Marshall Woody was born in Springfield, Missouri and graduated from Glendale High School. Mr. Woody graduated from the University of Missouri in 2000 with a B.A. in English. He obtained an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 2006 from Long Island University at Southampton College, now Stony Brook Southampton. Mr. Woody graduated cum laude with his J.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Mr. Woody served as a Note and Comment Editor of the UMKC Law Review and was awarded the West Publishing Company Award for Outstanding Scholarly Accomplishment.
After law school, Mr. Woody clerked for the Honorable Zel M. Fischer of the Missouri Supreme Court from 2011-2013. He joined Morrow Willnauer Church, LLC in 2013 where he litigated civil cases in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage disputes, business and commercial litigation, professional liability, and personal injury. Mr. Woody has authored appellate briefs to the state appellate courts in Missouri and Kansas and to federal appellate courts. He joined Patton Wagner & Associates, P.C. in 2018 where he will be mainly concentrating on civil litigation.
Mr. Woody is licensed in Missouri and Kansas and is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar, the Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, the Western District of Missouri, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Mr. Woody has lived in Liberty, Missouri with his wife Kaitlin since 2008. He is an avid reader, writer, and enjoys soccer, golf, tennis, softball, and attending Sporting Kansas City games.