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Tracey Ann Wood

DUI and DWI Attorney at Middleton, WI

5.0   36 reviews

also known as Tracey Wood & Associates

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Attorney Tracey Wood is a nationally recognized legal authority on Drunk Driving Law as well as criminal defense.  She is Wisconsin’s first lawyer ever appointed to the Board of Regents for the National College of Dui Defense, she was Wisconsin's first attorney trained as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and the First State Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense. She is the author of the best selling book on Amazon, "A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Dui Attorneys in the United States.  Attorney Wood served as the President of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was the Chair of that organization's Strike Force, representing other attorneys facing court actions due to zealous representation of their clients.  A member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, she has been voted "Best Criminal Defense Attorney" among a handful of lawyers to receive such recognition in the past few years and is on Superlawyers top lists for defense attorneys in Wisconsin. Tracey obtained her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, one of the highest regarded law schools in the nation.
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Location

Tracey Wood & Associates
6605 University Avenue Suite #101
Middleton, WI, 53562
Tracey Wood & Associates (By Appointment Only)
345 West Washington Avenue Suite 328
Madison, WI, 53703
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Posted by Bill | April 10, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consultation
I asked Attorney Wood to explain a Wisconsin law whose wording is somewhat ambiguous to ensure I did not come even close to violating it. (It would not be an issue in my state or most other states.) The consultation was well worth the fee because now I understand clearly what I can and cannot do with regard to this issue under WI law.
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Posted by Jeff | March 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Restored faith
They're turning it around. I know this firm is completely capable of being victorious that is why I retained them. Now their actions are reflecting that thank you to everybody at the firm I appreciate you and all that you do!
Posted by Reginald | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
saved my license
They did a very good job with my dui and saved my license. I was very happy with the final result. Staff was always kind to me.
Posted by Megan kinsella | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Regarding imagration
I reached out to Tracy Woods & Assoiates reguarding some imagration issues and they were awesome! Tracy and her team helped us and were so prompt at getting everything resolved. Best firm in Madison!
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
charges dismissed
Ms. Wood's firm represented my husband on sexual assault charges. The accuser was lying. Everything dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best law firm in Wisconsin!!
I must say that this has to be the best law firm in Wisconsin. I am an out of state driver who was accused of an OWI 1st and a refusal. I contacted several attorneys the day after the incident and Tracey was the only one that instilled a since of confidence in me. I was sure this was the right practice to help me. The firm immediately started working on my case and sent me copies of all the reports and videos associated with the incident for my input and filled motions in my case. They answered any questions I had with the patience and really took the time to listen which is something that is very welcomed during one of the most stressful moments of my life. They really made me feel that my case was in the best possible hands and that they actually cared about my outcome. The attorney in charge of my case was Sarah Schmieser and she was amazing. Her knowledge of my case and her advice gave me a newfound confidence that I would have a favorable outcome to my case. She was always ready to answer any questions and provide me with all possible outcomes of my case. We initially received an offer from the D.A. that was good but not great. After consulting with Sarah, I decided to not take the offer as I knew that if I fought the charges I had a very good chance of having them dismissed. After advising the D.A. that we would not take the offer, he contacted Sarah a few days later and stated that after reviewing the evidence he decided to dismiss the refusal and reduce the OWI to a lesser charge. When Sarah advised me of the offer I felt a tremendous sense of relief and I could tell that Sarah was genuinely happy that she was able to obtain such a favorable outcome for me. The old cliché of "you get what you pay for" couldn’t apply more than in situations like this. Tracy Woods and her team are not cheap but I can attest that you get the most professional and dedicated team of attorneys that you could not only pay for but also hope for. They were able to have charges dismissed and reduced in a state where that is an extremely difficult thing to do. I thank Tracy and Sarah and the rest of the team who are also wonderful for making what seemed the impossible, possible. Thank you to everyone on Tracy's team as you guys are awesome!
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
Tracey professionally presented the facts of the case to get the sentence lowered. Kept us informed before anything was presented in the case.
Posted by Ryan | November 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful
The Law Office of Tracey Woods and Associates has helped amend or eliminate OWI charges on 2 separate occasions. This is hands down the best law firm in Wisconsin. They are extremely helpful, very reassuring of their plan and their abilities, and extremely loyal to their clients. They will exhaust every possible option fighting for your rights. I would recommend this law firm over any other in Wisconsin.
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Posted by andrew | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Attorney Ever
Tracey represented me on my 4th dui and got the third one thrown out from the time before. Amazing! Thank you Tracey and associates!
Posted by Michael | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Success
Tracey and her team were extremely professional and supportive during a horrible encounter I had with the criminal court system. They worked diligently to ensure I understood my options and counseled me and represented me in the most professional manner. It is hard to imagine how I would have survived this crisis without their help.
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Posted by Janice | June 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm
TW&A represented a family member on a supposed child porn case. They were able to get the charge down to something that didn’t make him go to prison. Great law firm.
Posted by Matt | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Impressed!
This was my response to Tracey Wood after my case was completed: Good morning Tracey. As you see from the previous e-mail reply to Joleen, I was extremely impressed with her knowledge, patience and personality! And just in general and as a whole. I can’t say enough to properly portray that! The same goes for Sarah, she did one hell of a job with all the behind the scenes legal BS and put up with my ignorance, dumbing it down so I could understand it. Very thorough in explaining the options and risks. With what limited exposure I had with Sean Tuesday I believe you’ve got another associate that is going to do very well. He deals with the client in a professional/personable way and seems to have the necessary dedication. All in all, I’m very impressed with your entire organization. I believe we probably got the best deal possible given the circumstances. I will have no problem at all recommending your firm to anyone that asks. I just wanted to give some feedback on their performance from my perspective as a client that can’t even hardly spell legal. Thank you. Matt
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Posted by Jim | May 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Defendant from illinos with wisconsin violation
Tracey woods office took a very bad situation and turned it into a positive they were always keeping me informed of the status of my case and went over and above to protect my driving privelages even with the fact that im an out of state resident couldnt be more satisfied with the outcome money very well spent cant thank tracey and her associates enough would highly recommend them to anyone
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Posted by ST | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd Offense DUI
I hired Tracey Wood and Associates for a dui second offense. Everyone at the firm was always very quick to answer my questions, and they were able to get me a first offense and I didn’t even need to put a blow machine on my car. The whole firm was great.
Posted by Miranda | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supressed Breath Test
Tracey Wood and her firm were able to get a judge to say the officer in my case should not have started field sobriety tests, and that made my breath test get suppressed. I only got an expired registration instead of a drunk driving case.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great on our Criminal Defense Appeal
I have been meaning to write in about my experience with Tracey Wood and Associates since last August when she handled our appeal. Happily I have been too busy reconnecting with my husband who had been wrongfully convicted of a crime and served almost 3 years in prison. When other people hear our story they cannot believe how we got into a situation where my husband, a man from a good neighborhood, pillar in the community and church would end up with a 16 year sentence for a crime he did not commit. So when it was time for the appeal we really did our homework. We came to Tracey because of her reputation as one, if not THE best in the state on appeals, and we are so glad we did. She did not just tell us things we wanted to hear to appease us, but rather critically analyzed each aspect of our case to look for the best elements to build our grounds for appeal. We had a team of friends and family who wanted to have input into the case and she and her team were willing to listen to and review our input and ideas. She met with our whole group and listened to all of the areas we felt were miss-handled and considered them along with her full analysis. She and her team did a very thorough and complete job and examined each and every aspect of the case that could possibly prevail on appeal. In addition to Tracey’s tremendous attention to detail and skills in legal strategy, I just cannot emphasize what an amazing legal writer she is. Her appeal documents were spot on, clear and well organized. The brief is the last impression the judge is left with when making a ruling on the case. Thanks to the appeal brief, expert testimony that Tracey Wood and Associates organized for us, and Sara’s performance in the courtroom, the judge overturned the conviction and my husband is back home with us. The state is appealing to the Appellate Court, so we are not done yet…but Tracey is writing our rebuttal…I can’t think of any better vote of confidence than that.
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Posted by Hailey | December 1, 2015
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Drug Charges
My parents hired Tracey Wood & Associates for a felony charge of possessing drugs for delivery. Because they weren’t really mine, they convinced the D.A. to lower the charges so I don’t have a permanent criminal charge on my record. They get 5 stars.
Posted by Roger | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tracey Wood was my lawyer on a 4th OWI
Tracey Wood’s firm represented me on my felony drunk driving case. I thought I was guaranteed to go to prison for at least a little while because I got probation and jail time on my last one. I figured the judge wouldn’t be lenient this time, but Tracey made a deal with the prosecutor that got me an even better deal than last time - probation and a bracelet for a short period of time. My wife and I were very happy when we heard the news, and we are both very happy we chose Tracey to be my lawyer. I give her services 5 stars.
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Posted by Brenda | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I was arrested for forgery. My sister told the police that I forged our mother’s signature on her Power of Attorney form in order to collect her money when she passed away, which was not true. My mother also knew that this wasn’t true but my sister told the police that she was unaware of what I was doing behind her back. I didn’t know how to handle the legal system before I contacted Tracey Wood. Attorney Wood calmly explained to me the legal process in my case and assured me that she would do everything in her power to get me a good result.
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Posted by Brandon | November 17, 2015
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Possession With Intent To Distribute
I was arrested for Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana last year. I was only 19 and did not know what the consequences of my actions might be so I was not worried at first. I also did not have a lot on me that I was going to sell so I thought that I would just get a ticket. But then I did research on the Internet and saw that I could go to jail for 3 and a half years if they found me guilty in court and that scared me a lot. My parents found Tracey Wood on the Internet and hired her to be my lawyer. I didn’t know how a lawyer would help me since it was obvious that I had the marijuana on me, but she ended up getting the Intent to Distribute part taken out and so I was only charged with Possession of Marijuana. I had to pay a fine but I didn’t have to go to jail at all which made me and my parents very relieved. I would say to anybody that they should hire Tracey Wood if you have a case like mine because she knows how to handle them very well.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Tracey Wood & Associates
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney, Shareholder
  • Van Wagner & Wood, S.C.
  • 1995 - 2014

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wisconsin -v- David Gullickson
  • Reversed.
  • United States -v- Butler
  • Acquitted (Not Guilty)
  • United States -v- Perez
  • Reversed; judgment was vacated.
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Associations

  • NORML
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • N/A
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Board of Regents
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • Member; License in Good Standing
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Madison Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers in Wisconsin
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 25 Madison Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 25: 2016 Women Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 25: Madison Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Amazon Best Selling Author -A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The...
  • Amazon
  • 2015
  • Top 50: 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 25: 2015 Women Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 25: 2015 Madison Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 25: 2014 Madison Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 25: 2014 Women Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Wisconsin's top female criminal defense/dui defense attorney
  • Super Lawyers 25 Top Females
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Madison Magazine/Attorneys of Dane County
  • 2005
  • Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Madison Magazine/Attorneys of Dane County
  • 2003
  • Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Madison Magazine/Attorneys of Dane County
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • NCDD Symposium at Harvard Law School
  • How To Do An Effective Direct Examination of the Defense Expert
  • 2008
  • NCDD Symposium
  • How To Cross Examine The State's Chemical Test Expert
  • 2008
  • NCDD Symposium
  • How To Present Effective Openings and Closings
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (34)
Endorse Tracey
Appeals Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Atty. Wood is one of the preeminent DUI lawyers in the State of Wisconsin. When one of my cases needs to be appealed I have zero hesitation referring the client to Atty. Wood. She’s truly an expert in the field of drunk driving defense. Highly recommend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tracey is an amazing attorney who I am proud to work for. She brings years of experience and extensive knowledge to every case handled."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tracey's reputation speaks for itself. She is regarded as a leading OWI/DUI lawyer in Wisconsin. She is smart and aggressive. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse Tracey as she is an outstanding lawyer who is highly respected in the Madison area and Wisconsin. She will provide excellent legal representation for those needing assistance with criminal defense matters, white-collar crime, and DUIs."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tracey is widely considered one of the best drunk driving lawyers in the state. She is creative in both her motion work and in ways to resolve cases for clients. I highly recommend her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is superb, dedicated and caring."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Attorney Wood. She is an excellent lawyer and very knowledgeable in the area of Drunk Driving Defense. I would have no problem entrusting the case of a family member with Tracey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is simply one of the best, and I speak as a competitor. It is a pleasure to watch her work. She is one of the lawyers the rest of us watch to learn from."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is among the best of the best."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tracey is a professional and competent attorney that will defend your rights aggressively. She is widely regarded as one of the best DUI Defense attorneys in the state."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wood is clearly one of the best DUI lawyers in the nation. She is a leader in the National College of DUI Defense, and she attends the best DUI training consistently. Moreover, at a number of the training events she attends; she is also an instructor. Attorney Wood is generous with her time and is always eager to help other attorneys improve their practice. I would hire Attorney Wood for myself or my family, and I wholeheartedly endorse her work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very happy to endorse Tracey Wood as a true expert and attorney in DUI defense. Unfortunately, what many people facing a DUI don’t know is that there are literally hundreds of attorneys in any metro area who will handle their DUI. However, maybe only a handful of these attorneys truly know how to defend these complex scientific cases. If you submitted to a blood test, breath test or even standardized field sobriety tests, then you need an attorney who has years of formal training and experience defending these complex cases. Hiring anyone else is usually a recipe for losing. I have known Tracey for years, and I can assure you she is one of those few attorneys who has a complete understanding of the science necessary to challenge these cases successfully. Christopher H. Cessna Attorney at Law Denver, CO"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Tracey Wood to any one facing a DWI charge in Wisconsin. I have known Tracey for several years and I have heard her lecture on a variety of DWI defense related topics. She is widely regarded as one of the top DWI lawyers in Wisconsin and throughout the country."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a lawyer in Wisconsin to defend a DUI charge, look no further. Tracey Wood is nationally recognized as one of the top DUI defense lawyers in the United States. Her local reputation with judges and prosecutors gives her the unique ability to make a difference in the outcome of her client's case. Tracey's command of the law, her strong work ethic, and her personal approach to every case she handles has made her the go-to lawyer in Wisconsin for DUI defense. I suggest you call Tracey to see if she will take your case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been priveledged to watch Tracey Wood grow as a participant,speaker and Regent of The National College for DUI Defense.She has been an absolute star in everything she has attempted.As a seasoned champion of driver's rights in Wisconson she has led the way in defense of her many grateful clients.She has my highest endorsement."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Tracey for many years and consider her to be among the best in Wisconsin. She's a dedicated defender who puts her clients first. Her knowledge and skill in DUI defense have earned her a well deserved reputation as a fighter, but also as a smart and talented lawyer. On top of it all, she is a wonderful lady and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone who asked."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been a member of the National College for DUI Defense for over 10 years now, and as an annual attendee of two to three national DUI defense seminars, I have been privileged to get to know many of our nation's finest DUI defense attorneys. Tracey Wood is undoubtedly amongst this select group. Her reputation for professional excellence far exceeds the borders of Wisconsin. Her reputation as a well trained, experienced, ultra talented yet deeply compassionate, DUI defense attorney is not only national but matched by very few. I proudly and loudly endorse Tracey Wood. The citizen accused could be in no better hands. Period. The fact that she is a dear friend is but a bonus."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tracey Wood is both a colleague and a competitor of mine. I am honored to say that she is a also a friend. She is one of the best people that you could hope to meet. Her energy, intelligence and creativity make her one of the very best criminal defense lawyers in America. I would not hesitate to recommend her to a family member or a close friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"To earn the respect among your fellow attorneys is not an easy task. To rise to the level of Reagent of the National College for DUI Defense is quite another achievement. It means that among a group of 700+ very accomplished and dedicated attorneys, you have been chosen to be in the leadership of this august body. I completely understand why Attorney Wood is a Reagent. Her reputation as being a very dedicated and accomplished defender of the citizen accused is well known nationwide."
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