Chris Hood is an associate in the Construction Law and Civil Litigation practice groups at HSSM. Chris handles matters ranging from contract negotiation and representation of owners, contractors, and design professionals to the litigation and arbitration of construction and commercial disputes.

Chris earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Wake Forest University and his law degree from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Prior to joining HSSM, Chris practiced for seven years with the Charlotte law firm Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, where he represented family law clients as well as a variety of corporate entities and individuals litigating before both trial and appellate state courts.

Practice Areas


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, JD, 2010
  • Wake Forest University, BA (Philosophy), 2007


  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice in North Carolina state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors + Activities

  • Speaker, “Contract Negotiation and Common Litigation Pitfalls,” Fifth Third Bank and Latin American Chamber of Commerce Small Business Accelerator Program (October 2016)
  • Speaker, “Ethics for Family Lawyers,” The Trifecta: Practical Approach to Litigating a Family Law Case, North Carolina Advocates for Justice (February 2015)
  • Legal Elite in Family Law, Business North Carolina (2016)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in Family Law (2014-16)