Andrew S. Wood, Lawyer
  • 2013 BA – With Distinction – University of Alberta
  • 2017 Juris Doctor – University of Alberta
  • Called to the Alberta Bar – March 29, 2019

Andrew has lived in Alberta for his entire life, growing up in Lac La Biche, Alberta with his parents and younger sister. Andrew graduated from high school in Lac La Biche in 2008, and thereafter enrolled in undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta. During his undergraduate studies, Andrew volunteered with the Elizabeth Fry Society, where he helped self-represented individuals navigate through their initial interactions with the Alberta court system. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta in 2013, and was thereafter accepted into the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law. He then worked at an oil refinery for a year, to pay for law school.

In law school, he volunteered with the Student Legal Services (SLS) Criminal Law Project, and participated in “Law Show,” the University of Alberta Faculty of Law’s annual theatre production for a charitable cause. He played drums in the Law Show band during all three years of law school.

During his summer breaks from law school, Andrew worked for the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, where he gained daily courtroom experience representing the Provincial Crown. He also worked for Neuman Thompson, an employer-side employment and labour law firm in Edmonton.

Andrew graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in May 2017. He completed his articles with Rand & Company LLP, and passed the bar in March 2019. He looks forward to carrying on this firm’s proud tradition for decades to come, and serving the great people of this province as a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Andrew practices primarily in the areas of family law and criminal law, although his employment with Rand & Company LLP has provided him with practical experience in professional discipline law. He is enrolled with Legal Aid Alberta, as a roster lawyer for family law and criminal law matters.

Andrew has appeared at every level of court in Alberta, representing a diverse array of clients in family, criminal, and civil law matters. He has also represented family law clients at binding and non-binding Judicial Dispute Resolution’s (JDRs) and Early Intervention Case Conferences (EICCs).

Away from work, Andrew enjoys travelling, either with his group of lifelong friends, or with his beautiful wife, Jenna, and their young son. He is a huge American college football and NFL fan, and tries to attend a game in the United States with his friends every year. He loves animals, and his family has adopted two cats and a dog. He remains physically fit by playing intramural sports, weightlifting, and golfing. Andrew loves to read, and topics of particular interest to him include, but are not limited to: criminology, World War I and II history, geography, dystopian fiction, and non-fiction sports novels. He has read “Blood Meridian,” by acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy, approximately 150 times. At any given time, he may be browsing the Wikipedia entry for “unsolved disappearances".

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