Biography

Karla M. Wood, Attorney went to law school later in life having learned from the school of hard knocks the damage a half-truth or outright lie can have on one's life. She graduated valedictorian from high school and received a 4-year army ROTC scholarship. Karla graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with the honor of distinguished military graduate and a bachelor of arts in psychology. She also served her country as an officer in the US Army Reserves.

Personal Service

Karla’s clients deal directly with her. She finds this incredibly advantageous as communication and contact are critical. Her clients prefer this setup because they receive direct attention and advice.

MEDIATION - resolve your family law issues prior to litigation. Karla has taken mediation training and is ready to assist your family in resolving child custody and equitable distribution matters. Even if you have already filed, come with your counsel to the mediation table and resolve your private family issues exactly that way - privately. Karla knows the law and knows families. Fair and impartial aren't just words in a statute book. She isn't running for an elected office so you don't have to worry that she is somehow partisan from the get go. When you can resolve conflict without litigation, folks are more likely to follow the Order/Agreement they create and are less likely to have to go back to court.

Tenacious and dauntless, Karla has a reputation for being a fighter for her clients. She always teased that she’d get a billboard that shows her with the letters “WOW (Witch of Waynesville)."

Hobbies and Interests

In addition to being an attorney, Karla writes. Her first published book titled “Riley's Mission” is a children's book about the tooth fairy kingdom and teaches kids why and how to brush their teeth. Karla is also an avid hiker. She attempted a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in the spring of 2016 but suffered a severe injury, causing her to stop. Being resilient, Karla recovered and now hikes her beloved Great Smoky Mountains and pursues challenges such as the 100 waterfall challenge.


Karla also paints now and has sold 7 paintings. She loves painting landscapes, old barns, but also creates abstracts. Look for her soon to be online gallery - Painting Time Well Spent. Hire her to transform your photos into paintings.

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