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William C Wood

Criminal defense Attorney at Ellicott City, MD

3.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 19 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2014
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felony and misdemeanor cases, DUI/DWI, traffic, drug offenses, sex offenses, assault, jury trials.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy.

  3. DUI and DWI
    DUI/DWI plea negotiations, bench trials, jury trials, MVA hearings.

  4. Child custody
    Establishment and modification of child custody, child support, and visitation

  5. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, custody, alimony, child support, separation agreements, marital property, domestic violence.

Ellicott City Maryland attorney practicing criminal defense (assault, drug offenses, sex offenses, jury trials), DUI/DWI defense, consumer bankruptcy, and family law, including divorce, custody, child support, separation agreements, protective orders and domestic violence.  Lifelong resident of Maryland, currently residing in Howard County with wife and children.  Former career in engineering and software development.  Avid runner, golfer, and sailor - proud owner of a classic Tartan 33.  Also practice in Ocean City Maryland, where I maintain a satellite office.


Law Office of William C. Wood, LLC
8289 Main Street
Suite 204
Ellicott City, MD, 21043-4848
Law Office of William C. Wood, LLC
14 64th Street
Suite 101
Ocean City, MD, 21842-3062
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2009
Reasonable & Reliable Divorce Attorney
Bill did an excellent job of guiding me through the divorce process, explaining what I could/should expect, without trying to push me to "hold out for more." He was very respectful of my financial situation and my uncontested divorce was relatively inexpensive.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2012
Worst attorney ever
I used this attorney 3 times. The first time was a hands down case that could've been won without lawyers. The 2nd was a bankruptcy that he continued to tell me to ignore the bills coming in. Turns out, he not only was wrong... he didn't bother to look. I got sued after the bankruptcy for over $7000 (from an original $2500) because of his advice and he never took one ounce of responsibility for telling me it was included in the bankruptcy and to continue to ignore it, even after the other party filed in court. I used him again (before I realized all this mess was happening with the bankruptcy for family court issues. All I wanted was a SIMPLE custody order, child support amount, and any other tiny simple things that must be included in such an order. There was NOTHING at all somplicated in the case. He was non-attentive, missed over all the important details, and although I did get a bit more time with my children, all of the time he spent (eating up the retainer and more) supposedly coming to an agreement with the other party, it turns out that it was written up and signed by attorneys completely different than what we had agreed upon in the first place. My child support is higher than it legally should be. My visitation is less than it legally could have been. I owed him over $1000 more once it was all said and done and I left there with more questionable legal holes than I had before I had gone to court in the first place. So, now, the family court coordinator has suggested that we take this back to court for resolution. This attorney doesn't care about your case. He just wants to take your money, not even look at the documents (or at least barely brief them) that you send him, go to court, wisp you in and out and leave you with whatever you come back with. He does not HELP you He doesn't REPRESENT YOU. Not all court orders come out the way you want them to, but the attorney is supposed to REPRESENT their client. He DOES NOT@!!!!! BEWARE!!! If you use this attorney, don't expect representation!!
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.

Commission Reprimand issued in MD, 2014
updated on 08/17/2018

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of William C. Wood, LLC
  • 2006 - Present


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Janet M. Dosik v. Lawrence Dosik


  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Howard County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 2004
  • Heiusler Honor Society
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Wood in a professional capacity and can say without a doubt that he is knowledgeable and works tirelessly for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attoreny Wood is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is one of the best attorneys in MD. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill Wood and I have worked together on many matters and he has helped my clients with various legal questions including criminal, bankruptcy, patents, and domestic matters. Bill is an excellent attorney who is well versed in the law, possesses great insight, and always counsels his clients to do the right thing. I highly recommend Bill Wood, Esq."
Ellicott City Criminal defense Lawyer William C Wood
William C Wood
Criminal defense Attorney
Ellicott City, MD
Licensed for 19 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details