Jim Hood, a former four-term attorney general for the state of Mississippi and a 2019 gubernatorial candidate in the state, has joined Washington, D.C.-based litigation boutique Weisbrod Matteis & Copley as counsel in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi, office, the firm said Wednesday.
“I’ve known Augie for a long time,” Hood said in an interview, referring to Weisbrod Matteis co-founder August Matteis. Matteis represented the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in a series of lawsuits the office brought against various insurers, including State Farm, over state payments to homeowners that Mississippi claimed should have been made by insurance companies.
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