Walter Wood

“I’ve always had an interest in helping people ‘level the playing field.’ For many years now, I’ve been helping individuals, families, and businesses try to make the most of trying circumstances. It is a special feeling when you know you’ve made a real difference in a client’s life, whether it is a wrongful death, a traffic collision case, or an investment fraud case. There is much meaning in the work we do.”

-Walter McBrayer Wood

walter.wood@farrin.com

919.287.5824

“I’ve always had an interest in helping people ‘level the playing field.’ For many years now, I’ve been helping individuals, families, and businesses try to make the most of trying circumstances. It is a special feeling when you know you’ve made a real difference in a client’s life, whether it is a wrongful death, a traffic collision case, or an investment fraud case. There is much meaning in the work we do.”

-Walter McBrayer Wood

walter.wood@farrin.com

919.287.5824

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Attorney Walter Wood with his paralegals
Attorney Walter [Wood] with his paralegals, Leslie and Tifany, made me feel informed and in control from day one. And that really made a difference in the way I felt and saw the whole process. Thank you guys; you are not only great professionals but lovely and charming human beings. 1
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I had an amazing experience with James Scott Farrin.
I had an amazing experience with James Scott Farrin. They were consistent and answered all questions and catered to all my needs. Thank you so much. If you [need] any assistance with any accidents, I highly recommend James Scott Farrin for your legal team. 1

For legal reasons and client confidentiality, reviews have been slightly edited to remove identifying information and correct typos.

Attorney Walter McBrayer Wood (Shareholder)


Walt Wood joined the Personal Injury Department at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2017. He has more than 16 years’ experience practicing law. He is a Shareholder of the firm and the head of our expansion in South Carolina.

Walt represents individuals and families who have suffered wrongful death and vehicle accidents, as well as other personal injury claims. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“I’ve always had an interest in helping people ‘level the playing field.’ For many years now, I’ve been helping individuals, families, and businesses try to make the most of trying circumstances. It is a special feeling when you know you’ve made a real difference in a client’s life, whether it is a wrongful death, a traffic collision case, or an investment fraud case. There is much meaning in the work we do.”

Walt has the rare distinction of being named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”3 list in two states. In 2012 and 2013 he was a North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star,”3 and in 2014, 2015, and 2016, a South Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”3 He also has an “AV Preeminent” Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating4 – their highest ranking a lawyer can attain by their peers.

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Licensed in

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Practice Area

Honors/Awards/
Accomplishments

  • “Rising Stars” in North Carolina list by Super Lawyers magazine,3 2012, 2013
  • “Rising Stars” in South Carolina list by Super Lawyers magazine,3 2014–2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” Rating4

Memberships

  • Public Justice Foundation
  • North Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Bar

Community & Civic Involvement

  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • South Carolina Association for Justice

Law School

Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
2004 J.D.

College

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
1999 B.A. in Biology and Political Science
Phi Beta Kappa

Clemson University
Clemson, SC
1994-1995, Pre-med Biology

3 To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Rising Stars undergo a rigorous, multiphase process which combines peer nominations with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made annually on a state by state basis. While up to 5% of the lawyers in any state are named “Super Lawyers,” by Super Lawyers magazine, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. For more information on the rules for inclusion visit www.superlawyers.com.

4 For more information regarding the standards for peer review ratings, visit www.martindale.com.

5 For more information about the standards of inclusion for the “U.S. News – Best Lawyers” ‘Best Law Firms’ list, please visit https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.