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I practiced as a Deputy Public Defender in Riverside County, California for three years where I left with a winning trial record; and later as a Deputy Public Defender for Mendocino County.  I now practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.  My principal practice area is criminal defense with an emphasis on immigration consequences of criminal charges.  I also consult, to a lesser degree, in immigration and family law.  Additionally, I am a law professor teaching Criminal Law, Trial Practice, Family Law, and Professional Responsibility (legal ethics) for the California School of Law.  I look forward to fighting for your rights.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
  3. Trusts: 5%
  4. Immigration: 4%
  5. Workers Compensation: 1%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Offices of Raymond J. Wood

162 C Street
Vallejo, CA, 94590


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Raymond J. Wood2010 - Present
Law ProfessorCalifornia School of Law2010 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderMendocino County Public Defender's Office2013 - 2014
Deputy Public DefenderRiverside County Public Defender2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Sakyi (Contra Costa County)Not guilty
People v. Burk (Riverside County)Not guilty
People v. Glasser (Riverside County)Not guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, Sonoma State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of California at Davis School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A