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James Lewis Wood

Personal injury Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   9 reviews

also known as James Wood, Lewis James Wood

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About James

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PROVEN RESULTS FOR SERIOUS INJURIES. 512-548-3263
I began my law career when I was 21 years old in the basement of a large law firm as a file clerk in the litigation department. They said that if I wanted to start at the bottom and work my way up in law, I was in the right place. From my first day in this field, I have focused on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. While I was a student at UT, I got a part-time job as an entry level clerk at Brown McCarroll filing papers and watching masterful trial lawyers at work. It wasn’t a glamorous job for me, but it was the best start I could have asked for. I was fortunate to work with people who took the time to teach me the ropes of the business. On that team, one of the cases we defended was a wrongful death case brought against a tire manufacturer when a toddler was ejected from a vehicle and thrown off an overpass on I-35 to his death. The case went all the way through jury trial to a defense verdict and has stuck with me ever since. Later, while in law school, I interned at the federal court in Austin for the Honorable Robert L. Pitman. In that role, I saw what it was like behind the judge’s desk first hand. My primary responsibility was to analyze social security disability applications and denials, which made me better at understanding and quickly summarizing complicated medical records -something crucial to my work today. During my second year in law school, I found my calling when I was introduced to acclaimed trial lawyer Mark W. Long. For the first time, I worked on behalf of real people standing up against giant insurance companies. One case in particular that I will never forget is a time we represented the family of a young girl who died playing on a four-wheeler at a friend’s house. I learned how to be an advocate for injured and grieving people from one of the best lawyers in the business and, when possible, continue to collaborate with him now. I started working on my own in 2011 and have been aggressively representing regular people every day since then. The enthusiasm I have for this job has only grown with time. My role requires me to know what to do in each of the many confusing, complex, and difficult aspects of personal injury law. I have personally handled nearly every type of injury imaginable—to include car and truck wrecks, 18-wheeler accidents, slip and falls, food poisoning, dog bites, traumatic brain injuries, DWI accidents, drug dealers running over police officers, motorcycle wrecks, bicycle wrecks, pedestrians hit by cars, officer involved shootings, fatalities, restaurant injuries, and even an accident causing amputation. Serious injuries can be some of the most challenging pitfalls in a person’s life. It makes me happy to help people through dark times and make things better for them.

Awards

Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

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Location

James Lewis Wood
500 W. 2nd St, Suite 1900
Austin, TX, 78701

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Desiree | June 27, 2013
Satisfied customer of James Lewis Wood
Mr. Wood's was very attentive and knowledgeable with my case. He was very organized, detailed and straight forward through my whole process. I would recommend him to everyone. James Wood and his staff are the BEST!!!
Posted by Sophia | June 28, 2013
Gifted lawyer!!!
In the beginning I was apprehensive on deciding if I wanted to hire an attorney. After my first meeting with James I felt confidant with his ability to handle my case. James has a way to make you feel comfortable and at ease. James is a gifted lawyer and genuinely cares for you. I was pleasantly surprised with my settlement amount! I not only found a lawyer in James but also a good friend. I highly recommend his services to anyone and especially police officers.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly & Personal Service
James made this whole experience personal and easy to understand. He kept me informed of what was going on with my case and took time to answer all of my questions. His staff members were also very friendly and informative throughout the process.
Posted by Jason P. | March 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me WAY MORE than expected!
I didn't think I'd every need/hire a personal injury attorney, but after my car accident I had too much to deal with and reached out to James and his office for help. They delivered and then some! I had a check for a replacement car in a couple weeks (holidays slowed the process down) and worked with the hospital and medical providers to halt the collections while he dealt with insurance. He settled my case for WAY MORE than I expected and I am extremely happy with his work. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Anastassia | September 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
James was an absolute pleasure to work with. He took a lot of the burden off of a very difficult experience. He was always positive, optimistic, and reassuring. I felt completely comfortable putting myself in his hands and would definitely contact him again if I ever found myself in need for a lawyer in the future. I highly recommend him as a personal injury lawyer as he and his staff undoubtedly will go the extra mile for you and your case. I can't thank them enough for what he did for me.
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Posted by Kori | December 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I called several lawyers to explain my case in an attempt to get the representation I needed after an injury to my face but got turned down every single time, that was until I contacted James Wood. He immediately decided to take on my case and was extremely prompt in meeting me. He went above and beyond anything I ever expected. He kept in frequent contact with me, sent me updates, filed all necessary paper work quickly, and was very friendly and personable while doing so. He put my mind at ease anytime I got stressed, he helped me see a dentist when I couldn't afford to, and most importantly he never failed to let me know that I mattered. In the end he got me a settlement that was well over double what I thought I would receive. Him taking me on as a client turned my grim situation into a huge blessing for myself and my family. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer! I am so full of gratitude for him and his hard work!
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Posted by Jeff | August 15, 2013
A Lawyer that is there to HELP you.
From the moment you meet James you can tell that he's a sincere person. I heard about him through a friend that had nothing but positive things to say about his work. Upon meeting James, I discussed my case with him and he was immediately willing to help. After opening the case, James was informative and kept me updated on any changes. James asks you what you want to do with the case. He allows you to make the decisions and works with you the entire way. You are never kept in the dark with James and he treats you like a person and not like a client. I would recommend James to anyone in the future.
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Posted by Matthew | July 2, 2013
Great lawyer!
I was involved in a crash with injury off duty. Mr. Wood was able to help me through the process of dealing with a less than helpful insurance company. I have since referred several friends to him and all have had the same outstanding results!
Posted by Tyler | July 1, 2013
Knowledgeable and Dependable
James Wood is an excellent choice when you need legal assistance. Even though he specializes in personal injury cases, Mr. Wood is knowledgeable and more than willing to help with many issues. When I needed contract help and assistance filing state documents he responded instantly and helped solve my issues quickly. Mr. Wood is trustworthy, diligent, and dependable.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Intern to the Honorable Robert L. Pitman
  • United States District Court Western District Of Texas
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Mark Long Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2012
  • LItigation Clerk
  • Germer Gertz, LLP
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Litigation Clerk
  • Brown McCarroll
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • L* v. Kesselring
  • $27,500 settlement for hurt police officer.
  • C* v. Golf Club
  • $69,000 settlement for my client.
  • Rodriguez v. Webb
  • Settlement for Police Officer

Associations

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Municipal Police Association
  • Attorney
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Best Speaker, 1L Moot Court
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Member
  • United States Army Intelligence Corps
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Insurance & Accidents for First Responders
  • Insurance & Accidents for First Responders
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wood is an advocate both in terms of promoting clients' rights as well as diversity in and outside of his role in the legal community. This is a quality that is unique to so few, and I highly recommend Mr. Wood to anyone needing his support and wisdom."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James handled a car accident / insurance claim involving a hit and run driver that hit my wife's car. He's level headed, knows the area of law, and provides very practical advice. He saw the matter through quickly and to a successful conclusion. Great communication and likable, too. My wife and I are both lawyers, and we would definitely retain James again for a wide range of matters and recommend him to friends and family."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He's a nice guy and a very skilled lawyer that is highly committed to representing his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, I trust James to take care of my family and friend's matters based upon the superb settlement he received in excess of my expectations. James is not only courteous, communicative, and experienced, he is this fellow attorney's choice for personal needs. Five stars, hands down."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the great honor of knowing James since the first day of law school. He is smart, hard working, friendly and kind- a rare combination in a personal injury attorney. James worked full time for a personal injury firm while in law school, dedicated to learning the trade. If you are looking for a smart, honest, friendly attorney that will fight for you, James is your man!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked in the same small building with James and have kept in touch since we both moved out to bigger and better offices. I know him to be a conscientious attorney, knowledgeable, and a tough advocate for his clients. He's always on my list when someone asks for a Personal Injury lawyer recommendation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney James Wood is reliable and professional."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wood is very knowledgable and fights for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. James Wood is an outstanding plaintiff's attorney who is results-oriented and driven by genuine empathy for his clients. Both confident in court and meticulous with law and facts, James is the type of advocate you want advancing your legal interests. He is a great guy and a trusted colleague!."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. James Wood is a very knowledgeable attorney, but what most sets him apart from most attorneys is his commitment to client service. You will not find an attorney who gives more to and tries harder for his clients. The most telling endorsement I can give James is that I would without hesitation refer my friends and family to him for any personal injury related case, and I would know that they were going to get the best results possible. He has an outstanding reputation in central Texas, and he has earned every bit of that reputation."
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