The Honorable Victoria D. Wood

Napa County Superior Court, Department I / A

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Biography

The Hon. Victoria D. Wood is a judge for the Napa County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2017. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Michael S. Williams (Ret.).

She is registered without party preference.

Judge Wood received her B.S. from Pacific Union College. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1997.

After graduating from law school, Wood briefly worked as an associate at the law firm Harbinson, Carlson, and Tune beginning in 1997. She was an associate at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer, and Jensen LLP from 1998 to 2000 before becoming an attorney for the First District Court of Appeal for one year. Wood then briefly rejoined Hanna Brophy et al. in 2002.

Then, in 2004, Wood joined the Napa County Superior Court as a research attorney, a position she would hold until being selected to serve as a court commissioner for Napa County in 2013. She remained in that capacity until her appointment to the bench four years later.

While on the bench, Judge Wood has served as a Supervising Judge of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions.

She has served on the board of trustees for the Napa Law Library.

Wood has traveled on mission trips to Mexico and Honduras.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Victoria D. Wood

  • PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY V. KITCHEN TABLE, LLC

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR ORDER FOR PREJUDGMENT POSSESSION
    TENTATIVE RULING: The notice of motion does not provide notice of the Court’s tentative ruling system as required by Local Rule 2.9. Moving party/counsel is directed to contact the opposing party forthwith and advise of Local Rule 2.9 and the Court’s tentati...

  • ESTATE OF JOSEPH DIAZ BEDOLLA

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR PARTITION
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition of Brenda Helming, Administrator, for partition of real property is DENIED.
    Pursuant to the Minute Order of November 26, 2019, the matter was continued to permit Petitioner to amend the Petition to allege facts, and/or provide evidence of cons...

  • ESTATE OF ALTA M. CHRISTIAN

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY
    AND AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER UNDER THE INDEPENDENT
    ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF LORELEI JOYCE REPIQUE

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    TENTATIVE RULING: Notice has been properly published and no written objections have been filed. The petition is GRANTED without need for appearance.

    ...

  • JOSEPH NICHELINI V. LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONDES TO INTERROGATORIES, REQUEST FOR
    ADMISSIONS, AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner Joseph Nichelini’s motion to compel further
    responses to form interrogatories numbers 16.2-16.6 and 17.1, special interrogatories numbers 1- 3, ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE SARA SUE MAIRS TRUST

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    VERIFIED PETITION AND COMPLAINT
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE BOIVIN FAMILY REVOCABLE TRUST

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    FIRST ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE AND PETITION FOR ITS
    APPROVAL; FOR APPROVAL OF COMPENSATION OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE AND
    HER AGENTS
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED to set a hearing date.

    ...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION BANK V. BRADLEY MUCK

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR ORDER VACATING DISMISSAL AND ENTERING JUDGMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff American Express National Bank’s motion for an
    order vacating the dismissal and entering judgment against defendant Bradley Muck pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 664.6 is GRANTED.

    ...

  • ESTATE OF ROBERT PECOTA

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY
    AND AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER UNDER THE INDEPENDENT
    ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT
    TENTATIVE RULING: The original will and codicils are not in the Court file. (Prob. Code, § 8200.) Petitioner shall lodge the original will and codicil...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF CHRISTOPHE MARBLE

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO TRANSFER PROCEEDINGS TO TEHAMA COUNTY
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition to Transfer Proceedings to Tehama County is
    GRANTED. The Court finds it is in the best interest of the ward to transfer the proceedings to the Tehama County Superior Court because the Conservatee now resides in Teham...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF CARLOS ALEXIS CASTRO

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the Conservators are acting in the best interest of the Conservatee. Thus, the case is set for a biennial review hearing in two years, on January 7, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. B. The court investigator shall prepare a bien...

  • WADE LOFT V. TIMOTHY TREVITHICK, ET AL.

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    [1] DEFENDANT CUEVAS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Javier Anguiano Cuevas' motion for summary
    judgment as to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint, and as to each cross-complaint, is DENIED. Factual and Procedural Background
    The following facts appear to be undispute...

  • COUNTY OF NAPA V. WESNER, D., ET AL.

    Jan 03, 2020 |  Napa County

    (1) PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PREVAILING PARTY DETERMINATION
    TENTATIVE RULING: The matter is continued to January 17, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 5 with Judge Ortiz.
    (2) DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES ON APPEAL
    TENTATIVE RULING: The matter is continued to January 17, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. ...

  • NICOLE RIEDEL V. PATRICK ELLIOTT-SMITH, ET AL.

    Jan 03, 2020 |  Napa County

    DEMURRER
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff filed a notice of settlement, and therefore the
    demurrer is taken off calendar.

    ...

  • ROXANN GRACIA V. EDMUND SCHUMACHER

    Jan 03, 2020 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: The notice of motion does not provide notice of the Court’s tentative ruling system as required by Local Rule 2.9. Moving party/counsel is directed to contact the opposing party forthwith and advise of Local Rule 2.9 and the Court’s tentative r...

  • WINE WAREHOUSE V. DEAN & DELUCA MARKETS, LLC

    Dec 27, 2019 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO STRIKE ANSWER
    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is DENIED.
    The notice of motion does not provide notice of the Court’s tentative ruling system as required by Local Rule 2.9. Plaintiff’s counsel is directed to contact Defendant forthwith and advise Defendant of Local Rule 2.9 and the Court’s ...

  • ANITA GENARO V. WHOLE FOODS MARKET CALIFORNIA

    Dec 27, 2019 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Whole Foods Market California, Inc., moves the
    Court, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 437c, for summary judgment on the ground that Plaintiff cannot establish one or more material facts as to both her first cause of a...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THINZAR ENG

    Dec 24, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    TENTATIVE RULING: Notice has been properly published and no written objections have been filed. The petition is GRANTED without need for appearance.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF SHYTERIA CHANTEAU ASAELI

    Dec 24, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    TENTATIVE RULING: Notice has been properly published and no written objections have been filed. The petition is GRANTED without need for appearance.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF CLAYTON C.

    Dec 24, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO ESTABLISH FACT, TIME, AND PLACE OF BIRTH
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • MERRYVALE VINEYARDS LLC V. V2 WINE GROUP, LLC, ET AL.

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR AN ORDER APPROVING PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF
    STACY A. CARPENTER
    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is GRANTED.
    The notice of motion does not provide notice of the Court’s tentative ruling system as required by Local Rule 2.9. Defendants' counsel is directed to contact Plainti...

  • ESTATE OF ROBERT DONALD SLOAN

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR SETTLEMENT OF TWENTY-FIFTH ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF
    TRUSTEE AND APPROVAL OF TRUSTEE AND ATTORNEY’S FEES
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • ESTATE OF BARBARA ANN WRIGHT

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Napa County

    FIRST AND FINAL REPORT OF EXECUTORS ON WAIVERS OF ACCOUNT AND
    PETITION FOR FINAL DISTRIBUTION, AND FOR ALLOWANCE OF STATUTORY
    COMPENSATION TO EXECUTORS AND COMPENSATION TO ATTORNEYS
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • GAMBLE FAMILY VINEYARDS, ET AL. V. YOUNT MILL VINEYARDS, ET AL.

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO CONFIRM ARBITRATION AWARD
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED. The Partial Final Award made in
    JAMS Arbitration No. 1130007043, attached as Attachment 8 to the Petition in this matter, is hereby confirmed as made. Judgment is entered in conformity therewith. (Code Civ. Proc. § 1...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Victoria D. Wood

  • PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY V. KITCHEN TABLE, LLC

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR ORDER FOR PREJUDGMENT POSSESSION
    TENTATIVE RULING: The notice of motion does not provide notice of the Court’s tentative ruling system as required by Local Rule 2.9. Moving party/counsel is directed to contact the opposing party forthwith and advise of Local Rule 2.9 and the Court’s tentati...

  • ESTATE OF JOSEPH DIAZ BEDOLLA

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR PARTITION
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition of Brenda Helming, Administrator, for partition of real property is DENIED.
    Pursuant to the Minute Order of November 26, 2019, the matter was continued to permit Petitioner to amend the Petition to allege facts, and/or provide evidence of cons...

  • ESTATE OF ALTA M. CHRISTIAN

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY
    AND AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER UNDER THE INDEPENDENT
    ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF LORELEI JOYCE REPIQUE

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    TENTATIVE RULING: Notice has been properly published and no written objections have been filed. The petition is GRANTED without need for appearance.

    ...

  • JOSEPH NICHELINI V. LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE

    Jan 08, 2020 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONDES TO INTERROGATORIES, REQUEST FOR
    ADMISSIONS, AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner Joseph Nichelini’s motion to compel further
    responses to form interrogatories numbers 16.2-16.6 and 17.1, special interrogatories numbers 1- 3, ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE SARA SUE MAIRS TRUST

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    VERIFIED PETITION AND COMPLAINT
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE BOIVIN FAMILY REVOCABLE TRUST

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    FIRST ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE AND PETITION FOR ITS
    APPROVAL; FOR APPROVAL OF COMPENSATION OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE AND
    HER AGENTS
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED to set a hearing date.

    ...

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION BANK V. BRADLEY MUCK

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR ORDER VACATING DISMISSAL AND ENTERING JUDGMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff American Express National Bank’s motion for an
    order vacating the dismissal and entering judgment against defendant Bradley Muck pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 664.6 is GRANTED.

    ...

  • ESTATE OF ROBERT PECOTA

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY
    AND AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER UNDER THE INDEPENDENT
    ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT
    TENTATIVE RULING: The original will and codicils are not in the Court file. (Prob. Code, § 8200.) Petitioner shall lodge the original will and codicil...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF CHRISTOPHE MARBLE

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO TRANSFER PROCEEDINGS TO TEHAMA COUNTY
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition to Transfer Proceedings to Tehama County is
    GRANTED. The Court finds it is in the best interest of the ward to transfer the proceedings to the Tehama County Superior Court because the Conservatee now resides in Teham...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF CARLOS ALEXIS CASTRO

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the Conservators are acting in the best interest of the Conservatee. Thus, the case is set for a biennial review hearing in two years, on January 7, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. B. The court investigator shall prepare a bien...

  • WADE LOFT V. TIMOTHY TREVITHICK, ET AL.

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Napa County

    [1] DEFENDANT CUEVAS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Javier Anguiano Cuevas' motion for summary
    judgment as to Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint, and as to each cross-complaint, is DENIED. Factual and Procedural Background
    The following facts appear to be undispute...

  • COUNTY OF NAPA V. WESNER, D., ET AL.

    Jan 03, 2020 |  Napa County

    (1) PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PREVAILING PARTY DETERMINATION
    TENTATIVE RULING: The matter is continued to January 17, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 5 with Judge Ortiz.
    (2) DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES ON APPEAL
    TENTATIVE RULING: The matter is continued to January 17, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. ...

  • NICOLE RIEDEL V. PATRICK ELLIOTT-SMITH, ET AL.

    Jan 03, 2020 |  Napa County

    DEMURRER
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff filed a notice of settlement, and therefore the
    demurrer is taken off calendar.

    ...

  • ROXANN GRACIA V. EDMUND SCHUMACHER

    Jan 03, 2020 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: The notice of motion does not provide notice of the Court’s tentative ruling system as required by Local Rule 2.9. Moving party/counsel is directed to contact the opposing party forthwith and advise of Local Rule 2.9 and the Court’s tentative r...

  • WINE WAREHOUSE V. DEAN & DELUCA MARKETS, LLC

    Dec 27, 2019 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO STRIKE ANSWER
    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is DENIED.
    The notice of motion does not provide notice of the Court’s tentative ruling system as required by Local Rule 2.9. Plaintiff’s counsel is directed to contact Defendant forthwith and advise Defendant of Local Rule 2.9 and the Court’s ...

  • ANITA GENARO V. WHOLE FOODS MARKET CALIFORNIA

    Dec 27, 2019 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Whole Foods Market California, Inc., moves the
    Court, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 437c, for summary judgment on the ground that Plaintiff cannot establish one or more material facts as to both her first cause of a...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THINZAR ENG

    Dec 24, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    TENTATIVE RULING: Notice has been properly published and no written objections have been filed. The petition is GRANTED without need for appearance.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF SHYTERIA CHANTEAU ASAELI

    Dec 24, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    TENTATIVE RULING: Notice has been properly published and no written objections have been filed. The petition is GRANTED without need for appearance.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF CLAYTON C.

    Dec 24, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO ESTABLISH FACT, TIME, AND PLACE OF BIRTH
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • MERRYVALE VINEYARDS LLC V. V2 WINE GROUP, LLC, ET AL.

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Napa County

    DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR AN ORDER APPROVING PRO HAC VICE ADMISSION OF
    STACY A. CARPENTER
    TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is GRANTED.
    The notice of motion does not provide notice of the Court’s tentative ruling system as required by Local Rule 2.9. Defendants' counsel is directed to contact Plainti...

  • ESTATE OF ROBERT DONALD SLOAN

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR SETTLEMENT OF TWENTY-FIFTH ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF
    TRUSTEE AND APPROVAL OF TRUSTEE AND ATTORNEY’S FEES
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • ESTATE OF BARBARA ANN WRIGHT

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Napa County

    FIRST AND FINAL REPORT OF EXECUTORS ON WAIVERS OF ACCOUNT AND
    PETITION FOR FINAL DISTRIBUTION, AND FOR ALLOWANCE OF STATUTORY
    COMPENSATION TO EXECUTORS AND COMPENSATION TO ATTORNEYS
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • GAMBLE FAMILY VINEYARDS, ET AL. V. YOUNT MILL VINEYARDS, ET AL.

    Dec 20, 2019 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO CONFIRM ARBITRATION AWARD
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED. The Partial Final Award made in
    JAMS Arbitration No. 1130007043, attached as Attachment 8 to the Petition in this matter, is hereby confirmed as made. Judgment is entered in conformity therewith. (Code Civ. Proc. § 1...

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