Attorney Walter McBrayer Wood

Helping People Level the Playing Field

Walt Wood joined the Personal Injury Department at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2017. He has more than 14 years’ experience practicing law.

Walt represents individuals and families who have suffered wrongful death, personal injury, 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 a Super Lawyers “Rising Star”1 in two states. In 2012 and 2013 he was a North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” and in 2014, 2015, and 2016 a South Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” He also has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating – the highest ranking any lawyer can attain by their peers.

Practice Area:

Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice

Law School:

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


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


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


  • “Rising Stars” in North Carolina by Super Lawyers magazine, 2012, 2013
  • “Rising Stars” in South Carolina by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014–2016
Martindale-Hubbel AV Preeminent, Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2017, Walter McBrayer Wood 2

Community & Civic Involvement:

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

1 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

2 For more information regarding the standards for peer review ratings, visit