Lauren Wood With over twelve years immersed in the field of litigation and trial advocacy, Lauren Wood stands as a seasoned professional specializing in plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death cases. As the founder of L Wood Law Corp, Lauren has navigated a diverse range of legal matters, showcasing her expertise in trials, arbitrations, and alternative dispute resolution methods.
Lauren has been at the forefront of numerous trials, where she often assumed the role of the solo trial attorney or lead chair. Adept at handling the intricacies of litigation, she has taken hundreds of depositions involving various parties, including defendant drivers, witnesses, police officers, corporate representatives, governmental entities, and experts in biomechanics, accident reconstruction, orthopedics, pain management and other medical fields.
Her track record boasts the achievement of hundreds of six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements, illustrating her dedication to securing favorable outcomes for her clients. Lauren is an active member of the State Bar of California, holding licenses to practice law in both California state courts and the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Before establishing her own firm, Lauren served as a trial attorney at Omega Law Group in Beverly Hills, managing a substantial caseload of high-value cases. In this role, she not only handled cases but also mentored litigation associates, providing instruction on deposition techniques, discovery practices, and general legal tips. She played a pivotal role in reviewing pre-litigation files, contributing valuable recommendations on the timing of case initiation.
Prior to her tenure at Omega Law Group, Lauren was a partner at the Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood in Ventura County. During her time there, she not only tried multiple cases to verdict but also mediated numerous disputes and conducted an extensive array of depositions.
Lauren's commitment to the legal community extends beyond her casework. Actively participating in local and statewide attorney organizations, she currently serves as the Treasurer and board member of the Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA), with plans to assume the role of president in 2025. Additionally, Lauren holds emeritus membership with the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC) and contributed to the State Bar’s California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) Board of Directors from 2016 to 2018. She also held the position of Secretary for the Ventura County Barristers and served as a board member of the Ventura County Bar Association from 2019 to 2021.
In addition to board memberships, Lauren is also a member of numerous professional organizations, such as:
• Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
• Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
• Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA) - current Secretary of the Executive Board
• The Ventura County Bar Association - Former Board Member
• The Ventura County Barristers - Former Board Member
• The Santa Barbara County Bar Association
• The Santa Barbara County Barristers
• The Santa Barbara Young Professionals
• The Santa Barbara Women Lawyers
• American Association for Justice (AAJ)
• The Ventura County chapters of the American Inns of Court
• The Santa Barbara County chapters of the American Inns of Court
• Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)
• Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC) - Emeritus Member (5+ years of Board Member Service)