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George William Wolff

George William Wolff

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Real Estate, Government Contracts, Business, Arbitration

About Me

Born Aurora, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1977, U.S. Supreme
Court; 1978, California; 1982, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern District
of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1983, Trial Bar, U.S.
District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: Purdue University
(B.S., in Civil Engineering, 1964); Stanford University (M.S., in Civil
Engineering and Construction Management, 1965); University of California at
Berkeley (M.B.A., in Finance and Real Estate, 1970); Northwestern University,
School of Law, Chicago (1972-1973); University of California, Hastings College
of the Law, San Francisco (J.D., 1973); Institute on International and
Comparative Law, Paris, France (1981). Assistant Attorney General and Chief of
Environmental Litigation Division, Attorney General of Illinois, Chicago,
1977-1981. Arbitrator, California State Construction Contract Arbitration
Committee, California Office of Administrative Hearings, 1984


Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Korean, French

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Construction & Development: 35%
    33 years, 100 cases
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    33 years, 55 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    30 cases
  4. Government Contracts: 15%
    23 years, 20 cases
  5. Arbitration: 5%
    33 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($300-400/hour), Contingent (10-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cathleen M Curl

    I frequently answer the same questions as Mr. Wolff on AVVO and have always found him to have an excellent understanding of construction law. He gives very sound and practical advice. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Cathleen Curl Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of George William Wolf

505 Sansome Street, Suite 1525
Two Pyramid Center
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Wolff Law Office

505 Sansome Street, Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA, 94111-3182




ILNot Authorized To Practice Law - Not Currently Registered,Has Not Demonstrated Required MCLE Compliance197308/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chi EpsilonChi Epsilon1964

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Construction Arbitrator on Public Works ProjectsCalifornia Office of Administrative Hearings1987 - 2008
AssociateSullivan, Jones & Archer1981 - 1983
Ass. Atty General and Chief Environmental Litigation DivisionAttorney General Of Illinois1977 - 1981


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bay Area Lawyers NetworkMember1998 - 2011
Save San Francisco Bay AssociationChairperson, Legal Committe1989 - 1993
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMember1987 - Present
North Beach Chamber of CommerceLegal Counsel1985 - 1994

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Dukker v. HahnJudgment and settlement for our client
Public Contract ClaimsSettlement for Client
Public agency construction projectSuccessful completion of project without litigation.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationEnvirormental Law: Procedure and Noise Pollution chapters1981
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationReal Estate Law: Envirnonmental Law and Land Use1978
Chicago-Kent Law ReviewThe Need for a Reform of Water Use Law1978


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of California - BerkeleyReal Estate and FinanceMBA1970
Stanford UniversityCivil Engineering and Construction ManagementMS1965
Purdue UniversityCivil & Environmental EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1964

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarCaliforna and Federal False Claims Act Liability2010
Bay Area Lawyers NetworkState and Federal Arbitration Laws: a Comparison2008