Lauren R. Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Oxnard, CA

Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood
 | 300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 1180
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-981-0764
Fax: 805-650-6063
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Lauren R. Wood is a partner with The Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood, which has office locations in Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Marina Del Rey, California. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer with more than eight years of legal experience, Ms. Wood devotes her practice to advocating for those who suffered a serious injury or loss caused by someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

    Equally effective inside and outside the courtroom, Ms. Wood has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for her clients at trial as well as through mediation and arbitration. She handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including those arising from car, truck and motorcycle accidents; bicycle and pedestrian accidents; dangerous property conditions; dog bites; and construction accidents, and she has considerable experience handling insurance bad faith claims.

    A 2008 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Ms. Wood studied international law at the Université Paris Nanterre. She then returned to the United States and attended Golden Gate University School of Law, where she was a member of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, the GGU International Law Society and the GGU Queer Law Students Association.

    Ms. Wood obtained her Juris Doctor in 2011 and her license to practice from The State Bar of California that same year. She is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    Throughout her career, Ms. Wood has maintained active involvement with various local, state and national professional legal organizations, including the Ventura County and Santa Barbara County Bar Associations, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the American Association for Justice, among her other professional affiliations. She also serves on the board of the Los Angles Trial Lawyers Charities, and she supports her local community through her involvement with other civic and charitable organizations in her area.

    Nationally recognized for her exemplary professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Ms. Wood earned a Top 40 Under 40 rating from The National Trial Lawyers and a Rising Star designation from the American Institute of Legal Advocates. She has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo along with many positive testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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    About Lauren Wood

    Admitted: 2011, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Named as 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star
    • Nominated by the Santa Barbara Young Professionals for the 2015 Santa Barbara Young Professional of the Year

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Mrs. Wood is a member of numerous professional organizations, such as the Ventura County Bar Association, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Santa Barbara County Barristers, Santa Barbara Young Professionals (SBYPC), Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and the Ventura County chapter of the American Inns of Court.
    • Santa Barbara County chapters of the American Inns of Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lauren Wood is an active board member with the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC) and also serves on their honorary board as a result of her charitable contributions to the organization.  Mrs. Wood is also vice-president, founding member and current board member of Ventura County Attorneys for a Cause (VCAC), a charitable organization that aims to provide support and financial assistance to families in need in Ventura County and to provide a vehicle for members in the legal profession to become actively involved in the needs of the community. 
    • Committee Member of the Public Relations and Social Media Committee
    • Committee Member of the Casino Night Committee
    • Co-Chair, Golf Committee and the Website Committee


    • $987,000 Confidential Settlement for a plaintiff who injured himself after falling into a sinkhole.  Plaintiff suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck and lumbar spine, later a lumbar discectomy and fusion, with a second lumbar revision surgery., 2014
    • Confidential Settlement: $3,000,000.00. Plaintiff was severely injured in an automobile accident when Defendant crossed over the center line and hit him and his passenger head-on. Defendant fled the scene and was convicted of DUI causing great bodily injury, after she was found to have a blood alcohol level of .217.  Plaintiff suffered a ruptured spleen, fractured ribs, neck injuries, back injuries, and significant lacerations and scarring, among other things. Plaintiff was also unable to return to his job as a cook., 2015
    • $1,750,000 Confidential Settlement for an elderly woman who tripped and fell at an apartment housing complex at night, shattering her patella and resulting in additional medical complications as a result. Plaintiff alleged inadequate lighting, lack of hand rails, and code violations under a premises liability theory.

    Educational Background:

    • Mrs. Wood is an active member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice law in California state courts as well as the United States District Court, Central District of California. Lauren Wood received her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she repeatedly appeared on the Dean's List. While in law school, Mrs. Wood also studied at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense in Paris, France. Mrs. Wood graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara and earned her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and a minor in Global Peace and Security, also receiving Dean's Honors. As an undergraduate, Mrs. Wood played two years of competitive golf for the Santa Barbara City College Women's Golf Team.
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    Office Location for Lauren R. Wood

    300 Esplanade Drive
    Suite 1180
    Oxnard, CA 93036

    Phone: 805-981-0764

    Fax: 805-650-6063

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    Last Updated: 6/15/2020

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