Ross Wood Bio

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Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to his mother and father, Ross was introduced to the legal world in the 5th grade when his class did a mock trial, where he got to play a lawyer. Ross was hooked since then, and gave up his fantasies of being a professional baseball player, knowing he belonged in a courtroom.


  • William Mitchell High School – High School Diploma
  • Western State College
  • University of Phoenix – BA Degree
  • Whittier School of Law – JD Degree – 2012
    • Graduated summa cum laude
    • Awarded “Outstanding Graduate in Criminal Law”
    • Awarded “Outstanding Graduate in Trial and Appellate Practice”
    • Published in Whittier Law Review Volume 33.2
    • Executive Editor of the Whittier Law Review

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • LA County Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • California Attorney’s for Criminal Justice
  • California Public Defender’s Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Inns of Court
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Significant Career Employment

  • 2005-2009 – Paralegal at Anderson & Lopez (Colorado)
  • 2010-2011 – Intern at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office
  • 2011-2012 – Law Clerk at the Law Office of Henry Salcido
  • 2012-Current – Associate Attorney at Law Office of Henry Salcido

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker at Red Helmet Arson Investigations
  • Participant in the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Mock Trial Training Program

Notable Cases

  • People v. Marie Villarruel (Case No. MSB807306) – Not guilty verdict in very first jury trial
  • People v. Mario Hernandez (Case No. BA404100) – Not guilty verdict in second jury trial, first felony trial


  1. Murder/Homicide
  2. Robbery
  3. Burglary
  4. Vehicular Manslaughter
  5. Domestic Violence
  6. Criminal Threats
  7. Three Strikes Laws
  8. Conspiracy
  9. Firearms/Weapons Possession
  10. Sex Crimes
  11. Drug Trafficking/Sales
  12. Drug Possession
  13. DUI
  14. Hit and Run
  15. Illegal Search & Seizure
  16. Expungements
  17. Probation Violations
  18. Child Molestation
  19. Date Rape
  20. Forcible Rape

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