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.
$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
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
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
Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016-Present
Publications & Speeches
"Taking Sides in Fight over NIMBYism," Units Magazine, November 2009