James H. Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

James Wood Law
 | 601 Marble Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-340-3134
Fax: 505-340-3136
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of James Wood Law, which is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, James Wood focuses his plaintiff litigation practice primarily on personal injury matters with an emphasis on medical malpractice and wrongful death. He has settled more than 100 cases and taken more than 50 cases to trial over the past 28 years, with a number of those verdicts and settlements resulting in awards in excess of $1 million. Mr. Wood works closely with each of his clients and develops a personal relationship with them, which helps him to better understand their stories and allows him to demonstrate the importance of each case to a jury.

After graduating from McMurry University with a bachelor's degree, Mr. Wood went on to attend the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor with honors. While in law school, he served as a member of the National Moot Court team and served as Chief Articles Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review. In 2014, Mr. Wood graduated  from the Trial  Lawyers College. Mr. Wood is a board certified trial lawyer.  He holds certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law and from the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil law trial specialist.

Highly regarded by his peers, Mr. Wood has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico and has also received an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Admitted to practice in New Mexico and Texas, he is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 10th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

in 2015, Mr. Wood's son, Thomas, joined the firm.  Thomas is fast becoming an outstanding trial lawyer.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About James Wood

Admitted: 2008, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://www.jameswoodlaw.com


  • AV Preeminent® Attorney, Highest Ethical standards
  • Member, National Moot Court Team, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • James H. Wood was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Mexico by the National Trial Lawyers Association, 2011-2016
  • Honors, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, 2014
  • AV Martindale-Hubbell® Rating, areas of Litigation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • Chief Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified Civil Law Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2008
  • Member, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • United States Supreme Court, 2003
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • United States District Court for New Mexico, 2009
  • State Bar of Texas, 1992
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteered, soup kitchen, worked in an after-school program for needy and underprivileged children, and taught Sunday School


  • $6.9M Jury Verdict in Lea County with 5% on target defendant.  Two empty chairs.  Defendant was local county hospital.  Medical malpractice.  Wrongful death.   , 2019
  • $950K Wrongful-Death Medical-Malpractice Partial Settlement , 2019
  • $1.5M Wrongful-Death Medical-Malpractice Settlement, 2019
  • $3.0M Wrongful-Death, Medical Malpractice Settlement Involving New Mexico hospital, 2019
  • $1M Wrongful-Death, Medical Malpractice Settlement Involving Out-of-State medical group, 2018
  • $2.0M Wrongul-Death, Medical-Malpractice Settlement Involving a New Mexico Hospital, 2019
  • $1,000,000 Settlement in Premises Liability Lawsuit, 2014
  • $1.4 Million Jury Verdict against a Chemical Supplier in federal court: Bourk v. United Suppliers, Inc.
  • $1.9 Million Settlement against an Oil Company
  • $1.2 Million Settlement against a Hospital
  • $10.8 Million Jury Verdict against a Meatpacker in federal court (reversed on appeal): Klumpe v. IBP, Inc.
  • $2.0 Million Settlement against a Meatpacker
  • $1.25 Million Settlement against a Railroad
  • $1,000,000 Wrongful-Death Settlement Against New Mexico Hospital , 2016
  • Settlement Against Hospital in Wrongful-Death Case for $1,000,000
  • $2.5 Million Settlement against a Hospital
  • $1.5 Million Settlement against a Doctor and Hospital

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Author, "Preparing Clients for Effective Depositions," The Warrior (published by the Trial Lawyers College), 2016

Educational Background:

  • McMurry University, Abilene, Texas, B.S., 1981
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Office Location for James H. Wood

601 Marble Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-340-3134

Fax: 505-340-3136

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Last Updated: 1/7/2020

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