Chauntelle R. Wood Selected as a National Black Lawyer Top 40 Under 40


Chauntelle Wood has been selected to join The National Black Lawyers’ organization as a National Black Lawyer Top 40 Under 40 for African American attorneys. The organization recognizes African American legal excellence and includes both plaintiff and defense attorneys in all practice areas. 

Chauntelle defends global exploration and production companies in mass tort litigation, legacy litigation, environmental and operational matters, and oil & gas royalty and pipeline disputes. She has managed multiple aspects of litigation both pre-trial and during trial, and she is currently the lead trial attorney on a mass tort case involving a refinery fire in Louisiana. Chauntelle diversifies her work with a variety of general litigation, insurance disputes, labor and employment matters, and multiple pro bono matters.

Prior to joining Liskow & Lewis, Chauntelle served as the Assistant District Attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s office. She was the first chair attorney in 28 jury trials.  During her time at the District Attorney’s office, she served as a Senior Felony Prosecutor and a Misdemeanor Court Chief. Chauntelle has experience independently handling all aspects of trial cases, including presenting to grand juries, formulating trial strategy, investigating facts, interviewing witnesses, and arguing pre-trial motions.

In addition, Chauntelle is an Adjunct Professor at Texas Southern Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she teaches Trial Simulation to second-year law students and a Veteran of the United States Air Force Reserves where she served for 8 years.