Thad F. Woody

Partner

Biography

Mr. Woody has extensive experience representing clients in matters relating to divorce, child support, custody, legitimation and paternity. He has successfully represented a variety of clients including notable entertainers, athletes and high-profile executives. Mr. Woody also is trained as a Guardian ad Litem and has performed substantial pro bono services on behalf of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Mr. Woody received his bachelor of arts and juris doctor degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Education

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law
  • B.A., University of North Carolina

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of North Carolina
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Court
  • United States Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Federal Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Federal Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States Federal Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Selected Honors

  • Named, “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine
  • Named, “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40 in the Field of Family Law, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Named, “Georgia Rising Star” by Atlanta Magazine
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Sarah E. Parker, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Moot Court Team Member, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Dean’s List, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Senior Class President, University of North Carolina

Selected Positions

  • Adjunct Professor/Faculty – Georgia State University College of Law – Family Law Course
  • Guest Lecturer, Emory University School of Law
  • Council Member – American Bar Association Section of Family Law
  • Adjunct Professor/Faculty – John Marshall Law School – Domestic Relations Course
  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia State College of Law, 2010-present
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Committee Chair, American Bar Association Section of Family Law
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Selected Articles and Presentations

  • Author, “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments under the UEFJA”, Family Law Advocate,Spring 2017
  • Co-Chair Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Savannah, Georgia 2017
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Quebec City, QC, 2016
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Paradise Island, Bahamas, 2016Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Carlsbad, California, 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Stowe, Vermont, 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Producer, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Southampton, Bermuda, 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Producer, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Deer Valley, Utah, 2013
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Spring CLE Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2013
  • Guest Speaker, Emory University Law Symposium, 2013
  • Author, “Client Centered Cost Containment”, Family Law Advocate, Fall 2013
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Section of Family Law
  • Co-Chair Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Bachelor Gulch, Colorado 2017
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, Portland, Oregon, 2015
  • Spring CLE Conference, Miami, Florida, 2012
  • Co-Author, “Managing/Building High-Profile Practices”, Young Lawyers Div. of the American Bar Association, 2011
  • Co-Author, “Marketing Your Practice to Attorneys and Clients”, American Inst. of Certified Public Accountants, 2011
  • Co-Author, “Effective Advocacy When Time Is Short”, Georgia Family Law Institute, 2011
  • Co-Author, “Advocating for the High-Profile Client”, NFL Players’ Association, 2011
  • Contributor, “Library of Georgia Family Forms”, 2011