Mr. James Hoytt Wood

Mr. James Hoytt Wood: Attorney with Law Office of James H. Wood PC


As a Board Certified Trial Lawyer, James (Jim) Wood represents individuals, children, and families against corporations, insurance companies, hospitals, and others that caused harm through neglect, indifference, malice, or greed. "When corporations place profits above the safety and health of others, those corporations must be made to take responsibility for their conduct," Jim says. "When insurance companies refuse to pay legitimate claims, they must be held accountable."

After an extensive and confidential peer review of members of the Bar and Judiciary, Jim has achieved an AV Martindale-HubbellĀ® Rating in the areas of litigation, personal injury, and medical malpractice. This means that Wood's peers have rated him as an AV PreeminentĀ® Attorney with the highest ethical standards.

Member, National Order of Barristers. Chief Article Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1991-1992. Briefing Attorney, Seventh Court of Appeals of Texas (Amarillo). Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy, University of Oklahoma, 1991-1992. Chair, Randall County Democratic Party, 1996-2003. Member: National Cutting Horse Association; American Quarter Horse Association; Sierra Club; The Wilderness Society; National Rifle Association. Associate: Boone and Crockett Club.

Areas of Practice (68)

  • Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Plaintiffs Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical Errors
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Physicians Risk Management
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Psychology Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Products Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Gas Explosions
  • Product Defects
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Premises Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Security

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-633-7549  Phone
(505) 340-3134  Phone
(505) 340-3136  Fax
University Attended:
McMurry University, B.S., 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Oklahoma, J.D., with honors, 1992
Year of First Admission:
1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1993, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1992, Texas; 2008, New Mexico; 2015, United States District Court for the District of New Mexico; U.S. Supreme Court
Amarillo Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Sustaining Member).
Birth Information:
Victoria, Texas, April 19, 1959
( Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified, Civil Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Payment Information:

    Peer Reviews

    • 4.9/5.0 (17 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

    • Analytical Capability

    • Judgment

    • Communication

    • Legal Experience

    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 03/27/13 in Personal Injury

    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 03/27/13 in Civil Litigation

      This is a smart, ethical, talented, and experienced trial lawyer. I have had cases against him and with him in the past.

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