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Paul R. Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Aurora, CO

Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C.
14426 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 303-647-5932
Fax: 303-572-7883
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2017 - 2020
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Employee Benefits, Securities Litigation
Attorney Profile

Paul R. Wood is an attorney with Franklin D. Azar & Associates that has several law offices across Colorado. Working out of the firm's Aurora, Colorado, office, Mr. Wood serves with the firm's class action/mass tort group, and he represents a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Denver metro region and surrounding areas who need help with protecting their 401(k)s and other retirement accounts and recovering the losses they incurred from plan mismanagement.

Before joining Franklin D. Azar & Associates, Mr. Wood was a partner with several other prominent law firms in the area, where he focused primarily on defending financial service providers and other large corporations during high-stakes securities litigation and other commercial disputes. He has extensive experience representing the rights and interests of both plaintiff and defendants alike during bench and jury trials as well as arbitration in various jurisdictions across the country.

A 1978 graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, Mr. Wood attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1982. The Colorado Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Mr. Wood is highly active in his legal community, as evidenced by his membership with several local, state and national bar associations, including the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the litigation and business law sections of the American Bar Association, among others. He also serves as a volunteer mediator with Jefferson County Mediation Services.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Wood holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned numerous other awards and honors throughout his more than 36-year career.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 40%Employee Benefits
  • 20%Securities Litigation


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2017 - 2020

About Paul R. Wood

First Admitted: 1982, Colorado

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Educational Background

  • University of Colorado (Boulder)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Colorado
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Rated AV, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Colorado Super Lawyer numerous years, including 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer mediator at Jefferson County Mediation Services. Serve as pro bono mediator county court disputes involving a variety of cases.

Industry Groups

  • ERISA Litigation
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Office Location for Paul R. Wood

14426 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014

Phone: 303-647-5932

Fax: 303-572-7883

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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