Douglas G. Wah
Senior Trial Counsel - Walnut Creek
Bar Admissions: California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Practice Groups: Personal Injury Defense, Product Liability, Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
Education: University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1974, JD; University of California, Berkeley, 1970, BA, Political Science
Doug Wah serves as Senior Trial Counsel in the Walnut Creek office of Foley & Mansfield.
Doug has extensive experience in the development and management of asbestos litigation and toxic tort matters, and has served as trial counsel for major clients and for various carriers in large, complex cases.
He has also served as trial counsel for such clients as Owens Corning Fiberglass and Raybestos-Manhatten in major local and national cases. He has been admitted to try cases in over 10 different states. Early in his career Doug was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Oakland where he received extensive trial experience in civil litigation and personal injury matters including police brutality, toxic torts and construction law.
Doug received his Juris Doctorate from University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco in 1974. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. degree in Political Science.
He is a member of the San Francisco and Alameda County Bar Associations and a lecturer and author on asbestos litigation and related topics.
IN THE NEWS
Oakland attorneys Douglas G. Wah, Khaled Taqi-Eddin, and Arturo E. Sandoval mounted a successful defense in a recent month-long jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.
On April 29, 2014, a New Orleans jury ruled in favor of two asbestos defendants in a mesothelioma wrongful death trial, Landry vs. Steel Grip Safety Apparel. Representing Steel Grip was Foley & Mansfield Partner Douglas Wah, assisted by Barbara Lee, Trial Coordinator from the firm’s Northern California office.