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The Legacy of Bill Wood

Legacy of Bill Wood

1946 – 2021

The Legacy of Bill Wood

Bill Wood co-founded Wood Weatherly Trial Law with partners Grace Weatherly and Jane Thacker in 1996. Having tried over 300 jury trials in state and federal courts across Texas, Bill became the “go to” lawyer for clients throughout the state who were faced with serious legal difficulties.
Son of a petroleum engineer and a schoolteacher, Bill was raised in Midland, where George Bush was his seventh-grade back-up quarterback.  Shortly after Bush was elected to office in 2000, Bill was surprised to read in the New York Times that a group of classmates in Midland had opined that if they had been asked to guess which of the graduates of Midland High School class of 1964 would later be elected as President, they would have guessed Bill—not George.  But Bill never had any political aspirations.  He once said, “From my early teen years, my only goal beyond being a professional athlete was to be a trial lawyer. I was thrilled when I gave my first jury argument. I felt like this was what I was meant to be – and I’ve never wanted to be anything else.”
Grace Weatherly and Bill Wood celebrated 25 years of partnership in 2021 before Bill’s passing. 

Bill Wood was awarded the “Denton County MVP Award” by the Denton County Bar Association in 2016. Wood first served as President of the Denton County Bar Association in 1979.

With experience comes excellence.