Portia M. Wood
Wood Legal Group

1199 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91106
TEL: (626) 898-9195

Wood Legal Group Website
http://woodlegalgroup.com/



About Wood Legal Group

Wood Legal Group is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Pasadena, CA, our mission is to provide residents of Pasadena and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Pasadena and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.


About Portia M. Wood

As the founder of the Los Angeles law firm, Wood Legal Group, LLP., Portia oversees a practice devoted to providing clients with the best in estate planning. From working at the prestigious Richardson Ober law firm as a civil litigator to opening her own practice, Portia has seen the challenges families face when a proper estate plan is not in place. Portia is committed to protecting the interests of her clients to help them avoid the pain, frustration and potential financial ruin that families face when their loved ones failed to plan. Portia is licensed in two jurisdictions. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and believes that effective estate planning is more than simply wealth protection. Portia's focuses on a holistic approach to wealth creation and sustainability through personalized and effective estate plans.

Experience

Activities & Affiliations California Bar Association, Member Maryland Bar Association, Member National Black Lawyers Association, Top 100 National Black Lawyers Association, Top 40 under 40 for California

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FRANCIS KING CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctor, 2011 PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Master of Laws., International Commercial Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, 2016

Personal

An avid tennis player, Portia is a three-time Baltimore City Women’s Singles Tennis Champion.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.