J. Bryan Wood

J. Bryan Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

The Wood Law Office, LLC
 | 303 West Madison Street, Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-554-8600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)

About Bryan Wood

Admitted: 1999, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.jbryanwoodlaw.com/experience.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Labor & Employment Committee, Chicago Bar Assocaition, 2013
  • Vice-Chair, Labor & Employment Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 2012
  • Federal Bar Association (member since 2014)
  • American Association for Justice (member since 2014)
  • American Bar Association (member since 2014)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (member and Labor & Employment Section member since 2007)
  • NELA-Illinois (member since 2006; Board Member since 2008; Secretary since 2014)
  • Chicago Bar Asosication (member since 2004)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (member since 2005)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Feb. 2017 - Written Advocacy - 2017 Annual NELA Seventh Circuit Conference (Speaker) Presenting with Chris Keleher (Keleher Appellate Law Group) regarding written advocacy for lawyers writing for busy judges, including digital readers., Speaker, Written Advocacy, 2017
  • Dec. 2015 - FRCP Amendments and Their Impact in Labor & Employment Law - Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee Meeting (Speaker)  Presented with Alex Vesselinovitch (Freeborn Peters) regarding the 2015 "Duke Rules Package" amending the federal rules of civil procedure and discussed implications for employment practitioners., 2015
  • Oct. 2015 - Impact Fund's Class Action Training Institute (Faculty) Participated with Jocelyn Larkin and Robert L. Schug (Impact Fund) and Dara Schur (Disability Rights California) as the only Chicago-based faculty of a 3-day, fact-pattern-based intensive training seminar for 18 relatively new class action practitioners., 2015
  • Oct. 2015 - Over Coming Our Unconscious Implicit Bias in Policing, Employment & Education -Northwestern Law School and Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Symposium (Speaker) Spoke as a panelist with Tremaine Maebry (METRA) to over 200 audience members (laywers and non-lawyers) about implicit bias and implications for employment practices and discrimination litigation., 2015
  • Feb. 2015 - Valuing Employment Cases: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives - Fourteenth Annual Seventh Circuit NELA Conference (Co-Author with M. Megan O'Malley) - In conjunction with M. Megan O'Malley, surveyed management and employee advocates about case valuation at various stages of litigation based on common fact patterns and reported intra- and inter-group results and trends in hopes of increasing chance of resolving employment disputes., 2015
  • May 2014 - Employment Contracts: The Ones You Want And The Ones You Don't - Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee Seminar (Moderator), 2014
  • Aug. 2014 - FMLA Liability for Individuals The "Public" Debate-Illinois Employee Advocate, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Author), 2014
  • Dec. 2014 - CBA L&E seminar E-Discovery Issues In Employment Litigation: One Lawyer's Thoughts On Emerging Issues (Speaker)    , 2014
  • Feb. 2013 - Technology & The Law: The Ever-Evolving Ethical Landscape - Twelfth Annual Seventh Circuit NELA Conference (Moderator), 2013
  • May 2013 - Legal Issues and Pitfalls in Hiring - Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee Seminar (Moderator), 2013
  • Nov. 2013 - Employment Law Update-2013 - Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee Seminar (Moderator), 2013
  • Mar. 2012 - Disparate Impact After Dukes - Impact Fund 10th Annual Class Action Conference (Speaker)    , 2012
  • Feb. 2012 - Impact Fund 10th Annual Class Action Conference (Author) Feb. 2012 - Post-Wal-Mart Disparate Impact Challenges To Delegated Discretion Or Subjective Decision-Making: Describing The "Practice" That Causes The Disparities - Impact    , 2012
  • June 2012 - IHRC Procedural Irregularities Exhausting Administrative Remedies And Pleading Exhaustion For Charges Filed With The EEOC In Light Of The2008 And 2011 IHRA Amendments-NELA-Illinois Meeting (Speaker)    , 2012
  • Oct. 2012 - Bias 2.0 What Every Employee Advocate Should Know-National Employment Lawyers Association Seminar (Speaker & Seminar Faculty Committee), 2012
  • Nov. 2012 - Labor and Employment Law A Year in a Review - Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee Seminar (Moderator), 2012
  • Feb. 2011 - Avoiding And Surviving Common Motions To Dismiss In Employment Cases In Illinois And The Seventh Circuit - Tenth Annual Seventh Circuit NELA Conference (Speaker), 2011
  • Feb. 2010 - E-Discovery: - How to Win Your Case In Discovery Or At Least Not Lose It - Ninth Annual Seventh Circuit NELA Conference (Moderator), 2010
  • May 2009 - Disparate Impact and Other Overlooked Theories of Recovery for Illinois Employees - Chicago Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee Meeting (Speaker), 2009
  • Feb. 2008 - Management-Side Views of Demand Letters, Agency Practice, Discovery and Negotiation - Seventh Annual Seventh Circuit NELA Conference (Speaker)  , 2008
  • Feb. 2008 - Insight About The Management Bar:  Two Former Management Attorneys' "Inside" Knowledge And How It Can Help You Represent Employees (Co-Author with Marc Siegel), 2008
  • Feb. 2008 - Taking the Deposition of the Person Most Knowledgeable About Policy - Impact Fund's Sixth Annual Strategic Conference on Employment Discrimination Class Action Conference (Speaker), 2008
  • June 2008 - Employment Discrimination Class Action Nuts & Bolts: Cases to Consider for Common Issues - National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention (Speaker), 2008

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia - B.A., American Government, 1996
Office Location for J. Bryan Wood

303 West Madison Street
Suite 2650
Chicago, IL 60606

 

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Last Updated: 2/8/2017

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