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Wilke Fleury LLP Celebrates the Addition of Two New Partners

Wilke Fleury LLP is excited to announce the addition of two new partners – Kathryne E. Baldwin and Aaron R. Claxton!  Ms. Baldwin and Mr. Claxton are talented additions to the firm’s leadership.  Each of them brings unique capabilities to Wilke Fleury’s partnership.

Kathryne E. Baldwin’s practice focuses on corporate and business law with a specific focus on litigation and insurance coverage matters.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Philosophy of Science & Logic at California State University, Sacramento.  While in college, Kathryne worked for her family’s Sacramento-based business, developing strong ties in the community and gaining a first-hand understanding of the operational issues facing corporations and businesses. Kathryne is a graduate of the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  During law school, Kathryne was a member of the nationally ranked McGeorge Mock Trial Competition Team and a semi-finalist finisher in the regional competition as a second year in 2015 and a finalist as a third year in 2016.  Kathryne also served as a board member to the McGeorge Women’s Caucus organization during all three years of law school, her final year as President.   Additionally, Kathryne was a member of the Federal Defender Clinic representing indigent clients charged with misdemeanors in federal court.

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Aaron R. Claxton provides creative solutions to complex problems in healthcare and corporate law.  Aaron’s practice focuses on Knox-Keene Act licensed health care service plans, insurance regulatory matters and healthcare transactions.  Additionally, he represents health care providers, including physicians, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, pharmacists, DMEs, FQHCs, MSOs, IPAs and Employee Assistance Programs. He assists health care organizations with regulatory and compliance matters including licensing, contracting, policies, acquisitions and litigation. Aaron also counsels clients on issues pertaining to Medicaid, Medicare, HIPAA and antitrust laws in health care. 

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“We are really excited to welcome Kathryne and Aaron into the partnership. They are talented and thoughtful, and bring a wonderful energy and perspective to the table,” said Steve Williamson, Managing Partner. “They are excellent lawyers and great people. We are proud to have them onboard, and confident they will help the firm thrive as we begin our second century.”

Wilke Fleury LLP is a thriving mid‐sized general practice law firm located in California’s capitol. Our attorneys offer broad expertise, creativity, and strong ties to local businesses, families, and individuals, making Wilke Fleury LLP one of the region’s most respected and long‐standing law firms. Our support of local charitable organizations, universities, law schools, political interests and the community reveals the character of the firm and our sincere commitment to the Sacramento region.

Wilke Fleury’s Holiday Party!

This year, Wilke Fleury had a very special all-firm holiday dinner party at The Firehouse Restaurant! It was a beautiful evening with an amazing dinner, and wonderful memories! What a great way to celebrate the holidays together.

Several Wilke Fleury Attorneys Featured in Sacramento Magazine 2022 Top Lawyers!

Wilke Fleury is extremely proud of its incredibly talented attorneys! Congratulations to Steve Williamson, Dan Egan, Neal Lutterman, Danny Foster, George Guthrie, Mike Polis, Ron Lamb, and David Frenznick, who are all featured in this year’s Sacramento Magazine’s List of Top Lawyers 2022! 

Wilke Fleury Attends 2022 Primerus Western Regional Conference

Steve Williamson, Neal Lutterman, Annie Lee, and Elissa Niccum recently attended the Primerus Western Regional Conference in Los Angeles. They were joined by members of other Primerus firms from around California, as well as Washington, Colorado, and Arizona. Among other things, they participated in round table discussions regarding current issues of interest such as recruiting, retention, and succession planning. Annie and Elissa were designated by their respective breakout groups to report back to the group at large about their discussions. Following the meeting, partners from other firms praised Annie and Elissa’s active involvement at the conference and congratulated Wilke Fleury on the quality of its associates. Everyone had a great time connecting with other talented lawyers at the conference.

Wilke Fleury Promotes Two Associates To Senior Counsel

Wilke Fleury is excited to announce that it has promoted two associates to the position of Senior Counsel – Kathryne Baldwin and Aaron Claxton.  Kathryne and Aaron have demonstrated professional excellence and contribute greatly to the firm’s multi-generational leadership.

“Elevating Kathryne and Aaron to Senior Counsel is not just a reflection of the talent and skill they contribute, but is also an acknowledgment of their value to the firm as lawyers and human beings. They are collaborative, generous and kind. They are also incredibly hard-working and, perhaps more importantly, have excellent judgment.” said Steve Williamson, Managing Partner. “They understand clients’ goals and are adept at developing strategies to achieve those goals. I congratulate them both, this is well deserved.”

Senior Counsel at Wilke Fleury have at least six years of experience delivering high-quality legal services, collaborate with partners on the development and management of key practice areas, and actively mentor junior lawyers.

Kathryne Baldwin’s practice focuses on business, insurance, landlord-tenant, and real estate litigation.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Philosophy of Science & Logic at California State University, Sacramento.  While in college, Kathryne worked for her family’s Sacramento-based business, developing strong ties in the community and gaining a first-hand understanding of the operational issues facing corporations and businesses.  

Kathryne has enjoyed horseback riding since she was nine years old and competes regularly in a variety of equestrian sports. Through hard work and dedication, Kathryne has received several National and Regional awards in both the United States and Canada as both a junior rider and as an adult competitor.

Aaron Claxton provides creative solutions to complex problems in healthcare and corporate law.  Aaron’s practice focuses on Knox-Keene Act licensed health care service plans, insurance regulatory matters and healthcare litigation.  Additionally, he represents health care providers, including physicians, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, pharmacists, FQHCs, MSOs, IPAs and Employee Assistance Programs.  Aaron assists health care organizations with regulatory and compliance matters including licensing, contracting, policies, acquisitions and litigation. Aaron also counsels clients on issues pertaining to Medicaid, Medicare, HIPAA and antitrust laws in health care.  He has litigated coverage disputes and breach of contract cases in state court, administrative hearings and arbitration.

Aaron lives in Natomas with his wife and two sons. Outside of the office, Aaron enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Wilke Fleury is a thriving mid‐sized general practice law firm located in California’s capital. Our attorneys offer broad expertise, creativity, and strong ties to local businesses, families, and individuals, making Wilke Fleury one of the region’s most respected and long‐standing law firms. Our support of local charitable organizations, universities, law schools, political interests and the community reveals the character of the firm and our sincere commitment to the Sacramento region