Tracey A Wood

Contact: 855.321.8500
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Law School: University of Wisconsin Law School - University of Wisconsin-Madison

OVERVIEW

About Tracey A Wood
A true Wisconsin native, Attorney Wood earned her undergraduate degree from Marquette University and her law degree from the University of Wisconsin. From the beginning of her legal career, Attorney Wood dedicated herself to defending OWI cases—allowing her to gain valuable experience and insights that are used to help her clients. Attorney Wood is the first Wisconsin attorney to serve on the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) held at Harvard Law School, an organization devoted to furthering education for attorneys in this field of law. She is also a frequent speaker at educational symposiums sponsored by the NCDD and other criminal defense organizations. Her other professional memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (of which she served as President) and the Wisconsin State Bar. The author of several articles regarding drunk driving, including "Challenging Prior under the Influence Convictions," Attorney Wood is a contributing author of "Drunk Driving Defense," by Lawrence Taylor and Stephen Oberman. This definitive guide to defending OWI cases is widely referenced by other attorneys looking to gain insights on the most effective defense strategies. Because of her achievements in OWI defense, Attorney Wood has been named a Wisconsin SuperLawyer seven years in a row, and was even named to that Organization’s Top Female Criminal Defense/DUI Defense Attorney list. She was singled out for a profile in Milwaukee and Madison Magazines for her criminal, appellate, and drunk driving defense work. She has also been listed as one of Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers—an honor decided by a survey of her peers—several times.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Consultation
    • If you have been charged with operation while intoxicated or any other serious crime, contact Tracey Wood of Tracey Wood & Associates immediately for a free initial, no-obligation consultation. (855) 321-8500 or (608) 729-1897
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marquette University
Awards
Sympathy For The Defendant - An Interview, Super Lawyers
I’ve been doing this so long that most people know already. But I do remember people treating you slightly worse than the gum on the bottom of your shoe. I think over the years, though, people realize that this is the type of case where clients are not the dregs of society. I’ve represented judges, police officers, sports figures, actors. It covers all cross-sections of society, all income levels. This is the kind of thing that can happen to anybody.
Former Regent, NCDD
Wisconsin State Delegate for the National College for DUI Defense 2001 WInter Session; 2002 Summer Session Graduate; 2003 Summer Session Graduate; 2004 Summer Session Graduate; 2005 Winter Session Graduate; 2005 Summer Session Graduate; 2006 Winter Session Graduate; 2013 Winter Session Graduate Tracey Wood is a shareholder with the Madison criminal defense firm of Tracey Wood & Associates. She is a past president of the Dane County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, serves as President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Tracey is also Wisconsins delegate to the National College for DUI Defense and is a standardized field sobriety test instructor. Tracey is known for her expertise in defending individuals accused of drunk driving and other federal and state crimes. She successfully litigated United States v. Andrez Perez, 50 F.3d 396 7th cir. 1995. She is often called upon both to mentor other attorneys, as well as to speak at defense seminars. Traceys most famous trial win to date was in the federal Fort McCoy military vehicle theft case, which received national media coverage and even received a nod from Jay Leno on the Tonight Show.
7 years Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Ms. Wood has been pioneering new frontiers for women in law since she entered practice in 1992. She is the first attorney from Wisconsin ever appointed as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and first ever Wisconsin attorney to be appointed to the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense held at Harvard Law School. She chairs the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Strike Force for the state's largest association for criminal defense lawyers and has previously served as the President of that organization. She has authored several articles on defense against drunk driving charges including Challenging Prior Under Influence Convictions, an article discussing U.S. v. Gant in the Wisconsin Law Journal, her owi blog, and she has contributed to the national DUI attorneys' bible by Taylor & Oberman, entitled "Drunk Driving Defense".
Perfect 10 Rating, Avvo
Attorney Tracey Wood is a nationally recognized legal authority on Drunk Driving Law, Wisconsin’s only lawyer ever appointed as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and the First State Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense. Attorney Wood serves on the boards of both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She was voted "Best Criminal Defense Attorney" among a handful of lawyers to receive such recognition during a recent survey of her peers. Tracey obtained her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, one of the highest regarded law schools in the nation.
Perfect 5.0, Martindale.com
Ms. Wood has been pioneering new frontiers for women in law since she entered practice in 1992. She is the first attorney from Wisconsin ever appointed as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, and first Wisconsin attorney to be appointed to the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense held at Harvard Law School. She chairs the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Strike Force for the state's largest association for criminal defense lawyers and has previously served as the President of that organization. She has authored several articles on defense against drunk driving charges including Challenging Prior Under Influence Convictions, an article discussing U.S. v. Gant in the Wisconsin Law Journal, and she has contributed to the national DUI attorneys' bible by Taylor & Oberman, entitled "Drunk Driving Defense". She has also won many appeals in both the Wisconsin Appellate System (most recently City of Beloit v. Steven Herbst) and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago (i.e. U.S. v. Andres Perez).
Past President, WACDL.com
WACDL is committed to promoting the proper administration of criminal justice; fostering and maintaining the integrity, independence and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases; and encouraging an unyielding concern for the protection of individual rights and due process.
Top 25 Madison Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
Best of the Best award
Top 25 Women Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
Defense Attorney Tracey Wood is highly regarded as Wisconsin's premier expert on Drunk Driving, Drugged Driving, OWI, DUI and Criminal Defense. Call her now if you've been charged with an OWI, DUI or drunk driving offense. (855) 321-8500 or (608) 729-1897
Winner Best Lawyers in America for criminal appellate defense work Wisconsin, Super Lawyers
If you have been charged with operation while intoxicated or any other serious crime, contact Tracey Wood of Tracey Wood & Associates immediately for a free intitial, no-obligation consultation. (855) 321-8500 or (608) 729-1897
Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers, Super Lawyers
If you have been charged with operation while intoxicated or any other serious crime, contact Tracey Wood of Tracey Wood & Associates immediately for a free intitial, no-obligation consultation. (855) 321-8500 or (608) 729-1897
America's Best Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers, Super Lawyers
If you have been charged with operation while intoxicated or any other serious crime, contact Tracey Wood of Tracey Wood & Associates immediately for a free intitial, no-obligation consultation. (855) 321-8500 or (608) 729-1897
Strikeforce for Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Chair, WACDL
Tracey A. Wood is an aggressive criminal defense attorney at the law firm of Tracey Wood & Associates in Madison, Wisconsin. She focuses her practice on defending the rights of individuals whether they are charged with drunken driving or more severe criminal charges including murder and federal conspiracy.
Wisconsin Law Journal, Women In The Law, 2009, Wisconsin Law Journal
If you have been charged with operation while intoxicated or any other serious crime, contact Tracey Wood of Tracey Wood & Associates immediately for a free initial, no-obligation consultation. (855) 321-8500 or (608) 729-1897

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What sets your firm apart from other OWI firms in Wisconsin?
Attorney Tracey Wood is among the most experienced OWI defense attorneys in the state of Wisconsin. Her impressive resume of case wins is the result of extensive training and a dedication to her practice. Ms. Wood was the first Regent from Wisconsin to be appointed to the National College for DUI Defense and is the first attorney in Wisconsin to become a certified field sobriety test instructor. She often teaches other lawyers at the state level and nationally how to handle field sobriety cases. Ms. Wood and the firm scored another first with a successful Collateral Attack case in 1995, challenging a previous ruling against a client who was not represented in court. This win and the subsequent article that Ms. Wood published on the case remains one of the most effective forms of defense for many attorneys. It is her depth of knowledge as well as her breadth of experience that sets Tracey Wood apart from other OWI defense attorneys.

Attorney Tracey Wood is among the most experienced OWI defense attorneys in the state of Wisconsin. ...
What are some of your recent Wisconsin OWI case wins?
If you have been charged with operation while intoxicated or any other serious crime, contact Tracey Wood of Tracey Wood & Associates immediately for a free initial, no-obligation consultation. (855) 321-8500 or (608) 729-1897

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What are the penalties for first offense OWI in Wisconsin?
Even a first-offense OWI is considered a serious infraction in the State of Wisconsin. As such, a first-offense conviction is riddled with costly consequences. If you are convicted, you face a license revocation of six to nine months, and a fine ranging from $150 to $300. If your blood alcohol content was above 0.15%, you will be required to have an ignition interlock device, or IID, installed in your vehicle, at your expense, for up to one year. If there was a minor under the age of 16 in the vehicle at the time of your arrest, you may be sentenced to a jail term of five to six months. You will also be responsible for a fine ranging from $350 to $1,100 and will be required to have an IID installed in your vehicle for 12 to 18 months. If your OWI resulted in an injury of another person, your fines will range from $300 to $25,000 and you can face up to 12.5 years in prison. If the OWI resulted in death, you will be responsible for a fine of up to $100,000 and may spend up to 25 years in prison. A first-offense OWI will permanently remain on your driving record. If you are facing a first-offense OWI, working with an experienced OWI defense attorney is one of the best things you can do to protect your rights.

Even a first-offense OWI is considered a serious infraction in the State of Wisconsin. As such, a ...


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Blog: Wisconsin OWI DUI Criminal Defense Appeals Super Lawyer

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