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Justin R. Hodges, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Summary

I am a Licensed Attorney searching for an Associate position at an Immigration Firm. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and pro bono volunteer with its South Florida Chapter. I possess extensive knowledge and experience in civil legal proceedings, a strong work ethic and true passion to help people. I bring with me four plus (4+) years experience working at an exceptionally successful small civil litigation firm.

Legal Work History

Personal Injury Litigation Manager

April 2014 - Present

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

  • I am the "right-hand" of a personal injury practitioner who has over thirty (30) years of experience. He has trained me for the past four (4+) years in all aspects of the practice. I started working here at the end of my 1L year as a clerk and was promoted to Litigation Manager upon law school graduation. I am trusted with everything and I handle all aspects of the firm's cases. I do everything from interviewing clients, synthesizing medical records, preparing demands, legal research, drafting court documents including complaints and motions/responses, propounding and responding to discovery, attending IMEs/CMEs, and negotiating medical bills. 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 over $10 million dollars in settlements and verdicts, including a 2017 settlement of nearly $4 million.

Legal Education

Juris Doctor - 2016

Nova Southeastern University - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Notable Coursework: Administrative Law, Pre-Trial, Advanced Lawyering Skills, Client Management

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

American Immigration Lawyers Association - Member and Volunteer - South Florida and Central Florida Chapters