Trusted & Effective Legal Representation in MD, VA and DC

Roberts & Wood is a general litigation firm offering services in both civil and criminal matters. The firm has been providing zealous courtroom advocacy for clients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for over twenty five years.


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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Criminal Defense

We provide aggressive legal representation in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. for persons charged with crimes and serious motor vehicle offenses.

Our attorneys have obtained acquittals in all types of criminal cases, ranging from simple misdemeanors, to serious felonies, such as robbery, rape and murder.

Personal Injury

We represent individuals and family members of persons who have been injured or killed as the result of negligence.

Whether the injury or death was caused by an auto accident; medical malpractice; a dangerous or defective product; or some other negligent act, we work hard to assure that our clients receive just compensation for their injuries.

Police Misconduct

We specialize in lawsuits involving misconduct by law enforcement officers. We seek compensation for injuries and deaths caused by the use of excessive force, as well as false arrest and malicious prosecution.

If you have been injured as a result of police brutality, or have been wrongfully incarcerated, our attorneys can assist you.

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