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Justin R. Hodges, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Summary

Licensed Attorney searching for a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Associate position. Offering in-depth knowledge of personal injury proceedings, a strong work ethic  and true passion  to help the people fight the powerful. I bring with me four plus (4+) years experience working at an exceptionally successful small personal injury firm.

Legal Work History

Personal Injury Litigation Manager

April 2016 - Present

Law Offices of Ken M. Frankel, P.A.

  • I am the "right-hand" of a personal injury solo practitioner who has over thirty (30) years of experience. He has trained me for the past four (4) years to practice personal injury law. I am trusted with everything and I handle all aspects of the firm's cases. I do everything from interviewing clients, writing demands, drafting complaints, propounding and responding to discovery, attending IMEs/CMEs, negotiating medical bills, researching law, and drafting motions, responses and memorandums. I draft deposition outlines, attend all firm depositions, create mediation summaries and PowerPoint presentations, and attend all firm mediations/settlement conferences. I have prepared for and attended  two trials. I have  created and fostered reciprocal relationships with chiropractors and an orthopedic surgeon. During my time at this firm, I have been heavily involved in the resolution of nearly $10 million dollars in settlements and verdicts, including a 2017 settlement of $3.75 million.

Personal Injury Law Clerk

April 2014 - April 2016

Law Offices of Ken M. Frankel

  • While a law clerk, I synthesized medical records, prepared demands, researched law and prepared court documents including complaints, discovery documents and motions. I attended numerous  depositions, mediations and hearings. I worked at this position  approximately thirty (30) hours per week year-round during my 2L and 3L years. Upon graduation from law school, I was promoted to Litigation Manager.

Legal Education

Juris Doctor - 2016

Nova Southeastern University - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Notable Coursework: Civil Pre-Trial, Advanced Lawyering Skills, Client Management, Remedies, Medical Malpractice, Torts and Evidence

Cali Award for Excellence: Estate and Gift Tax

Competitions: 2015 L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition, Chicago, IL.

Activities: Health Law SocietyPresident 2014-15 - My overall function included developing relationships to ensure the growth the organization. I chaired all board and general meetings, established membership drives, sponsored events and oversaw the treasury. I held overall accountability for the organization and its funds

Law License

State Bar of California - 2018