TAMRA HOOD

PARALEGAL

At Gosanko & O’Halloran, our personal injury lawyers serve clients in every community in the State of Washington.  It is not uncommon for us to pursue cases in Skagit County, Benton County, Mason County, Kitsap County, Island County, Grant County, and Spokane County, in addition to representing many clients in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and Tacoma.

I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, and I attended the University of Arizona for my undergraduate degree. While there, I completed a double major in Journalism and German Studies and studied abroad for a summer at the University of Heidelberg. After completing my undergraduate studies, I enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program at the UofA and obtained my elementary school teaching certification. I have always loved learning, teaching, and children, so I became a fourth grade teacher.

During my time as an undergrad, I became a professional ballroom dancer and instructor. I spent ten years teaching and competing, including during my time as an elementary school teacher. Though I no longer teach dance, I still enjoy occasionally performing.

In 2009, I moved to Seattle with my husband and two daughters where I attended the University of Washington and received my post baccalaureate paralegal certification. After graduating, I spent a couple years as a corporate and business paralegal for larger firms, and I volunteered at the King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project.

In 2014, I came to Gosanko & O’Halloran and began my work as a paralegal specializing in personal injury litigation. I occasionally bring in baked goods for the entire office, as I love to bake, and I enjoy organizing group running events for the firm such as the RedHook Brewery Marathon Relay Challenge.

Though my daughters keep me busy with all of their extra-curricular activities, I still find time to do hot yoga, run trails and races, hike, backpack, and spend time in the great outdoors with my family. I also love to travel, read, write, and the occasional art project.