Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer. Free Initial Consultation. Contingent-Fee AgreementsIf you've been injured due to medical negligence, contact a Board Certified Trial LawyerIf you've been injured or lost a loved one, contact a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial LawyerIf you've been injured due to a defective or dangerous product, contact a Board Certified LawyerIf you've been injured or lost a loved one, contact a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial LawyerIf you've been injured or lost a loved one, contact a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial LawyerIf you've lost a loved one, contact a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
I represent individuals, children, and families who have suffered a serious personal injury or who have lost a loved one due to negligence, recklessness, malice, or greed. I do not represent insurance companies, corporations, or government entities.
I believe in the jury system. Juries have an opportunity to make our society safer and better. Substantial jury verdicts not only compensate the victims of negligence, but they make the guilty take responsibility for their actions.
I believe that representing my clients zealously is only part of my job. I believe that caring for my clients and listening to them is equally important. I often spend time with my clients outside the office.
I am a Board Certified Trial Lawyer. I earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating Martindale-Hubbell gives. In 2011-16 the National Trial Lawyers Association named me one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico. In 2014-16, I was named a Super Lawyer.
In 2014, I graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. I rountinely incorporate psychodrama into my law practice.
If you have been seriously injured or if you have lost a loved due to another's negligence or wrongdoing, I would be honored to represent you.
In 2015, my son, Thomas, joined the law firm. Thomas is fast becoming an outstanding trial lawyer.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1992||05/28/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial Lawyer||National Board of Trial Advocacy||2014|
|Board Certified - Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate||National Board of Legal Specialization||2014|
|Member of New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization||New Mexico Supreme Court||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico||National Trial Lawyers Association||2011|
|Law Review - Chief Articles Editor||University of Oklahoma College of Law||1991|
|Board Certified Trial Lawyer||James Wood Law||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Ranch Club Member||2012 - Present|
|New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association||Sustaining Member||2008 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1992 - Present|
|The Warrior (published by the Trial Lawyers College)||Preparing Clients for Effective Depositions||2016|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2014|
|University of Oklahoma College of Law||Juris Doctor (J.D.) with Honors||1992|
|Bates v. Randall County, 297 S.W.3d 828 (2009)||Appellant Bates (Wood's client) won on appeal.|
|Glover v. IBP, Inc., 334 F.3d 471 (5th Cir. 2003)||Appellant Glover (Wood's client) won on appeal.|
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