Douglas J. Wood
Award-Winning Writer

“Douglas J. Wood is an attorney with three law degrees. His background…brings a figment of the imagination alive to a degree of vividness rarely seen.”
–Foreword Reviews

“An engaging, essential novel.”
–Kirkus Reviews

"Wood is a straightforward, candid writer…[His] memoir is a refreshing look at an unusual legal career."
–Publishers Weekly



About Doug Wood

Douglas J. Wood is the author of the award-winning Samantha Harrison political trilogy. In 2018 he published his memoir, Asshole Attorney: Memories, Musings, and Missteps in A 40-Year Career. His other non-fiction titles include the best-selling text Please Be Ad-Vised: A Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive, now in its seventh edition, and 101 Things I Want to Say…the Collection, a book of fatherly advice to his children.

A partner at Reed Smith LLP, he has over 40 years of experience practicing entertainment and media law, often imparting knowledge gained from his career in his books. He works in New York, lives in New Jersey, has been happily married for over 45 years, is the proud parent to three grown children, and grandfather to two adorable grandchildren. His new novel, Dark Data: Control, Alt, Delete, about cyberwar and financial terrorism will be published this summer.


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