Douglas Wah

Senior Trial Counsel


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.


Northern California Super Lawyers® list by Law & Politics Magazine - 2008-2009


For the Defense: Mock Trial Objective Summary of the Evidence - Perrin 2012 Asbestos Litigation Conference
California Asbestos Litigation 2006 - 2006, The Hartford Insurance Company
Asbestos: Day in the Life - 2006, RiverStone Resources
Asbestos Defense Strategies - 2006, American Conference
Silica Seminar - 2004, Chubb Insurance
You Can't Try Every Case, But . . . - 2002, Chubb & Son
Asbestos Panel Discussion - 2002, Liberty Mutual
Asbestos Panel Seminar for Carriers - 2001, RiverStone Resources
Asbestos Injuries - 2001, RiverStone Resources
The State of the Art Defense & Contractors - 1998, Fireman's Fund Insurance
The Chrysotile Defense - 1988, Commercial Union
The Northern California Asbestos Litigation - 1986, Lloyd's of London
The State of the Art Defense & Punitive Damages - 1985, Zurich North America


Wah Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict in Landry v. Steel Grip Safety Apparel. View/ListenRead about Doug Wah's Win in DRI's The Voice.
Mass Tort Litigation: Are You the Next Target? - Author (August 1987 and February 1988)
Industrial Safety & Hygience News. The Cost of Pain - Author (April 1988) Safety & Health Magazine

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  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Product Liability
  •  Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1974, JD
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1970, BA, Political Science

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