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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.





Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 85%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    6 years
  3. Defective Products: 5%
    6 years

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  • Dmitriy Cherepinskiy

    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!


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Hodes Milman Liebeck Mosier, LLP

9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA, 92618

Hodes Milman Liebeck Mosier, LLP

1 Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2010
Top 50 Lawyers in Orange CountySuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Lawyers in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2010
Invited MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
Orange County Arbitration in Judge Pro Tem PanelsMemberN/A
American Association of JusticeMemberN/A
Orange County BarristersMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - 1999
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Governors1995 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
State University of New York, College at OswegoN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1977