Mr. Wiita was born and raised in Whittier, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of New Mexico in 1968. After graduating, Doug was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he served six years as a fighter pilot. Upon leaving the Corps, he earned his law degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, where he was the Editor in Chief of the law review and was selected as the “Outstanding Graduate” of his class.
Mr. Wiita has done volunteer work for the International Rescue Committee, an international relief organization founded by Albert Einstein. He also served six years as a member of the Board of Directors of his law school alumni association.
Mr. Wiita received his law degree in 1977, and has practiced in the field of business and commercial litigation ever since. He has successfully litigated countless cases, from initiation through trials and appeals, in the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, in areas such as real estate, bank and lender liability, employment law, landlord-tenant, partnership disputes, trademark infringement, and unfair competition.