About Andrew Wood
Andrew Wood has exclusively practiced immigration law since 2008, and his experience spans a wide range of immigration-related legal issues. His practice is devoted to employment-based immigration cases, family-based immigration cases, and complex deportation and removal cases.
Mr. Wood has successfully guided employers wishing to hire foreign national employees through the Department of Labor’s Labor Certification process, and helped individuals obtain green cards and temporary visas based on employment. He has helped people of many nations to obtain green cards through family-based petitions, and has successfully represented individuals in VAWA cases, extreme hardship waivers, and asylum cases. Mr. Wood has also helped individuals win their cases before an Immigration Judge in difficult removal cases, and has taught a continuing legal education class on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions to the Erie County Bar Association’s Criminal Defense Attorney section.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Wood spent significant time in Asia. He resided and worked in Thailand in 2001 and 2002, as well as Singapore and Sri Lanka, where he created and implemented a disaster relief program following the 2004 Asian Tsunami. While at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mr. Wood was senior editor for JURIST, which awarded him the Excellence of Service Award, JURIST’s highest honor. He was also a recipient of the law school’s Community Service Award.
As part of his legal education, Mr. Wood studied at the National University of Singapore with a focus on Southeast Asian Law and International Business Law, and held internships at the Community Legal Education Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Philippines; and the Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center.
Andrew obtained his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he also received a Certificate of Advanced Study in International & Comparative Law. While at Pitt Law, he also studied ASEAN law at the National University of Singapore. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania, and represents individuals before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Immigration Court system across the United States. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.