Robert F. Wood


Practice Focus

  • Commercial Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Municipal Bonds


University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor;1968

Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Arts; 1965

Bar Admissions

Mississippi, 1968

U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
  • Speaker, seminars for bankers, lawyers, real estate professionals on Commercial Lending and Commercial Real Estate
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Legal Experience

Bob Wood began in the private practice of law in his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi from 1969 to 1985, where he served as City Attorney from 1979 to 1985 and as Special Counsel to the City from 1985 to 1986. In that capacity, he represented the City as issuer’s counsel in numerous general obligation and revenue bond issues, including qualified small issue bonds. He served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of United Southern Bank (now Regional Financial Corporation) in Clarksdale from 1985 to 1990 and represented the bank in connection with all bond financings and commercial loan transactions. Bob was appointed to the Mississippi Development Bank Board in 1986. Prior to returning to private practice in Jackson in 1991, he held a management position with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He maintains an active municipal bond practice representing several municipalities and counties throughout Mississippi. He is a Mississippi licensed real estate broker.