“I specialize in trying cases compared with lawyers who focus on specific areas of law. This is a somewhat unique skill. I relate well to jurors and find something in common (and compelling) when presenting my clients’ cases, with excellent results.”
Mr. Wakefield represents more than 30 clients in the construction industry, ranging from large general contractors and large specialty contractors to material suppliers.
He represents construction and commercial clients in all manners of business disputes, including business torts, collections, breach of contract, lien and bond claims, and other real estate disputes. Mr. Wakefield handles premises liability disputes on behalf of individuals, building owners, property managers, and self-insureds.
Mr. Wakefield joined Cummins & White, LLP in 1986 and has successfully tried more than 60 jury trials involving business torts, real estate disputes, construction contract claims, premises liability, and transportation cases. Mr. Wakefield served as the firm’s managing partner from 2000 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2013.
In 1990, Mr. Wakefield helped establish the Friendship Club in Los Angeles County, which works with mentally challenged adults to teach them self-esteem and living skills. Previously, he served his time on several committees for Project Access, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing residents of affordable housing communities the opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency by offering educational, health, and social services.
Mr. Wakefield was an extern law clerk for the Honorable Edward C. Reed, Jr., U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (1979–1980). He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable A. Andrew Hauk, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (1981–1982).