Karin M. Wood, Esq.

Legal Representation You Can Count On

Proudly serving the New Jersey counties of Salem, Gloucester & Cumberland

Licensed to practice in all New Jersey State and Federal Courts

With over a decade of experience, as a solo practitioner, Karin M. Wood is experienced enough to handle even the most complex litigation, but small enough to deliver the individual attention her client’s deserve.

It is imperative that you be made aware of your legal rights and I will work to get the best outcome possible for you.  My focus is to help you reach a quick and financially beneficial solution to your legal matter. – Karin M. Wood

Currently involved in personal injury, workers’ compensation, wills, real estate, family law, criminal law and municipal law.

Hiring a lawyer can be stressful. However, hiring Ms. Wood will minimize that stress, making her clients’ experience pleasant, affordable and effective.

Areas of Practice

Wills and Estate Planning

Karin M. Wood provides guidance in every aspect of estate planning to individuals living in the Salem County, New Jersey area.    She recognizes that providing a secure future for yourself and your loved ones is your primary objective.  She’s experienced in the creation of wills, trusts and other planning documents.  She can also assist you with the creation of various financial and healthcare directives including living wills, and both medical and general powers of attorney.  In addition, she can assist you in setting up guardianships or appointing guardians in case of future health and safety issues.  Ms. Wood strives to ensure that your financial and physical future is directed as you see fit and she will assist you in distributing your property to those that you care about when the time comes.

As events in our lives take place, our financial, family and health situations change. Attorney Wood recommends that her clients review their documents often with her, so that any changes can be made early.  Any major life event, including a marriage, birth or adoption of a child, a death or divorce, can change your future outlook, and the effectiveness of your estate planning documents.  Ms. Wood can help make sure that after you are gone, your property is distributed according to your wishes.

No one likes to think about what bad things might happen to him or her in the future. Unfortunately, an accident or some other unforeseen event can have disastrous results and render you extremely ill, unconscious, unable to communicate or incompetent.  Ms. Wood encourages all of her clients to meet with her to make clear, in a legal document, their wishes regarding medical treatments and financial affairs.  In the tragic event that you are ever unable to communicate your desires, these directives are crucial to ensuring that your wishes are carried out by your loved ones and medical personnel.  Karin M. Wood’s experience can aid you in drafting directives that will guide your family and medical providers in making decisions that are in harmony with what you want.  She can help you draft medical powers of attorney, directive and durable powers of attorney, that will help your loved ones and medical providers make important decisions if you are unable to do so.  In addition, she can draft documents that dictate who should become you and/or your minor child’s guardian in the unfortunate event that it becomes necessary.

Criminal Defense

No one should appear in municipal court without having an experienced attorney at their side. As both a Municipal Prosecutor and Municipal Public Defender, Ms. Wood is an expert in handling your criminal matter, whether it be in Superior Court or the local municipal court.

  • DUI/DWI
  • Driving with Suspended/Revoked Driving Privileges
  • Uninsured Motorist
  • Speeding
  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance or Drug Paraphernalia
  • Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Disorderly Persons Offense
  • Megan’s Law

Real Estate

Are you buying or selling a home? Facing a foreclosure? Looking to rent property? Entering into a commercial lease? Contact Ms. Wood today. Real estate transactions are one of the most significant financial undertakings which may occur in your lifetime. Don’t go into any real estate matter without the expert counsel and advice from an experienced real estate attorney.

Local Government

Ms. Wood is Solicitor for the Township of Elsinboro, Lower Alloways Creek and Upper Pittsgrove.  She also serves as the Prosecutor for Lower Alloways Creek and Pennsville and Public Defender for East Greenwich Joint Municipal Court.

Municipal Court

Those charged with motor vehicle violations or disorderly persons offenses often underestimate the consequences of the charges. No one should appear in any court, even a Municipal Court, without being counseled by an experienced attorney as to the all of the possible outcomes. Attorney Wood has appeared on behalf of countless defendants in municipal courts in Salem County and other local areas and will provide you with the most vigorous defense possible.

Personal Injury

Were you or a loved one injured in an accident that was caused by no fault of your own?  If so, it may benefit you to contact a personal injury lawyer in New Jersey because you might be entitled to compensation. With considerable experience handling injury cases and a track record of success, Ms. Wood can provide the strong legal counsel needed to move forward after an injury.

A personal injury is a physical harm suffered as a result of the careless, negligent or intentional behavior of a person or company.  I fight for people who have been hurt in a car accident, injured on the job, slipped and fell on someone else’s property, or were harmed after using a consumer product that was dangerous or defective in some way.

No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how serious the resulting injuries were, you do not have to lose hope.  Karin M. Wood and her team have the skills, resources and determination needed to take on even the most complex cases.  For more information, call 856-376-3841.

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Head and Brain Injury
  • Dog Bite

Take legal action today! Contact Karin M. Wood, Esquire to get started with a no-cost consultation.

Business

Karin M. Wood can represent your business in a variety of legal matters including: determining what type of legal entity best suits your business type and goals, preparing contracts, zoning and other municipal law disputes, and litigation with clients, employees, business colleagues and competitors.  Whether your business is large or small, well established or just getting off the ground, she can handle all of your business needs.

My goal is to provide clients with cost-effective services to help ensure the success of my client’s business.  I can help business owners in drafting clear, thorough and precise commercial documents, including terms and conditions of sale, marketing and distribution agreements, employee contracts, licensing contracts and any other legal documents that your business may need.  Your success in business is my ultimate goal.

Family Law

Attorney Wood understands that resolving family issues is often a stressful, emotionally charged process.  She uses more than a decade of experience in family law to resolve all types of family disputes, including: adoption, divorce, guardianship of minors, the custody, support and visitation of children, spousal support, and the division of martial property and assets.  During this difficult and tense time, it is important for you to have a qualified, experienced attorney protecting your rights.  Karin M. Wood represents individuals throughout Salem County, New Jersey in all family law matters.

If you are going through a divorce, adoption proceedings, or other family law dispute, let me help you reach a favorable resolution.

Workers Compensation

Injured in a work-related accident? Suffer from a work-related illness? Ms. Wood is one of the few attorneys in Salem County who specialize in worker compensation claims. She has successfully represented hundreds of local workers injured on the job. She will fight to get you the compensation you deserve!!

 

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face the legal system alone.

 

Karin M. Wood, Esq.

95 South Broadway, Pennsville NJ 08070