Charity Wood

Charity Wood

Atlanta, Georgia

Charity Wood is originally from Tennessee. She attended Vanderbilt University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology for her undergraduate studies. After witnessing unequal access to justice and wanting to help usher in change, she decided to attend Georgia State University College of Law. She was awarded the Dean's Scholarship. During her time studying at Georgia State University, she interned with multiple organizations catering to underprivileged communities including the Georgia's Innocence Project and the Clayton County's Public Defender's Office. It was during these internships that she developed a strong sense for helping those in need. She graduated from Georgia State with high pro bono honors.

During her final year of law school she began working with The Manely Firm. There she worked her way from a client care coordinator to law clerk, and now a family law attorney. She is a team player who invests herself in her client's needs throughout all of her roles at The Manely Firm. She participates in research, drafting, and trial preparation for numerous cases the firm litigates. With her zealous nature, she is sure to be a tenacious advocate for her clients.

 In her spare time, Charity enjoys spending time with her two sons, reading historical fiction novels, and attending musical festivals in metro Atlanta.

Bar Admissions

  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2017
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2017


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Juris Doctorate - May, 2017
    • Honors: Graduate Research Assistant, September 2015-May 2017
    • Honors: Dean Scholar, 2014-2017
    • Honors: Merit Base Tuition Scholarship, 2014-2017
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A. - May, 2014
    • Honors: Vanderbilt Medical Center Leadership Certificate, 2013
    • Honors: Dean’s List, 2010-2014
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Public Interest law Association, Member, 2015 - 2017

Past Employment Positions

  • The Manely Firm, P.C., Client Care Law Clerk, September 2016-October 2017
  • The Molden Law Firm, Legal Intern, September 2016-December 2016
  • Morgan & Morgan Law Firm, Legal Intern, May 2016-August 2016
  • Clayton County Public Defender’s Office, Legal Intern, January 2016-May 2016
  • Georgia Innocence Project, Legal Intern, May 2015-August 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Black Law Student Association, Member, 2015 - 2017
  • Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Volunteer, 2015 - 2017