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The Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood represent clients throughout Southern California. Ms. Wood’s hard work, integrity, compassion and discretion provide the honesty and experience you deserve in your representation.

We value maintaining constant contact with our clients and keep you up to date as your case progresses. We understand how to effectively serve a diverse set of interests. If you find yourself in a situation that requires straight forward and honest legal advice, please contact our office immediately for a free initial consultation.

Please contact our office by email or at (619) 356-2249.

The Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood represent clients throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties.

ABOUT ATTORNEY

Alisha A. Wood

As founder and Partner, Alisha A. Wood specializes in misdemeanor and felony criminal defense and DUI.  Ms. Wood is licensed to practice law in all state courts in the state of California and the United States District Court, Southern District.

Ms. Wood’s significant experience in criminal defense and DUI has provided her with the necessary legal, procedural, and practical understanding and expertise necessary to provide exceptional representation of her clients. Ms. Wood expertly fights for her clients utilizing her knowledge obtained not only through her impressive experience, but her ongoing education in the criminal field by attending criminal defense and DUI conferences with regard to new developments in law, procedure, and forensics, that enable her to obtain favorable results for her clients. Not only has Ms. Wood participated in conferences as an attendee, she has also spoken at the National level regarding her work in DUI cases. Her understanding of the nuances of her area of practice makes her an incisive and effective advocate.

Ms. Wood has made a significant impact in the legal community and was recognized nationally when she was selected as California’s only delegate to the National College of DUI Defense in 2013 and named one of San Diego’s Top Young Attorneys the same year by the San Diego Daily Transcript.  In 2014, she was nominated as a Top Influential by the San Diego Daily Transcript. In 2015, the National Trial Lawyers recognized Ms. Wood as Top 40 Under 40 in the area of Criminal Law. In addition, she was invited as only one of six attorneys in California, to join the teaching faculty for the National College of DUI Defense. Super Lawyers has also recognized Ms. Wood as a 2016 Rising Stars. In April 2016, The Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood Law was San Diego Attorney Journal's featured attorney of the month.

EDUCATION

  • Whittier Law School, 2010, J.D.
  • Whittier Law School, 2010, Intellectual Property Fellow
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2005, B.A. Biology (Pre-Med)
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2005, Minor in Legal Studies

AFFILIATIONS

  • National College of DUI Defense, Teaching Faculty
  • National College of DUI Defense, State Delegate
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • SDCA Sections: Criminal Law
  • San Diego Lawyers Club
  • SDLC Committees: Bench Bar

About Senior Paralegal

Carmen Galvan

Carmen Galvan was born in Mexico and raised in San Diego County. Carmen received a Bachelors degree in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2005. In 2007, in an effort to strengthen her bi-cultural background, Carmen completed a Master Program in one of Mexico's prestigious University's where she continued to study Psychology focusing on the criminal mind and the judicial system. Upon her completion of this program Carmen obtained an Associates of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies and currently participates in the San Diego Paralegal Association.

Carmen has worked at various criminal defense law firms providing attorneys and their clients day to day support as well as participating in investigations, preliminary hearings and trials throughout the United States.

Carmen is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and family on her free time.

About Attorney - Of Counsel

Matthew H. Springmeyer

Matthew H. Springmeyer received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Literacy Studies (writing emphasis) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010. Mr. Springmeyer attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA, and graduated in the top ten of his class with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2013.

While in law school, Mr. Springmeyer was the Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee, which focused on providing law students with volunteer opportunities. He was also on the Dean’s Honor List every trimester and received Pro Bono and Public Service honors for his extensive hours dedicated to helping others. Additionally, Mr. Springmeyer was the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the California Western International Law Journal, as well as a member of the California Western Law Review.

Mr. Springmeyer worked as a federal judicial extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, Southern District of California. He has also worked for the San Diego County Public Defender in the Multiple Conflicts Office, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego—where he worked in their Pro Bono Clinics, and the United States Attorney’s Officer for the Southern District of California where he worked in the Narcotics Enforcement Section. He is licensed to practice law in all the California state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

People are often a bit confused about my role at the Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood. When you step off the elevator, the sign reads "Law Offices of Alisha A Wood" and also "Law Offices of Matthew H. Springmeyer" below it. What does that mean? Are they completely separate firms, or is this Springmeyer guy part of the Wood team?

The frank answer is that I am "of counsel" to the Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood. The Of Counsel label means different things to different people. For me, it mean that I handle Department of Motor Vehicles hearings and issues for the firm, I consult on complex cases and legal issues, I assist in motion work and research for the firm, and I serve as a legal writing and researching mentor to the interns at the firm. I have spent may first years practicing becoming well versed on the DMV license suspension structure and how to effectively defend clients facing a license suspension or revocation for various reasons. I have also handled numerous appeals for the firm-both administrative and criminal appeals. For example, I recently assisted with a Writ of Mandamus where the DMV erroneously suspended our client's license and the DMV settled the matter for full restoration of the client's license privilege before the hearing.

I also have my own law firm, the Law Office of Matthew H. Springmeyer. I handle a variety of matters, such as DUI, criminal defense, restraining orders, landlord-tenant, contractual disputes, expungements, traffic trials and appeals, and civil litigation. For example, I recently helped the firm prepare motions for several United States Military veterans for a diversion program that will allow them to receive treatment for their PTSD and other issue. The motions were ultimately granted, but Mrs. Wood brought me in to help prepare a Response to the People's objection.

I love being a part of the Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood team and also having my own separate law practice. I enjoy helping Ms. Wood and the firm with their matters and lending my expertise as much as possible. I have never been happier or found my career more rewarding than I do right now.



Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • State Bar of California
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • California DUI Lawyer’s Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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