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Jillian Alejandra Wood

Family Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

4.2   13 reviews

also known as Wood Legal Services, LLC

  • State Years
    Oklahoma - OK 4 years
    Kansas - KS 6 years
    Illinois - IL 12 years
    Missouri - MO 15 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Jillian

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Jillian A. Wood is the owner and founder of Wood Legal Services, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Wood represents clients in Illinois and Missouri in family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, adoption, paternity, and other family law matters including divorce/child custody mediation and collaborative family law. She has also argued in front of appellate courts in Illinois and Missouri. Since 2012, Ms. Wood has focused her practice exclusively in the area of family law and her experience has ranged from representing individual clients to serving as the managing partner of a multi-state family law firm.

Ms. Wood received her B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science from St. Louis University where she attended the University as a Presidential Scholar. She also received her J.D. and her Master’s in Public Health from St. Louis University.

She has been selected by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in Illinois from 2015 to 2019 and in Missouri/Kansas since 2018. Ms. Wood also co-authored two chapters in the 2019 Cumulative Supplement to the Missouri Bar's Missouri Family Law Deskbook on adult protection orders and child protection orders, and rights of the unwed. She has also been a speaker/instructor in a number of continuing legal education seminars on a variety of family law topics.

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Location

Wood Legal Services, LLC
1828 Chouteau Avenue
Saint Louis, MO, 63103

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Yolanda | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
This is my first divorce I was looking online trying to find a Divorce attorney before I got served my papers. I came across Mrs. Wood profile I gave her a call I had to leave a message but she called me right back within 30 minutes after me leaving the message. We started talking I was telling her what was going on she heard the fear in my voice, After listing to what I had going on she calmly explained what the next steps would be, we talked for almost and hour, now mind you she wasn't my lawyer at this time but she was willing to talk to me and calm me down. Mrs. Jillian Wood is the best, she's knowledgeable caring and patient. If there is something you don't understand she makes sure to break it down to where you have an understanding of what's going on. When my divorce got on the way in January of 2022 I didn't worry about anything because I knew I was in good hands and she fought for me. Her rates are the best very affordable. I could go on and on about how wonderful she is. If you are in the process of a divorce please contact her you will not be disappointed. By the way everything went in my favor so you know I'm happy. She ROCKS!!!
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Posted by Angela | February 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Thank you & Review is a drop in the bucket to my debt of gratitude!
She is the most detailed and caring attorney! She goes in all heart, energy and spirit without hesitation to time or day! She does not tell you what you want to hear but truth and puts everything she can into a case. She gave me her personal cell to have for holidays, weekends and after hours when my ex felt more empowered to try things. I value her time and she values mine by responding quickly and efficiently even to verify my understanding of court documents! Her knowledge and caring are off the charts and she is worth her fees in gold! In my opinion there is no other attorney I would want representing myself, family or friends!
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Posted by Teri | January 26, 2017
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Most Dedicated
Thanks to Ms. Jillian Wood of the Stange Law Firm. She helped me during one of the most difficult times of my life. It is clear that God led me to the BEST attorney around. Ms. Wood is a very talented and knowledgeable attorney and a true professional. She is also very compassionate and extremely dedicated to her cases. She continually brought an overwhelming peace to me during this time due to her abundant knowledge and dedication. Ms. Wood cares for her clients and the outcome of the case. If you are going through family, child custody/visitation, child support, etc. issue - I HIGHLY RECOMMEND without hesitation, Ms. Jillian Wood and the Stange Law Firm.
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Posted by tina | May 8, 2013
keeping guardianship in place for are granddaughter
ms jullian was right to the point kept the case on track and was very helpful
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2013
Brillant Attorney
Attorney Wood is simply SUPERB. Her knowledge on state and federal law is nothing short of outstanding. She is a TRUE advocate for her clients. I hired her to represent me in my divorce case after I hired two previous attorneys. She fully understands the unique nature of my case and is not compromising with opposing counsel for some sort of settlement. If you are looking for an attorney, I STRONGLY recommend Jillian Wood. You will not be disappointed!!!
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Posted by Steve A | April 22, 2013
Outstanding Representation
Thanks Jillian Wood for the hard work and dedication taken on my recent modification of custody case. Everyone at Stange Law was professional and committed to treating me as an individual, not just another client! My daughter and I both thank you for everything!!
Posted by Amy B. | April 22, 2013
Best Resolutions Happen In Capable Hands
Until I found Stange Law, my limited, prior experience with legal firms did not inspire trust. Instead, I felt more anxious and alone in unknown territory. In fact, one past encounter left me with a mess that took years to unravel. That's when research and word of mouth led me to Jillian Wood of Stange Law Firm. After a free consult with a member of the Stange team of lawyers, I understood their rating as a top St. Louis law firm in ALIVE Magazine was earned and deserved. Jillian consistently reaffirmed my trust by managing my ongoing questions and concerns with due diligence in quick responses and timely updates that kept me in the loop. The anxiety I felt that my case was going to be complicated and require a lengthy resolution to a positive conclusion was a false assumption with Jill on my side. On my limited budget, the knowledgeable efficiency of the Stange team moved and made things happen quickly. My case was resolved as I'd hoped and Stange even refunded a portion of my original, reasonable fee. Jillian Wood restored my faith in the legal system. My experience with Stange was, hands down, a win/win.
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Posted by John | April 21, 2013
Thankful for all your hard work!
Stange Law was not the first Law Firm I called. I had met with two other Attorney's both who advised me to sit back and wait. It just didn't feel right! I called and made an appointment with Stange Law. My luck changed that day. Jillian Wood was agressive and ready to fight for my rights. I knew she was the right Atterney for the family issues facing me. Jillian has countionued to help me fight for the right to be a father to my son. My battle has been long, but I have never felt alone. Jillian has always been there every step of the way. I truly can't thank Jillian Wood enough for all her hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2013
Would hire!!
Jillian is a very good attorney who is very caring and a good listener. If one avenue doesn't work she usually has another one and is very passionate.
Posted by Robert | April 21, 2013
Great family law attorney.
Ms. Wood handled my case in a very professional and timely manner. Very direct and forthcoming with answers to all my questions.
Posted by baydish | January 28, 2013
review
Ms. Wood toke my case, guaranteed a win then passed my case onto a jr. lawyer who had no business representing anyone. I understan d esquires can't promise victory but a reasonable expectation of professionalism was expected. Less than three workng days before a hearing ms. Woods said her schedule was full " and could she have a Jr. partner represent me knowing I was an out of town client and was out of time as well. She promised to brief her Jr. lawyer and did not. When i went to the office to cancel all future services ( after I lost my hearing with the Stange firm) she would not raise her eyes from the floor as she walked by me from her conference room to her office., Total shame and lack of professionalism. There is a reason why she was outposted to the excile office of this firm. She talked a strong and strategic game but when it came down to it whe as all bull and no substance.
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2014
order of protection
I would not recomend her she did not inform me i was being charged for signing the agreement $225.00 until after i fired the other attorney had i been told in the begining i woul have walked out. I would not recomend Stage Law Firm.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2013
I wouldn't recommend this lawyer!!
Expensive (they charge you when they leave you a voicemail and then charge you when you call them back, etc.), this lawfirm switched my lawyers (they fired my first one and gave me Jillian) then I was charged money to get her up to speed on my case (which had already been going on for a year, it took almost two years total). After all was said and done, I had spent over $10,000 to get custody of my child (which I did by just talking to my ex and, being that he was in "legal trouble" at the time, he just agreed to sign the papers if he would get temporary custody visitation). Now, since they were paid and the case ended, I didn't recieve ANY final paperwork and no one has responded to my emails about how to get these documents or any money owed to me from my ex. I could have hired any lawyer to get what I got sadly, they did not investigate my case or look into my exes financials to get me some child support that could ACTUALLY support a child. I spent all that money just to come to an aggreement with my ex in the end. It was a complete waste of my time, a lot of aggravation and a HUGE waste of money. I could have spent that money on my child since I don't receive hardly anything from my ex and I pay for my childs health insurance, etc. I wouldn't recommend this lawyer or law firm to anyone. My family goes to a great lawyer in Clayton now who actually cares, remember's who I am and doesn't charge me for every little thing. I should have done more research before picking this lawfirm just because they had a site that made you feel like they could do more than any other attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stange Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Ricci - Law - Group
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Saint Louis University
  • Master Of Public Health
  • 2009
  • Saint Louis University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sheerin v. Sheerin ED 101583 (Mo. App. 2015)
  • Reversal of maintenance award

Associations

  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kansas Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated for Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Illinois Family Law Attorney Under 40
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated for Divorce
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Saint Louis University
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Missouri Bar Journal
  • Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 13 “Adult Protection Orders and Child Protection Orders”
  • 2019
  • Missouri Bar Journal
  • Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 29 “Rights of the Unwed”
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and Smartphone Evidence: The Ultimate Guide
  • Discovery of Social Media Evidence
  • 2020
  • Discovering Hidden Trusts, Reaching Trust Assets, Protecting Beneficiary’s Interest
  • Motions and Discovery Related to Trust Assets
  • 2020
  • Top Challenges in Family Law
  • Top Challenges in Family Law
  • 2019
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit
  • Discovery
  • 2019
  • An Attorney’s Guide to the QDRO Process
  • An Attorney’s Guide to the QDRO Process
  • 2019
  • Email Evidence in Divorce Litigation
  • Email Evidence in Divorce Litigation
  • 2018
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Attacking Trusts, Discovering Assets and Evidentiary Issues
  • Evidentiary Issues, Motion Practice and Discovery
  • 2018
  • Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets,
  • Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets,
  • 2018
  • Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals
  • 2018
  • Discovering Hidden Assets in Divorce
  • Discovering Hidden Assets in Divorce
  • 2018
  • Motions in Divorce
  • Motions in Divorce
  • 2017
  • Divorce Cases: Your Step-by-Step Guide
  • Divorce Cases: Your Step-by-Step Guide
  • 2017
  • Divorce and Trusts: Dissolving or Amending Existing Trusts and Using New Trusts in Divorce Planning
  • Motions, discovery and evidentiary issues.
  • 2017
  • Dividing the Assets: What Attorneys Should Know About Marital Settlement and Separation Agreements
  • Dividing the Assets: What Attorneys Should Know About Marital Settlement and Separation Agreements
  • 2017
  • Understanding and Practicing Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act
  • Understanding and Practicing Under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act
  • 2016
  • NBI National Webcast
  • Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets
  • 2016
  • Handling Custodial Parent Relocation Issues
  • Handling Custodial Parent Relocation Issues
  • 2016
  • Drafting and Implementing Interstate Custody Agreements
  • Drafting and Implementing Interstate Custody Agreements
  • 2016
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts
  • 2016
  • Divorce Property Division and Trust Assets: Strategies for Attacking or Defending Trusts
  • Motions, Discovery and Evidentiary Issues
  • 2016
  • Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets
  • Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets
  • 2016
  • Divorce Law 101
  • Divorce Law 101
  • 2016
  • NBI Live Teleconference
  • Imputed Income in Divorce
  • 2015
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Saint Louis Family Lawyer Jillian Alejandra Wood
Jillian Alejandra Wood
Family Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 15 years