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About me

I am an estate planning and business law attorney who also acts as general counsel for a mid-size petroleum services company in Bakersfield, CA.

I was born and raised in the northern California city of Grass Valley.  In 2008, I received a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from California State University Bakersfield, where I also earned All-American honors for wrestling.  In 2011, I received a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where I also earned concentrations in Business Law and Tax Law as well as the Witkin's award in Insurance Law.  Based on my achievements in Law School, I became a member of the Traynor Honor Society, named in honor of the late Honorable Roger J. Traynor, former Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.

When I am not busy at work or volunteering in the community, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys. 

I am a member of the Kern County Bar Association.


  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 2011

  • B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Bakersfield, 2008


State Bar of California, 2011

Business & Professional Associations:

  • Kern County Bar Association

  • Kern County Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

  • CSU Bakersfield Alumni Association Board Member (former)

  • American Society of Safety Engineers

  • Member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (former)


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 25%
    5 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
    5 years
  3. Wills: 25%
  4. Litigation: 20%
    5 years
  5. Employment: 5%
    5 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

American Safety Services, Inc.

3209 Landco Dr
Bakersfield, CA, 93308


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Traynor Honor SocietyMcGeorge School of Law2011
Business Law ConcentrationMcGeorge School of Law2011
Tax Law ConcentrationMcGeorge School of Law2011
Witkin's AwardMcGeorge School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHodges Law Group2016 - Present
General CounselAmerican Safety Services, Inc.2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Young Wooldridge2011 - 2014
Law ClerkCalifornia Department of Real Estate2010 - 2011
Law ClerkCalifornia Franchise Tax Board2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kern County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Paregien v. Perez15,000,000 Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Affirmed by the Fifth Appelate District
Johnson v. Moseley, et alPrevailed on Summary Judgment
Johnson v. Tucker, et. alPrevailed on Demur
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
California State University, BakersfieldPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2008