Rick Wood has been a practicing attorney in California for over 40 years. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University, and a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
His areas of practice include estate and tax planning, special needs trusts, guardianships and conservatorships. He has actively participated as a parent-advocate and speaker at numerous special needs and self-determination conferences. He serves on a stakeholders committee charged with implementing recent legislation to expand California’s self-determination program and is the chairperson of the Kern Regional Center Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee.
He has served on the Mammoth Lakes Town Council from 1998 through 2006 and 2010 through 2014, including 6 years as Mammoth’s mayor. He lives in Mammoth Lakes with his wife, Cheryl, and son, Davis, age 21, who has been a participant in the KRC Self-Determination Project for 17 years.