L. Lin Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

L. Lin Wood, P.C.
 | 1180 West Peachtree Street, Suite 2040
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-891-1402
Fax: 404-506-9111
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Media and Advertising (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own law firm, L. Lin Wood has dedicated himself for more than 37 years to vigorously representing his clients in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. His litigation practice is focused on several areas, including First Amendment litigation, media management in high-profile cases, False Claim Act cases, business litigation, plaintiff's personal injury cases, general litigation and tort cases that have involved significant amounts of damages.

His high-profile practice has included representing numerous well-known clients in major litigation matters. Representative clients have included Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate in a false accusation case, Dr. Phil McGraw in libel and defamation litigation against Newsweek, and the estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. in corporate governance matters. He also worked on cases for Jon and Patsy Ramsey in relation to the death of their daughter, Jon Benet Ramsey, media management cases for the mothers of Laci Peterson and Natalie Holloway, former U.S. Congressman Gary Condit for defamation claims arising from the death of Chandra Levy and Howard K. Stern in a defamation matter arising from the death of Anna Nicole Smith.

Mr. Wood's successes have led to numerous media appearances and speaking engagements. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Court TV, NBC, ABC and CBS evening news programs, Larry King Live, NBC's The Today Show, CBS's The Early Show and many others. Many articles have featured Mr. Wood as well, including profiles appearing in Atlanta Magazine, Editor & Publisher Magazine and Law & Politics.

The recipient of multiple awards, Mr. Wood was recognized as a Notable Georgian by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2000. He is an in-demand speaker and has had many speaking engagements regarding the latest information in legal issues.

Practice Areas
  • 40%General Litigation
  • 20%Employment & Labor
  • 20%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Media and Advertising
Focus Areas

Whistleblower, Defamation


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Lin Wood

Admitted: 1977, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://linwoodlaw.com/LLinWood-biography.html


  • One of the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers, Law & Politics magazine and Atlanta magazine, 2006-2008
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Law & Politics magazine and Atlanta magazine, 2005-2014
  • Who's Who in Law, Atlanta Business Chronicle, September 2005
  • Who's Who in Law, Atlanta Business Chronicle, August 2004

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Not Guilty", Poynter Ethics Fellows Reunion, St. Petersburg, FL, 2007
  • "The Crisis Case: Marketing the Client by Managing the Media", Georgia Defense Lawyers Association's 2007 Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, GA, 2007
  • "High Profile Cases -High Profile Headaches", Mississippi Bar Association's Annual Meeting, Sandestin, FL, 2007
  • "How to Weave Your Trial Theme into the Entire Trial", American Bar Association's 2007 Annual Conference, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, San Francisco, CA, 2007
  • Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecturer, The Schreyer Honors College & The College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
  • "Public Relations in Product Liability Litigation: Crisis or Opportunity?", Product Liability Seminar, ICLE, Atlanta, GA, 2006
  • "Representing High Profile Victims of Flawed Investigations", The National Crime Victim Bar Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 2006
  • "Legitimate Lawyer Expectations of the Presiding Judge in High Profile Cases", ICJE Superior Court Judges Summer Conference, St. Simons, GA, 2006
  • "David Taking on Goliath: Taking on the Media in the High Profile Case", Successful Trial Practice, ICLE, 2005
  • "Managing Public and Media Perception", 2005 Brintech Bank Holding Company Idea Exchange, Reynolds Plantation, GA, 2005
  • "The New Media Era: It's Impact on Reputation", 2005
  • "False Accusations from Flawed Investigation", Successful Trial Practice, ICLE, 2005
  • "Handling the High Profile Case", Proving Damages, ICLE, 2004
  • "Ethical Roles and Responsibilities of the Media", 2002 Georgia Tech Executive Round Table Student Faculty Industry Conference, 2002
  • "Libel: Pitfalls for the Unwary", Successful Trial Practice, ICLE, 2000
  • "Media and the Law", Houston Bar Association's Annual Seminar

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Subject of an article published in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, entitled "Suing the News Media in the Age of Tabloid Journalism: L. Lin Wood and the Battle for Accountability," 16 FORDHAM INTELL. PROP. MEDIA & ENT. L.J. 467 (2006)
  • Recognized as a Notable Georgian in the January 2002, issue of Georgia Trend magazine
  • Cover article of the November 27, 2000, issue of Editor & Publisher Magazine
  • Broadcast of NBC's The Today Show, July 12, 2000
  • Profiled in the cover article of the January 1998, issue of Atlanta magazine
  • CBS, NBC and ABC evening news programs
  • Court TV
  • Imus in the Morning and Hardball
  • MSNBC's The Abrams Report
  • CNN's American Morning
  • CBS' The Early Show
  • ABC's Good Morning America
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Larry King Live
  • CBS' 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II
  • NBC's The Today Show
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Office Location for L. Lin Wood

1180 West Peachtree Street
Suite 2040
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-891-1402

Fax: 404-506-9111

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Last Updated: 11/12/2018

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