Nossaman LLP

Katrina (Diaz) Wu

Associate

T 949.477.7661
F 949.833.7878
18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1800
Irvine, CA 92612

Katrina Wu is an eminent domain and real estate litigation attorney focusing on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings, and valuation matters. Ms. Wu also assists clients with land use, environmental, and landlord/tenant-related matters. 

Ms. Wu has worked on some of the largest public works projects for some of the largest public agencies in California, defending environmental documents, assisting with the precondemnation and acquisition process, drafting pleadings and motions, propounding and responding to discovery, and assisting with trial preparation. 

Ms. Wu is committed to civil justice and provides pro bono legal assistance and other support to the Orange County Public Law Center.

A former Nossaman summer associate, Ms. Wu served as a judicial extern for Justice Kathleen E. O’Leary at the California 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Three, a law clerk for the City Attorney of Orange, and volunteered at the Public Law Center.

Ms. Wu regularly comments on news, events, and policies affecting endangered species issues in California and throughout the United States on the Firm's Eminent Domain blog. 

Representative Work

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Currently part of the team representing Metro with acquiring numerous properties for (i) the Westside Subway Extension Project, a $6+ billion, 9-mile subway extension in Los Angeles and (ii) the LAX/Crenshaw Transit Corridor Project, a $2+ billion, 8.5-mile light rail line in Los Angeles.

San Bernardino County Transportation Commission.  Currently representing SBCTC with the acquisition of approximately 65 properties for the Downtown Passenger Rail Project,  a $128 million, 1-mile extension of Metrolink service in San Bernardino.

Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority.  Currently part of the team assisting Expo with acquiring multiple properties for the Expo Light Rail Transit Project, a $2+ billion, 15-mile light rail line connecting downtown Los Angeles with Santa Monica.

San Diego Association of Governments.  Currently part of the team representing SANDAG with property acquisitions for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, a 1.7 billion, 11-mile trolley line extension in San Diego. Also provided condemnation services for the South Bay BRT, the Inland Rail Trails and the Sorrento Valley Double Track Projects.

San Bernardino Association of Governments.  Currently part of the team representing SANBAG with acquiring portions of 150+ properties for the sbX E-Street Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project, a 15.7-mile bus rapid transit line in the Inland Empire.

Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies.  Currently part of the team representing the TCAs in defending the SR 241 Extension Project.

Awards & Honors

Named a Super Lawyers "Southern California Rising Star" in 2015 and 2016 by Los Angeles magazine.

Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, California State Bar Association, April 2014

Katrina (Diaz) Wu
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Practices

Education

J.D., Chapman University School of Law, 2012, cum laude; Articles Editor, Chapman Law Review; Moot Court Executive Board Member

B.A., University of California, Irvine, 2006

Admissions

California

United States District Court, Central District of California

Professional Affiliations

Women Transportation Seminar, Scholarship Committee Chair, Orange County Chapter

International Right of Way Association, Legislative Chair, Chapter 67

The Orange County Diversity Task Force, Committee Member

Orange County Bar Association, Pro-Bono Committee Member

Awards & Honors

Named a Super Lawyers "Southern California Rising Star" in 2015 and 2016 by Los Angeles magazine.

Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, California State Bar Association, April 2014

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