Tracey A. Wood

Tracey A. Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Madison, WI

Tracey Wood & Associates
 | 1 S Pinckney St, #950
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-490-5779
Fax: 608-661-6309
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Tracey A. Wood is an aggressive criminal defense attorney in Madison, Wisconsin.  She focuses her practice on defending the rights of individuals whether they are charged with drunken driving or more severe criminal charges including murder and federal conspiracy. She is known throughout the legal community as the foremost authority on Wisconsin OWI DUI laws and has been hailed for her defenses and successful trial and case record.

Ms. Wood has been pioneering new frontiers for women in law since she entered practice in 1992. She is the first attorney from Wisconsin appointed as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and first Wisconsin attorney to be appointed to the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense held at Harvard Law School. She chairs the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Strike Force for the state's largest association for criminal defense lawyers and has previously served as the President of that organization.  Tracey has become a best selling author while writing a chapter in an Amazon best selling book "A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States". She has also authored several articles on defense against drunk driving charges including Challenging Prior Under Influence Convictions, an article discussing U.S. v. Gant in the Wisconsin Law Journal, her owi blog, and she has contributed numerous motions she has litigated to the national DUI attorneys' bible by Taylor & Oberman, entitled "Drunk Driving Defense".

She has also won many appeals in both the Wisconsin Appellate System (most recently City of Beloit v. Steven Herbst) and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago (i.e.  U.S. v. Andres Perez).

White Papers

  • Challenging Prior Under Influence Convictions - Prior to November 1, 2000, attorneys in Wisconsin were able to collaterally attack prior operating while under the influence (OWI) convictions if there were any true defects in the plea hearings of those prior convictions. See State v. Foust, 214 Wis. 2d 568, 570 N.W.2d 905 (Ct. App. 1997); State v. Baker, 169 Wis. 2d 49, 485 N.W. 2d 237 (1992). In November of 2000, however, the Wisconsin Supreme Court changed the rules when it decided State v. Hahn, 238 Wis. 2d 889, 618 N.W. 2d 528 (2000). With the Hahn decision, Wisconsin law now tracks federal law in severely limiting challenges to old convictions.

  • About Tracey Wood

    Admitted: 1993, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: http://www.traceywood.com/wisconsinattorneytraceywood.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • A national award given to an attorney who exemplifies the representation of clients in dui defense., Litigation Award from National College for Dui Defense, 2018
    • Women In The Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2009
    • Top 25 Women In Law 2010
    • Drunk Driving Defense, Criminal Defense, White Collar Criminal Defense, Top 25 Women In Law, 2009
    • Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book - “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and reached “Amazon Best Seller” list in three categories, #1 in Court Rules, #1 in Legal Rules & Procedures, and #7 in Law Books, and it also became a “Hot New Release.” Out of 7,500,000 books on Amazon, the book ranked #869 in sales yesterday. Thank you for helping make this a successful fundraiser for Kiwanis. - Tracey Wood, Amazon Best Selling Author, Amazon.com, 2015
    • President Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Wisconsin Law Journal, Women In The Law, 2009
    • Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Strikeforce for Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Chair
    • America's Best Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
    • Drunk Driving Defense, Criminal Defense, White Collar Criminal Defense
    • Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Winner Best Lawyers in America for criminal appellate defense work Wisconsin

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Completion of Drug Recognition Expert student course, 2013
    • Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past President, Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1993
    • Member of amicus committee for the National College for Dui Defense which prepares petitions for writs of certiorari and amicus briefs on omvwi issues in United States Supreme Court and state supreme courts., 2015
    • Regent, National College
    • Immediate Past President, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Board of Regents, National College for DUI Defense
    • Wisconsin, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993
    • Member, Dane County Bar Association
    • Vice President, Wisconsin Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, James E. Doyle Inn of Court
    • Member, Board of Directors, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1993
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Broadway Kidz
    • supporter  for Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences
    • Big Brother/Big Sister mentor to a young girl.  Big Brother / Big Sister Corporate Gala Sponsor
    • Music Theatre of Madison, Board of Directors
    • University Avenue Day Care

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest Speaker, The Myths of Field Sobriety Tests, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007
    • Speaker, National College for DUI Defense, Regent, How To Present Effective Openings & Closings, 2008
    • Speaker , National College for DUI Defense, Regent, How To Cross Examine The State’s Chemical Test Expert  , 2008
    • Speaker, National College for DUI Defense, Regent, How To Do An Effective Direct Examination of the Defense Expert, 2008
    • I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book - “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and reached “Amazon Best Seller” list in three categories, #1 in Court Rules, #1 in Legal Rules & Procedures, and #7 in Law Books, and it also became a “Hot New Release.” Out of 7,500,000 books on Amazon, the book ranked #869 in sales yesterday. Thank you for helping make this a successful fundraiser for Kiwanis., Co-Author, A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States, 2015
    • Annual Speaker, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers OWI Seminar
    • Speaker, Defense Seminars
    • Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Test
    • Challenging Prior Under The Influence Convictions Wisconsin Defender
    • Drunk Driving Defense, Sixth Edition Drunk Driving Defense, Sixth Edition
    • How To Present Effective Openings and Closings NCDD Symposium 2008

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Wisconsin State Court of Appeals, State of Wisconsin v. Eller 185 Wisconsin 2d 917, 520 N.W.2d 291, Ct. App., Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, 1994

    Representative Clients:

    • United States v. Military Member at Ft. McCoy, Conspiracy & Conversion
    • Wisconsin State Court of Appeals, State of Wisconsin v. Eller 185 Wisconsin 2d 917, 520 N.W.2d 291 (Ct. App. 1994) Court of Appeals of Wisconsin
    • State of Wisconsin v. Douglas Schoepp, Wisconsin Court of Appeals (1996)
    • Wisconsin vs. OWI 4th Offense Client; Wisconsin vs. Refusal Client
    • City of Beloit v. Steven Herbst.  District IV Court of Appeals.   Drunk driving conviction reversed for lack of proof of operation., 2012
    • United States v. Andrez Perez, 50 F. 3d 396 7th cir., 1995
    • United States v. Andres Perez, 7th cir, 50 F.3d 396, 1995063211, 1995
    • State of Wisconsin v. Michael Friedman, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 2007

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Attorney Tracey Wood is the author of "Challenging Prior Under Influence Convictions." Attorney Wood is a contributing author to "DUI Defense" (the DUI attorney's bible). She is currently co-authoring a Wisconsin treatise on drunk driving laws entitled, "Wisconsin DUI Defense - The Law and Practice".  She also recently published an article explaining the Arizona v. Gant decision in the Wisconsin Law Journal.
    • Author of book "A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Dui Attorneys in the United States", 2015

    Videos:

    Educational Background:

    • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, B. A., 1988

    Industry Groups

    • Criminal Defense

    Articles about Tracey A. Wood appearing in Super Lawyers

    Office Location for Tracey A. Wood

    1 S Pinckney St
    #950
    Madison, WI 53703

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    Last Updated: 5/31/2019

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