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