Temecula Attorney Marie E. Wood – Also Serving Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, and Other Counties
Marie E. Wood is a licensed attorney authorized to practice law in the State of California and throughout the United States in federal immigration matters. She is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern District Courts, the Immigration Courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Temecula Attorney With Exceptional Knowledge in Immigration Law
Ms. Wood immigrated to this country at a young age, and is fluent in Spanish. As an immigrant, she has personal knowledge of the emotional and financial struggles faced by individuals and families during the immigration process. This personal experience is what encouraged her to become an immigration attorney.
Throughout her legal career, Ms. Wood has assisted individuals with numerous petitions and applications, and has facilitated the process for those individuals to obtain their permanent residency and/or their citizenship. Ms. Wood’s experience includes completing and filing petitions for relatives, applications for permanent residency, naturalization, and asylum, applications under the deferred action program (DACA), work permits, travel documents, fiancé(e) visas, visitor visas, student visas, and other non-immigrant visas.
Ms. Wood also volunteers countless hours at legal clinics and events such as law day and citizenship day in which she offers pro bono legal services in both immigration and civil matters. She is also a professor and teaches legal courses at a local community college where she has had the opportunity to encourage students to pursue careers in the legal field.
Prior to founding her practice, Ms. Wood represented individuals and lending institutions in civil litigation matters from inception of the case, trial, and post-judgment. Her experience includes drafting pleadings, preparing motions, responding to discovery, engaging in settlement negotiations, and representing clients at depositions, hearings, and trials. During this time, Ms. Wood continued to offer pro bono immigration services to individuals in the Counties of Riverside and San Diego.
As a dedicated lawyer, businesswoman, mother, and immigrant, Ms. Wood is committed to represent families and businesses with their immigration matters.
Ms. Wood received her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009, where she graduated magna cum laude. While attending law school, she was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Phi Alpha Delta, the country’s oldest legal fraternity, and La Raza Student Association. Ms. Wood is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the AILA San Diego Chapter, the Riverside, North County, and Southwest Riverside County Bar Associations, the Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and is a volunteer/pro bono attorney with the American Bar Association Immigration Justice Project.