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   3Gina L. WoodBloomington(309) 829-7069glwood@tnwlaw.comglwood@tnwlaw.comThomson & Weintraub LLCwww.thomsonweintraub.comwww.thomsonweintraub.comWoodG.jpgCriminal Defense Law: Felonies & MisdemeanorsFamily LawJuvenile LawFamily Law, DivorceFamily Law, MediationCriminal Defense, DUIAppeals
Gina L.
Thomson & Weintraub LLC
105 N Center St
Bloomington IL 61701-5001
Ph.(309) 829-7069 Fx.(309) 827-3458Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors    Family Law, Divorce
Family Law    Family Law, Mediation
Juvenile Law     Criminal Defense, DUI
Advisory Board Member
County:  McLean
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Having practiced law for nearly 25 years, Ms. Wood has substantial litigation experience in a multitude of practice areas, specifically concentrating in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and appellate practice.

She was an assistant state's attorney in McLean County from 1994 to 1995. She joined Thomson & Weintraub, LLC in 1995 and has been a partner in the firm since 2001. She is also a trained family law mediator who mediates all family law-related issues.

Ms. Wood was born in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1968. She earned her Bachelor of Science at Illinois State University in 1986. In 1994, she received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. While attending law school, she was awarded Best Brief as a Moot Court Participant in the Chicago Bar Association Competition. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar and U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois in 1994.

Ms. Wood is the author of "Preparing Your Client for Divorce Mediation," published in the ISBA General Practice, Vol. 26, No. 4, in May 1998. She is an active member of the McLean County, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. She was also a member of the General Practice Section of the Illinois State Bar from 1995 to 1998.

Ms. Wood previously served on the board of directors for Heartland Head Start and was Council Chair of the Family Violence Coordinating Council of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit while also co-chairing the McLean County Domestic Violence Task Force. She served as the president of the McLean County Bar Association from 2017 to 2018 and currently serves on its board of governors.

Ms. Wood has been named a Leading Lawyer by her peers since 2006.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1994
U.S. District Court
  Central District of Illinois, 1994
  Northern District of Illinois, 1994

Retainer:  Varies by case.

Year of Birth:  1968

Law School:  The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1994

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition: best brief; second place overall

Undergraduate School:  Illinois State University, B.S., political science, 1990

Employment History:  
Thomson & Weintraub, 1995-present
Assistant McLean County state's attorney, 1994-1995

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
McLean County Bar Assocation
  Committee chair
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Associations
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Robert C. Underwood Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Community Involvement:  
Heartland Headstart
  Board of Directors, 1996-2003
Family Violence Coordinating Council of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
  Chair, 2000-2003
McLean County Domestic Violence Task Force
  Former co-chair

Published Legal Writing:  
"Preparing Your Client for Divorce Meditation," ISBA General Practice, Vol. 26, No. 4, May 1998

Legal Lectures:  
Ms. Wood has spoken at various Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and Lorman seminars.

Firm Description:  
Thomson & Weintraub is a general practice firm, which was founded in Bloomington in 1941. The firm engages in the practice of family law, adoption law, real estate transactions, business law, employment law (including discrimination), personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning and probate, worker's compensation and civil and commercial litigation.

Practice Group Description:  

Married; one child

Parking is available on the street or in the Lincoln-Douglas parking garage at the corner of Front and East streets.

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