Jessica is a founding partner and a seasoned family law attorney who brings a wealth of experience and a compassionate approach to every case she handles. Jessica's journey in the legal field began in 2003 at Edward F. Whipps & Associates, where she honed her skills as a Legal Assistant and developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of domestic relations. In 2010, she was admitted to the Ohio Bar and became a fulltime Associate at the firm. In 2014, fueled by her passion for empowering families, Jessica joined forces with Chelsea Long to establish Wood & Long, LLC.
Drawing from her own personal experiences as the child of divorced parents, Jessica has dedicated her legal career to helping families find amicable resolutions. While she believes in striving for the best possible outcomes, she also recognizes that some cases demand a preparedness to navigate through even the most challenging and adversarial situations. With her "hope for the best, prepare for the worst" mindset, Jessica approaches each case with a delicate balance of seeking agreeable solutions and delivering effective advocacy when faced with combative opposition. Her comprehensive expertise covers a wide range of family law matters, including dissolutions, complex divorces, custody battles (representing both mothers and fathers), spousal and child support enforcement, defense, and modification, and civil protection order defense and prosecution. Her unwavering dedication to her clients has taken her across Ohio, handling cases in various counties such as Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Licking, Pickaway, Perry, Richland, and Union.
Outside the realm of law, Jessica cherishes the precious moments spent with her husband and two sons, as well as their close-knit circle of friends. She also finds fulfillment in giving back to the community through her extensive volunteer work. For over ten years, she has been an active volunteer for the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio, making a significant impact in the lives of survivors.
When you choose Jessica Wood and Wood & Long, LLC, you gain a compassionate advocate who not only possesses a deep understanding of family law but also brings a personal perspective to the table. With her by your side, you can trust that your case will be handled with utmost care, diligence, and effectiveness.
— Capital University Law School - Juris Doctor 2010
— Children & Family Law Concentration
— Dispute Resolution Concentration
— The Ohio State University - B.A. & B.S. 2005
— Columbus Bar Association
— Ohio State Bar Association
— American Bar Association
Honors And Awards
— Capital University Cum Laude (Top 1/3 of Class)
— Member Order of the Curia (National Honorary Legal Fraternity)
— Top Half of the Ohio Bar Examination (2010)
— Top Attorneys – Outstanding Young Lawyers Cleveland and Columbus (2014)
— Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014)
— Dean’s List
— Fischer College of Business Undergraduate Award
— Columbus CEO “Top Lawyer” 2016
— Certified Divorce and Family Mediator by Ohio Supreme Court (2009)
— Certified as a Basic Collaborative Family Practice Attorney by Columbus Bar Association (2013)
— New Leadership Ohio Conference
— Completed Guardian ad Litem Education Program