Wood Law Firm consists of Attorney Benjamin R. Wood and legal assistants, Laurie A. Ackerman, Grant County Courthouse office, Catrice Hunt, Fennimore office, and Margaret Yearous, Boscobel office.
Attorney Benjamin R. Wood
Benjamin R. Wood is a general practitioner practicing law in his hometown of Fennimore, Wisconsin and representing his home county, Grant County, Wisconsin. Attorney Wood also has the privilege of representing the City of Boscobel, Wisconsin as City Attorney and many local townships within Grant County.
Attorney Wood has experience in simple wills up to very complicated trusts. He has helped many people in Southwest Wisconsin preserve assets they have worked their entire lives to ensure a legacy for their families.
Attorney Wood has successfully probated estates from a very simplistic to the very complicated. He has formed LLCs, defended families in LLC disputes, transferred farms, commercial real estate and residential real estate. Attorney Wood has also defended his clients in court trials and jury trials.
Non-Legal Experience: Attorney Wood had the pleasure of being an adjunct professor at Southwest Technical College teaching Legal Aspects of Agribusiness. He also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. He taught American Government. He also has taught the Jailer Academy class at Southwest Technical College, specifically the section on Correctional Law.
Education: Attorney Wood received his Juris Doctrate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Before going to Law School, he received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
Family: Attorney Wood is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Trish. He has three daughters and one son. He also has a duck hunting dog named Bruiser.
Hobbies: Attorney Wood loves all Wisconsin sports teams. He is an avid duck hunter and spends many Fall days in the swamp. He also enjoys spending time with his family.
Wisconsin Bar Association, 2012-present
Grant County Bar Association, Treasurer 2012-present
Taste of Fennimore Committee, Member 2013-present
Southwest Technical College Foundation Board of Directors, Member 2014-present
Southwest Technical College Real Estate Foundation Board of Directors, President 2015-present
Fennimore Area Scholarship Foundation Board, Member 2015-present
The Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics Foundation, Member 2016-present
Fennimore Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Waterfowl Association
Continuing Education Seminar on Mental Commitment Issues to Law Enforcement – Southwest Technical College, 2014
Turkey, Tinsel & Tears, Program at Prairie du Chien Hospital and Clinic, Prairie du Chien, 2014
National Honor Society Banquet – Fennimore High School, 2015
Wisconsin State Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference – Wisconsin Dells, 2015
Wellness Fair, Southwest Technical College, 2016
Legal Assistant Laurie A. Ackerman
Laurie Ackerman is the Grant County Corporation Counsel Legal Assistant. She works in the county courthouse office in Lancaster. The Corporation Counsel office handles all civil matter for the county. Contact Laurie at 608-723-1651.
Legal Assistant Catrice Hunt
Catrice Hunt is Attorney Wood’s Legal Assistant in the Fennimore Office. Contact Catrice at 608-822-3402. Catrice works Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Legal Assistant Margaret Yearous
Margaret Yearous is Attorney Wood’s Legal Assistant in the Boscobel Office, 608-375-2828. The Boscobel office is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.