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Joshua Wood

Criminal defense Attorney at Brockton, MA

4.7   13 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    20 years

  2. Violent crime
    Murder, Homicide Crimes Rape and Sexual Assault Mayhem Assault and Battery Assault and Battery Serious Bodily Injury

    7 cases

  3. Divorce and separation

    18 years

  4. Gun Law
    Possession of a Firearm Carrying a Firearm Armed Career Criminal (a), (b), (c) Carrying a Firearm, Subsequent Offense

    19 years, 2 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    First Offense Second Offense Third Offense Fourth Offense

    19 years, 2 cases

  6. Drug Crime
    Trafficking Class A Trafficking Class B Trafficking Class C

    19 years, 4 cases

  7. Child custody

    18 years

  8. Family

    18 years


Attorney Joshua Wood epitomizes legal excellence and unwavering dedication to his clients. Renowned for his exceptional advocacy skills and unwavering commitment to justice, Attorney Wood stands as a beacon of integrity in the legal community.


Clients and peers alike commend Attorney Wood for his unparalleled expertise in navigating complex legal matters. With a sharp legal mind honed over years of practice, he approaches each case with meticulous attention to detail and a profound understanding of the law. His comprehensive knowledge spans various practice areas, including all areas of criminal defense law, and family law, allowing him to provide comprehensive representation tailored to each client's unique needs.


Beyond his legal prowess, Attorney Wood is celebrated for his compassionate approach to client advocacy. Clients commend his empathetic demeanor and genuine concern for their well-being, as he guides them through challenging legal proceedings with empathy and understanding. He fosters a supportive attorney-client relationship built on trust, transparency, and open communication, ensuring that clients feel heard and empowered every step of the way.


Attorney Wood's stellar reputation extends beyond his legal acumen, as he is recognized for his unwavering commitment to the local community. Actively involved in pro bono work and community initiatives, he demonstrates a deep-rooted dedication to making a positive impact beyond the courtroom. His altruistic endeavors further solidify his standing as a respected legal professional and esteemed community leader.


In testimonials and reviews, clients praise Attorney Wood for his tenacity, professionalism, and unparalleled dedication to securing favorable outcomes. Whether advocating for the injured, defending the accused, or resolving family disputes, he approaches each case with unwavering determination and a relentless pursuit of justice.


In Brockton and beyond, Attorney Joshua Wood is more than a legal representative—he is a trusted ally, advocate, and champion for those in need. His sterling reputation, exceptional legal skills, and unwavering commitment to his clients make him a true asset to the legal profession and a beacon of hope for those facing legal challenges.


Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice


Benzaken, Maguire, Sheehan & Wood, LLP
1342 Belmont Street, Suite 102
Brockton, MA, 02301


4.7 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Chazz | April 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joshua Wood, I want to give you more stars!!!
This man works extremely hard and efficiently. Not only did he work on my case with confidence and positivity , he constantly also kept me up to date on even the most mundane things in my case but also cared for my well being the entire time. Attorney Woods treated me with the utmost patience and answered ever question and in detail explained ever step of the process of my case and whatever i was uncleared about. I went to trial knowing with confidence i had someone by my side who not only believed my innocence but also knowing that he was extremely well prepared. I was found not guilty due to Joshua Woods hard work and experience. Thank You Mr. Wood
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working and worth it
Mr. Wood represented a loved one and he did an incredible job. He was amazing to work with and to watch during trial..confident, precise and truly dedicated to his client. Thank you Josh Wood! Eternally grateful for your perseverance, determination and extremely hard work!
Posted by Ann | January 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is worthy of your trust
Attorney Josh Wood was one of the only lawyers open not only to take on the challenge of my case but put up with an extremely head strong client. He knew when to push and when to just stand tall. He asked and took not only my opinion but also the information that I had to share. Attorney Wood showed true professionalism and strength of character during the arduous case I was involved in. I will highly recommend him to take on your challenges and he will get results. The biggest gift that you can give someone is your trust and know that they respect that gift and know what it means and he does.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2013
Joshua wood is the "Law" in Lawyer!
I was falsey accused by a person and my charge was a felony and a misdemeanor of threat to commit a crime. All of the charges got dismissed in the long run. He is extremely affordable and he stood by my side and said what I wanted to say in my mind.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2013
Affordable, great lawyer
Gave me a great affordable payment plan. Was always on the same page as me. Got arrested for a mistake the court made and he came to the police station got me out of there and dropped me off at home. He's no slouch! Got me probation for 18 months was facing 4 years mandatory. He's going to be well known in south shore soon enough. Not pricey like these other lawyers that just want every penny from you and don't put no effort into your representation.
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Posted by R J P | February 5, 2012
honest recomandation!
I would like to take a minute to express my appreciation and my grattitude towards Josh Wood. Josh came to me on a recomandation and as it turned out, he was the most peace of mind I had in a three year divorce case. Josh took over my case after another lawyer had blown it almost beyond any hope for me. Without going into detail, Josh wrighted all the wrong things that were happening to me. Josh stood up for me in court and seemed to say all the things that I wanted to scream out in court! Josh saw through all the injusticess and made things rite. Josh made one argument in court that litterally saved me thousands of dollars! Josh preserved my freedom and my second amendment rights, and for that I will be forever greatfull! I believe Josh took a personal intrest in my case and put his best foot foreward. Josh Wood REALLY is the man!
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2012
a good attorney
attorney Wood was very helpful, worked hard to help me, and had a kind demeanor- Excellent.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2012
He's the man
He's a beast. My case looked bad and he won it. He filed a motion on it tossed out in the one of the toughest courts. I tell everybody. Hire this guy.
Posted by Kellie MacDonald | January 19, 2012
Probation Violation
Attorney Wood represented my son is a probation violation, he was informative, friendly, his fee was reasonable and he was able to help my son avoid jail time and get into a much need day program.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant case strategist
Pays attention to more critical areas of the case, very articulate, extremely intelligent, well spoken, great persuasive character, trust worthy, exceptional dress attire, punctual, reliable, overall determined lawyer who will win.
Posted by Jay | November 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True professional and genuine person
I have been lucky to have Josh as representation for several months now in an ongoing battle with my ex-wife to establish a parenting schedule with my 8 year old daughter. Josh has been extremely communicative, proactive and above all understanding as this has been a very emotional process. Josh epitomizes why great lawyers become lawyers; he truly cares, believes in what is just and will fight for it. I am truly grateful to have Josh as representation and recommend him whole hardheartedly.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2010
Great Attorney
He represented me in a very ugly case. He not only kept me up to date, he worked tirelessly on my case. We prevailed in a case that I thought was hopeless. He is a truly wonderful lawyers.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2011
Atty Joshua Wood
Never gave me copies of letters or documents, despite many requests. Charged huge amounts for hours of phone calls (calls not to me, so no way to check if they were real), continued to do this after many specific requests to stop. Forgot to do things constantly. Shouted when ever he was caught out forgetting things or doing what he wasn't supposed to. When he did things wrong or forgot things he always blamed me. This got worse and worse. As it got worse he refused to put ANYTHING
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Benzaken, Maguire, Sheehan & Wood, LLP
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner
  • Benzaken & Wood, LLP
  • 2019 - 2023
  • Partner
  • Benzaken, Alexander & Wood, PC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Benzaken & Wood, LLP
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Owner/ Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of Joshua J. Wood
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Farrell and Associates
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Public Defender
  • Committee For Public Counsel Services
  • 2004 - 2006
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  • Boston University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. SJ
  • Not Guilty of all Charges
  • Commonwealth v. CH
  • Not Guilty of all Charges
  • CW v. JS
  • Not Guilty of all Gun Charges
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  • Pilgrim Advocates, Inc.
  • President, Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pilgrim Advocates
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Brockton Joint Task Force on Public Safety
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Brockton Licensing Commission
  • Licensing Commissioner
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Mayor Linda Balzotti's Transition Team
  • Team Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Kents Hill School Alumni Board
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • First Justice
  • 2012


  • Trying Criminal Cases in the Superior court, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection
  • 2022
  • Trying Criminal Cases in the Superior court, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection
  • 2022
  • Trying Criminal Cases in the Superior court, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection
  • 2022
  • Trying Criminal Cases in the Superior court, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection
  • 2022
  • Trying Criminal Cases in the Superior court, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection
  • 2022
  • Trying Criminal Cases in the Superior court, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection
  • 2022
  • Trying Criminal Cases in the Superior court, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Voir Dire and Jury Selection
  • 2022
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Lawyer Training
  • Trying Drug Cases as Identification Cases
  • 2012
  • Trying ID Cases in the District Court and Beyond
  • How to Try Identification Cases
  • 2011
  • CSI and the Real World
  • Identification Evidence as Trace Evidence
  • 2011
  • Bar Advocate Training
  • How to Try an Identification Case
  • 2011
  • Handling Difficult Criminal Cases
  • Identification Defenses in Drug Cases
  • 2010
  • Swatting the Slam Dunk: Handing Hard but Common Criminal Cases
  • Trying Hand to Hand Narcotics Offenses
  • 2009
  • Zealous Advocacy Training
  • Cross Examination Clinic
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Joshua
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a criminal defense attorney. Josh Wood is the criminal defense attorney other criminal defense attorneys like me go to for guidance. There is nobody better. He is the person I would hire if I was being accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh and I worked together years ago at the public defender's office. He is a fantastic attorney who will do great work for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an excellent and extremely knowledgeable lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several matters to Joshua Wood over the past 2 years; including divorce, DUI, and others. He handled each case efficiently and professionally."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Attorney Wood going back to 2004. He is a highly committed and driven attorney who gets fantastic results for his clients. I have never had any hesitation in sending family cases law cases his way. Moreover, he is also a very accomplished and a aggressive criminal defense attorney. I highly endorse Attorney Wood."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Brockton Criminal defense Lawyer Joshua Wood
Joshua Wood
Criminal defense Attorney
Brockton, MA
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available