Law Offices of Wade E. Norwood

Law Offices of Wade E. Norwood

More than 15 years of legal experience

Firm Overview

Focus on state and local tax law:
At the Law Offices of Wade E. Norwood, I represent clients in the field of state and local tax litigation and counsel clients regarding how to reduce their tax liability. We handle property tax appeals as well as most other state and local tax matters. My mission is to provide superior service by combining extensive tax knowledge with skilled advocacy.

From my office in Pasadena, California, my practice extends throughout the state of California. I have represented a wide variety of taxpayers including power producers, golf course owners, oil refiners, aerospace research companies, holding corporations, insurance companies, hospitals and, an NBA franchise. If you have a pending property tax or other state or local tax issue I may be able to help you.

Our firm focuses on the following areas:
-Property tax
-Sales tax
-Tax sales
-Business license tax
-Documentary transfer tax
-Transient occupancy tax

Property tax lawyer with more than 15 years of experience:
The property tax landscape is constantly shifting as laws and regulations are changed, removed and added. I keep current with property tax laws in California in order to provide the best possible representation before Assessment Appeal Boards and the courts. I previously served for approximately 10 years as property tax counsel and then Principal at Rodi, Pollock, Pettker, Galbraith & Cahill. In 2008, to better serve my clients I formed my own firm, the Law Offices of Wade E. Norwood.

Our Southern California law firm assists with all state and local tax needs:
Beside property tax cases, my firm has assisted individuals and business owners in California with a variety of other tax issues such as city and county imposed business license taxes, documentary transfer taxes, transient occupancy taxes. I provide personalized assistance to each of my clients with their state and local tax litigation needs. Our firm also represents clients whose property has been sold for property taxes. In all types of state and local taxes, we are experienced with both the administrative and judicial processes needed to advocate on behalf of our clients.

Main Office

Main Office
201 S. Lake Ave., Suite 508
Pasadena, CA 91101-4852


(626) 796-5100


(626) 796-5170


The Law Offices of Wade E. Norwood will represent your Tax legal matters.

Practice Areas:
-Property Tax
-Sales Tax
-Tax Sales
-Business License Tax
-Documentary Transfer Tax
-Transient Occupancy Tax
-Other State and Local Taxes

Wade E. Norwood

Law Offices of Wade E. Norwood


Wade's practice encompasses property tax litigation, state and local tax issues, and civil litigation. Previously, Wade was a principal at Rodi, Pollock, Pettker, Galbraith & Cahill, A Law Corporation, serving as property tax counsel since 1997. In May 2007, Wade joined the new firm of Cahill, Davis, & O'Neall, LLP. In February 2008, Wade formed his own law firm, located in Pasadena, California.

Wade received a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law, where he was a member of the Southwestern Law Review, a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Book Award in Contracts and a Dean's Scholar.

Wade is a member of the California State Bar, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of California, Central District. Wade also holds memberships with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he has served as Chairman of the State and Local Tax Committee, the Pasadena Bar Association and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

Legal practice:
Wade's practice is focused on state and local tax law with special emphasis in property tax litigation. Wade counsels and represents a wide variety of corporations in property, documentary transfer tax and business license tax matters. The clients Wade represents include power producers, golf course owners, oil refiners, aerospace research and development companies, holding corporations, computer manufacturers, for-profit hospital groups, hotels, defense contractors, real estate developers, and an NBA franchise.

Wade regularly appears before Assessment Appeals Boards, the State Board of Equalization, Superior Courts, Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court on behalf of his clients. Since 2003, Wade has represented power generators before the State Board of Equalization. In addition to tax litigation, Wade also counsels clients on avoiding reassessment and tax liability.

Speaking engagements:
Wade provides property tax seminars for corporate property owners and for attorneys from the Southern California Bar Associations' taxation, real property and estate planning sections regarding property tax developments.

Practice areas:
-Property tax
-Property tax sales
-Sales tax
-Business license tax
-Documentary transfer tax
-Transient occupancy tax
-State and local tax consultation

California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1997

-Southwestern University School of Law at Los Angeles, J.D.,
cum laude, 1997
-California State University at Los Angeles, B.A., 1981

Associations and memberships:
-Pasadena Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar
Association (Prior Chairman, State and Local Tax Section)
-State Bar of California

Representative cases:
-County of Los Angeles v. Southern California Edison (2003)
112 Cal.App.4th 1108
-Auerbach v. Assessment Appeals Board #1 For the County of
Los Angeles (2006) 39 Cal.4th 153

Biographical details:
-Dean's Scholar, 1994 - 1997
-Recipient, American Jurisprudence Book Award - Contracts,
-Member, Law Review, 1996 - 1997
-Professional Experience: Wade has been a property tax attorney for more than 12 years. He began his career at Rodi, Pollock, Pettker, Galbraith and Cahill in December 1997. He became a partner at Rodi Pollock in 2005. In 2007, Wade joined the new firm of Cahill Davis and O'Neall, again specializing in property tax matters. In 2008, Wade opened his own law firm in Pasadena, California focusing on property tax and other state and local tax law.


Southwestern University School of Law at Los Angeles
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1997