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Daniel Martin Hodes

Medical malpractice Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1981
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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    If you or someone in your family has been injured as the result of medical malpractice, an experienced attorney from Hodes Milman, serving Los Angeles, Orange County and California, can help you obtain the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled. Our aggressive attorneys will ensure that your legal rights are protected, and represent you in your pursuit of compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses that resulted from improper medical care.

    14 years

  2. Personal injury
    When people are injured as a result of the intentional or negligent actions of others, the aggressive personal injury lawyers at Hodes Milman are there to fight for their rights. The mounting costs of medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that often result from personal injuries can quickly overwhelm many victims and their families. Let our experienced personal injury lawyers with a proven track record of success go to battle for you.

    14 years

  3. Defective and dangerous products
    As a consumer, you expect that the products you purchase will be safe for your use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and personal injuries and even unexpected deaths can result from the use of defective and dangerous products. At Hodes Milman, each product liability attorney has the background to take on the legal teams representing large corporations, as demonstrated by our record of million dollar verdicts and settlements in defective product litigation.

    14 years

Daniel M. Hodes is a founding and managing partner of Hodes Milman, LLP. His expertise in the area of complex medical malpractice actions and his extensive, successful trial experience make him one of the most sought after lawyers  in California amongst victims and the families of victims of medical, hospital, and HMO negligence cases.


Dan has successfully resolved by way of settlement, arbitration, or trial hundreds of malpractice actions in the six and seven figure ranges, including a landmark verdict in which an HMO was ordered to pay $10.96 million for the wrongful death of a young wife and mother. This was the largest medical malpractice wrongful death verdict in Orange County history, in a state that has established significant limits on the overall amount of monetary damages that can be obtained in medical malpractice actions. He also achieved the second largest medical malpractice wrongful death verdict in the county, a 5.3 million verdict in 2006 for the death of a 38 year-old husband and father.


Overall, Dan has earned more than 50 jury verdicts, arbitrations and negotiated settlements in excess of 1 million dollars, and has recovered more than 100 million dollars on behalf of his clients.


Dan received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1981. While at Pepperdine, he was the President of the Student Bar Association.


Dan is admitted to practice law before all State and Federal Courts within California.





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9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA, 92618
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Posted by Joyce | July 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Dan Hodes Milman and colleagues were exceptional in advocating for our family and obtaining a substantial award for my brother's medical mal practice suit! Although, no amount of money can make up for this catastrophic event; having the resources now do enable him to have a better quality of life, as well as help us to care for him more adequately, hiring caregivers, obtaining specialized or modified equipment, and therapies. Needless to say, the process of the lawsuit itself was complicated; but throughout the entire case, my questions were answered, every step was explained thoroughly with possible scenarios. Dan was extremely knowledgeable, always advising us of the best route. He not only fought for us, but did so in a compassionate manner. He understood our concerns and needs, and was able to make that compelling argument on our behalf. I had peace of mind about the case itself because I knew we were in great hands with Dan! If you want to win, go with Dan!
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Posted by Melissa | February 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
The Law Office of Hodes Milman represented us for a somewhat complicated medical malpractice lawsuit. My husband and I are extremely fortunate and grateful to have had Mr. Daniel Hodes as our attorney. His expertise and professionalism throughout the process quickly brought us peace of mind, especially during such a stressful time. Mr. Hodes was diligent with every detail pertaining to our case and we had the utmost confidence in his guidance. We were consistently kept informed of new developments in our case and Mr. Hodes was available to us at all times. I highly recommend Mr. Daniel Hodes to anyone seeking exceptional legal representation as we are extremely satisfied with the outcome of his service.
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Posted by Ernesto Briceno | November 27, 2014
Extremely Satisfied Client
Daniel and his partners kept us informed with up to date information throughout the length of litigation. They handled our case with utmost professionalism and integrity and delivered on results.
Posted by Barbara | August 29, 2011
Satisfied client
Dan handled our case with the greatest integrity and compassion; a consummate professional. He guided us through the unfamiliar territory of a lawsuit, making sure we understood the full impact of each step. We ultimately settled in a way that was satisfactory to us; we owe that outcome to Dan. He earned our unfaltering respect and confidence.
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Posted by Brandon | January 6, 2011
Honest and to the point
Daniel was very fast responding to me and took the time to understand my case. He explained the up/downside of my case. I would recommend him to my own grandmother
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2010
Dan Hodes - Review
Dan Hodes is honorable, dependable and totally focused. I am grateful to him for the way he handled my case. He went beyond what was required.
Posted by Salvatore | August 13, 2010
Salvatore Lombardi
Mr. Dan Hodes what a great lawyer i was referd by a friend how good he was and IS he's the best he got me thru my lawsuit in a quit it took only 18 months.He is very good for what he does i will recommend him to any body how asks me.He's the best.
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  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • State University of New York, College at Oswego
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977


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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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  • Orange County Bar Association
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  • Orange County Barristers
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  • American Association of Justice
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  • Orange County Arbitration in Judge Pro Tem Panels
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  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Governors
  • 1995 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2010
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Invited Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hodes is one of the best lawyers in the nation. I have known him for years, and we had been opponents in several cases. Mr. Hodes is a legendary trial lawyer, and his presence is a formidable force in any case. He is also extremely professional and ethical. Mr. Hodes' clients are lucky to be represented by him!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a great advocate for his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan Hodes is one of the top trial lawyers in the country. I had the honor of partnering up with Dan on a challenging methadone overdose death case. Dan is a brilliant trial lawyer and simply the best at what he does. He is a legend in the medical malpractice field. He fights tenaciously for his clients to ensure that justice is carried out. Any client would be fortunate to have Dan as his lawyer and advocate."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dan is as dedicated & hard working as they come. His clients are lucky to have him in their corner."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's the best in the business. Period."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the finest trial lawyers i have ever known."
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Irvine Medical malpractice Lawyer Daniel Martin Hodes
Daniel Martin Hodes
Medical malpractice Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 42 years