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Raymond Joseph Wood

Raymond Joseph Wood

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense

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About Me

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

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Raymond . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Forest Michele Wilkerson

    Ray and I were attorneys together at the Riverside County Public Defender's office in Indio. Ray is an extremely dedicated attorney who fights to the end for his clients. He is knowledgeable and thorough, and a dedicated advocate.


    Forest Wilkerson Domestic Violence Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Law Offices of Raymond J. Wood

162 C Street
Vallejo, CA, 94590




Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderMendocino County Public Defender's Office2013 - 2014
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Raymond J. Wood2010 - Present
Law ProfessorCalifornia School of Law2010 - Present
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 St Univ SonomaN/AundergraduateN/A
UC Davis SOL King HallN/AlawN/A