Present, Chairman of the Federal Public Defender Selection Committee for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
- Frequent speaker at bar and law school education programs relating to trial practice
- 2014 – Member of Committee for Appointment of Tulsa County Public Defender, appointed by District Judge
- Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota
- 1975 – Present, Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler Jeter Barnett & Ray
- Best Lawyers in America
- Top Oklahoma Lawyers (Oklahoma Super Lawyers), Consistently ranked in Top Ten Lawyers in Oklahoma
- Top Commercial Litigation Lawyers (American Lawyer Magazine)
- Fellow by Litigation Counsel of America
Joel Wohlgemuth has extensive litigation experience in both the civil and criminal arenas and has tried cases and argued appeals in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Wohlgemuth has had exceptional success in a series of plaintiffs’ antitrust cases and trade secret cases and has had the lead role in a number of high profile civil and criminal cases. He defended multi-district litigation involving a catastrophic bridge collapse over the Arkansas River. In addition, Mr. Wohlgemuth was part of a team that successfully defended the merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company in federal court.
Mr. Wohlgemuth successfully achieved dismissal of a state grand jury investigating the alleged misconduct of public officials. Mr. Wohlgemuth has acted as counsel in litigated matters for such diverse clients as the Washington Post, the Warren Foundation, Hillcrest Medical Center, the State of Texas, IBM, the City of Tulsa, the Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa.