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David P. Wolds
  • Attorney


San Diego, CA





David Wolds provides clients with ongoing labor and employment law consultation. He has represented clients in collective bargaining negotiations, trust fund collection and damage suits under Sections 301 and 303 of the Labor-Management Relations Act, NLRB proceedings involving elections and unfair labor practices, wrongful discharge litigation, federal and state wage and hour cases, discrimination and harassment claims and constitutional challenges to public works programs. He also teaches labor law and employee benefits law courses at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Mr. Wolds assists clients in the establishment and administration of ERISA covered employee benefit plans. He represents employee benefit plans and fiduciaries in litigation including ERISA preemption, employee benefit claim and fiduciary duty cases. He provides counsel to fiduciaries of benefit plans sponsored by our corporate and trade association clients such as pension, health and medical, vacation, and apprentice training plans. He has also represented corporate plan sponsors in fiduciary litigation, provided assistance to tax exempt organizations in creating benefit programs and he works regularly with federal and state agencies to assist our clients with compliance matters in this expanding, complex field.

David received his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in 1970 and his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1974. He was admitted to practice in the State of California in 1980. Prior to forming Wolds Law Group PC, he was head of the labor and employment practice group at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch in San Diego. He was also an incorporator in the San Diego law firm of Merrill, Schultz & Wolds, Ltd., from 1983-2005 and was a partner at Donaldson & Kiel in Seattle, Washington from 1980-1983. Mr. Wolds is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law Consultation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980


  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Central Michigan University
    • Bachelor of Science - 1970


  • Teaches Labor Law and Employee Benefits Law Courses, University of San Diego School of Law
  • ACCA March Brown Bag- ERISA Basics, 2006 - Present
  • Growth Strategies- Building Blocks for Successful Ventures, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Merrill, Schultz & Wolds, Ltd., Incorporator, 1983 to 2005
  • Donaldson & Kiel, Partner, 1980 to 1983
  • Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Attorney/ Head of the Labor and Employment Practice Group