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Jessica Marie Wood

Child custody Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   3 reviews

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About Jessica

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I am often asked why I would choose to be a domestic attorney. I will openly admit that family law can be contentious and straining at times. However, nothing compares to the feeling of knowing you helped a family resolve their issues in a manner that will allow for them to move forward in their new lives in the most amicable way possible. Though it is not always possible or the best approach, where it is I believe it is important to guide clients to an amicable resolution of their matrimonial and/or custody disputes to allow them to remain focused on and use their resources for the future of the children. Even where children are not involved, aiding clients in focusing on their future rather than the past can lead to a much less stressful and less expensive resolution to their matrimonial issues, something I take great pride in accomplishing.

Of course, in family law, negotiations can often break down or are not possible due to various factors. In these situations, I understand the complex nature of family law matters and have experience handling intense litigation in these areas. I strive to represent my clients best interest in a firm, yet ethical manner while always remaining cognizant of the impact the process can have on the daily lives of the parties involved.

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Licensed for 12 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/07/2022

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

Contact Jessica

Wood & Long, LLC
580 S. High St.
Suite 230
Columbus, OH, 43123


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Posted by Dominique | November 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My savior!
I had/have a very difficult violent divorce and continuing custody issues. Jessica was/is always safety first. She handles the other party in the most respectful way despite how nasty they may be to her. She has fantastic people skills and is the best in a high conflict divorce. She is professional and great at getting results! Look no further!
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Posted by Tina | January 27, 2015
Professional Attorney Standing By You
I have a complicated case which lasts for quite a while, and I was eventually out of state too. I'm so grateful that I worked with Jessica the whole time. She has been very responsive, supportable, knowledgeable, and knowing my case details as well as myself! She fought hard for me and also used her professionalism and personal skills to make the entire process as harmonious as it can be. I don't know if this is important for anyone else, but having a difficult ex and also an over-aggressive and hostile opposing attorney is already hard. I do not want the anger and pains to be dragged into deeper black holes during the entire divorce fight. I was very happy that Jessica made my part of life a lot easier with support, good advice and also a firm ground. A lot of times, I could not go back to home state to go to to court but I trust her to represent me 100% and I believe the outcome will be the same whether I appear or not. I'm very happy with my divorce outcome and do not feel I need to give in much to reach here. Many people do not realize ( at least I did not until after my divorce) that people skills are essential for attorneys. Being cooperative, affirmative, mature and respectful (even to the opposing party and attorneys) is going to get what you want quicker and with less pain. I like Jessica Wood and highly recommend her! Thank you so much again for accompanying and supporting me for the most difficult time of my life!
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Posted by RH | January 18, 2015
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I met Ms Wood as an associate in another firm prior to her partnership in Wood & Long. My representation by her continued based on an initial and continued positive lasting impression. Detailed oriented, responsive, efficient, candid and honest are only a few laudable descriptive traits possessed by her. Aspects of family law such as divorce proceedings can be stressful hence, finding the right attorney is key and she was the perfect fit for me ! She took the time to acquaint herself with the fine details of my case, with this proving to be significant in convincing the court about the need for psychological evaluation in a case involving a personality disorder (subsequently diagnosed in the opposing party via court ordered forensic psychological evaluations). As a male, I was eventually granted sole custody of my children. Her level of responsiveness in a timely manner to my evolving needs generated by the case was almost in real time, a feat which was important to me and to the case outcome. Also noteworthy is the fact that she was quite candid in outlining the various legal options based on the cost without being flippant about this. This was important as legal fees; especially during protracted divorce proceedings can be expensive. Be not fooled by her youthful appearance, as her professionalism and execution are belied by her age. Look no further!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wood & Long LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Edward F. Whipps & Associates
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Legal Assistant
  • Edward F. Whipps & Associates
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Legal Secretary
  • Edward F. Whipps & Associates
  • 2003 - 2006
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  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • The Ohio State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Grandparent's Rights
  • Custody to Grandmother
  • Support & Custody for Father
  • Despite the highly contentious nature of the case, a settlement was reached giving father full custody and mother minimal parenting time. Mother received no spousal support and father received a child support order.
  • Custody for Father Update
  • Full custody remained with father and mother's parenting time was limited to at father's discretion.


  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Columbus CEO
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Young Lawyers in Cleveland & Columbus
  • Cleveland Magazine
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

  • CIP Delegation
  • Ohio Family Law Basics
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Jessica
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jessica is an excellent attorney who puts her clients' needs first."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Wood for your family law needs. She has demonstrated a high degree of excellence to meet your legal needs."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Wood is an excellent advocate for her client and a true professional."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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