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S. Taylor Hood

Phone Number:  304-529-2868
Fax Number:  304-529-2999
Email Address:  sthood@offuttnord.com

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Capital University, 2010
Honors and Awards
Staff Member and Note Editor, Law Review
CALI Award for: Legal Research & Writing (Spring ’08); Real Estate Tax (Spring ’10)
Deans List (All Semesters)

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Business Administration in Accounting, Marshall University, 2004
Honors and Awards
President’s List (4.0 GPA) (2 Semesters)
 Dean’s List (5 Semesters)

West Virginia, 2010
Ohio, 2011

Certified Public Accountant, West Virginia, 2005
Licensed Title Insurance Producer, West Virginia, 2014

Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Ohio Supreme Court and all Appellate Courts
All Ohio Common Please and Municipal Courts
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
All West Virginia Circuit and Magistrate Courts

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
West Virginia Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Huntington Estate Planning Council

Awards and Recognition
2018 and 2019 – WV Super Lawyers – Rising Star in the Area of Business Litigation

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation, Taxation, Estate Planning and Probate, Business and Commercial Transactions, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Commercial Lending, Real Estate Finance, Probate Litigation, Business Litigation,  Charitable Organizations, Tax Lien & Foreclosure, Insurance Coverage and Defense, Bad Faith Litigation, Medical Malpractice Litigation and Legal Malpractice Litigation

Employment History
Attorney, Offutt Nord, PLLC, Huntington, WV, 2015-Present
Attorney, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Huntington, WV, 2010-2015
Summer Law Clerk, Huddleston Bolen, PLLC, Huntington, WV, 2008 and 2009
Certified Public Accountant, Somerville & Company, PLLC, Huntington, WV, 2005-2007

Fair-Value Accounting: Maintain, Reform, or Eradicate, 38 Cap. U. Law Rev. 857 (2010)

Community Service
Claude M. Scarborough, Jr. Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Legal Assistance to the Poor 2013