Wood and Rue

Meet Mark Wood & Rebecca Rue

Over the years, attorneys Mark Wood and Rebecca Rue have built strong reputations for fairness and dedication to client service. Our combined experience and knowledge allow our legal team to give you the representation you deserve.

Mark WoodMark Wood

Mark Wood manages Wood & Rue’s estate planning, probate and real estate practices. He has been with the firm since 1985. Before that, he worked in private practice in St. Paul. He is also the current Meeker County Examiner of Titles and the Litchfield City Attorney.

Mark enjoys working with clients who want to make the most of their legal situation. For clients in the estate planning process, this means working with Mark to brainstorm the best ways to limit future consequences involving taxes and probate. For clients involved in real estate transactions, this means listening to Mark’s educated opinions about what steps to take and which results to pursue for the best outcome.

Mark handles each case with a down-to-earth approach, doing what he can to calm anxieties and alleviate concerns. His goal is to hear a client out, understand the situation, and then instill confidence that he has everything under control. Overall, he wants each of his clients to know that he is there looking out for their interests at all times.

Mark knows how to play as hard as he works. He and his wife travel together quite a bit. He and his family also take in several shared passions whenever possible, including catching baseball games at fields across the U.S. and attending live theater performances. Mark is also an avid fisherman and hunter.

Phone: 320-693-3289
Email: mark@woodandrue.com

Education

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
J.D.

Mankato State College, Mankato, MN
B.S. in Political Science (Minor in Business Administration)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 8th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Past 12th Judicial District Board of Professional Responsibility Investigator (two terms)
  • Admitted to all Minnesota Courts
  • Admitted to US District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Eighth Judicial District Judicial Selection Commission – 2018

Community Involvement

  • Kiwanis Club
  • Litchfield Industries – Board of Directors
  • Litchfield Development Corp. – Board of Directors
  • Litchfield Chamber of Commerce – Past President; Vice President; Treasurer
  • Litchfield Public School Foundation – Past Board Member
  • Ecumen of Litchfield Advisory Board – Past Director (10 years)
  • Church Treasurer and Board Member (34 years)
  • Meeker Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors


Rebecca RueRebecca Rue

Rebecca Rue runs our family law practice here at Wood & Rue. The hallmarks of her practice center on level-headedness, organization and a dedication to the facts of any given case. She refuses to tell people what they want to hear, and instead offers straightforward advice aimed at helping clients get through the tough times and onto a brighter and happier future.

Prior to joining Wood & Rue in 1999, Rebecca worked as a law clerk for the Family Law and Juvenile Block for an Anoka County judge. It is during her time here that she became passionate about becoming an advocate for clients involved in the family law process.

In addition, she has experienced her own family legal problems, including understanding the challenges of raising a child as a single mother and going through the divorce process. These personal experiences provide her with invaluable insight into what clients are experiencing and feeling, which helps her provide targeted representation.

Rebecca runs a well-oiled practice in many thanks to her balanced lifestyle. She makes sure to participate in activities that make her happy, ranging from biking, walking and hiking to scrapbooking, taking and editing photographs, and playing with her dogs.

Phone: 320-693-3289
Email: rebecca@woodandrue.com

Education

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
J.D., cum laude

Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
B.A. in Sociology, cum laude (Minor in Psychology & Women’s Studies)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 8th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Past 12th Judicial District Board of Professional Responsibility Investigator (two terms)
  • Admitted to all Minnesota Courts
  • Admitted to US District Court, District of Minnesota

Community Involvement

  • Litchfield Lion’s Member December 2015
  • Blandin Community Leadership Program – September 2016
  • Past Watercade Board Member (two terms)
  • Litchfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member


Emily WoodEmily Wood

Emily Wood is an associate attorney who practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, and real estate.
Emily recognizes many people have anxieties about legal proceedings and working with an attorney. On top of this, individuals usually seek legal advice during stressful moments of their lives. Emily’s goal for her practice is to alleviate her clients’ anxieties regarding their legal matters by providing honest and compassionate guidance.

Emily joined Wood & Rue in 2018. Before joining the office, Emily worked as a judicial law clerk for Judge Thompson in Kandiyohi County and Meeker County. While clerking for Judge Thompson, Emily was exposed to a variety of criminal and civil cases, which established a good foundation for her practice.

Emily previously worked as a law clerk for a Minneapolis based firm where she prepared documents for estate planning, probate administration, probate litigation, guardianship, and conservatorship matters. Through this work, Emily developed a passion for protecting vulnerable populations from exploitation. Emily has also volunteered in numerous legal clinics which focused on providing legal services for “low-bono” individuals in the areas of family law and estate planning.

Outside of the office, Emily enjoys traveling with friends and family. Her travels often include destinations with a baseball field, numerous historical sites, or mountains. She’s always on the lookout for her next adventure. Emily also enjoys playing piano and reading (non-legal) books.

Phone: 320-693-3289
Email: emily@woodandrue.com

Education

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN
(formerly known as William Mitchell College of Law)
J.D.

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
B.A. in Political Science (Minors in Business and Classical Studies)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 8th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Admitted to all Minnesota State Courts