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Ryan Kenneth Hodges

Probate Attorney at Mesa, AZ

5.0   129 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
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About Ryan

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Practice areas

Ryan Hodges practices in the areas of probate, estate and trust administration, and elder law, including long-term care planning and special needs trusts. He is also a Registered Patent Attorney with experience in patent preparation and prosecution.

 

Bar Admissions: Ryan was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2008. He is licensed to practice in all state courts, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Education and Honors: Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in information systems, summa cum laude, from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. After working for a year as a software engineer, he attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and graduated magna cum laude in 2008.  During law school, Ryan served as an articles editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, & Technology and completed the law school’s certificate program for Law, Science, and Technology. He also completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Daniel A. Barker at the Arizona Court of Appeals.

 

Professional Activities and Experience: Ryan is a member of the Arizona State Bar. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section, Probate and Trust Law Section, and Intellectual Property Law Section.

Location

Jackson White PC
40 N Center St Ste 200
Mesa, AZ, 85201-7300
Jackson White in Scottsdale
5635 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 170
Scottsdale, AZ, 85250
Jackson White in the West Valley
7972 W Thunderbird Rd Ste 105
Peoria, AZ, 85381
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Reviews

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Posted by Linda | May 6, 2024
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Expert Guidance Through Complex Probate: A Smooth Journey with Ryan
During a challenging approximately two-year probate process, Ryan provided valuable assistance, especially considering the international aspects involved. His clear, step-by-step guidance and frequent check-ins kept us informed and on track which helped us navigate the process smoothly.
Posted by Christina | May 2, 2024
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Settling an estate
Ryan Hodges was very professional and helpful. There were several court papers to file and contacts to be made. He made all of it easy to understand and complete. All of my questions were answered quickly. He sent lists and timelines to complete so we could stay on track. We finished on time with no issues. I would definitely recommend him!
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Posted by Terry | May 2, 2024
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Probate expert
From day 1, Mr. Hodges was providing an accurate schedule of events and stayed on schedule throughout the entire process. Always responded within a timely manner to my questions and kept me informed.
Posted by Jonathan | April 16, 2024
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Excellent communication and clockwork process steps
My mother passed away and I needed an AZ attorney to shepherd the estate through probate. I chose JacksonWhite Law because their initial online checklist was so helpful that I didn't look anywhere else after that. Ryan Hodges always communicated promptly and with accuracy and efficiency, and -- this is key -- based on all this, I fully understood the process steps, including upcoming and next-steps. It proceeded like clockwork.
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Posted by Rhonda | March 28, 2024
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Rhonda Hardy
I was Trustee for a friend's trust. I was set to sale and sign on a small piece of land in the Mohave Desert. My friend died the day before I signed to sell her land. It went into probate. I could not understand the "simple" paper work that I needed to fill out. I picked Ryan Hodges name out of list from the title company. He very professionally rescued me. He filled out the paperwork, he had me send what papers he needed, filed it and kept in touch with me as to what was happening next. Befoire I knew it I had the check in the account and very happy to have it over with and I moved on! I am very grateful for Ryan Hodges expertise and if I ever need an attorney in Arizona I know where I will go.
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Posted by Carolyn | March 28, 2024
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Settling estate
Our mother had passed away in September, 2021. Our brother was listed as the successor trustee on her home in Lake Havasu, Az. The successor trustee refused to provide any information regarding the property to my brother and I. I live in Washington State and my brother lives in Oregon, so it was difficult to have access to a law firm in Arizona. We contacted our mother’s friend in Lake Havasu City and Jackson White Law came highly recommended. We were fortunate to have Ryan Hodges as our counsel. He worked with the successor trustee to obtained legal documents and selling of the property. Ryan kept us informed of all ongoing activity with the successor trustee. He responded to our emails timely and was always professional and helpful. It took a little over a year to settle the estate. With Ryan’s help we were able to have a good outcome.
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Posted by Debra Bunch | March 6, 2024
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Estate planning
Ryan was very professional, explained everything in our consultation so I knew what to expect on getting things in order. I would highly recommend Ryan and his office
Posted by Sonja | February 27, 2024
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Ryan Hodges,Attorney
Ryan Hodges, Attorney, was a God send for our family & helped us all the way through a Probate when my sister passed away during an awarded Class Action Law Suit for Roundup. Unfortunately we ended up having to go through probate, even though my sister had written a Will, designating her Roundup award. We were really blessed to have Ryan helping us through every step from the start to the final payment! Thank you again Ryan. We appreciate you!
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Posted by David | February 13, 2024
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Out of State Probate
Unfortunately our youngest brother passed away in July of 2023. None of the family lived in the Arizona area so finding an Attorney to represent us long distance was scary. Our fears were quickly put to rest after my preliminary conference call with Ryan Hodges. He took the time to explain the probate process and detailed exactly what we should expect. He provided us with a detailed timeline that was spot on. Throughout the whole process, he responded quickly to any questions or concerns we had. He was compassionate and professional throughout this whole process. We were kept informed constantly. Our was an uncontested probate which did make thing easier, but we are certain his attention to detail would have been the same even if there would have been disputes. We have no hesitation in recommending Ryan and Jackson, White to anyone needing a skilled professional Attorney to handle their probate needs.
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Posted by Gina | February 6, 2024
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Long Distance Probate Assistance
My mother lived in Arizona, I live in Florida. Ryan was incredibly helpful navigating what needed to be done and how to do it. Always responded to my questions immediately. I am grateful for his assistance in this stressful process; made being out-of-state seamless.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2023
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Probate estate
Ryan and his team made an unexpected tragedy as painless as possible when it comes to an estate probate. Ryan was there every step of the way explaining the next steps and what to expect. A simple Google search led us to his office and the rest is history! Would definitely used his office again
Posted by Angelo | November 14, 2023
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Highly Recommended
Ryan was a very professional and courteous attorney from start to finish. He was beyond knowledgeable on the subject matter, and we felt in good hands from start to finish. Ryan handled our family estate matter in a very quick manner and kept us informed throughout the process.
Posted by RaNae | October 26, 2023
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Estate attorney
Ryan was fantastic! He took care of everything, kept us informed, and ensured the process moved smoothly from start to finish. He made it incredibly easy for us.
Posted by Mark | October 4, 2023
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Probate Attorney
My mother had passed away last year and I needed some legal guidance as there was no will. I looked at many law firms and reached out to a few for assistance. Jackson White responded quickly and professionally, attorney Ryan Hodges walked me through the probate process advising myself of things to be aware of considering the complexity of my mothers estate. In the end I am truly salified with Ryan's knowledge in family law. I would highly recommend Ryan in family matters where there is no will, like mine to others in similar circumstances.
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Posted by Randell | September 29, 2023
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Fast and Efficient! Not put on a back burner!
I needed someone to wade thru the Probate legal steps quickly, efficiently and communicate all the Probate / Court actions needed along the way. I was impressed and never was left waiting and wondering. Definitely worth the meager fee to relieve myself of all the Court processes and hassles. Every step was given attention in the utmost professional, expediant manner and communication was top notch!
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Posted by Albert | September 25, 2023
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Client review
This is to inform that i have been very satisfied by the performance of my lawyer Ryan Kenneth Hodges to establish with the court an ORDER OF INTESTACY AND DETERMINATION OF HEIRS. I would recommend anyone to use his professional services.
Posted by Dale | July 12, 2023
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One of the Best Attorneys
We are senior citizens from Washington State. We needed an attorney who dealt with family estates. We interviewed several attorneys in the area but decided Ryan Hodges best fit our needs. It was the best decision we made. He handled all of our needs as quickly as possible in a very professional manner. We were never concerned about how things were going. He kept us informed every step of the way. We HIGHLY recommend Ryan Hodges and will happily hire him again should we have need legal assistance in Arizona. Greg and Dale Madewell
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Posted by K | June 9, 2023
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Professional guidance for probate
Ryan Hodges of Jackson White handled our probate and it was smooth & professional from start to finish. His firm has a well organized set of steps already laid out from previous clients and Ryan customized it to our needs. Quick response to questions. We found Ryan from an internet search but he was also recommended by our funeral home director. With plenty of other things to think about when a loved one dies, it was good to have probate go smoothly.
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Posted by Brad | May 31, 2023
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Support on family probate
We were referred to Ryan Hodges to help us with our brother's probate. Ryan helped us understand the process and answered all of our questions without any delays. Handled everything very efficiently and with clear and easily understood directions for our required actions. We would confidently recommend Ryan Hodges and the Jackson White Law Firm for any legal support.
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Posted by zoila | May 25, 2023
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Mr. Hodges I had the best experience working with Mr. Hodges. The process to go through Probate was much easier then I thought. He always replied to my email and phone calls. He took the time to explain everything I needed to do. Mr. Hodges is a great lawyer. Thank you for your help.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jackson White, PC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Extern
  • Arizona Court Of Appeals
  • 2006 - 2006

Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hutcherson v AHCCCS
  • The court found in favor of AHCCCS, but gave important guidance on the use of annuities in Medicaid planning.

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Mental Health and Elder Law
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (16)
Endorse Ryan
Probate Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Hodges is clearly devoted to the service of his clients. He puts in the time and energy necessary to assist each client and understand their specific needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is an excellent litigator. His confidence and knowledge of the law make him an effective attorney. He is competent and committed to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan is a hard-working associate at our firm that has proved his abilities and skills on countless occasions. I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ryan has shown the ability to learn by adding Intellectual Property to his practice areas. He is a hard-working and trustworthy attorney that has been a great addition to the IP team. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Hodges is a highly knowledgeable and earnest attorney. I am able to witness all the hard work he puts into each and every case; and, his positive results are a clear reflection of his dedication to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Hodges is attentive, understanding, and knowledgeable. I endorse this attorney."
Probate Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hodges is a talented attorney that puts in the time and effort necessary to assist each of his clients to the best of his abilities."
Probate Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Ryan for many years in our overlap of Guardian & Conservatorship and Probate and so I can personally attest to Ryan's hard work and dedication. I trust him to work with my clients because I know he will do his best on each and every case."
Probate Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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