Overview

Jeremy F. Wood advises and represents employers in many industries, including healthcare, transportation, restaurant, retail, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, and technology. He not only represents employers to trial but through appeal as well, drawing on his experience as an appellate court clerk.

Outside litigation, Jeremy also supports employers as the Washington state associate in Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI), responding to developments in state and local legislation and rulemaking. In this role, he assists the employer community in advocating to lawmakers and filing amicus curiae briefs in high stakes supreme court cases before either become law.

In law school, Jeremy served as an articles editor for the Washington International Law Journal, a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, and vice president of the Native American Law Students Association. He externed with the U.S. Attorney and the chambers of the Hon. John Coughenour (Western District of Washington), and interned for the United States Department of the Interior and private firms. He was also selected as a faculty research assistant.

Before law school, Jeremy advocated for the care of HIV positive youth as an Americorps fellow in Washington, DC, and taught English in the Middle East. He continues to serve his community by representing asylum applicants pro bono through the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and previously chaired the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chair

Seattle Human Rights Commission

2016-2018

Leadership Fellow

Senator Henry M. Jackson Foundation

2017-2018

Member

Judicial Evaluation Committee

Cardozo Society of Washington

2017-present

At Large Board Member

William L. Dwyer Inn of Court

2017-present

Pro Bono Asylum Attorney

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

2017-present

Chief Editor

WSBA Section Newsletter

Recognition

Order of the Barristers

2016

Recipient, Dean’s Medal

University of Washington School of Law

2016

Recipient, CALI Award for Highest Grade in American Indian Law

University of Washington School of Law

Spring 2015

Bar Scholar

King County Bar Foundation

News, Analysis & Press

Tribal Exclusion Authority: Its Sovereign Roots with Recommendations for Federal Support

6 AMER. INDIAN L.J. 197

2018

Eluding the Proper Scope of Federal Jurisdiction: United States v. Johnny Smith and the Assimilative Crimes Act

26.1 WSBA: Indian Law Newsletter 4

2018

A Border Not Their Own: The British Columbia Provincial Court Holds Certain Colville Members Maintain Constitutional Right to Hunt Amongst the Arrow Lakes

23.2 WSBA: Indian Law Newsletter 3

2017

Endangered Species, Endangered Treaties: Protecting Tribal Economic Development, Treaty Rights, and Consultation under Secretarial Order 3206

4 AMER. INDIAN L.J. 131

2015

Speaking Engagements

Mechanics of Termination

Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA

June 2018

Wrongful Termination: Awful or Lawful?

Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA

June 2018

Problem Resolution in Termination

Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA

June 2018

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2016with Honors
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2010

Bar Admission

Washington

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • Tulalip Tribal Courts