Headshot of Mark Hood

Practice Areas 

Real Estate, School Real Estate, Land Use, Recall of Elected Officials


BA in Business Administration from University of Washington (1984); Juris Doctor University of Puget Sound/Seattle University School of Law, cum laude (1990).


Joined VJG as an associate attorney in 1990. 

Community Involvement  

  • Board of Directors, Charles Wright Academy
  • Board of Directors, Steilacoom Kiwanis Foundation
  • Prior member Arts Fund

2 Things You are Most Proud of Professionally

  • Respect for my peers
  • Working on meaningful and long-lasting projects in and around Tacoma that will benefit our community for years to come

3 Things A Client Wouldn’t Know About You

  • I race sailboats
  • I play trumpet in local jazz bands
  • I'm an amateur cartoonist

Why You Decided to Be an Attorney  

Originally to work in the preservation of historic buildings.

Why You Decided to Practice and/or Continue Practicing This Type of Law

Buying, selling, leasing, and otherwise improving land, whether it is residential or commercial, is so impactful to people. Helping people achieve their goals is highly rewarding. 

When You Leave the Profession What Do You Want to Be Known For

An excellent, thoughtful attorney who practiced with humor and tenacity. 

As an Attorney What Makes You Stand Out

Searching for common ground and resolution of differences rather than automatically going to battle.