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Justin R. Hodges, J.D.

  • 9561 NW 18th Drive, Plantation, Florida 33322
  • (954) 348-3507

Law Graduate Searching For A Litigation Position


During law school, I focused my education and training on health care law as it relates to hospital operations and managed care. Specifically, I directed my attention to health care regulatory compliance, health information technology law and corporate health care contracts. While in law school and clerking at a personal injury firm, I gained extensive insight into federal and state health care laws, codes and regulations. I also represented the American Bar Association as a health law liaison, captained a team at the L. Edward Bryant National Health Law Competition in Chicago and authored a website on breaking health care news. 

Legal Education

Aug 2013May 2016

Juris Doctorate

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
  • Special Programs: Health Law Concentration - Health Care Compliance, Health Care Organizations, Regulations & Access, Health Policy, Bioethics & Quality of Care, Administrative Law, Worker's Compensation and Health Care Transactional Competition and Brief Writing.
  • Competitions: L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition, Chicago, IL.
  • Activities: PULSE! Health Law Society, Co-President 2014-15 - As Co-President my overall function included ensuring the growth and development of the organization through chairing board and general meetings, establishing membership drives, and overseeing the treasury. I was responsible for ensuring that the organization complied with all policies and procedures of the Student Bar Association and Nova Southeastern University. This included but is not limited to ensuring attendance at Student Bar Association meetings, including roundtables and forums; conducting monthly general and board meetings, overseeing all committees, board members, and members for the best interest of the organization. My role also included overseeing finances as I held equal fiduciary duties of the Treasurer for expenses before the Student Bar Association.
  • Certifications: LexisNexis Certified

Legal Work History

Apr 2014Present

Law Clerk

Law Offices of Ken M. Frankel, P.A.
  • As a law clerk at a personal injury firm, I have personally been involved in negotiating the resolution of more than $3 million dollars in settlements and trial verdicts. I have been able to obtain extensive experience in a variety of legal settings, such as Court hearings, mediations, settlement conferences, depositions, client interviews, witness interviews and other similar events. My responsibilities require me to be well versed in nearly every area of the practice from preparing legal drafts and legal research to advising attorneys of any changes in the law, synthesizing client cases and formulating legal theories.I dealt heavily reviewing client medical records and I am proficient in analyzing medical records, standardized billing and coding forms, including HCFAs, and HIPPA privacy and security provisions.

Moot Court

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

  • Team Captain, 2015
      • Captain of a 3-man team of health law students representing Nova Southeastern University. This was a national competition sponsored by the American Bar Association. This competition required our team to apply corporate lawyering and counseling skills by preparing a 30-page memorandum summarizing our legal position and recommendations to a large for-profit hospital client considering its options for entering the commercial health insurance market as a payor and the DME supply market. We then appeared in a boardroom environment before distinguished attorneys and health care executives serving as the client’s “Executive Management Team” to present our analysis of the client’s positions and how they should proceed. We competed against more than 25 teams from law schools across the country including Georgetown, University of Texas, University of Alabama, University of Colorado, University of Maryland, University of Houston, University of Oklahoma, Loyola University and many more.

Health Law Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
    • Physician Issues - Interest Group Subcommittee - Liaison 2015-16
      • In this position my responsibilities include working with the IG' s leadership to author weekly articles on current health law topics , promoting the interest group using social media, participating in the IG' s leadership's monthly conference calls and providing assistance as needed by the IG Chair.
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member


I am the Editor of The Health Law Board - AAALM.WEEBLY.COM. The content of this site is targeted at informing those with a foundation in health law about updates and current news regarding health law, policy and regulations in the United States.

Community Involvement

American Bar Association - Health Law Section, 2015-2016 - Volunteer

NSU Health Professions Inter-professionalism Day, 2016 - Panelist Volunteer

Relay For Life (Miramar, Florida), 2015 – Volunteer

Kick For A Cause at NSU, 2015 – Volunteer

NSU Family and Friends Day 2014 – Volunteer

Woman2Woman Breast Cancer Foundation, Step In The Name of Breast Cancer Walk, 2013 - Volunteer

Professional References

Ken M. Frankel, Esq., Attorney at Ken M. Frankel, P.A. (954) 784-0800

Lanny M. Feldman, Esq., Attorney at Lanny M. Feldman, P.A.  (954) 580-0431

Sylvia Reichert, Esq., Attorney at Boca Raton Reqional Hospital.  (954) 562-9773

Kathy Cerminera, Esq., J.S.D., L.L.M., Director of Health Law Program and Professor at NSU College of Law.  (954) 262-6193