Erin M. Wood


Erin Wood is an attorney at Waters Kraus & Paul in the Dallas office. Erin focuses her practice on asbestos litigation, product liability, toxic torts, and personal injury cases. Erin earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Plan II Honors, Business Honors, and obtained her master’s in Professional Accounting. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. While there, Erin served as Executive Editor of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review and was Chief Counsel of the SMU Small Business Clinic. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2011 and is also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Erin has been recognized for inclusion on the 2018 Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list, published by Thomson Reuters, Legal. Erin is a member of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, an invitation-only honor, The Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Junior League of Dallas.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Junior League of Dallas

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2016


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., 2011
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.A., B.B.A, M.P.A., 2008

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Keenan Trial Institute

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for recognition on the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list, published by Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • Member, Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017-Present
  • Small Business Clinic, Chief Counsel, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2011
  • Science and Technology Law Review, Executive Editor, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2010-2011
  • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar, Southern Methodist University, 2008-2009
  • Mortar Board National College Honor Society, 2006-2008

Other Appointments

  • Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016-Present

Publications & Speeches

  • “Taking Sides in Fight over NIMBYism,” Units Magazine, November 2009


The National Trial Lawyers

Erin M. Wood

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