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Thad F. Woody

Thad F. Woody

Adjunct Professor

twoody@johnmarshall.edu

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Education

J.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses Taught

Domestic Relations

Career Highlights

Professor Woody has extensive experience representing clients in matters relating to divorce, child support, custody, legitimation and paternity. He has successfully represented a variety of clients including notable entertainers, athletes and high-profile executives. Mr. Woody also is trained as a Guardian ad Litem and has performed substantial pro bono services on behalf of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Mr. Woody received his bachelor of arts and juris doctor degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40 in the Field of Family Law, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Named, “Georgia Rising Star” by Atlanta Magazine
Law Clerk, Honorable Sarah E. Parker, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
Moot Court Team Member, University of North Carolina School of Law
Dean’s List, University of North Carolina School of Law
Senior Class President, University of North Carolina

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of North Carolina
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Court
United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States Federal Court, Western District of North Carolina
United States Federal Court, Middle District of North Carolina
United States Federal Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Supreme Court of the United States

Publications

Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Carlsbad, California, 2015
Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Stowe, Vermont, 2014
Continuing Legal Education Producer, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Southampton, Bermuda, 2014
Continuing Legal Education Producer, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Deer Valley, Utah, 2013
Speaker, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Spring CLE Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2013
Guest Speaker, Emory University Law Symposium, 2013
Speaker, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Spring CLE Conference, Miami, Florida, 2012
Co-Author, “Managing/Building High-Profile Practices”, Young Lawyers Div. of the American Bar Association, 2011
Co-Author, “Marketing Your Practice to Attorneys and Clients”, American Inst. of Certified Public Accountants, 2011
Co-Author, “Effective Advocacy When Time Is Short”, Georgia Family Law Institute, 2011
Co-Author, “Advocating for the High-Profile Client”, NFL Players’ Association, 2011
Contributor, “Library of Georgia Family Forms”, 2011