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Lance J. Wood

Lance J. Wood

Military Trial Defenders, PLLC & Wood Law, PLLC
  • Military Law
  • Arizona, Colorado
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Biography

I specialize in defending sexual assault and sexual harassment claims in the military. My expertise in these matters gives you a fighting chance to claim your life and career back.

Thirty-seven days after 9/11, I raised my hand and swore to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States when I joined the United States Air Force JAG Corps. As a civilian military attorney, I continue to uphold that oath and defend my clients by using the Constitution to fight for justice. There are no sides to justice. There is only justice.

I have seen a case from every angle. Over my nearly ten-year Air Force career, I served as a prosecutor, defense counsel and appellate defense counsel. In 2011, I left active duty after being recognized as the #1 Senior Defense Counsel in the Air Force. I left the Air Force because my next job was going to be a deputy prosecutor in a base legal office. After years as a defense counsel, I could not and would not return to that side of the aisle.

My life is still dedicated to upholding and defending the Constitution by fighting against the prosecution machine of the armed forces. The Constitution is not a technicality; it is a document our Founding Fathers created to make sure justice is preserved. There is no greater calling than defending those who defend America.

Education
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
(2015)
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University of Denver
J.D. (2001) | Law
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University of Redlands
B.A. (1997) | Government
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner/Attorney
Military Trial Defenders, PLLC & Wood Law, PLLC
- Current
Attorney
Pima County Public Defender
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Attorney
Bachus & Schanker, LLC
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Claims Litigation Counsel
State Farm Insurance
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Attorney
United States Air Force JAG Corps
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Arizona Practice Business Law Desbook, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Speaking Engagements
Article 31 Rights Advisement, First Sergeant's Lunch & Learn
Voir Dire-Deselecting a Jury, FE Warren Trials Training
Direct Examinations, FE Warren Trials Training
Telling a Story-Opening Statements, Trials Advocacy Training
Dealing with Character Evidence, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Trial Advocacy, Trial Defense and Advocacy Course
Awards
Top Lawyer Lifetime Member
Global Directory of Who's Who
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
2016
Top Ten Ranking
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA)
Air Force Achievement Medal
United States Air Force
National Deterrence Operations Service Medal
United States Air Force
Commendation Medal
United States Air Force
2003, 2007
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Air Force
2009
National Service Defense Medal
United States Air Force
Global War on Terrorism Medal
United States Air Force
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona  # 028448
Member
Current
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State Bar of Colorado
Member
Current
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Pima County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Inns of Court
Treasurer
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
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Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
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Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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U.S. District Court, District Court of Arizona
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
Military Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Military Criminal Defense
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Military Trial Defenders Website
Blog
Military Trial Defenders Articles
Contact & Map
Military Trial Defenders, PLLC
San Antonio Office
1777 NE Interstate 410 Loop, Suite 600
San Antonio, TX 78217
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Military Trial Defenders, PLLC
Colorado Springs Office
102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Military Trial Defenders, PLLC
El Paso Office
221 N. Kansas Street, Suite 700
El Paso, TX 79901
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Military Trial Defenders, PLLC
Las Vegas Office
400 S 4th St., Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV 89101
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Military Trial Defenders, PLLC
Tucson Office
177 N. Church Ave., Suite 1100
Tucson, AZ 85701
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