Hood worked for John Bell Williams in Jackson right out of law school.
“Practicing law in the public sector is not easy and can’t be a popularity contest,” Hood said in 2012. “Keeping a board out of trouble and explaining the finer points of law can create friction. Too often clients want you to do something for them and you know you don’t stand on solid ground. Explaining to them why it is not in their best interest isn’t easy or popular.”
Hood was also quoted on why people hire an attorney.
Hood leaves behind one daughter, Beth Hood Colbert, and two sons, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Mississippi Ethics Commission Executive Director Tom Hood, along with six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.