Brian Russell WoodAssociate Attorney
Brian Wood is a personal injury attorney who is determined to obtain the maximum recovery for the injuries sustained by his clients and their loved ones as a result of the negligence of others. His diverse legal background provides him with the knowledge to assist his clients in every aspect of their personal injury claims, and to explain complex legal concepts in a clear, concise and easily understandable manner.Mr. Wood’s Background
Brian grew up in the Foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, where his competitive drive and hard-nosed work ethic allowed him to be a New York State ranked sprinter and soccer player. He attended St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont for his undergraduate studies, graduating in three years with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. This education gave Brian the knowledge and compassion to understand the pain, suffering, and emotional turmoil that injured clients may feel as a result of their injuries. Brian understands that not every harm and loss suffered clearly comes through on medical records. The grief, distress, and humility felt when you cannot provide for yourself, for your children, or for your family will always be conveyed to the insurance company in the most powerful terms.Legal Work
While attending law school at the Western New England University School of Law, his summer-intern clerkship with a Fulton County Supreme and Surrogate’s Court Justice, provided him a broad foundational knowledge of the inner-workings of the legal system. Brian researched complex motion practice and drafted Decisions and Orders on matters ranging from the serious injury threshold to murder in the first degree and fraud in the inducement of a Last Will and Testament.
After law school, Brian had the opportunity to represent the indigent population of Fulton and Montgomery counties in Civil, Criminal, and Family Court matters. He also worked as an Associate Attorney for a small general practice law firm wherein he gained the invaluable experience of handling every minute aspect of a case from initial client contact through appeal. It was in these situations that Brian developed his ability to listen, understand, research and apply each and every fact and circumstance of each case to use it to his client’s benefit.Personal Philosophy
Mr. Wood focuses on providing the highest level of personal injury service, with a personal touch to each and every client. When someone else’s negligence causes you serious injury, Brian Wood and the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will handle every aspect of your claim to ensure you receive a full recovery for your injuries. He will explain what must be proven on your case to ensure a maximum recovery, and seek out each and every responsible party for your injuries and hold them responsible. He will ensure that you recover for every harm and loss that you suffer, including compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life, and in certain egregious situations, punitive damages.
Injured people should be concerned with their recovery; their attorney should handle the legal aspects of their claim for them. Before a trial, your deposition testimony is often times the singular most important part of your case. It can be your one, and only, opportunity to put your voice and your own words into your case. Brian personally meets with each of his clients before a deposition to ensure that you are prepared to answer every question, make the best impression, and help you help your own case.
Whether your injuries stem from a car accident, slip and fall, trip and fall, or other negligent acts, Mr. Wood will be there to protect your rights and fight to obtain the greatest possible resolution to your personal injury claim.
J.D, Western New England University, College of Law, 2011
Law School Tax Challenge, Cali Award for Academic Excellence in Estate Planning, Payment Systems, Sales, and Sports, Law, and Culture.
B.P., Saint Michael’s College, 2008
Cum Luade, Completed Bachelor’s degree program in three years, Presidents Award for Physical Fitness.
United States District Court- Western District of New York, 2017
American Bar Association
Member Since: 2012
New York State Bar Association
Member Since: 2012
Fulton-Montgomery County Bar Association
Member Since: 2013
Saratoga County Bar Association
Member Since: 2013
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