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William Thompson Wood

Medical malpractice Attorney at Rockville, MD

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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 56 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 41 years
  • Licensed for 56 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1967
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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William T. "Bill" Wood founded Wood Law Offices, LLC, Rockville, Maryland, has been a practicing lawyer for over 35 years, is Past President of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association (now Maryland Association for Justice), is listed following peer review in The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He also is listed in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Maryland and in 2011 he was recognized by The Washington Post as one of Maryland's and Washington, D.C.'s Top Attorneys. He has been a criminal prosecutor, Treasurer of the President's Council of the American Trial Lawyers Association (now American Association of Justice) and State Delegate to ATLA. Wood Law Offices, LLC is ranked by U.S. News & World Reports as one of Maryland's Best Law Firms.

Mr. Wood is currently actively engaged in civil and criminal trial work. He has tried many high profile civil and criminal cases in many State and Federal Courts including winning the tenth largest civil settlement for medical malpractice against the U.S. Department of the Navy, a verdict for over $7M for a young man severely injured in a motor vehicular collision, a $1.8M settlement for an infant who suffered from a misdiagnosis and delay in treatment and many others. He also has lectured extensively on litigation related matters and has appeared periodically on Channel 5 Fox Television News in the Washington-Metropolitan area and MSNBC nationally pertaining to legal issues of local and national interest.

He was appointed in 1999 by Maryland's Governor to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and currently serves as Chairman of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc., as a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland University College, and the Board of Directors of the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of Justice Foundation, Inc., and has served sitting judges as Treasurer and courthouse candidates as Campaign Manager for many elections.

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Wood Law Offices, LLC
31 Wood Lane, First Floor
Rockville, MD, 20850

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Wood Law Offices, LLC
  • 1973 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender of Montgomery County, MD -parttime
  • 1973 - 1974
  • Senior Assistant State's Attorney
  • Office of the State's Attorney for Montgomery County, MD
  • 1969 - 1973
  • Associate
  • Simpson and Simpson, Attorneys at Law
  • 1967 - 1969
  • Law Clerk
  • Court of Special Appeals of MD
  • 1966 - 1967
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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD
  • 1966
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1963

Associations

  • University of MD Law School Fund Board
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Montgomery County, Maryland, American Inn of Court
  • Former Bencher, Emeritus
  • 1994 - Present
  • Maryland Trial Lawyer's Association (now Maryland Association for Justice)
  • Former President (99-00), Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Member
  • 1967 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, former Board of Governors (86-87)
  • 1967 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyer's Association (now American Association for Justice)
  • Elected to President's Counsel
  • 2000 - 2001
  • University System of Maryland Board of Regents
  • Regent
  • 1999 - 2005
  • American Trial Lawyer's Association (now American Association for Justice)
  • State of MD Delegate
  • 1991 - 1993
  • University of Baltimore Law School
  • Judge, Moot Court Competition Finals
  • 1986 - 1990
  • Attorney Grievance Commission
  • Member, Inquiry Panel
  • 1984 - 1999
  • University of Maryland School of Law (Now Francis King Carey School of Law)
  • Judge, Moot Court Competition
  • 1984 - 1994
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Prosecutorial and Defender Clinics
  • 1973 - 1977
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Maryland
  • 2016
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Washington DC
  • 2016
  • Baltimore Super Lawyers
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in MD
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 100 Best Law Firms
  • US News and World Report
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2016
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Washington DC
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Maryland
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Washington DC
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Maryland
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Washington DC
  • 2013
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Maryland
  • 2013
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Washington DC
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Lawyers in MD
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Maryland
  • 2012
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Maryland
  • 2011
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Washington DC
  • 2011
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Washington DC
  • 2010
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers Magazine, Maryland
  • 2010
  • Hall of Fame
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • 2010
  • Who's Who Registry List
  • Cambridge Who's Who Registry Among Executives and Professionals
  • 2008
  • Bar Register List
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • 2001
  • Citation for Outstanding Leadership
  • Governor of Maryland
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • UMUC Commencement
  • Commencement Remarks, University of Maryland University College
  • 2014
  • UMUC Commencement
  • Commencement Remarks
  • 2014
  • UMUC, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Commencement Remarks
  • 2013
  • UMUC Commencement, Seoul, Korea
  • Commencement Remarks
  • 2012
  • UMUC Commencement, Okinawa, Japan
  • Commencement Remarks
  • 2009
  • UMB Commencement
  • Commencement Remarks, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 2004
  • Maryland State Senate
  • Legislative Update on University of Baltimore and Salisbury University
  • 2004
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County Commencement
  • Commencement Remarks
  • 2003
  • Maryland State Senate
  • University System of MD Budget Requests
  • 2003
  • Maryland State Senate
  • University of MD, College Park Update
  • 2001
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association Bicycle Helmet Awards
  • Remarks with Maryland's Governor
  • 1999
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Rockville Medical malpractice Lawyer William Thompson Wood
William Thompson Wood
Medical malpractice Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 56 years