Gregory P. Arakawa

Gregory P. Arakawa: Attorney with Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP AV stamp icon
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Greg Arakawa is the managing partner of the Northern California office of WSHB. An experienced trial lawyer, Greg is also known for his finesse in creative approaches to resolving complex, high exposure matters. His focus includes all facets of claims for transportation companies including independent contractor issues, employment, passenger versus driver issues and bodily injury litigation. Greg also has significant experience with trucking, professional liability, toxic tort issues, employment law and bad faith litigation. He defends property owners, contractors, and developers against occupational exposure and third-party bodily injury claims. He also provides representation in transactional matters and general business litigation. He has spoken at numerous seminars and presentations, including the Northern California Claims Conference. Before entering the legal profession, Greg was a television reporter for KCNC-TV, the Denver NBC affiliate.

Awards & Accomplishments

AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Aviation Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Construction
  • Directors and Officers (D&O) Litigation
  • Disaster Litigation
  • Environmental
  • General Liability and Casualty
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Management and Tenant Litigation
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(925) 222-3401  Phone
University Attended:
University of Southern California, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
Southwestern Law School, J.D., 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994, California


Member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Contra Costa Industrial Association

ABA Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Concord Chamber Board of Directors, 2009, 2010


Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 11/10/14 in Personal Injury

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 10/27/14 in Toxic Torts

    Greg is a leader in the Northern California legal market. His passion, enthusiasm and knowledge are all key traits in setting Greg apart from most other attorneys.

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Concord, California

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