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James Wood - Albuquerque, NM

601 Marble Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Updated: 04/10/2024

Albuquerque Wrongful Death Lawyer

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James Wood played football for his father, legendary high school football coach, Gordon Wood. Jim brings the grit, competitive spirit, and enthusiasm he learned on the gridiron with him every time he enters the courtroom. "All we ask for is a level playing field", Jim says. Concern for other people is the reason Jim is a trial lawyer: Helping people find justice is the most satisfying part of the work we do at the Wood Law Firm...

James Wood played football for his father, legendary high school football coach, Gordon Wood. Jim brings the grit, competitive spirit, and enthusiasm he learned on the gridiron with him every time he enters the courtroom. "All we ask for is a level playing field", Jim says. Concern for other people is the reason Jim is a trial lawyer: Helping people find justice is the most satisfying part of the work we do at the Wood Law Firm. When the strong injure the weak or greed overcomes fairness, Jim takes it personally. Behind every case, there is someone, often many people, who suffered, people whose lives changed. You can never forget that fact.

Jim and his wife, Jan, are proud parents of two wonderful children, Ty and Erin. Jim served as Chair of the Randall County Democratic Party from 1996 through 2003. Jim is an avid horseman and a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

  • Board Certified, Civil Law Trial Specialist, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • B.S., McMurry University, 1981.
  • J.D. with honors, University of Oklahoma, 1992.
  • Chief Article Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1990-92.
  • Briefing Attorney, Amarillo Court of Appeals, 1992-93.
  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas 1992; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and U.S. District Courts for Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.
  • Sustaining Member of Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

About James Wood

Practice Areas

  • Wrongful Death
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Specialties and Certifications

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2000
  • Civil Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2005

Other Affiliations

  • Amarillo Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Texas (Member)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Member)
  • American Association of Justice (Member)
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)
  • New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, 2014 - Present (Member)

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1992
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: National Order of the Barristers
    Honors: Board of Advocates
    Honors: Member of the National Moot Court Team
    Law Review: Oklahoma Law Review, Chief Article Editor, 1991 - 1992
  • McMurry University, Abilene, TX, 1981
    B.S.
  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, 2014

Past Positions

  • Seventh Court of Appeals of Texas (Amarillo), Law Clerk, 1992 - 1993
  • University of Oklahoma, Teaching Assistant, Legal Research, Writing and Appellate Advocacy, 1990 - 1992

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About James Wood

Included on the 2024 Southwest list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James Wood on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico, National Trial Lawyers Association - 2011-2019
  • Selected for Inclusion in the Listing of Super Lawyers®
  • Listed in Super Lawyers in Personal Injury Law, 2014-2019
  • AV Martindale-Hubbell® Rating- Peer-rated for the highest ethical standards - Litigation, Personal Injury, and Medical Malpractice

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601 Marble Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87102

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