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Joel Brantley Hudson

Car accident Attorney at Carrollton, TX

4.8   17 reviews

About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    60%
    Car Accidents, Truck accidents, DWI Collisions, Uninsured Vehicle or Uninsured Driver Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

    15 years, 900 cases

  2. Personal injury
    15%
    We put PERSONAL back into Personal Injury. Injury claims caused by the carelessness of another.

    15 years, 400 cases

  3. Slip and fall accident
    15%
    Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain Property

    15 years, 200 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    Fatal injuries, Wrongful Death due to carelessness of another

    15 years, 45 cases

We put PERSONAL back into Personal Injury Law.  We invite you to read more about why we believe there is a better way to handle injury claims on our website (see link on this profile).

All types of Personal Injury handled:
Auto Accident
Motorcycle Accident
Truck Accident
Pedestrian Accident
Drunk Driver Accident
Wrongful Death
Slip and Fall
Premises Liability
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Injury Attorney
Accident Attorney
Car Accident Attorney        

History

Firm established in 2007.

After working for 10 years defending insurance companies, Joel Hudson opened Hudson Law Firm to instead help the injured in their claim battles against the large insurance companies.  Due to his years of experience defending insurance companies in the past, Mr. Hudson is set apart from other personal injury attorneys because of his knowledge and insight as to how insurance adjusters think and what documentation of your claim the adjusters need to pay a larger amount for your injury claim.  Furthermore, Mr. Hudson has developed a unique system for handling injury claims that includes continual client communication to maximize the settlement of your injury claim and help you get your life back to normal quicker.

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Licensed for 24 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Joel

Hudson Law Firm, PC
4221 Medical Parkway
Suite 300
Carrollton, TX, 75010

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Manju | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank Hudson Law Firm!
After being involved in a terrible multiple car accident and not getting access to proper treatment, I contacted Hudson Law firm to ensure my injuries were handled properly. Joel Hudson and his staff, were professional, personable and easy to work with. Mr. Hudson did a great job to obtain a fair settlement with all involved. I'm very pleased with the outcome and recommend contacting Hudson Law firm if you are in a situation where you need sincere professionals looking out for you!
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Response from Joel Hudson August 6, 2018
Thanks again for trusting your claim with Hudson Law Firm and thanks for letting us put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.
Posted by Kevin | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent law firm!
My wife was rear ended by a negligent driver and suffered severe upper neck/back trauma. We knew it was in our best interests to seek legal help to assist in dealing with their insurance company. I found Hudson Law Firm on Google and read through all of the reviews. I was initially skeptical due to all of the raving reviews accompanied by 5 stars but the reviews didn't appear to be fabricated. We met with Sam and they accepted our case. They set my wife up with medical care which was covered under a Letter of Protection(LOP), which promises the medical professionals that they will get paid out of the settlement. This helped tremendously considering the final costs of all of the medical my wife needed. We dealt with Sam primarily and she was always the consummate professional. She kept us informed at all times, answered any and all questions we had, and displayed a sincere concern for my wife's well being. The only issue we had was with one of the medical providers who, at times, took a long time to respond to the law firm. This, in turn, created a significant gap in treatment and more importantly caused my wife to endure pain for much longer than was needed. Our tips to those going through this process is don't allow a gap in treatment to occur and take all of the prescribed medication. Mr. Hudson spoke with us directly when it came time to negotiate the settlement. He's very knowledgeable in the process and will assist you in making an informed decision. In the end, we are very satisfied with the outcome of the settlement. We appreciate the time and effort Mr. Hudson, Sam, and the rest of the team put into our case as well as the level of professionalism, integrity, communication, and personal attention they exhibited. Give them a call and I'm certain they will treat you the same way!
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Response from Joel Hudson January 5, 2018
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to show you there is a better way to handle personal injury claims.
Posted by Daion | July 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joel Hudson Review
You're not only a great lawyer but an honest one. Thanks for all your patience with me throughout this process. Much appreciated!
Response from Joel Hudson July 7, 2017
We understand how an accident injury is a total interruption of your entire life, professionally and personally. Thanks for the kind words and thanks for letting us show you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.
Posted by Jason | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch service!
I was hit from behind and my car was totaled. Went to Hudson Law firm, where they quickly went to work and got me the medical exams and therapy I needed right away with no out of pocket cost to me upfront. That was very important to me as I dad of three I need everything I can for my kids. They where easy to deal with always polite and professional. They did what I hoped would happen and more. The whole process of losing my car and getting hurt could have been a lot worse. Would not have been able to get through it without Hudson. Thanks for all your hard work on this! JB
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Response from Joel Hudson April 19, 2017
Thank you so much for trusting us to handle your injury claim. We take dealing with the insurance company off your plate so you can concentrate on getting healthy and back to your work and family.
Posted by Rhyce | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
18 Yrs old
At the age of 18, I was in a life changing car accident that was in no way my fault and the team over at Hudson Law Firm fully knew and believed that as they helped me get the compensation I was entitled to. Even though it took a while as I was going to different doctors getting the treatment they stuck with my case and continued to do everything they could to get me as much as they could knowing I had a full life ahead of me and this accident was not just a one-time injury. I can not thank the entire team there enough as they were always looking out for me. Anthony and Sam were always there to answer the phone to answer a question even if it was a dumb one they still answered it to the fullest. As it got closer to the end Joel himself did an amazing job at keeping me in the loop on how things were going and not only that but also was great at always finding different options to get what I wanted to be done. If I am ever in another care accident my first call will always be Hudson Law Firm!
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Response from Joel Hudson April 7, 2017
Thank you so much for the kind words.
Posted by Parker | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5/5
Joel will help you to his fullest extent, which is quite the extent. He was able to get me the best amount for my claim and I was very proud of the outcome!
Response from Joel Hudson February 24, 2017
Thank you so much. We love making our clients happy.
Posted by Jennifer | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You have a choice
Being in an automobile accident can be a life altering experience. What you might not know is that it absolutely necessary to have an attorney handle your claim. After my accident involving a very negligent driver, an off duty police officer as a witness and the driver admitting his negligence on the police report I thought I should be able to handle this on my own. I also should mention that I have experience as a personal injury legal assistant as well as the above-mentioned circumstances. It was not until I called an attorney that I got the needed medical treatment and financial compensation. The Hudson Law Firm/Joel Hudson is the attorney I called. You have many choices when it comes to attorneys but if you want one that cares, that will not only get the insurance company to comply but more importantly get you the medical treatment to get your life back I would recommend calling the Hudson Law Firm.
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Posted by Chanel | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Mr. Hudson and his staff assisted me in a personal injury case. I was truly pleased with the outcome and professional treatment. Mr. Hudson and his staff truly care about their clients.
Response from Joel Hudson February 2, 2016
Thank you so much for the kind words and thank you for letting us show you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.
Posted by Joseph | July 22, 2015
Amazing work by an amazing office.
Joel Hudson did an amazing job with my personal injury case when I was involved in a major car accident at which I was not at fault. From beginning to end, him and his staff were amazing and very helpful in all steps related to taking care of the case, obtaining the proper care for my injuries and sharing information that helped move everything along in a smooth and concise fashion. The settlement process took no time at all once Joel Hudson and his staff got to work on my case and I was much more than surprised and pleased at the speed of their work and the speed in which I received my settlement funds. Joel Hudson and his staff are nothing short of professional, and I am blessed to have found such an understanding and customer oriented practice for my needs. I will surely recommend anyone involved with a personal injury case to seek out Joel Hudson and his staff. You will surely be taken care of, of that I'm 150% confident of. -Joseph
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Posted by Mario | July 2, 2015
THE BEST PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER OUT THERE!!
Mr Hudson completely exceeded our expectations. I got in a very bad car accident in July of 2014. Fortunately I was not at fault. When I presented our case to Mr. Hudson I felt extremely comfortable. He assured us, that my wife and I would both be very satisfied at the end. We had our doubts, not about him, but about our case in general, but when I finally received the call stating how much we would have in our pockets from this settlement we could not believe it!!!! We weren't just satisfied with the results, we were truly speechless. Mr. Hudson took care of us from the beginning of this process till the very end, even when hard times came he never disappointed us. They really take the time to get to know you and to take care of you. I don't know what we would've done without him. I strongly recommend Mr. Hudson to anyone who is in need of a personal injury lawyer. He will exceeded your expectations. Thank you Mr. Hudson and Sam for doing such an amazing job!
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Posted by Allen | January 29, 2015
Joel Hudson is the man!
I am beyond impressed with the service provided by the good folks at Hudson Law Firm. Everyone I've dealt with has been exceptionally honest, empathetic, and knowledgeable. I came to Joel after sustaining an injury from an accident at a grocery store, and from day one Mr. Hudson (and the entire staff) made me feel as though I was their top priority. Furthermore; Joel fought for me, and got me a settlement that I am very happy with. I will be referring anyone I know who ever finds themselves in need of personal injury representation to Hudson Law Firm, assuredly.
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Posted by MellyBug | September 13, 2013
Stupendous lawyer for all!
I was in an accident last July and at first tried to settle with the insurance company on my own. Big mistake but luckily for me, Joel was already working on my passengers case and was more than willing to take mine on as well. He responded to my emails and phone calls promptly and answered all of my questions, no matter how stupid they may have been. He was patient with me as I do have a mental disorder that makes it difficult to communicate effectively on the phone. He is a kind and honest lawyer, one I highly recommend. I know you're thinking why I put that last bit of information but here is why; if you're like me and have social anxiety or what have you, he will put you at ease immediately and that is what is the most important thing. He settled my case in a reasonable time frame and he battled for my rights like a warrior. He truly does put the Personal back in Personal Injury!
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Posted by Ken | May 26, 2013
Caring attorney who knows his stuff!
I retained Joel for my car accident because when we first met I got the impression that he would give my case personal attention versus having a legal assistant do all of the work. He kept true to his word and we settled my case in the time frame that we discussed at our first meeting. Joel isn't in it "just for the money." He truly cares about people and helped me move beyond some of the personal issues that arose due to my accident. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2012
Renovation Gone Bad
Joel helped me recover some of my out of pocket expenses from a bathroom renovation gone wrong. And got me a guarantee that no lien would be placed on my property. He was convenient and easy to work with. He worked with me over the phone and via emails. This eliminated the need to take off from work to get this important matter attended to. This issue had already caused so much disruption to my life. He listens to you and provides feedback; if you have questions he gives you answer or he does the research and follows up with you. I would recommend him and I would use him again if the needed.
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Posted by Steve C. | June 24, 2012
Joel Hudson Review
Joel was outstanding at keeping me informed and returning calls in a timely manner. For my particular case his knowledge was spot on. I have come to Joel for other issues and he has declined as they were outside his expertise...not many will do that and I respect that about Joel.
Posted by angelo | June 21, 2012
Great lawyer that cares about you
“I called Joel Hudson after I was hurt in a car accident. He was very concerned wanting to know what happened. He gave me his recommendation of actions he wanted to implement right away then the he explained to me what was going to happen in our long term plan about this case. Everything that Joel said was going to happen did end up happening. So I was never surprised or blindsided by any of the actions the other side tried to throw at us, which was very comforting. My experience with Joel Hudson was outstanding! He keeps you informed of any new developments along the way so I always felt like I was important enough to be in "the loop" and not just any other client.”
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2015
Terrible Attorney. Do not use Mr. Hudson for any thing.
Mr. Hudson is a terrible attorney. He does not respond in a timely manner. His assistant, "client service specialist", does all of the communications. Ginny is very nice, but she is not the attorney. Mr. Hudson does not respond personally, which kind of makes his motto, "We put personal back into personal injury law", A JOKE. I would rate him very impersonal, and disconnected from his clients. Mr. Hudson appears to be doing very well, and living well; but I cannot say the same for his clients. Slow, unguided, and not really serving the clients interests would better define Mr. Hudson's practice. You can accept these shortfalls, if that is what you look for in a lawyer. Outcome for my case is pending, well short of any expectations I would expect from a competent lawyer. Mr. Hudson sounds like a nice person, when you actually get a chance to talk to him. Just keep in mind, nice will only get you so far in a legal case; and in most cases, will get you on the losing side of an argument. If this is your goal, maybe you should give Mr. Hudson a shot. If you want a smart, aggressive lawyer, who is on your side, and will return your phone calls in a reasonable amount of time (like within a week), then Mr. Hudson is probably not your guy for the job. Personally, I would never recommend Mr. Hudson to anyone, except to the few I don't like, and even then I am not sure if he would warrant a recommendation. Good luck, if you sign a retainer fee agreement with this guy!
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Response from Joel Hudson January 23, 2015
I do apologize for any communication shortcomings. I would like to have the opportunity to address any concerns you have with myself or my Firm. All of our clients are very important. I am one of the few attorneys that pays for an account with TimeTrade.com, which can be accessed through my Firm’s website, in order go directly to my calendar and schedule a call with me at any time that is convenient for our clients. I think it is important to offer this service because I do not want my clients to feel removed from the process or otherwise incommunicado with me personally. I do invite you to schedule a time, either through this website or calling the Firm directly, so we may discuss any concerns you have and hopefully remedy the issue.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hudson Law Firm, PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Roach Law Group
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Miller & McCarthy, LLP
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Roach, LLP
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate
  • McDonald Sanders, PC
  • 1997 - 2001
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Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Texas Christian University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Universtiy of North Texas
  • MS - Master of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Client v. Negligent Driver
  • Successful settlement in favor of our client without the need to file a lawsuit.
  • Deceased v. Nursing Facility
  • Successful settlement for the client's surviving family members prior to trial.
  • Clients v. Apartment Complex
  • Successful, pre-litigation settlement in favor of our client and her husband.
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Associations

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Alumni Board
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • 2018 Honoree
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 2017 Honoree - One of the fastest growing firms in the nation
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2017
  • Featured Attorney - Personal Injury
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Best Business of Carrollton - Personal Injury Law
  • Carrollton Best Businesses
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Moot Court Team Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 1998
  • Moot Court - Honor Board
  • National Order of Barristers
  • 1997
  • Finalist - Moot Court Competition
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • 1996
  • College ROTC Best Cadet Medal
  • Texas Retired Officers Association
  • 1992
  • Student Foundation Member
  • Texas Christian University
  • 1991
  • Top 15% of Nation in Advanced Training
  • United States Army
  • 1991
  • 4-year Army ROTC Scholarship Recipient
  • United States Army
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • Quarterly Meeting
  • Insurance Secrets Regarding Injury Claims
  • 2017
  • Quarterly Meeting
  • Why You Should Not Handle Your Own Injury Claim
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (17)
Car accident Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Friend
"As big as Texas is, if I have a client or contact who has a legal issue in another state, it's easily Texas about 50% of the time. I'm so glad to have a good working relationship with a lawyer like Joel who I can trust to refer folks and know they'll be taken care of."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Other
"In addition to being a dedicated and committed attorney, Joel is a successful entrepreneur who brings a wealth of experience to his personal injury clients. Highly recommended."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Joel as a fellow personal injury law firm owner. Joel works hard to put "personal" back into our field. He is a dedicated advocate for his clients and the continual improvement of his firm."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When Joel says that he puts the "Personal" in Personal Injury, he means it. A very knowledgeable, yet down to earth attorney. I have no hesitation to refer my clients to Joel and have on several occasions."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hudson truly cares about his clients and he goes out of his way to make sure they get the best outcome possible. Excellent attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is the kind of guy that you automatically feel comfortable around. His dedication to getting his clients the best possible result along with his extensive personal injury experience is what makes him one of the best personal injury attorneys in Texas. He always gets the job done!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel gets the story behind the client's case. He is great at finding how to improve his skills and how to prepare a case for jury. I was impressed with his knowledge of this area of law and his ability to incorporate new tools and techniques for the benefit of his clients. I recommend him to anyone seeking a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is a fantastic personal injury attorney. He gets great results for his clients, and he truly cares about them. I recommend him to all of my friends, family and clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel is a dedicated attorney who takes the time to understand the individual needs of his clients. This allows him to obtain outstanding results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When they say "I'd recommend him to handle my mother's lawsuit," I actually did! Joel handled my mother's personal injury case and we were extremely satisfied with the result. Joel is very skilled, experienced, and aggressive, and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joel over a decade and worked with him on numerous cases. His written work product is excellent and oral advocacy skills are above par. I have recommended clients to him in the past and will continue to do so in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Joel in the past and know him to be honest, ethical, intelligent and an excellent advocate. I would absolutely hire him for my own case and would refer family, friends and clients to him as well."
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