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Dan Wood Jr.

Appeals Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Dan Wood

  • Licensed for 36 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1987
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Dan

Learn Dan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    Dan helps people appeal all criminal convictions and to present other post-conviction remedies such as writ applications.

    29 years

  2. Criminal defense
    In anticipation of appeal, Dan can assist in pretrial evidentiary motions, preservation of error at trial and motions for new trial.

    37 years

  3. Federal crime
    Admitted to practice in the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United State Supreme Court, Dan has experience with federal appeals and post conviction remedies such as 2254 motions.

    36 years

  4. Expungement

    37 years

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.


Dan Wood, Jr. Attorney At Law
4303 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX, 75205

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Posted by Cody | December 11, 2014
Kaufman Criminal Case
Great lawyer ahead of the game continously keeps you updated asks plenty questions and he keeps full control. He is the only lawyer I will use for any case. Thank you Dan Wood
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2013
Great Attorney!
If your needing a good criminal or family attorney, Dan Wood, Jr. is who you should use. He was upfront with me and honest and gave me the best advice. He was great at returning phone calls and not letting my case fall through the cracks. I would recommend him to my family and all my friends and if anything else came up again to where I would need an attorney, he would be the one I would call.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 285-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead attorney
  • Dan Wood, Jr. Attorney at Law
  • 1991 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Richard D. Davis
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kaufman County District Attorneys Office
  • 1987 - 1989


  • Baylor Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Texas A&M University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Brantley
  • Not Guilty
  • Gutierrez v. State
  • Reverse and Remand
  • State v. Costilla
  • Not Guilty
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  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Judiciary Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Kaufman County Bar Association
  • Past President, member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Criminal Appellate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
  • Endorsed as qualified to serve as Court of Appeals Justice
  • Dallas Bar Association Committee for Qualified Judiciary
  • 2012
  • Order of Barrister - superior moot court accomplishment
  • Baylor Law School Order of Barristers
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Civic club luncheon
  • Wrongful conviction through eye-witness misidentification
  • 2008
  • News Interview
  • Felony Indictments, Kirkpatrick v. State
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and has great results. I have no hesitation in endorsing him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Wood is an experienced and well respected criminal defense attorney in the Dallas area. He is a passionate advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a well-respected criminal defense attorney in the Dallas legal community. He is not afraid to take on the State's case head on in defense of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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