Early Life & Education
Christopher Wood was born in Conroe, Texas but grew up in North Dallas. He developed his desire for public service from a young age, assisting in local elections before he was old enough to vote. Chris went on to attend Brookhaven College where his interest in working for the public interest was solidified on a trip to Austin for the Student Government. There he was able to interact with State leaders and help develop ideas that would help make a difference in education. Chris volunteered with the America Counts program to help tutor children in math. After graduating with an Associates in Arts, Chris attended the University of North Texas to study Political Science and Economics. In 2010, Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as well as a minor in Economics.
Chris attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. While in law school, Chris was a founding member of the Education Law Society, a group that was dedicated to the legal issues in both public secondary and post-secondary education. Chris furthered his dedication to public service by interning with the Michigan State Senate, where he helped draft legislation and help shape policies in the areas of education, energy development, gun control, and infrastructure. A career at the Clinesmith Firm Chris began working for the Clinesmith Firm in 2019. Chris has worked in the Pre-Litigation department and recently has made the change to Litigation.