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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, litigation management, a strong work ethic and passion for fighting for the little guy. I bring with me nearly five (5) years of legal experience working at an exceptionally successful personal injury firm.

Legal Work History

Personal Injury Litigation Manager at Law Offices of Ken M. Frankel, P.A.

April 2016 - Present

  • I am the "right-hand" of a plaintiff's personal injury solo 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 from law office management to complex litigation. I am trusted with everything and I handle nearly all aspects of the firm's cases. I do everything from interviewing clients, writing demands, drafting pleadings, propounding and responding to discovery, attending IMEs/CMEs, negotiating medical bills, and extensive legal research. 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 approximately $15 million dollars in settlements and verdicts, including a 2017 settlement of nearly $4 million.

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

April 2014 - April 2016

  • While clerking, I synthesized medical records, prepared demands, researched law, drafted and responded to discovery, and prepared pleadings and motions. I was exposed to 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, Interviewing and Client Management, Remedies, Torts, Evidence, and Administrative Law.

Cali Award for Excellence: Estate and Gift Tax

Competitions: Team Captain - 2015 L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law 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