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Founding Partner

As the Founding Partner of the Los Angeles law firm, Wood Legal Group, LLP.,  Portia oversees a practice devoted to providing clients with the best in estate planning.

Portia M. Wood has spent over 10 years combining her keen business sense with an unparalleled understanding of  marketing, litigation, dispute resolution, financial matters and client relations.

Her ardent desire and deep commitment to helping families drove her to co-found Wood Legal Group, LLP. Portia is committed to helping people preserve their estate and protect their families. She helps clients avoid probate, save on taxes, protect their hard-earned savings and preserve wealth at the generational transfer.   She concentrates in the areas of Legacy Wealth Planning and asset protection planning.

Today, Portia serves as Founding Partner of Wood Legal Group, LLP. and is constantly seeking better and more effective ways to serve her clients.  She is committed to making a real difference the lives of her community.

Professional Experience

Portia is a member of the California State Bar; the Maryland State Bar; the American Bar Association; the California Association of Black Lawyers and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. She is a speaker at legacy wealth planning seminars and in 2017, was named the National Black Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40.

Education

Portia earned her Juris Doctor degree from University of Maryland in 2011, where she served as president of her class. Portia also earned a Master of Law and Letters from the Pepperdine University School of Law.  She was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Pan African Studies from California State University, Northridge.

Personal Profile

Portia, grew up between Maryland and California.  She is a three-time Women’s singles tennis champion in Baltimore City. Portia spends her free time volunteering with the Gamble House as a Docent and the Links, Inc. supporting the youth in Los Angeles.   Further, she enjoys golf, yoga, hiking, and raising her son Emerson James. The family lives in Los Angeles, CA.