Jessica M. Wood

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Highly Experienced

Although admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2010, Jessica already has over 13 years of experience working on Domestic Relations cases.  She began working at Edward F. Whipps & Associates in 2003 as a Legal Assistant and joined the firm as a full Associate in 2010.  In 2014, she and Chelsea Long ventured out to create Wood & Long, LLC.

Passionate and Dedicated

As the child of divorced parents, Jessica takes pleasure in assisting families in reaching amicable resolutions, while understanding that such a result is not always possible.  She believes in approaching cases with a “hope for the best, prepare for the worst” attitude, meaning she is always cognizant of ways to help parties find agreeable and effective solutions but is prepared and effective in handling even the most litigious and combative opposing parties.  Jessica has handled all types of family law cases, including but certainly not limited to dissolutions, complex divorces, custody battles (winning custody for both mothers and fathers), spousal support and child support enforcement, defense, and modification, adoption, and civil protection order defense and prosecution.  Her work has taken her throughout Ohio, handling cases in Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Licking, Pickaway, Perry, Richland, and Union counties.

When not working in the practice of law, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two sons as well as their many friends.  She also enjoys volunteering and has been an active volunteer for the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio for over ten years.

Education

  • Capital University Law School – Juris Doctor 2010
  • Children & Family Law Concentration
  • Dispute Resolution Concentration
  • The Ohio State University – B.A. & B.S. 2005

Professional Associations:

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Capital University Cum Laude (Top 1/3 of Class)
  • Member Order of the Curia (National Honorary Legal Fraternity)
  • Top Half of the Ohio Bar Examination (2010)
  • Top Attorneys – Outstanding Young Lawyers Cleveland and Columbus (2014)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014)
  • Dean’s List
  • Fisher College of Business Undergraduate Award
  • Columbus CEO “Top Lawyer” 2016

Additional Accomplishments:

  • Completed Divorce and Family Mediation Training, Ohio Supreme Court (2009)
  • Completed Basic Collaborative Family Practice Training, Columbus Bar Association (2013)
  • New Leadership Ohio Conference
  • Completed Guardian ad Litem Education Program
  • Presentor: CIP Delegation, Basics of Family Law

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