Robert D. Wilson-Hoss has practiced in Mason County, Washington since 1978. His work is now limited to pro bono representation of 501(c)(3) non-profit associations. He was a recipient of the Washington State Bar Association's Courageous Award, in 1993, for his civil rights work; and the Bar Association’s Community Service Award, in 2007. In addition, in 2017, he was named a "Local Hero" by the Washington State Bar.
Mr. Wilson-Hoss was recently named Citizen of the Year for Mason County. He has also recently been recognized by the Washington Association of School Administrators for his community leadership and service to education, he was presented the Charles Wright Award by the Mason County Bar Association for outstanding service to the Mason County community and legal profession, and was named the County's Volunteer of the Year for 2017.
Mr. Wilson-Hoss graduated from Mark Morris High School in Longview in 1968. He received a B.A. in philosophy and English from Willamette University in 1973, and his J.D. from the University of Washington in 1978. He served several terms as Mason County Judicial Commissioner, in Juvenile Court, Domestic Relations Court and as Settlement Conference Commissioner. His previous experiences include service in the United States Peace Corps, participation in the establishment of the Northwest Intertribal Court System, and as the first Reservation Attorney for the Squaxin Island Tribe. He has also been a Senior Mediator with the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center.
He has recently been recognized by the Dispute Resolution Center for “his years of outstanding contributions to the success of this agency. During his tenure, Rob has generously shared his enthusiasm, passion, skills, and sense of humor. We particularly acknowledge Rob’s historic and ground-breaking accomplishments to enrich community mediation opportunities in Mason County.”
Mr. Wilson-Hoss is married with three grown children. His wife, Wendy, is retired; she was a first grade teacher and an Occupational Therapist for the Shelton School District. He and Wendy were foster parents for many children. His law practice partner, since 1982, is his younger, smarter brother, Richard Hoss.
Marta has been with Hoss & Wilson- Hoss, LLP since 2008. She assists attorney Robert Wilson-Hoss with Homeowners’ Association litigation, general business and real estate litigation, personal injury, estate planning and probates. Marta came to Hoss & Wilson-Hoss, LLP with an undergraduate degree and over 15 years of paralegal experience primarily for civil litigators in the states of New Mexico and Washington.