I was born in St. Louis, Missouri where I lived for twelve years. After a two year stay in Glen Carbon, Illinois, I moved to Madison, Alabama. I graduated from Bob Jones High School in 2002 with honors. I received an Auburn Alumni Academic Scholarship to Auburn University. I graduated cum laude from Auburn University in 2006 with a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Minor in Political Science. After that I took the path less chosen and went from Auburn to the University of Alabama School of Law. I graduated from Alabama in 2009 and have been working in the Huntsville area ever since.
As a lawyer, I feel it is our duty to help out those in need. Therefore, while at Alabama, I worked with the Alabama Civil Clinic which allowed me to help college students and individuals in the community who were in need of legal assistance. I have also taken cases from the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program in an effort to help those who could not otherwise afford attorneys.
I also feel very strongly about accountability for one’s mistakes. It seems that far too often these days, the focus of a civil case is on how much money an injured person receives, instead of what mistake caused that injured person to become hurt. I believe our juries are important to the American legal system because they hold individuals and corporations responsible for their mistakes.
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||2009||08/26/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Paper - Special Problems in Constitutional Law||The University of Alabama School of Law||2009|
|Best Paper - Trademarks||The University of Alabama School of Law||2008|
|Best Paper - Civil Clinic||The University of Alabama School of Law||2008|
|Attorney||Hodges Trial Lawyers, PC||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Cole & Hodges, PC||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|Alabama Association for Justice||Member||2009 - Present|
|Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Huntsville Young Lawyers||President||2013 - 2014|
|Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Huntsville Young Lawyers||President-Elect||2012 - 2013|
|University of Alabama School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Tort Law Conference for Alabama Attorneys||Discovery Disputes in Civil Litigation||2017|
|Limestone County Bar CLE||Handling Social Media in a Personal Injury case||2017|
|New Member Seminar||A Law Practice - From the Office to the Courthouse (New Member Seminar||2016|
|Advanced Civil Litigation Skills in Alabama||Discovery Disputes in Civil Litigation||2016|
Posted by justin.goodwin
Tue Jul 14 2015
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