Cary L. Wood


Cary Wood is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the General Liability Practice. Mr. Wood has over 23 years of experience litigating a wide variety of cases including general liability, premises liability, negligent security, automobile, trucking, and motorcycle accidents, construction site/industrial accidents, Homeowners Association disputes, business/commercial disputes, indemnity, real property disputes, intentional torts, habitability, toxic torts, construction defects, architects and engineers, products liability, and medical/veterinarian malpractice matters. Mr. Wood has defended many high damage exposure cases including those involving catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury, amputations, paralysis and death.

Legal Experience

Mr. Wood has litigated over 30 trials/binding arbitrations to verdict/award. Mr. Wood recently obtained a defense verdict in a products liability case which involved a gate having rolled past a gate stop, fallen on, and severely injured an 11 year old boy. Mr. Wood also recently obtained a Respondent’s arbitration award in favor of his Homeowners Association client in a case which involved an alleged improper $21,000,000 special assessment wherein Claimants’ expert testified that in his opinion the Homeowners Association’s members had, in the aggregate, sustained damages in the amount of approximately $120,000,000 as a result of the Association’s alleged improper conduct. Mr. Wood also recently negotiated a $4,000,000 settlement of four consolidated cases brought by four Plaintiffs which involved a 20 year old man who was allegedly served alcohol in a pub (Mr. Wood’s client), while he was obviously intoxicated and then drove his truck, lost control, and struck an oncoming car head on, severely injuring himself (rendered a quadriplegic) and the three passengers of the car that he struck.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, The Trial Law Institute


University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1989

Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts, 1987

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