The Hon. William Y. Wood is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown on June 1, 2018, filling a vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. Patricia Guerrero to the Court of Appeal.
Wood earned a B.S. from the University of Arizona. He then earned an M.S. from Trinity University and a J.D. from the University of Arizona College of the Law.
Wood began his legal career as a deputy district attorney with the Office of the District Attorney of San Diego County in 1990. Then, in 1998, he left the Office of the District Attorney, spending two years as a foreign service officer with the United States Department of State. He then returned to the Office of the District Attorney, where he served as a deputy district attorney until 2008.
During his tenure in the Office of the District Attorney of San Diego County, Wood was cross-designated as a special assistant United States Attorney at the Offices of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Wood served as a court commissioner for the Superior Court of San Diego County.
Wood was a resident of Carlsbad, California at the time of his appointment to the bench.
He is registered as a Democrat.
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