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Karla M. Wood, Attorney

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Biography

Karla M. Wood, Attorney went to law school later in life having learned from the school of hard knocks the damage a half-truth or outright lie can have on one's life. She graduated valedictorian from high school and received a 4-year army ROTC scholarship. Karla graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with the honor of distinguished military graduate and a bachelor of arts in psychology. She also served her country as an officer in the US Army Reserves. 

Personal Service

Karla’s clients deal directly with her. She finds this incredibly advantageous as communication and contact are critical. Her clients prefer this setup because they receive direct attention and advice.

Throughout her career, Karla has learned that clients need preparation that a busy trial attorney often cannot give. First, it isn't really a lawyer's job to handle your personal issues like nervousness, fear, and the mental strain that you have suffered at the hands of the other now against you in court. Their job is the presentation of evidence and testimony. Second, they aren't equipped with skills to assist in this an rather shy away from this side of the law - especially in family law where there are lots and lots of issues. Karla can through her trial preparation sessions get you mentally ready to take the stand and have your day in court. Over 15 years of watching folks struggle with this and helping her own clients, has made Karla decide to devote a great part of her career now to helping people get ready. Call and schedule time today. Time is precious and so isn't peace of mind.

 

Tenacious and dauntless, Karla has a reputation for being a fighter for her clients. She always teased that she’d get a billboard that shows her with the letters “WOW (Witch of Waynesville)."

Hobbies and Interests

In addition to being an attorney, Karla writes. Her first published book titled “Riley's Mission” is a children's book about the tooth fairy kingdom and teaches kids why and how to brush their teeth. Karla is also an avid hiker. She attempted a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in the spring of 2016 but suffered a severe injury, causing her to stop. Being resilient, Karla recovered and now hikes her beloved Great Smoky Mountains and pursues challenges such as the 100 waterfall challenge.