Waggoman & Smith

A Professional Law Corporation

A general practice law office with over 20 years experience serving clients throughout Northern California.

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

Jud Waggoman is a general practice attorney best known for thorough and experienced representation for a reasonable fee.

Real Estate

His practice focuses on general real estate advocacy for first time home buyers, sellers, sales agents, and brokers emphasizing disclosure laws, responsibilities and providing advice and counsel to the myriad of issues surrounding home foreclosure. In the landlord-tenant arena, Jud possesses extensive experience in drafting commercial and residential leases and routinely completes evictions for property management companies and individual owners.

Criminal Defense

Jud is also an experienced criminal defense attorney. His strong professional relationship with local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and judges promotes effective representation of clients facing DUI and criminal accusations. Jud has represented and achieved outstanding results for hundreds of first-time and repeat offenders arrested or charged with driving under the influence, misdemeanors and felonies.

General Law

Jud enjoys the general practice of law in a small rural community. He offers twenty years of widespread jury trial experience in both civil and criminal cases with hundreds of court trials and contested hearings.

Some of our clients


"Jud is a valuable resource for a Realtor, seller or buyer in today’s market. He keeps abreast of the ever-changing laws and regulations of residential real estate and takes time to explain arcane legal concepts into terms easy to understand. Jud is aggressive but not over bearing and very easy to work with. He always takes my calls or returns them the same day. I work with confidence knowing he will be there if I need him."

- David Burrow, Broker
Keller-Williams Realty
Past President, Sutter-Yuba Association of Realtors

"When confronted with the myriad of issues surrounding a conversion of the Hillcrest Water System customers from ground to surface water, the Sutter-Yuba Association of Realtors retained Jud to draft a concise disclosure informing prospective buyers and sellers of the potential effects of a conversion on the property rights and values within the area of concern. Jud worked closely with local Realtors and City staff to produce a concise disclosure presenting complex issues easily to clients."

-Leslie McBride, Realtor
Mayor of Yuba City - 2008-2009
President, Association of Realtors – 2004-2005

"When I arrived at Sierra Central in 2000, our out of town attorneys were not providing the attention we deserved. I wanted to use local attorneys to deal with all of our legal challenges. As we do at Sierra Central, they have a vested interest in our community. On many occasions the Credit Union has hired Jud to represent us. He has a proven track record for collecting delinquent accounts efficiently and inexpensively. He keeps me informed of matters before problems arise. I know Jud has the legal issues handled allowing me to focus on better serving our members."

—John Cassidy, President Sierra Central Credit Union

"When payment for services becomes an issue, I turn to Jud. He is swift and aggressive in protecting my lien rights, enforcing judgments and collecting the money I am owed. I recommend him for advice and counsel to my fellow contractors or any other business experiencing delinquent payment issues."

—Gary Smith, Contractor
MSP Stucco, Inc.
Western Plastering, Inc.

"I was recently charged with multiple DUI’s. Having never been arrested, I was confused as to what to do. A friend referred me to Jud. His mild demeanor and assurances restored my confidence and self-esteem. He quickly challenged the mountain of evidence eliminating much of the prosecution’s case. The favorable result seemed impossible before I hired Jud."

-Name Withheld to Maintain Privacy
These testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of other legal matters.


Jud Waggoman grew up on a ranch in south Texas. He is a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a commission in the United States Air Force. He served as a Contracting Officer at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, California. While completing his obligation with the Air Force, he attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and received his law degree in 1990.

Jud is most proud of his two children. His daughter, an accomplished writer, is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. His son, a gifted athlete, attends the United States Military Academy at West Point. Together they enjoy camping, backpacking and white water rafting.

In his spare time, Jud is a white water rafting guide on the Rogue River in Oregon.

Contact Us

312-1/2 First Street
Marysville, CA 95901

Phone: (530) 743-3036
Fax: (530) 743-1458