Chanae L. Wood is an Associate in the firm’s Land Use and Zoning Group. A magna cum laude graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law, Chanae has clerked for the Honorable Judge Marcia G. Cooke in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
During law school, she was selected as the first black Editor-in-Chief of the St. Thomas Law Review. Her article, “Black and Poor: The Grave Consequences of Utah v. Strieff,” was published in the Review’s “Voice of the Voiceless” Anniversary Issue.
As a trial team member, Chanae competed in the 2018 ABA Labor and Employment National Trial Competition. She and her teammates were named National Champions — beating teams from UC Hastings College of Law and Harvard Law School. She also served as President of the Black Law Students Association, during which time the organization was bestowed the coveted Student Organization of the Year Award.
Prior to law school, Chanae worked for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan as a Commission aide and for Florida State Senator Oscar Braynon, II as a legislative aide in both his Miami and Tallahassee offices. She also interned for Congresswoman Federica Wilson in Washington D.C.
Chanae graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences and minors in Public Leadership and International Studies & Humanitarian Assistance. She is an active member of Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association.
- St. Thomas University School of Law, JD, 2018
- University of Florida, 2013
- St. Thomas University School of Law
- CALI Book Awards: Legal Research & Writing, Advanced Legal Research & Writing, Advanced Legal Skills; Dean’s List (all semesters); Pro Bono Commendation, Over 100 Service Hours
- University of Florida
- National Campaign Conference, Cambridge, MA, Institute of Public Policy, Harvard University; Larry J. Connor Medal of Excellence, Selected as Finalist
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