|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||Columbus CEO||2016|
|Rising Star||Ohio Super Lawyers||2014|
|Outstanding Young Lawyers in Cleveland & Columbus||Cleveland Magazine||2014|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|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.|
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|Wood & Long, LLC bLAWg||Temporary Orders||2016|
|Wood & Long, LLC bLAWg||Rights of Unmarried Fathers||2015|
|Wood & Long, LLC bLAWg||Rights of Unmarried Mothers||2015|
|Capital University||Children & Family Law Concentration||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|The Ohio State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|The Ohio State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||2005|
|CIP Delegation||Ohio Family Law Basics||2016|
Posted by Tina
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!
Posted by RH
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!