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James Thomas Hodges

Litigation Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

4.6   9 reviews

also known as J. Thomas Hodges


Licensed for 15 years

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%

    14 years, 50 cases

  2. Business
    25%

    4 years

  3. Landlord or tenant
    25%

    14 years, 400 cases

J. Thomas Hodges - Attorney at Law Co., LPA is a boutique law firm providing legal counsel for small business owners and individuals. J. Thomas Hodges represents businesses and individuals in prosecuting and defending civil claims in state and federal court. He focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, small business representation, personal injury, criminal and white collar crime and landlord representation.

Tom spends time getting to know his clients and their needs so he can work with them to help assure a successful outcome. Personal attention and timely follow-up are key components to his success in his legal practice. He puts client service at the top of his list and makes their needs a priority.

Practice Areas include:
Civil Litigation | Business Litigation | Small Business Defense | Appellate Practice | Personal Injury | General Representation.

Criminal Litigation - including State Level Felony and Misdemeanor | Traffic/OVI/DUI | Juvenile Court, | Appellate Practice | White Collar Crime.

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Licensed for 15 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/20/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/10/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact James

J. Thomas Hodges - Attorney at Law Co., LPA
810 Sycamore Street
Suite 211
Cincinnati, OH, 45202

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Becky | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want Tom Hodges on your side!
My family and I have hired Tom for several different projects. He is our "go to guy" for all of our legal needs. Tom is smart, friendly, professional, and thorough. Most importantly, he gets the job done! You can feel confident that you have the best on your side with Tom Hodges!
Posted by Nikki | August 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive, extremely helpful
Tom is knowledgeable, efficient, and highly responsive. I've appreciated his quick responses navigating legal needs for my business, and his unique perspective in problem solving.
Posted by Ben | February 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent, Zealous Representation
I have referred several clients to Tom over the years for various forms of representation outside my areas of expertise. Each of these clients has been extremely satisfied with the thorough and efficient assistance they received. Tom is an experienced and adaptable professional, and he's a great resource for contacts in my professional and social networks.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Effective Attorney
I contacted Tom with a legal matter and he was very responsive. The issue was resolved quickly and I was able to move forward with starting my business.
Posted by Tony | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality advice!
Tom recently represented me when a disgruntled tenant filed claim against me citing "landlord retaliation." His clear understanding of the law helped prove that the claim was false and succeeded in protecting my reputation. His communicative skill in the court room proved that landlords have rights too! Tom listened to my concerns, explained best and worse case scenarios and advised a winning strategy. Quality advice and representation!
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Posted by Sarah | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Thorough
My husband and I originally hiredTom to draft a legal will for us before a trip out of the country. He was prompt, professional and thorough with our requests. Since that time, we have consulted with Tom on various legal issues. He is always available to help us to understand our rights and help guide us through the confusing legal system. We recommend Tom without reservation as we would never work with another attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent!
Tom does a great job of explaining everything in a way that's easily understandable. He answers questions thoroughly, and is prepared and thoughtful. He does excellent work, and I highly recommend him!
Posted by brad | August 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
attorney
Amazing professional with great clarity targeting a path to successful outcomes with no time wasted. Mr. Hodges has a brilliant sense of the system and outstanding working relationship throughout with those involved with the case. My case was virtually decided before we entered the court with the prosecutor with the charge reduced from excessive fines and potential incarceration to a lesser charge with no fines, probation and/or fear of jail. However, Mr. Hodges will not shy from a fight justified and vowed to take the case to any level until he, and I as client, were satisfied with the outcome. Mr. Hodges works only from the highest of ethical standards which is why he has the respect of the court and all involved from court administrators to those within the court room in front of the judge. Do not hesitate to contact Mr. Hodges regarding any legal matter because he is one of a kind in a system that needs more like him!
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Posted by Emily Bowling | June 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Out to hurt the disabled and less fortunate
Thomas Hodges is not a good person. He hurts people and thinks about nothing. He has tried to evict me now even when I have/had severe Traumatic Brain Injury and made me sign contracts so I wouldn’t be evicted when I was only two months out from brain injury making his contract null and void. Now he’s back at eviction again with me for getting my landlord to say they would help me along with CAA to pay my rent since I’m so sick and suffered cut hours because of Covid but they aren’t even on the list with Caa to help people. Thomas has no heart to think what he’s doing to sick people, my kids, my therapy animals or my caregiver husband. I can’t believe any real world people think he’s a good guy….. mostly just power tripping landlords think he’s a good guy and that’s sad. May God find him and make him a better person.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • J. Thomas Hodges - Attorney at Law Co., LPA
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Kentucky
  • Masters of Public Administration
  • 2004
  • Georgetown College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Folders Plus LLC. v. Roth-Kerley
  • Won at Trial
  • Wallace vs. Service Master et al.
  • Won at jury trial
  • Singh vs. Sharma
  • Client won on counterclaims.
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Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Royal Coachmen
  • Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority
  • 2013
  • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • 2007
  • Appellate Advocacy Award
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

  • jthlaw.com
  • Ohio Landlord Tenant Alert
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Landlord Primer
  • Ohio Landlord Overview
  • 2016
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ethical Marketing for Attorneys
  • 2016
  • You and the Law
  • Landlord Tenant Law in Ohio
  • 2015
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Mentoring New Attorneys
  • 2015
  • LGBT Committee CLE
  • The Law after Obergefell
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Litigation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom and I have had the opportunity to work together, and I have also referred matters to him. Tom is responsive to inquiries and advocates for his clients. Those I know who have worked with him have all been extremely pleased with his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred several clients to Tom, and every client that I have subsequently talked to has been very satisfied with the work he's performed for them. In the future I will continue to suggest Tom to anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Hodges and find him to be a professional and knowledgeable attorney."
Business Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is experienced, professional, and always advocates for the best interests of his clients. He maintains a good reputation within the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are a landlord in the Cincinnati area, I highly recommend contacting Tom for your legal needs."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hodges and I have worked together on numerous matters, and I find him to be a very skillful and professional attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is thorough yet efficient. When considering an attorney for a referral, I trust Tom to provide excellent legal representation."
Business Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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