Christopher Hood is a shareholder and attorney at Flaherty & Hood, P.A. With more than 20 years of experience in representing greater Minnesota local governments, Chris has concentrated his practice on providing legal and advocacy services in public labor and employment law, land use and annexation law, administrative law, environmental law, real estate law and municipal law. He has been with the firm since 1993.
In providing legal services, Chris’s philosophy is to represent the best interests of his clients with quality, cost-effective and efficient legal services, which protect the rights of clients and achieve successful outcomes. His goal in representation is amicable resolution of disputes where possible, but not at the expense of good judgment, aggressive advocacy and compliance with the law.
Chris currently serves as City Attorney for the cities of Grand Marais, Northfield, Park Rapids, St. Charles, Sartell, Stewartville and Winona. Chris also develops and coordinates labor strategies and policies for greater Minnesota cities by administering the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ Labor and Employee Relations Committee, and serves as special project legal counsel to numerous other cities and associations throughout the state on a variety of different legal issues.
Chris is a 1992 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and has an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Minnesota, Duluth (1989). Prior to joining Flaherty & Hood, P.A., Chris worked for a Bloomington, Minnesota law firm providing legal services on real estate, corporate, civil procedure and employment matters.
Chris is admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota (1992) and the United States District Court, District of Minnesota (2007).