J. Emory Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in St. Petersburg, FL

Wood, Gross & Wood
 | 1034 16th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Phone: 727-369-6835
Fax: 866-743-3808
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Representing the people of Tampa, St. Petersburg and the Clearwater metropolitan area in Florida, J. Emory Wood is founder of the Wood & Wood, P.A. A highly qualified personal injury attorney, he has over 40 years of experience practicing law and has tried over 400 jury trials for personal injury cases. His focus area includes representation for both plaintiffs and defendants in motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death litigation. Throughout his career, he has also tried cases related to boating accidents, premises liability, libel and slander, and negligent security.

From LaGrange College in 1976, Mr. Wood earned a degree in psychology before obtaining his Juris Doctor, graduating with honors from Stetson University College of Law where he was a member of the Law Review. Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and The Florida Bar as a civil trial attorney, he has also been recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2015 with one of the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Awards and as a Top Lawyer in Tampa Bay.

As a member of several committees within the First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg, Mr. Wood demonstrates his commitment to his community. He also served during his career on the judicial nominating committees of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal and the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, Mr. Wood earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. As a dedicated, knowledgeable attorney with decades of experience, he is committed to obtaining successful outcomes for all his clients.

* 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
  • 90%Civil Litigation
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Premises Liability - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Emory Wood

Admitted: 1979, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://woodlawpa.com/j-emory-wood/


  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2015, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Top Lawyer
  • AV rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial, Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg

Educational Background:

  • LaGrange College, Psychology, 1976
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Office Location for J. Emory Wood

1034 16th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Phone: 727-369-6835

Fax: 866-743-3808

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Last Updated: 10/24/2018

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