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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

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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


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 35%
    34 years, 100 cases
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    34 years, 55 cases
  3. Government Contracts: 15%
    24 years, 20 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    42 years, 80 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (10-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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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
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMember1987 - Present
Bay Area Lawyers NetworkMember1998 - 2011
Save San Francisco Bay AssociationChairperson, Legal Committe1989 - 1993
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 Law SchoolCivil Engineering and Construction ManagementMS - Master of Science1965
Purdue UniversityCivil & Environmental EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Legal SeminarCalifornia and Federal False Claims Act Claims on Public Contracts.2016
SeminarCaliforna and Federal False Claims Act Liability2010
Bay Area Lawyers NetworkState and Federal Arbitration Laws: a Comparison2008