Roberts & Wood

Roberts & Wood Roberts & Wood is a general litigation firm offering services in both civil and criminal matters. Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
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The firm was founded in 1985 by partners Terrell N. Roberts III, and Douglas J. Wood. They were joined by partner Christopher A. Griffiths in 1990. All three attorneys are skilled litigators who possess extensive trial experience. Doug Wood and Chris Griffiths are widely considered two of the top criminal defense attorneys in the region. They regularly handle serious felonies such as murder, sex offense, robbery, narcotics and theft. They also handle less serious cases, such as serious traffic and DWI cases. Terry Roberts handles civil cases for the firm. He has obtained millions of dollars in judgments and settlements for clients in a wide variety of cases, including auto accidents, bus accidents, medical malpractice and consumer fraud. Mr. Roberts has developed a specialty in police misconduct cases, and is a regional authority in cases involving police brutality and false arrest. Roberts & Wood is a small firm that handles big cases. Our lawyers have dealt successfully with many of the regions most high profile criminal and civil cases. However, all of our clients receive the personal attention and care that only a small firm can provide.

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“I work as an investigator for the Legal Aid Society. We provide legal defense to people who can’t afford it. I studied law in college, but I’m learning that the system doesn’t match up to what we were taught. According to theory, the defendant should always have the advantage. Our clients are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof lies with the prosecutor. But that’s only in theory. In reality, the District Attorneys bend the rules of the system to gain maximum leverage. They don’t care about justice-- well, I’m sure there are some that do-- but the ones I’ve seen only care about winning. It’s an elected position, so they want to show voters that they are ‘tough on crime.’ And that requires higher incarceration rates. So they are incentivized to convict as many people as possible. One of their favorite weapons is to overcharge. They’ll charge a defendant with ten things. Nine of them would easily get thrown out in court, but the client just can’t risk it. So they’ll plead guilty to the one charge that even remotely applies to the case. We’re representing one client who passed out on the subway. It’s a simple public intoxication charge. But his beer bottle fell off his seat and broke, so they charged him with possession of a weapon. They know it’s ridiculous. But they know he’ll never go to trial with that charge on the table. So they’ll get their conviction. And that’s all that matters.”

01/11/2016
Washington, DC's Best Lawyers: Criminal Defense - Washingtonian

Douglas Wood and Christopher Griffiths named one of Washingtonian's Best Lawyers of 2015 for the 4th year in a row!

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Bruce MarcusBruce Marcus has served as counsel in criminal and civil litigation matters ranging from the most complex to routine cases for major corporations, local businesses, and individuals. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, he regularly appea…

Douglas Wood & Christopher Griffiths named two of Washingtonian Magazine's Best Lawyers of 2014.
04/23/2015
2013-2014 Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense | People & Politics | Washingtonian

Douglas Wood & Christopher Griffiths named two of Washingtonian Magazine's Best Lawyers of 2014.

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Roberts & Wood

Address

6801 Kenilworth Ave, Ste 202
Riverdale, MD
20737

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(301) 699-0764

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About Us

The firm was founded in 1985 by partners Terrell N. Roberts III, and Douglas J. Wood. They were joined by partner Christopher A. Griffiths in 1990. All three attorneys are skilled litigators who possess extensive trial experience.

Doug Wood and Chris Griffiths are widely considered two of the top criminal defense attorneys in the region. They regularly handle serious felonies such as murder, sex offense, robbery, narcotics, and theft. They also handle less serious cases, such as serious traffic and DWI cases.

Terry Roberts handles civil cases for the firm. He has obtained millions of dollars in judgments and settlements for clients in a wide variety of cases, including auto accidents, bus accidents, medical malpractice and consumer fraud. Mr. Roberts has developed a specialty in police misconduct cases, and is a regional authority in cases involving police brutality and false arrest.

Roberts & Wood is a small firm that handles big cases. Our lawyers have dealt successfully with many of the regions most high profile criminal and civil cases. However, all of our clients receive the personal attention and care that only a small firm can provide.

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