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I strive to provide each potential client the information they need to decide whether to challenge their taxes, and whether I am the right person to represent them.


Once I start working on a case, I utilize my specialized knowledge of property tax law, and other state and local tax issues, to obtain the largest tax reductions possible.  In every matter, I consult with my client and keep them updated about the status of their case. 


In addition, I handle a variety of other state and local tax matters, including, sales tax, documentary transfer tax, business license tax, and transient occupancy tax.  I also assist clients with challenging the sale of their real property by auction at tax sales.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Wade E. Norwood

201 S. Lake Ave.
Suite 508
Pasadena, CA, 91101

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 100%
    19 years, 350 cases



Hourly ($475/hour), contingent (35-50%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Dean's ListSouthwestern Law School1997
Dean's ListSouthwestern Law School1996
Law ReviewSouthwestern Law School1996
1st in Class - ContractsSouthwestern Law School1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Wade E. Norwood2008 - Present
Of CounselCahill, Davis & O'Neall, LLP2007 - 2008
PrincipalRodi Pollock Pettker Galbraith & Cahill, A Law Corp1997 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Institute for Professionals in TaxationAssociate Member1998 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pasadena Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Institute for Professionals in TaxationCommittee Member - Property Tax Symposium2007 - 2008
State and Local Tax Committee, Los Angeles County Bar AssociationChairman2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Auerbach v. County of Los Angeles Assessment Appeals Bd. No. 5Taxpayer won
County of Los Angeles v. Souther California EdisonTaxpayer won
AES Alamitos, LLC v. County of Los AngelesTaxpayer won.
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Property Tax (Entity and Trust Planning)2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
California State University, Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationProperty Tax Law Update2015
Orange County Bar Association, Tax Law SectionProperty Tax Law Update2015
Pasadena Bar AssociationProperty Tax Update2014
IPT Annual ConferenceProcess plants and factories: A winning game plan for industrial property tax appeals2014
35th Annual UCLA/CEB Estate Planning InstituteProperty Tax (Entity and Trust Planning)2013
San Fernando Valley Bar Probate and Estate Monthly MeetingProperty Tax for Estate Planners2012
CGCOA Seminar - Southern CaliforniaReducing Property Tax Expense for Golf Courses2012
Pasadena Bar Association MeetingProperty Tax Update - Avoiding Reassessments2010
"Legally Speaking" Radio ProgramProperty Tax Assessment Appeals2009
LACBA Tax Committee Annual Award ProgramAvoiding Property Tax Traps2007
LACBA Annual Tax NightAvoiding Unnecessary Reassessments2007
IPT Annual ConferenceBusiness Enterprise Value for Property Taxes2007
Monthly MeetingProperty Tax Issues for Estate Planners2006
LACBA Tax Committee Annual Award ProgramProperty Tax: New Developments2006
IPT Annual ConferenceProperty Tax Update2006