Academy Member Inducted 2024

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David Hood, Mediator, Hickory, North Carolina.

David Hood

Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP
PNC Bank Building, 4th Floor 34 2nd Street NW
Suite 400
Hickory, NC 28601
Tel: 828.322.7741
Cell: 828.381.9139
Fax: 828.485.3213
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  • Practice Commenced2005
  • # of MEDS (as of 15/6/24)900
  • # of ARBS (as of 15/6/24)60
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


David W. Hood, Partnership Chair of the Firm, is a trial attorney in a wide-ranging civil practice with over 200 jury trials to his credit. His concentrations include Business Disputes, Construction Law, Personal Injury and Collections. He is also a certified mediator, helping to settle cases pending in both state and federal court. He recently finished his term as President of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, the organization for lawyers representing business interests in civil litigation. Mr. Hood has spoken to lawyers and industry groups on such topics as evidence rules, contractor liens on real estate and contract funds, underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage, litigation ethics, and real estate claims. He has also written for legal and industry publications on various subjects including trial tactics, use of local rules in litigation, and contribution claims among defendants. Mr. Hood and his wife, Sandi, reside in Hickory. Sandi serves as the pastor of Peace United Church of Christ, in Hickory. Their son, Wilson, is a Harvard Divinity School graduate who serves as a hospice chaplain in Providence, Rhode Island, while their daughter, Callie, received her PhD in Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and recently began work as a data analysis professional in Baltimore, Maryland.

Case Experience

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – B.A. 1988
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – J.D. 1991 with honors

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Western NC Chapter
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Insurance Law (Council Member), Litigation and Construction Sections,
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys – Past President, Past General Liability Practice Group chair, Past Board Member
  • Catawba County Bar Association and Thirty-Sixth Judicial District Bar Association (Past President of each)

Rates Information

$300 admin fee

$300 per hour, Travel billed one-way only

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