Danielle Woods


Danielle is described by her colleagues as motivated, dependable and upbeat. Danielle’s career in client finances began quite by accident in 1998. She had just completed her bachelor’s degree in History at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, where she learned a love of research, writing and analyzing information. She chose to work for one year before beginning law school and found herself hired by Mitchell, Vaught & Taylor, Inc. Investment Advisors to assist with client needs and compliance. She continued on through law school and passed her Series 65 exam to be a Registered Investment Advisor Representative in 2001.

Danielle worked as a Senior Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager for the firm, working with individual and institutional clients and their investment portfolios. Over the years, she found it difficult to separate tax issues from investment management and has made it a priority to encourage clients to think in terms of tax planning.

To further offer comprehensive services to clients, she founded DW Lenski Law Group, PLLC in the Spring of 2018. She and her partner, Paul Lenski III, focus on Estate Planning and Business Formations.

Danielle earned her J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2002, where she chose classes on tax, estate planning and securities law. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and in Tennessee, where she moved in 2006 to be with her husband, a native Tennessean. She is a member of the Blount County Bar Association.

Danielle is an avid reader and enjoys cooking, gardening and travel. She is blessed to have friends, family and clients scattered all over the U.S., which helps to feed her travel bug. She also volunteers time with Blount County’s Foster Care Review Board, so that she can stay involved with kids in need. She lives outside Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband and their two sons.