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American L. Lin WOOD

born Lucian Lincoln WOOD

American attorney, best known for representing Richard Jewell, the security guard accused in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta in 1996

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Born: on October 19, 1952 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States  (68 years)


Wood's representation of Richard Jewell inspired Dan Rather to call him the "attorney for the damned", and helped transform Wood from a personal injury lawyer to a nationally known defamation lawyer.

Lin Wood was raised in Georgia after moving to Macon, Georgia, at age 3. Wood has stated in news accounts that his family struggled financially with frequent episodes of domestic abuse involving his parents. He has one sibling, Diane Wood Stern, born February 1951 and a half sister, Linda Martin born in 1946. After a school dance, the then 16-year-old Wood returned home to find his father had beaten his mother to death. L. Lin Wood Sr. pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a charge reduced from first-degree murder. He served a little over two years in prison. Wood has stated that it was this experience that solidified his earlier decision to become a lawyer.

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