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Daniel M. Wood

Family Attorney at Bay City, MI

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Business Formation (Corporations and LLC's), Purchase and Sale of Business and Real Estate, Dissolving Corporations and LLC's

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Divorce, Separate Maintenance, Custody, Child Support, Visitation, Alimony/Spousal Support, Division of Pensions (QDRO's)

    25 years

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Revocable LivingTrusts, Wills, Power of Attorney, Patient Advocate, Deeds to Trust, Lady Bird Deeds, Special Needs Trust, Testamentary and Education Trusts

    25 years

  4. Family
    20%
    Divorce, Visitation, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Alimony/Spousal Support, Chilld Custody, Child Support, Division of Pensions (QDRO's), Step-Parent Adoptions, Adult Adoptions

    25 years

  5. Probate
    20%
    Decedent's Estates, Trusts and Trust Administration, Special Needs Trust, Testamentary and Education Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate

    25 years

A family practice that treats you like familyWood Law Firm provides one on one attention to each of our clients.  

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Partners, Sister & Brother, Jessie Scott Wood and Daniel MacPhail Wood

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Daniel M. Wood
1000 Adams St.
#100
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Reviews

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Posted by Cindy | May 16, 2021
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Patient, Understanding, Hard-working
My case ended up being very unique, with a variety of changes throughout the entire time. Mr. Daniel Wood, was always very patient, and adapted with all the changes. He truly listened as we went along, and used that information to adapt my case accordingly. Dan became very easy to trust, knowing that he respected my personal information was huge. I always felt he was very prepared for each situation, which brought comfort to me also. In the end I also had to do some estate planning. Again, he took everything into consideration, helping me to develop a plan which seemed right for me. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Louie and Patricia | January 26, 2021
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Excellent experience
We went to Mr. Daniel Wood for Estate Planning. He took the time to get to know us, therefore we knew he would consult and give us his best recommendation on what he felt would be the best documents needed at this time to fulfill our needs. He answered our many questions, and we were very comfortable during our entire appointment. We would recommend Mr. Daniel Wood very highly.
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Posted by Heidi | August 17, 2020
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Estate planning
Mr. Wood guidance though the estate planning process was a pleasure. It was something my husband and I had put off, as it’s not a fun subject to deal with, but now all our affairs are in order. It’s such a wonderful feeling knowing it’s handled. Dan answered all our questions, everything was done correctly. The staff is friendly and efficient also! Highly recommend the Wood Law Firm.
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Posted by Andrea | August 23, 2019
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The BEST!
The absolute best attorney! Daniel handled a difficult custody case for me. He earned my utmost respect by being so knowledgeable, caring and trustworthy. He never stopped fighting for me. I can’t compliment him or his staff enough!
Posted by Lyndsy | June 7, 2019
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Professional, reassuring, compassionate
Daniel Wood and his entire team are a very professional and compassionate group. They gave me the confidence to pursue what I had been dreading for quite some time, and made it as worry free as possible. Their help and understanding went a long way. My case was fortunately handled quickly and professionally and I have them to thank for everything.
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Posted by Beckie Wiedyk | April 10, 2019
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Guardianship
Daniel Wood represented me in my multiply impaired child's Guardianship Hearing. Daniel went over and above the call of duty for our family. He was extremely caring and knowledgeable.
Posted by Nichole | June 7, 2018
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Wonderful Representation
Mr Daniel Wood treated my father and I with such respect and dignity. I would recommend this firm to anyone who is dealing with matters that seem uncomfortable. Wood Law Firm made my mountains seem like a gravel bump. Thank you Daniel, for your compassion during our trying times.
Posted by Sarah | April 10, 2018
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Best Peace of Mind
Dan has been incredible during a trying custody battle. Every twist and turn thrown our way, he has been there to give me peace of mind and approaches everything with realism and rationality. He never gave us false hope, and was very straight forward about possibilities. He has been invaluable in so many ways. He was recommended by a friend who's mother has worked with him in a professional capacity, and I am incredibly thankful for that recommendation.
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Posted by Rebecca | January 19, 2018
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Long Divorce Made Better Because of Mr. Wood's Counsel
Mr. Wood is a very knowledgeable and understanding attorney. He was able to clearly explain my options throughout the divorce process. Mr. Wood always consulted with me and made sure he understood my opinion before acting on a situation. During my 15 month long divorce, there were many twists and turns, but Mr. Wood was always available through phone or email and his replies were very prompt. He weeded through lots of information and was able to determine what was important to me and what was just the static coming from the other side. He was stern and serious when he needed to be and very personable and easy to talk to otherwise. His years of experience and his reputation with the court were invaluable to me as someone who had never been through anything like this. Mr. Wood has a common sense approach and he will tell you what he is thinking and offer his advice, but ultimately, he leaves the decisions up to his client. Mr. Wood has a genuine concern for his clients and he treats them with respect.
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Posted by Scott | March 17, 2017
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Will and Trust Review
Dan reviewed our current wills and trust document along with powers of attorney and patient advocate documents. He also addressed a number of questions we had. His recommendation was to draft new wills and a trust document which we had him do. He was very efficient, thorough, and easy to work with and talk to. His final fee was less than his initial estimate. We are very satisfied with the results and highly recommend others use his services.
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Posted by Kelly | February 7, 2017
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Guardianship
Mr. Wood has worked very diligently with me to help me gain guardianship of my grandson. He is very thorough and because of his hard work my case has been very successful.
Posted by Jennifer | February 6, 2017
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Client
There are not enough words to express the amount of professional care Dan placed in our case. He not only listened to my husband and I, but would build on our concerns to establish an amazing defense to protect the children in our care. His knowledge of our very complex case and the law was impressive and made us feel that our case was all that mattered when he was providing consultation or spending days with us in court. If you are looking for an attorney that will provide personal and trustworthy recommendations and representation, look no further! Although, we await the judge's advisement and written outcome of our case, I can honestly say that Dan gave his ultimate attention and effort to our circumstances.
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Posted by Cynthia | November 20, 2014
Highly recommend.
I saw Daniel Wood for a divorce related situation, after having trouble with another attorney. Mr. Wood was extremely supportive, knowledgeable, and professional. His follow through was amazing. Through my career I have worked with a number of attorneys. Mr. Wood is by far the best I have found.
Posted by Susan P | November 22, 2010
Susan P
Dan Wood is an wonderful person who truely cares for his clients and their best interest. He has always been very professional, knowledgeable, and kept me well informed during our transactions. He is very easy to work with and is always able to explain all court terminology in a way that can be understand by everyone. He treated my mentally ill son with great respect and genuine care. Thank you.
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Posted by Susan | April 7, 2010
Susan's review for Dan Wood
Dan was very easy to work with. It was easy to trust him and i was comfortable with him the very first time i consulted with him. I appreciated his willingness to "do it nice" unless push came to shove. His advice and knowledge were right on target, and his caring and compassion were evident. I always felt like i knew what was going on thanks to his prompt responses.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wood Law Firm, PLLC
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • U of M Alumni Club-Bay City
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Liberty Bell Chairperson
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law Certificate Program
  • The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • 2010

Publications

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 'Kawaauhau' And Its Effect On Dischargeable Judgments
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Health and Fitness Program Administration
  • Attorney Daniel M. Wood presented at Saginaw Valley State University on April 15, 2019 as a Guest Lecturer. Topics included differences between criminal law and civil law, contracts, employment law and Insurance law.
  • 2019
  • Retirement Protection Seminar
  • Attorney Daniel M. Wood presented at the Bay City Doubletree on September 26, 2018 and September 27, 2018. Topics covered included estate planning and techniques for avoiding Probate.
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning
  • Attorney Daniel M. Wood presented at St. Maria Goretti Church in Bay City on Power of Attorneys, Patient Advocates and the Michigan Estate Recovery Law
  • 2013
  • Michigan House Judiciary Committee
  • Attorney Daniel M. Wood testified before Michigan House Judiciary Committee on November 3rd, 2011 regarding House Bill #5104
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a great family law attorney. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing his legal expertise in action and I would not hesitate to recommend this lawyer to any client in need."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel to Mr. Wood on a contested, post-divorce matter. His knowledge of family law matters is second to none and he is a very zealous advocate for his clients. Mr. Wood is a veteran litigator who is fearless in a court room. I can endorse Mr. Wood with the utmost conviction and firmly believe that anyone hiring him in a family law matter will get results."
Probate Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Wood on several contested Probate matters over the last few years. He is extremely knowledgeable about Michigan Probate law and is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Probate Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with many probate lawyers over the past 23 years. Dan is the best I have worked with. He is prompt, thorough and always goes the extra mile. Dan has solved several complex probate matters for my clients in an efficient and thoughtful manner. Dan and his staff are excellent."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child abuse Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Dan Wood both as opposing counsel and as a co-counsel. He is an outstanding advocate for his clients who comes well prepared. He goes the extra mile to insure his client's rights are protected and their positions are well presented to the court. I have recommended him to many other individuals who need legal representation. You won't go wrong entrusting Dan Wood to your legal problems."
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Bay City Family Lawyer Daniel M. Wood
Daniel M. Wood
Family Attorney
Bay City, MI
Licensed for 25 years