Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang

Telephone: 562-951-8668

Fax: 562-951-3933


Donald F. Woods, Jr.

Direct Email Address:

Areas of Practice:
First Chair trial attorney for over 40 years
Maritime Personal Injury Litigation
Complex Business and Commercial Litigation
Business torts
Real estate litigation

Bar Admissions:
All courts of the State of California
All California District Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, B.S.
(International Economics)
Columbia University J.D.
Editor, Law Review

Representative Cases:
Represented Texaco in federal court in Fresno in a trial of a dispute regarding the drilling of a deep exploratory well and rights to the associated oil field
Represented Mobil Oil Company in the Supreme Court of Louisiana successfully defeating class certification for air pollution claims
Represented members of the royal family of a foreign government successfully sovereign immunity defenses in federal court in Los Angeles
Represented the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in civil and criminal matters pertaining to clergy misconduct
Represented property owners in boundary line disputes, sale disputes, title issues, partition issues
High volume of personal injury cases