Jim Hood has served as attorney general of Mississippi since 2004. Prior to being elected as attorney general, he served as a law clerk at the Mississippi Supreme Court and as a special assistant attorney general. In 1995, he was elected the district attorney for seven counties in north Mississippi. During his eight years as district attorney, he tried more than 100 jury trials.
Mr. Hood has led Mississippi initiatives to prevent workplace and school violence, and established a dedicated domestic violence unit and statewide restraining order registry. He has developed several other unique units in his office, including the Deadbeat Parent Child Support Prosecution Unit, the Vulnerable Adults Unit, the Victims Compensation Unit, the Insurance Fraud Unit, and the Intellectual Property Theft Task Force.
Mr. Hood has also forged new strategies and programs to help and educate consumers. The Consumer Protection Division leads statewide efforts to investigate and prosecute consumer frauds and scams, identity theft, home repair fraud, price gouging, and dangerous counterfeit products. Mr. Hood consistently works to strengthen laws to protect consumers from these crimes.
Mr. Hood serves as president for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and leads several NAAG committees.