Patrick Wooding is an Associate in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. His practice primarily focuses on civil litigation, including personal injury, general commercial liability, professional liability, and business litigation.
Mr. Wooding has successfully assisted in resolving several cases involving landlord-tenant issues and disputes with homeowners’ associations. He has experience in cases involving real estate and contract disputes. Mr. Wooding also successfully drafted a brief and won an appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court.
Mr. Wooding earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2018. While in law school, he served as a member of the San Diego International Law Journal and competed in the Paul A. McLennon, Sr., Honors Moot Court Competition. He participated in the USD Law Mentor Program and Paris Study Abroad Program. Mr. Wooding earned his B.S. in management and in marketing, graduating cum laude from Rowan University in 2014. He is a member of Rowan University’s Outstanding Scholars Program as well as the American Marketing Association. Mr. Wooding is licensed to practice law in California.
In his free time, Mr. Wooding enjoys surfing, playing golf, spending time with his family, and hiking with his German shepherd. Mr. Wooding is also an assistant coach for University of San Diego Men’s Ice Hockey, which is in its inaugural season.
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