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Nicholas P Wood

Child custody Attorney at Salem, OR

3.9   7 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    My firm primarily practices family law cases and for a lot of the cases and modifications that come in, one of the main issues is custody. I try to provide my clients with sensible solutions to get them what they want and provide them with the best service possible.

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    I represent clients that have DUII's in the state of Oregon. I represent clients going to trial on DUII and also help clients get into diversion if that is what they want to do. I also work with clients and fight for them to avoid jail time if it is at all possible.

    15 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    The main focus of my practice is divorce and separation. I work with clients to fight for their rights and make sure that they get a fair settlement in any divorce. This includes fighting for their custody rights, and making sure that any property that is divided is divided fairly for my client.

    16 years

Mr. Wood is an attorney that specializes in Family Law, Juvenile Law, other General Practice civil areas and Criminal Defense. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Wood practiced law at Jody Meeker P.C., a small firm specializing in Juvenile law, Family law, and Criminal Defense. At this firm Mr. Wood worked with many clients at the most stressful time of their life, whether it was pending criminal charges, custody issues, or their children being in foster care. Mr. Wood was able to guide these clients through these difficult times and help them achieve the outcome that they desired. Mr. Wood has appeared with clients extensively in court and advocated for them to protect their rights and get the outcomes that they want.


Prior to becoming an attorney Mr. Wood lived in Colorado and met his wife, Miranda while attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. They moved to the Central Willamette Valley 7 years ago and have fallen in love with the area and look forward to many more successful years here


The Wood Law Firm
960 Broadway St.
Suite 4
Salem, OR, 97301


3.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Bill | July 21, 2014
Could not be more Happier
I could not be happier with the service provided by Mr. Wood. He kept me informed and treated me like a valued client. His knowledge and experience not only won my case but also help end a long and bitter domestic issue. I hope I never have to hire an attorney again but in case I do, Mr. Wood will be the first person I call. Bill H.
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Posted by joseph | March 2, 2015
very good lawyer to work with
great, lawyer to speak to and also helped me out alot. listens to everything you have to say and works very hard for his clients. totally recommend nicholas wood
Posted by joshua | November 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent service, always kept in contact with me. I felt comfortable the whole time. Was not positive I would win my case, but I did with his help. jVery happy. Highly recommend his services.!!
Posted by Victor | August 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will hire again
I called and got a appointment made to get a consultation. I showed up and went over what was going on and what the situation is. I knew I wanted to get custody of my kids but didn't know if it was going to be an option. Seeing the consultation I was told I have a good case and can possibly get custody of my kids. So I hired him and shortly after now I have full custody of my kids. The kids are happy too be back after not being able to see them for about 8 months. Thanks for the help will be meeting with you again for a second case.
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Posted by Wendy | March 16, 2015
Attorney for Guardianship
I couldn't have had A better attorney. I am very happy with the out come of our case. Nicholas, was always prepared, kept me up to date on my case.He has been great and I can't thank him enough.
Posted by Hilario Jaimez | July 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Save your money and go elsewhere
This guy Literally went into the court room and said ON THE RECORD, I Came unprepared no witnesses and no evidence. Obviously , we lost the case. Get yourself a better attorney!!!
Posted by Stephen | February 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
not happy
I consulted Mr. Wood and asked him to perform a simple task. He agreed to send me an estimate for performing this simple task. after 6 weeks of excuses he informed me he did not see my case. That was not what I asked him to do. I only asked him to file documents with the court in my name, that did not require him to involve himself in my case. I found his inactions prolonged and unnecessary, and his decision irrelevant to the task I asked him to perform. I felt my involvement with Mr. Wood would have been time better spent in seeking consultation elsewhere.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Wood Law Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Spalding and Wood
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Jody Meeker, PC
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Jody Meeker, PC
  • 2007 - 2011
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  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Salem Public Library Advisory Board
  • Chair / VIce Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Nicholas
Unknown Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an effective advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an excellent attorney in Salem. He works hard for his clients and is respected by his peers. I've enjoyed working with him over the years, and I highly recommend him for anyone who needs a divorce or modification."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nicholas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Child custody Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nicholas is always well prepared and he is an effective advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas is a kind and conscientious attorney; a real joy to have as a fellow attorney in Salem."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Nick on a family law case. Nick was not only an effective advocate for his client, but he was also reasonable and responsive, saving everyone in attorney fees. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
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