Chauncey Wood is a criminal defense attorney with over 20 years' experience. He is a partner in the Boston law firm of Wood & Nathanson, LLP, and a Board member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL). Mr. Wood was selected for the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List in the area of criminal defense.
Attorney Nathanson has specialized in post-conviction criminal defense since 1997. He has also provided representation in trial-level cases as minor as trespassing and as serious as double-murder. He was a solo practitioner from 1997 until 2001, when he joined the Committee for Public Counsel Services as a staff attorney in the Criminal Appeals Unit of the Private Counsel Division. In 2005, he became the only public defender in the history of the Massachusetts public defender's office to win a case in the United States Supreme Court.
Matthew Malm has been involved in criminal defense since 2008 when he worked as an intern for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS). While interning at CPCS, he developed an interest in post-conviction litigation and pursued this interest throughout law school—working, among other places, at the Massachusetts Superior Court, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the Appeals Unit at CPCS. This path eventually led him to Wood & Nathanson, LLP, where he started working soon after graduating from law school in 2011.
Eva Jellison has been involved with criminal law since 2012 when she interned with Associate Justice Ralph Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and had her first experience with criminal defense practice interning with Rankin & Sultan, LLP in 2013.
Meredith Shih has spent her entire legal career in criminal defense. She joined Wood & Nathanson in 2016 after spending four years as a trial attorney in the Quincy office of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, where she practiced in various courts throughout Norfolk County. There she gained extensive trial and motion practice experience, litigating cases ranging from minor misdemeanor offenses to serious felonies, including sex offenses.
Claire Alexis Ward is a criminal defense attorney who is focused on helping each individual client obtain optimal results in trial and on appeal. In addition to her criminal work, Claire also represents clients in hearings before the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) and is experienced in helping clients avoid the collateral consequences of convictions, such impact on driver’s or professional licenses. Claire joined Wood & Nathanson as an associate in 2017 after three and a half years as a trial attorney in the Brockton office of the Committee for Public Services (CPCS) where she tried cases in Brockton District Court and Plymouth Superior Court, ranging from misdemeanor driving charges to serious felonies, including firearm charges and sex offenses.