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Fred Wallace Woods Jr.

Fred Wallace Woods Jr.

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me


I am an attorney licensed to practice in the State of South Carolina. I enjoy what I do and I like answering questions for my clients. I have served as a lecturer and guest speaker at numerous public, religious, higher education and civic events. I believe that is my duty as a lawyer to help people who are faced with legal problems that bring despair into their lives and to give back to the community whenever I can. Good can conquer evil, good just needs a little help. I fight for people and help those who can't help themselves to win justice for themselves and their families.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Photos and Videos

1954509 1279666589

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    19 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    19 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    19 years, 2.1 thousand cases



Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Peter McKillop Merrigan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Peter Merrigan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Block

    I highly recommend Fred Woods. He is an intelligent, informed practitioner.


    Michael Block Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Upstate Office (Main Office)

1106 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC, 29601

Midlands Satellite Office - (By Appointment Only) - All files maintained at the main office

1519 Richland Street
Columbia, SC, 29201-2307

Lowcountry Satellite Office - (By Appointment Only) All files maintained at the main office

28 Old Jericho Road
Beaufort, SC, 29906-4222



SCGood Standing199603/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor - DUIAVVO2015
Top Contributor - Criminal DefenseAVVO2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Graduate- Intensive Summer Session - DUI DefenseHarvard Law School - National College for DUI Defense2012
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Level 10 ContributorAvvo2012
Treasurer & Executive Board MemberGreenville County Redevelopment Authority2011
Board MemberGreenville County Redevelopment Authority2009
Graduate - Class 25Leadership Greenville1998
Graduate - Class 14Leadership Anderson1997
Moot CourtHoward University School of Law1995
Law ReviewHoward University School of Law1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Woods Law Firm2005 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
National College for DUI Defense Diversity CommitteeBoard Member2012 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitMember2012 - Present
Greenville County Redevelopment AuthorityTreasurer & Executive Board Member2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Greenville County Redevelopment AuthorityBoard Member2009 - 2011
United States District Court for the District of South CarolinaMember1997 - Present
Greenville County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
National Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Greenville Chamber of CommerceMember1997 - Present
South Carolina Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Anderson Chamber of CommerceMember1996 - 1997
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Howard University School of Law Alumni AssociationMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
H.L. vs R.S.3 million plus - Structured Settlement
S.C. vs. J.C.DUI Case Dismissed!
S.C. vs. K.M.Case Dismissed - All Charges Dropped

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
But I Only Had 2 Beers! Truth Talk From Over Had 25 Drunk Driving LawyersBut I Only Had 2 Beers! Truth Talk From Over 25 Drunk Driving Lawyers2012
Fight Your Traffic TicketFight Your Traffic Ticket2012
Arrested for DUI in South Carolina - EbookArrested for DUI in South Carolina2012
AVVOThe 9 Stages of a Criminal Case2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Howard University School of LawLawJuris Doctor (J.D.)1995
University of South CarolinaPolitical Science - International Business(BA) - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Clark University - Entertainment Law Division - Visiting ProfessorThe Michael Jackson Trials: Legal Issues of a Legend2012
Howard University School of Law Alumni Lecture SeriesThe Art of the Argument: Opening and Closing Arguments in a Criminal Case2009
CLE Course (Personal Injury Law Overview)Maximizing Your Client's Recovery in An Auto Accident Case2007
Howard University School of Law Entertainment LawEntertainment Law - The Arrested Artist2002
SCLC - Community Enhancement SeriesThe Criminal Case Process2000