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David Luther Woodward

David Luther Woodward

  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, International Law
  • Florida, Oklahoma, Texas
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David Luther Woodward was educated in the public schools of Alabama, Georgia and Florida, earned his undergraduate and professional law degrees at The Florida State University at Tallahassee, and did post-professional studies at the London School of Economics. A lawyer admitted to practice in Florida, Oklahoma and Texas, he has practiced in each of those states.

A mature practitioner, the biographee, upon his admission to the practice of law, worked for not only the federal government, but also for the governments of two states, where he served not only in professional, but also management capacities. His further experience includes large and small firm practice, criminal and civil, international and domestic, office and courtroom.

An accomplished journalist, he worked his way through undergraduate school as a writer, photographer, and editor for the Tallahassee Democrat, and subsequent to earning his bachelor of arts he worked as an industrial engineer providing data for business decisions for a primary defense contractor in the airframe industry.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • International Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 21975640
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5th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • French
London School of Economics and Political Science/University of London
LL.M. (1982) | International Commerical Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, European Community Constitutional Law
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Florida State University College of Law
J.D. (1969) | Law
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta; Charter Member of Terrell Chapter
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Emory University School of Law
Freshman Law Year
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Florida State University College of Law
B.A. (1965) | Economics, Music, English Literature, Business
Activities: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
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William Carey College
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Professional Associations
The State Bar of Texas
- Current
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Oklahoma Bar Association
- Current
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Hatties M. Strong Foundation
- Current
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The Florida Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Reciprocal recognition and enforcement of civil judgments in the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Economic Community
University of North Carolina College of Law's Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation
With Butler: The American contingency fee--fact and fiction
The Law Society [of England and Wales] Gazette
Book review: Eyewitness Testimony, by Loftus
University of Oklahoma Law Review
The argument for oral argument
Journal of the Oklahoma Bar Association
A day in Crown Court
The Florida Bar Journal
Legal Answers
12 Questions Answered

Q. HI, I've reached my credit limit with all credit cards and a unsecured bank loan. I cannot afford bankruptcy.
A: You are a contemporary of mine and I can certainly empathize with your situation, and it is not going to heal any wounds for me to tell you that you did just about everything the wrong way. You need to visit with a bankruptcy lawyer. Most do now require a fee for the initial consultation, but your situation is too involved to treat it adequately here in this context. Best of Luck d
Q. I lost my job and can no longer pay my mortgage and we got a foreclosure notice, and need to file bankruptcy on several
A: Depending on your personal situation and the chapter of the bankruptcy code you choose you can even save your home. You need to talk to a bankruptcy lawyer ASAP. Most allow the first interview free. Good Luck d
Q. We own the mortgage on a home in TN. The owner has filed for chapter7. his exemption is $25,000 and his equity is less
A: You can do one of at least two things: 1. You can foreclose, probably not the bet move 2. You can invite the debtor to enter into a reaffirmation agreement which will allow the obligation to continue on uninterrupted, which is preferred You need to review the bankrtupcy petition to see if the debtor decides that he wants to keep the house or abandon it. There is a place in the petition where he indicates that intent. You need the help of a bankruptcy lawyer in either event although the lawyer does not necessarily have to be in Tennessee--one right here in Florida would be great. Please feel free to contact a local Bankruptcy lawyer for advice and counsel. Believe me, this is not DIY Good Luck d
Q. Do I need to file an exemption for wage garnishment if the wrong SS# was used in the original judgment?
A: This is impossible to answer without reading the entire file. If jurisdiction was not properly invoked, or if you weren't a named defendant, or "if" a host of other issues exist you may not be liable. Social Security numbers have little if anything to do with debt, and almost less to do with positive identification. Good Luck d
Q. In Florida, is a Chapter 7 BK client legally entitled to get a copy of their file from their BK attorney?
A: It is my practice to provide my client with a digital copy of everything we produce and everything we receive. If he cannot receive digital cxopies, then they are mailed in hard copy. I cannot understand why there is an issue with providing you copies, but if it persists, go to the clerk's office and they can assist you for 10 cents a page
Q. Can I join lawsuit on Wells Fargo??
A: What is your question. The facts sound pretty grim
Q. Wife recently bought house in FL, I'm not on mortgage but only deed. If I file chapter 7 bk, will house be a part of bk?
A: You facts are incomplete if you want a definitive answer. Do you and your wife appear as the owners on the deed? If you do, you are tenants by the entireties and that property is exempt under the Florida Constitution. By the way, we don't have deeds of trust in Florida. Go see a good bankruptcy lawyer with your complete set of facts.
Q. How many days does a non-moving party have to respond to MSJ in bankruptcy court in the southern district of Florida?
A: Check the BK rules of procedure. I think it is 14, but don't guess. Know for sure. You can download the rules easy enough. d
Q. Are VA Disability payments exempt from creditor claims (secured or unsecured) in Florida Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
A: It appears to me that ALL VA benefits are exempt under Section 222.201, Florida Statutes which reads 222.201 Availability of federal bankruptcy exemptions.— (1) Notwithstanding s. 222.20, an individual debtor under the federal Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 may exempt, in addition to any other exemptions allowed under state law, any property listed in subsection (d)(10) of s. 522 of that act. (2) The provisions of this section apply to any bankruptcy action that is filed on or after October 1, 1987. 11 USC Section 522(d)(10)(B) says simply "veterans benefits" as exempt. Seems pretty straightforward to me--how bout you?
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