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G. Geoffrey Wood Becomes Partner and Shareholder at Ericksen Arbuthnot

– By Elizabeth Jasper

G. Geoffrey Wood became a Partner and Shareholder at Ericsken Arbuthnot effective October 1, 2012. Mr. Wood has worked on and handled numerous complex litigation cases, focusing primarily on construction and premises liability issues, representing owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors in cases involving multi-tract single family residential developments, apartment buildings, condominiums, townhouses, and multi-story commercial buildings throughout Northern and Central California.

He has also been retained as defense counsel for insured and self-insured companies and individuals in high exposure personal injury, products liability and property damage litigation. Mr. Wood has trial and binding arbitration experience and he has participated in hundreds of mediations.

Mr. Wood is an active member and presenter at the Western Construction Consultants Association ("Westcon"), an organization of construction forensic professionals. He is active in the Alameda County Bar Association and is the former Chairperson for the annual Bridging the Gap Program. He is also a member of the Eastern Alameda and Contra Costa County Bar Associations and a committee member of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Board of Managers of the Tri-Valley YMCA.

Mr. Wood has worked in the legal profession since 1976 and is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.