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Josh S. Wood

Partner

Josh Wood advocates for clients in high-stakes, high-exposure cases in state and federal courts across the United States. Josh has garnered a reputation among his clients and his peers for working tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for his clients. Josh’s broad range trial practice has afforded him the opportunity to represent both corporations and individuals in cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury, mass torts, product liability, premises liability, transportation and construction, among others.   

Education

University of Georgia, B.A., magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa.  

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.
Order of the Coif.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Alabama State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar 
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Alabama Civil Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama

Representative Experience

Represents a leading chemical distributor as national trial counsel in product liability cases throughout the United States.

Successfully represented a large corporation where the plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury necessitating residential treatment for life. A jury trial resulted in a verdict for $14.5 million less than the pre-trial demand and only 16% of plaintiff’s special damages. 

Successfully defended trucking clients in an admitted liability case with special damages exceeding $1.5 million and where the plaintiff alleged traumatic brain injury, among other severe injuries. A jury trial resulted in a verdict for $4.5 million less than plaintiff’s final demand and $10.5 million less than what the plaintiff asked from the jury.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Rising Stars List, Civil Litigation Defense (2014-2017)

Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court

Professional & Community Activities

Atlanta Bar Association

American Bar Association

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

News & Publications

Co-author, "Aviation Law: A Survey of Recent Trends and Developments," 61 Mercer Law Review 585 (2010).

Contributor, “Employment Discrimination Defense: Recent Trends in Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit Jurisprudence,” Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, 2010 Law Journal.