Erin Wood

Kirkendall Dwyer LLP
4343 Sigma Road Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75244
(214) 271-4027
kirkendalldwyer.com


Erin Wood is an attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer in the Dallas office. Erin focuses her practice on product liability and toxic torts, specifically medical device, drug, and cancer litigation. Erin earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Plan II Honors, Business Honors, and obtained her master's in Professional Accounting. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. While there, Erin served as Executive Editor of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review and was Chief Counsel of the SMU Small Business Clinic. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2011.  Prior to her tenure at Kirkendall Dwyer, Erin worked at the Dallas office of Waters & Kraus, LLP, for more than eight years, representing plaintiffs in asbestos litigation, product liability, toxic torts, and personal injury cases.  Erin has been recognized for inclusion on the 2018 Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list, published by Thomson Reuters, Legal. Erin is a member of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, an invitation-only honor, The Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Junior League of Dallas.

Highlights

$8.45M Mesothelioma Verdict for Career Pipefitter in Calif.
Three Firm Attorneys Recognized as Rising Stars
Erin Wood Named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Texas
$9.2M Verdict in First Hip Implant Case Against Zimmer, Inc.

Areas of Practice

Asbestos Litigation
Medical Device Litigation
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Toxic Tort
Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Pro Bono & Community Service

Junior League of Dallas

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2011
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2012
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2016
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2020
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2020

 

Education

Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., 2011
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.A., B.B.A, M.P.A., 2008

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Women Lawyers Association
Keenan Trial Institute

Honors & Awards

Selected for recognition on the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list, published by Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2019, 2020
Member, Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017-Present
Small Business Clinic, Chief Counsel, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2011
Science and Technology Law Review, Executive Editor, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2010-2011
Hatton W. Sumners Scholar, Southern Methodist University, 2008-2009
Mortar Board National College Honor Society, 2006-2008

Other Appointments

Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016-Present

Publications & Speeches

"Taking Sides in Fight over NIMBYism," Units Magazine, November 2009