Chauntelle Wood
Chauntelle
Chauntelle R. Wood
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77002

Overview

Chauntelle Wood is a litigator in the firm’s Houston office. 

Prior to joining Liskow & Lewis, Chauntelle served as the Assistant District Attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s office (DA’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. This success led to Chauntelle routinely being asked to train and mentor young prosecutors. 

Chauntelle is an Adjunct Professor at Texas Southern Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she teaches Trial Simulation. She received her Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center. She served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves for 8 years. 

Involvement

Professional

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • National Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member of Labor & Employment Section
  • The “Downtown” Group
  • Association of Women Attorneys

Recognition

  • Best Oralist Award
  • Silent Hero Award – Harris County District Attorney’s Office (2017)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal

Presentations

  • “Best Practices for Domestic Violence Victims” CLE, hosted by Crimestoppers Houston, led by Harris County District Attorney’s Office, February 15, 2018
  • “Advocacy Skills Training Academy: Winning and Losing by Voir Dire,” CLE, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, March 3, 2018
  • "Caseload and Docket Management,” CLE, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, March 28, 2018

Publications

  • “Romeo and Juliet: The 21st Century Juvenile Sex Offenders, 39 S.U. L. Rev. 385 (Spring 2012)
  • The Face of Districting: Richard Gallot, Reflections: the Magazine of Southern University Law Center (Spring 2011)

After Hours

"Traveling is a big hobby for me. I enjoy new cultures and experiences. I enjoy time with family and close friends and I regularly volunteer mentoring students or younger lawyers with their individual career paths."