Gina L. Wood

Gina L. Wood

Partner
Location:
Bloomington, Illinois
Phone:
309-827-3458
Fax:
309-827-3458

Ms. Wood has substantial litigation experience in a multitude of practice areas, specifically concentrating in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Appellate Practice. She was an Assistant State's Attorney in McLean County from 1994 to 1995. She is also a trained family law mediator who mediates all family law-related issues.

Ms. Wood was born in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1968. She earned her Bachelor of Science at Illinois State University in 1986. In 1994, she received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. While attending law school, she was awarded Best Brief as a Moot Court Participant in the Chicago Bar Association Competition. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar and U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois in 1994. Ms. Wood is the author of "Preparing Your Client for Divorce Mediation," published in the ISBA General Practice, Vol. 26, No. 4, in May 1998. She is an active member of the McLean County, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. She was also a member of the General Practice Section of the Illinois State Bar from 1995 to 1998. Ms. Wood currently serves on the Board of Directors for Heartland Headstart and is Council Chair of the Family Violence Coordinating Council of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit while also Co-Chairing the McLean County Domestic Violence Task Force.

Ms. Wood has been named a Leading Lawyer by her peers.

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Support, Property
  • 4% Criminal Law
  • 1% Wills/Power of Attorneys

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1994

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Preparing Your Client for Divorce, ISBA, Vol. 26 No. 4, 1998

Classes/Seminars

  • Juvenile Law, Lorman, 2000 - 2002
  • Multiple speaking engagements, ISBA, IICLE

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ISBA, General Practice Section, 1995 - 1998
  • McLean County Bar, 1995 - Present
  • Heartland Head Start, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2003
  • McLean County Domestic Violence Task Force, Co-Chair, 1999 - 2003
  • Family Violence Coordinating Council, Chair, 2000 - 2003

Past Employment Positions

  • McLean County State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 1994 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Prairie State Legal Services, 1996 - Present