Cary 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.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability
  • National Trial Practice

Additional Experience




  • 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

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.