Jessica Wood

Top rated business litigation attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
Jessica Wood
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Civil litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1994

Education: Georgia State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.

3490 Piedmont Rd NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305 Visit website

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A skilled litigator with a proven track record, Jessica Wood focuses her practice on employment law, intellectual property and general civil litigation. With over 27 years of legal experience, she serves clients in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. She is a partner and shareholder at the law firm of Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.

A committed and successful attorney, Ms. Wood has several awards and accolades under her belt. She was:

·       Rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell

·       Listed in the Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite list

·       Given a “Superb” client rating on Avvo

·       A recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the Professionalism Award and the Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award by the Atlanta Bar Association

·       Awarded the Kathleen Kessler Award by the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

·       A recipient of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) – President’s Award 

Many professional associations have counted Ms. Wood among their memberships and leadership positions. They include the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia, the State Bar of Georgia, The Bleckley American Inn of Court, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Anti-Defamation League.

A graduate of Georgia State University, Ms. Wood completed her Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1983. She was a part of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity and the Public Relations Society of America. In 1994, she received her Juris Doctor from the Georgia State University College of Law. During that time, she was a pupil of The Bleckley American Inn of Court.

First admitted to practice in Georgia in 1994, Ms. Wood has handled a number of cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

An energetic and passionate speaker, Ms. Wood speaks and mentors at many forums. When not fighting for the rights of her clients, she volunteers her time to provide pro bono legal services to the underprivileged. As a result, she won the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer of the Year award and the GAWL’s Visionary Award.

*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

Business litigation, Civil litigation: defense, Employment & labor: employee, Intellectual property, Intellectual property litigation

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Employment law - employee, Unions, Wage & hour laws, Whistleblower, Sexual harassment, Labor law, Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual property law

  • 50% Business litigation
  • 20% Civil litigation: defense
  • 10% Employment & labor: employee
  • 10% Intellectual property
  • 10% Intellectual property litigation

First Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.brawwlaw.com/attorney-profiles/jessica-j-wood/

Honors/Awards:
  • 10 rating by Avvo, (highest rating available)
  • Volunteer of the Year, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc, 2017
  • Volunteer Award, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2004
  • Visionary Award, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2007
  • Trailblazer Award, Georgia Latino Law Foundation, 2018
  • Top 50 Women, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2011-2021
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2012-2021
  • Professionalism Award, Atlanta Bar Association, 2018
  • President’s Award, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2009
  • Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award, Atlanta Bar Association, 2011
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Kathleen Kessler Award, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, 2012
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2006-2021
  • Distinguished Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association, 2014
  • Commitment to Equality Award, State Bar of Georgia, 2012
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell, (highest rating available)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Business Prenup: What to Do Before You Start a Company (co-authored with Mark Zyla)
  • Women in Law: Making Rain, Climbing the Ladder and Forging Your Path – Daily Report Panel
  • Networking – Atlanta Bar Association Developing Lawyer Series
  • Mindfulness: An Essential Skill for a New Generation of Attorneys – Georgia State University College of Law Panel
  • Mentoring – GAWL Leadership Academy
  • Leave Policies that Work for the Firm and the Lawyer: Doing Well and Being Well in the Law – Presentation
  • Integrating Community Service and Pro Bono Work Into Your Practice – Leader Within Panel
  • Executive Presence – Georgia Latino Law Foundation
  • Creating Your Own Personal Brand: A View from the Partnership – Leader Within Panel
  • Closing Arguments – Trial Skills Seminar
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Georgia Latino Law Foundation (Mentor)
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Georgia State University – Journalism
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Georgia (Wellness Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee)
  • South Asian Bar Association of Georgia (Member)
  • Lawyers Club (Member)
  • Good Thinking, Inc. (Advisory Board)
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Member)
  • Bleckley Inn of Court (Master)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Board; Member, Innovation Study Group, International Law Section, Litigation Section, Wellness Committee)
  • Anti-Defamation League (Jurisprudence Committee)
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Jessica is a diligent attorney and committed to her practice and her clients.”

“Great lawyer with a sharp eye and a wonderful temperament.”

“Jessica is not only a phenomenal litigator, she is an incredible mentor, advocate of the legal profession and leader.”

“Jessica is an excellent litigator who is as comfortable negotiating a settlement as she is trying a case in court.”

“Jessica is a diligent attorney and committed to her practice and her clients”

“A top-notch attorney, bar none. Jessica is extremely intelligent, resourceful, and helpful. She is a leader in the legal community and has created forums where mentoring, guidance, and assistance can flourish. She is a terrific role model for all member of the legal profession.”

“Business dispute? Hire Jessica and then sit back and watch her work. She is an excellent lawyer and a better person.”

“Great lawyer with a sharp eye and a wonderful temperament.”

“Jessica is not only a phenomenal litigator, she is an incredible mentor, advocate of the legal profession and leader.”

Office location for Jessica Wood

3490 Piedmont Rd NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-564-7409

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