Mr. Elsbernd joined Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP, as an associate in September 2009. He obtained his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University (GWU), in Washington, D.C.; graduating summa cum laude. He also graduated with honors in Hispanic Languages and Literature, and obtained a second major in Speech and Hearing Science.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Elsbernd was a legal extern for the California Emergency Management Agency, working in the Executive legal department drafting and translating bi-national and interstate memorandums of understanding and other legal documents. Mr. Elsbernd was also a legal extern for the Solano County Public Defender.
In 2010, Mr. Elsbernd was appointed as the District 2 Representative (now District 3) for the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA). In 2011, he was elected to the Board of Governors (now, the Board of Trustees) of the State Bar of California for a one-year term. Following the expiration of his term on the Board of Trustees in 2012, Mr. Elsbernd was re-appointed to the CYLA for a three-year term as the District 3 representative.
California Emergency Management Agency, Legal Intern, Rancho Cordova, CA, 2009
Solano County Public Defender, Legal Intern, Fairfield, CA, 2009
McGeorge Civil Practice Clinic, Student Attorney, Sacramento, CA, 2007-2008
Charter-Davis, LLP, Law Clerk, Sacramento, CA, Summer 2007
National Conference of State Societies Cherry Blossom Festival, Souvenir Program Chair, Washington, D.C., 2006, 2007, 2008
White House Office of Presidential Correspondence, Intern, Washington, D.C., 2003-2006
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Intern, Washington, D.C., 2005
Embassy of Spain, Intern, Education Office, Washington, D.C., 2003-2004
Bush-Cheney '04, Intern, Arlington, VA, 2003
Assemblywoman Helen Thomson, Youth Ambassador, Vacaville, CA, 2002
District 3 Representative for The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA)
Member of the Sacramento Lawyer Committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association.
The United States Supreme Court
The State Bar of California
The District of Columbia Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit