Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

J. Scott Wood

Managing Partner - Seattle


Bar Admissions: California; Oregon; Washington; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Practice Groups: Banking & Finance, Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Elder Law, Environmental, Insurance Coverage, Product Liability, Real Estate, Toxic Tort / Mass Tort

Education: Reed College, 1985, BA, English; San Francisco State University, 2001, MA, English; Lewis and Clark Law School, 1988, JD

Memberships: California State Bar; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association; Washington State Bar Association


J. Scott Wood is managing partner of Foley & Mansfield's Seattle office, and also works in the firm's Walnut Creek office. Scott practices in the areas of business and corporate law, commercial litigation, construction and real estate law, insurance coverage and litigation, product liability, toxic tort and mass tort litigation.

With nearly two decades of experience as a litigator, Scott has an extensive background advising and litigating a variety of matters, representing clients in the areas of commercial litigation, construction, products liability, premises liability, and toxic torts. His commercial litigation experience has focused specifically in the areas of real estate, real property, commercial contract, and general business disputes. He has handled trials, arbitrations, mediations/settlement conferences, and appeals for hundred of clients ranging from individuals to large corporations.

He has provided business and legal advice to corporate clients and has presented seminars to various companies and clients on the subjects of asbestos litigation, California law and motion practice, personal injury medical issues, professional negligence claims, commercial and residential real estate matters, and general lawsuit avoidance.


May 1, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Relocates Portland Office to Historic Pacific Building

Foley & Mansfield has relocated its Portland office to the historic Pacific Building at 520 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 1012, Portland, OR, 97204 to accommodate continued growth.


July 13, 2015
Foley & Mansfield Opens Portland Office; Veteran Litigator Diane Babbitt Joins Firm

Foley & Mansfield announced today that it has expanded its profile in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of experienced litigator Diane C. Babbitt, a former partner and head of the Northwest litigation practice at Jackson Jenkins Renstrom. Babbitt will work in the Firm’s new Portland office.


May 28, 2015
J. Scott Wood Successfully Defends Timber Trespass Claim

J. Scott Wood, Managing Partner of the Seattle Office, obtained a defense verdict on behalf of client Haugen Logging, Inc. after a one day bench trial in Pierce County, Wa.



  • Scott has volunteered for the San Francisco Bar Association and Northwest Immigrants Rights Project on behalf of juvenile immigrants, and done volunteer work with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for young children.
  • Scott serves as the pro bono coordinator for the firm's Seattle and Portland offices.