Andrew B.C. Wood
Andrew B.C. Wood
Andrew Beynton Carlson Wood was born and raised in Richmond, while also spending considerable time in Northumberland County in Virginia’s Northern Neck, where his mother was born and raised. Andrew grew up in a household of practicing lawyers. His father, Andrew W. Wood, began practicing law in 1967 and formed The Law Office of Wood & Wood, P.C. with his mother, Cheryl Carlson Wood, in 1981.
Andrew received his B.A. from the University of the South – Sewanee and his J.D. from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he was an intern for Congressman Eric Cantor and volunteered with the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. During law school, he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern with the Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases in Circuit Court and General District Court.
Upon joining Wood & Wood in 2010, Andrew focused his practice on defending clients charged with criminal offenses, handling over two thousand criminal and traffic cases in courts across the state. For over a decade there was rarely a day when Andrew was not arguing on behalf of clients in a Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, General District Court or Circuit Court. Clients represented by Andrew came to expect an aggressive defense tailored to their individual circumstances and a “never quit” attitude. Over the years, as Andrew’s clients and their family members and friends returned, he diversified his law practice to meet their needs. Today Andrew’s practice is a true, traditional, general practice. While Andrew still represents clients in criminal and traffic cases, he also handles a significant civil law practice including plaintiff personal injury, plaintiff and defendant civil litigation, business entities and litigation, contracts and leases, wills and estates, real estate issues, zoning and local government issues, and divorce, child custody, and child support, just to name a few.
Andrew’s goal is to offer his clients, as well as their friends and family members, high quality legal representation and counsel on just about any legal matter that might arise in every day life. He is proud to have represented entire families through good times and bad, whether it be setting up wills and estate planning for families just starting out or those thinking of how to pass assets to the next generation, fighting insurance companies for just compensation for clients injured in accidents, helping to start up a first (or subsequent) business effort and handling any legal issues arising later, taking care of a son or daughter’s momentary lapse in good judgment, pulling on his muck boots to get a first hand look at a property issue, or simply answering the telephone to lend an ear and give some quick advice.
Andrew resides in Hanover County with his wife and three children. In his free time he enjoys trying his hand at home improvements (with varying degrees of success), tending to the garden, and frequent getaways to the Northern Neck.
Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Defense (Adult and Juvenile)
- Traffic Defense (Adult and Juvenile)
- Personal Injury (Automobile Accidents, Premises Injuries, Intentional Injuries)
- Wrongful Death
- Wills & Estate Planning (including succession planning for businesses)
- Plaintiff and Defendant Civil Litigation
- Business Formation, Termination, Sale, and Litigation
- Professional Complaints
- Zoning and Local Government
- Real Estate Disputes and Litigation
- Divorce (Contested and Uncontested), Child Custody, and Child Support
- Appeals to the Court of Appeals of Virginia and Supreme Court of Virginia
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Areas Served: City of Richmond, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Goochland County, Louisa County, Fluvanna County, Buckingham County, Cumberland County, Powhatan County, Dinwiddie County, Amelia County, Nottoway County, Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County, Brunswick County, Greensville County, City of Emporia, Southampton County, Sussex County, Surry County, Prince George County, City of Petersburg, City of Colonial Heights, Charles City County, James City County, New Kent County, King William County, King and Queen County, Middlesex County, Gloucester County, Mathews County, Caroline County, Essex County, Westmoreland County, Richmond County, Lancaster County, and Northumberland County.
Education: Trinity Episcopal School, 1998-2002; University of the South, B.A., Political Science, 2006, Order of Gownsmen; T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., cum laude, 2010
Professional Activities: Virginia State Bar, Hanover County Bar Association
Experience: Wood & Wood, P.C., since 2010; Third Year Practice Certificate Intern, Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, 2009-2010; Legal Assistant, Law Office of Wood & Wood, P. C., 2006-2009; Congressional Intern, Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA), 2004