James Jerry Wood, Esquire, was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley on March 10, 2014, to serve on the Alabama Ethics Commission effective April 1, 2014, filling the unexpired term of Mr. Timothy P. Chinaris that began on September 1, 2011 and ends on August 31, 2016.
Mr. Wood graduated from Howard College, A.B., in 1964, and thereafter from the Cumberland School of Law, J.D., in 1969. Subsequently, he was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1969 and to the U. S. Supreme Court in 1976. Mr. Wood has been a lawyer for forty-five (45) years serving as a prosecutor, defense lawyer, military JAG lawyer, and trial lawyer for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Wood was honored to serve as Administrator of the Department of Surgery for the Medical College of Alabama, and was Assistant to the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, John Webster Kirklin, M.D., the Charles and Faye Kerner Professor of Surgery from 1966-1969. Wood also served as Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs for the Medical Association of Alabama from 1969-1970; as Assistant Attorney General for Mental Health from 1970-1972; and, as Assistant U. S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division of the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Montgomery, Alabama during the period 1972-1976.
Mr. Wood served the Alabama State Bar as Chairman of the Committee on Character and Fitness for eight years; Chairman of the Taskforce on the Quality of Life for Lawyers; Chairman of the Citizenship Committee; and, as Chairman of Law Day. He was also a member of the House of Delegates, which is the governing body of the American Bar Association, from 1990-1998.
James Jerry Wood is married, has three children and three grandchildren.
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