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John F. Hodges

Estate planning Attorney at Johnston, IA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as John Hodges

  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 18 years
    Wisconsin - WI 17 years
    Illinois - IL 17 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2007
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trust, and Estates.

    11 years

  2. Business
    Including Corporate, Incorporation, Partnerships, LLCs, PC's, Contract Drafting, Business Related Litigation, etc.

    11 years

  3. General practice
    Criminal Defense, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant, Small Claims, etc.

    11 years

  4. Mediation


John F. Hodges Law Firm
6165 NW 86th Street
Johnston, IA, 50131


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Travis | November 16, 2012
The Best!
I have had the pleasure of working with John and getting to know him and his style of work. He is very innovative, organized and efficient. He cares about helping his clients in a way that leads them to great results. John understands that he will be more successful by tailoring his approach to his client’s needs so that it is a win-win for all parties.
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Posted by Russ | October 30, 2012
Sharp, thorough Attorney with quick turnaround and strong attention to detail
I had John review some very lengthy and complex legal documents for a venture capital investment I was making in a start-up business. I had never done such a thing before and was quite nervous. I wanted to make sure that the documents were drafted fairly and that they didn’t open me up to any liabilities beyond my initial investment. John thoroughly reviewed the documents in short order, walked me through the documents to help me understand them in plain English, and put my mind at ease that the documents didn’t put me at risk for any future or unforeseen obligation. John is a sharp attorney who pays strong attention to detail. He is quick in his turn around and yet is thorough in his review.
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Posted by Eric | October 30, 2012
Excellent, Highly Knowledgeable Des Moines Attorney
I came to Mr. Hodges with an estate planning question last month and was thoroughly impressed with his detailed answer to my question. He provided me with multiple options to resolve my issue and discussed with me the positives and negatives of each option. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, honest attorney in the Des Moines area. Having dealt with several attorneys in the past, his understanding of the law and ability to explain it is superb.
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Mediator
  • John F. Hodges Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chief-of-Staff
  • Iowa Senate Republican Caucus
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Des Moines Area Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Dubuque Area Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • Drake U
  • law
  • 2004
  • Central College
  • BA
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Forrester v. Aspen Athletic Clubs, L.L.C. (No. 8-891/08-0745)
  • Affirmed


  • Wakonda Club
  • Board of Directors (Junior Member)
  • 2013 - Present
  • City of Bondurant Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Co-Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Dubuque County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President Elect
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Dubuque County Bar Association
  • Secretary Elect
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Dubuque County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Dubuque County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certification
  • International Academy of Dispute Resolution
  • 2013
  • Honors
  • Drake University
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch & Learn
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2013
  • Career/Practice Panel
  • Starting a Law Practice
  • 2012
  • Alternative Career Panel
  • Alternative Careers for Lawyers
  • 2012

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General practice Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an extremely dedicated attorney. He works hard for clients, and is painstakingly efficient. I know John as a co-worker and friend, and have every confidence John will be a fantastic advocate for anyone that gives him the opportunity."
Criminal defense