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Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Appellate Law, I help people faced with legal problems in state or federal trial courts and courts of appeal. Starting out in my legal career, I served as a prosecutor after graduation from Baylor Law School in 1986. I moved into my own practice a couple of years later working on civil matters and on criminal defense work including appeals and other post-conviction remedies. Before becoming a lawyer, I served as a councilman and mayor pro tem for the City of Terrell, my hometown. I still stay active in city government having served on the zoning board of adjustments and now as chair of the Library Advisory Board. I consider it an honor and a serious responsiblity to represent my clients. My Dallas office is shown above and my Terrell office is located at 114 N. Adelaide, Terrell, TX  75160.  I can meet you at the Dallas office by appointment.  My mobile number is 214-926-4177.  Payment plans on legal fees are available. I look forward to hearing from you.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    29 years
  2. Appeals: 30%
    21 years
  3. Family: 20%
    25 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    25 years



Hourly ($150-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Dan Wood, Jr. Attorney At Law

4303 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX, 75205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198708/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Criminal Appellate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2014
Endorsed as qualified to serve as Court of Appeals JusticeDallas Bar Association Committee for Qualified Judiciary2012
Order of Barrister - superior moot court accomplishmentBaylor Law School Order of BarristersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead attorneyDan Wood, Jr. Attorney at Law1991 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Richard D. Davis1989 - 1991
Assistant District AttorneyKaufman County District Attorneys Office1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember, Judiciary Committee2010 - Present
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Kaufman County Bar AssociationPast President, member1987 - Present
Texas Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. BrantleyNot Guilty
Gutierrez v. StateReverse and Remand
State v. CostillaNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Texas A&M UniversityFinanceN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
News InterviewFelony Indictments, Kirkpatrick v. State2008
Civic club luncheonWrongful conviction through eye-witness misidentification2008