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Katie Hood

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  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 2014, cum laude, Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Articles Editor
  • University of Mississippi
    B.B.A., 2011, Marketing, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2014
About Katie
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    As a litigator, I am grateful to be trusted to represent my clients and thoroughly enjoy interacting and working closely with them to develop strategies, set goals, and resolve litigation matters.

  • How are you involved in your community?
  • What types of clients do you represent?

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  • Outside general counsel for nationwide company: Assist private sector client with all legal matters, including contract negotiation, litigation, and entity formation. (2020-Present)
  • Outside general counsel for governmental entity: Serve as outside general counsel for state economic agency, advising the client on a variety of matters such as contracts, applicable regulations, state and federal grants, and litigation. (2019-Present)
  • Outside general counsel for global company: Advise client on various legal issue, including applicable state and federal regulations, labor and employment concerns, and contract negotiations. (2023-Present)
  • Business litigation: Successfully represented company against various contract claims involving over $12 Million in alleged damages. (2021-2022)
  • Business litigation: Obtained favorable result on behalf of client in a dispute over terms of company’s operating agreement and purchase agreements against investors. (2019-2022)
  • Personal injury litigation: Successfully represented electric utility provider in lawsuit alleging negligence on behalf of the utility. (2017-2018)
  • Business litigation: Successfully represented governmental entity in a lawsuit seeking damages from an insurance company for failure to cover wrongfully denied Hurricane Katrina damage claims.  (2015-2019)
  • Mississippi tidelands boundary litigation: Represented the State of Mississippi in multiple lawsuits over the boundary of the Public Trust Tidelands in Mississippi. (2015-Present)
  • Wetlands delineation litigation: Served as counsel in disputes over determination of wetlands boundary. Negotiated and coordinated favorable result for landowners. (2016).



    • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude, Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Articles Editor
    • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 2011, Marketing, magna cum laude
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • Mississippi Court of Appeals
    • Supreme Court of Mississippi
    Bar Admissions
    • Mississippi, 2014
    Professional Affiliations
    • Southern Rail Commission, Commissioner, 2022-Present
    • Mississippi Bar Association
    • Harrison County Bar Association, Officer
    • Harrison County Young Lawyer's Association
    Awards & Accolades
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch
    Community Involvement
    • Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport, Life Member
    • The Staton Society of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Board Member
    • Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, prior Commissioner, 2017-2020