Chad attended the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1987. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from University of Southern California (USC) Law School in 1990, where he was selected as a member of the Moot Court Honors Program and given the award for "Best Brief."
Chad worked in the Los Angeles office of Carlsmith Ball LLP (then a full service international law firm with offices throughout the Pacific Rim) for two years and Charlston, Revich & Wollitz LLP (an insurance coverage law firm in Los Angeles) for seventeen years, before founding Wootton Law Group LLP in 2009. Chad was a partner in Charlston, Revich & Wollitz LLP during his last ten years at the firm.
Chad has specialized in insurance coverage and insurance litigation since 1992, and has particular expertise in connection with commercial general liability policies, professional liability coverage, employment practices liability insurance, directors and officers policies, management liability insurance and non-profit policies.
Chad also has significant experience in representing businesses and individuals in breach of contract disputes, contract drafting, contract negotiations, real estate related litigation, construction defect litigation, business-related disputes, employment matters, personal injury matters, class actions and other areas of law.
Chad is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience litigating in state and federal courts, including significant experience at the appellate court level where he has authored numerous appellate briefs and successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Chad's appellate decisions include:
Chad is a member of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, the U.S. District Court for all California Districts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.