Attorney Robin Wood, principal at Edmunds & Williams in Lynchburg, was honored recently during the annual Order of the Coif ceremony at Washington and Lee School of Law.
Wood, who has taught Virginia Law and Procedure at W&L Law since 1980 as an adjunct professor of law, was inducted as an honorary member of Order of the Coif, a national scholastic society that encourages and supports excellence in legal education.
In expressing her gratitude for Wood's service to the School, Law Dean Nora V. Demleitner remarked that Wood's "impact on generation of lawyers in Virginia is likely unrivaled and unsurpassed."
Others who spoke during the event included Eric Sorenson, a 1991 graduate of W&L Law and one of Wood's partners at Edmunds & Williams, and Andrew (Uncas) McThenia of the W&L Classes of '58, '63 Law, a W&L law professor and a contemporary of Wood's at W&L as an undergraduate.
"Your presence in the classrooms of Lewis Hall has made this a better place than it would otherwise be," said McThenia in his introductory comments. "Your enthusiasm for lawyering is a wonderful gift. And even better it is catching. Your students leave here with a vision of what it means to be an exemplary lawyer."
Wood received his B.A. from Washington and Lee in 1962 before attending law school at the University of Virginia. The Lynchburg native was admitted to the Virginia bar in 1965 and joined Edmunds & Williams in 1967. He specializes in litigation and corporate and business law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Commercial Litigation.
During his distinguished legal career, Wood has held leadership positions as president of the Lynchburg Bar Association and executive committee member of the Virginia Bar Association. In addition, he has served as chairman of the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar. Wood is a Member of the Virginia Law Foundation and a participant in and former chairman of the Boyd-Graves Conference on Virginia Procedure, an influential law reform group.
Outside of his life as a lawyer and teacher, Wood served for many years as a football referee for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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