Dan Woodard grew up in Middle-Tennessee in the town of Lebanon. He enlisted in the US Air Force after graduating from high school and served a four-year enlistment earning promotion to the rank of Sergeant. After completing his Air Force enlistment, Dan was accepted into the highly competitive Warrant Officer Flight Training Program of the US Army. He completed helicopter flight training at Fort Rucker, AL and went on to serve as a helicopter instructor pilot in multiple Army Aviation units, advancing to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 before his retirement from active duty in 2009. After retirement, Dan continued to serve the United States as a contract helicopter pilot for the US Department of State, on aviation support contracts in Iraq and Pakistan.
Dan’s military honors include: Air Force and Army Commendation Medals (multiple), US Army Meritorious Service Medal (multiple), National Defense Service Medal, Unit Meritorious Commendation Medal; Unit Humanitarian Service Medal, as well as Air Force and Army Good Conduct Medals (multiple).
Following his civilian service overseas, Dan settled in Knoxville, where he flew as an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) helicopter pilot for the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Lifestar program, before attending law school, where he graduated with honors.
Troy University, Alabama, B.S., Business Administration and Management, 1996
Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law, J.D., 2021
United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (pending)
Professional Bar Associations & Memberships
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee State Bar Association
National Bar Association
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association