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Martin Wade Hodges

Car accident Attorney at Lynnwood, WA

5.0   41 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    60%
    Auto Motorcycle Pedestrian

    30 years, 600 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Dog Bites Wrongful Death Nursing Home Abuse

    30 years, 500 cases

  3. Animal and dog bites
    10%

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    5%

  5. Wrongful death
    5%

HURT IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND NEED HELP NOW? CALL MARTIN FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION (425) 374-1372.

The Law Office of Martin W. Hodges provides professional and personalized legal representation to people hurt by the negligence of others. We focus on automobile collisions, wrongful death claims, motor cycle accidents, and nursing home neglect and abuse. We work hard so our clients receive fair compensation for the injuries they have suffered and ensure that big insurance companies do not take unfair advantage of you. Please call our office at for a free consultation.  I am happy to answer all questions you have related to your automobile collision.  Please do not hesitate to call.

Client's Choice 2020
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Top Contributor 2012
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Licensed for 30 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Martin W. Hodges - Attorney At Law
3400 188th Street SW, Suite 210
Lynnwood, WA, 98037

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
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Martin received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Monica | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Represented my Mom for a car accident/injury
My 84 yr old mom was in a car accident and required a lawyer to represent her when we realized her injuries would take time to heal, would require numerous tests and treatment. I found Mr. Hodges via Avvo 2 years ago. Communication was very important to us and because my mom is not on-line I became the conduit between them. Mr. Hodges is an excellent communicator and always responded to my emails, phone calls in a timely manner. There was never a time that I felt shuffled around, ignored or delayed in any form of communication from myself or my mom. He worked diligently on her behalf on her claim with the other parties insurance and her own insurance and was recently settled to our satisfaction. I highly recommend Mr. Hodges as a lawyer due to his litigation skills, patience and communication that got us through 2 yrs of waiting for the final settlement.
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Posted by Coniika | November 8, 2022
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Extremely helpful and easy to work with.
Martin helped my husband and I with a recent vehicle accident. He truly was very helpful and made us feel heard and understood when it came to someone else’s reckless driving. He helped us navigate something that neither of us had done before and made it easy and stress free. He truly was amazing at his job.
Posted by Illaya | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Martin!
Martin represented my husband and I for an auto accident back from 2017. He always responded promptly to any questions we had and regularly updated us on our case. Martin was professional but also quite personable and we really enjoyed working with him! He was able to get us a favorable outcome for our case and we are so thankful that we chose to have him represent us!
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Posted by Becky | August 30, 2020
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relieved alot of stress
Martin was wonderful to work with. He was very compassionate and understanding to my situation. I was in 2 vehicular accidents within 2 months of each other and neither were my fault. He was able to get me a good settlement to help ease future medical bills and stress. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Rachel | July 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended for personal injury
I was attacked by a friend’s dog to the face in their home. They wanted me to pay my medical expenses and they would reimburse me. Being that I was so traumatized and it was friends I was dealing with, I had nowhere to turn until a coworker referred me to Martin Hodges. He not only gave a free consultation, I didn’t feel pressured to sign him. He gave a lot of expert advice and put the ball in my court should I decide to hire him. I gave it a few days and reached out to him and signed him as my attorney. He explained the entire process to me, recommended doctors to see, treatment to pursue, and offered advice. He dealt with the home owner’s insurance so I didn’t have to bother with it. He got all off the records from all the doctors I saw. When my health insurance backed out of paying my medical expenses, Martin Hodges got the home owners insurance to cover the bills quickly. It was a very painful and looming process I could not have navigated on my own. Instead of worrying about my bills getting paid, I just had to focus on recovery. I felt heard and was in very good hands. He fought for every penny I deserved and never pressured me to do anything. I highly recommend him for personal injury. I hope I never need to see him again but will gladly always use him should the need arise.
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Posted by Joyce | July 2, 2020
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Happily recommending Martin W. Hodges
We highly recommend Martin W. Hodges to successfully plan, guide, and bring to resolution difficult automobile injury lawsuits. We really appreciated all that Martin did to ensure a positive, fair solution after we had been rear-ended. I am always ready to refer people to Martin when dealing with frustrating insurance settlements.
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Posted by Dacia | January 29, 2020
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Ms.
So I was in a bad Car Accident by a lady smashing into me going about 45 mph giving me 2 bulging discs causing me intense sciatica nerve pain and I needed surgery badly. It was her fault and she was sighted ticket so I hiredMartin Hodges because he was highly recommended by lots of people I know and her INSURANCE Company was trying to only offer me $5,000 so 2 Surgeries later that I used my Health INSURANCE for Martin got Her INSURANCE Company to finally give us the Maximum amount on her Policy $125,000 he also went above and beyond and got my INSURANCE to waive surgery costs. MARTIN HODGES IS AN AMAZING INJURY LAWYER AND WILL GET YOU EVERY PENNY YOU DESERVE. SINCERELY, Dacia Istodor
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Posted by Jerome | November 6, 2019
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Martin's the Best!
Was the victim in a car accident & suffered personal injury. Had never sought a lawyer myself, before. I did not expect such a positive result in my favor. Martin generated so much benefit with only a minimal effort required by me. I had no idea that things would turn out this way. He knew so much about all the issues at play and people involved at every turn. Martin really was best lawyer I could have possibly got. How lucky I feel stumbling upon such a great and experienced lawyer as Martin.
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Posted by Kellie | September 12, 2019
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Excellent conclusion
He was very personable and listened to what I had to say about the case. He gave me an honest opinion about the value of the case which was very helpful to me. Ultimately I was happy with the results and glad I ended up not having to testify in court or in an arbitration. I recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Always Fights for What I Want
Martin is a very friendly and professional attorney who has helped my family and I with multiple cases over the course of over half a decade. I was involved in a motor vehicle accident for a second time last year, and Martin was my go-to man for both jobs. His prices are fair, and his rewards for me because of his hard work are even more so. He is highly recommended by me!
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Posted by Sonny | August 6, 2019
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Highly Recommended
I had met Martin right after my automobile collision. The insurance company that had rear ended me was not covering my medical expenses and the treatment places was not taking 3rd party insurance. I knew this was going to be complicated so I called Martin. He was there every step of the way from my initial encounter and through out my recovery along with closing the case. If it wasn’t for his representation I don’t know what I would have done. I appreciate everything that he has done for me and my family. If you need someone to go to war for you and leave you worry free, call Martin.
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Posted by Brad | July 11, 2019
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Highly Skilled and Tenacious
Martin Hodges comes with my highest recommendation. I was involved in a serious roll-over accident after someone ran a red light. Marty is very personable, and listened to all aspects of my accident and injuries. I’m a retired firefighter so my claim was complicated because I had previous injuries; and the offending party also had low limits with a low budget carrier. Marty studied my extensive medical records; and then reviewed and negotiated with my health insurance carrier after my settlement saving me thousands of dollars. After settling, he asked if he could pursue other sources including my own insurance company just to be thorough. I agreed, but wasn’t expecting much as I owned an older vehicle and didn’t even have full coverage. A little less than a year later, I was contacted by his office and told that he had negotiated another settlement almost equal to my original one. You can imagine my surprise! Marty is personable, charismatic, tenacious; and a highly skilled negotiator and trial attorney. He will fight for you; he sure did for me!
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Posted by Levona | April 27, 2019
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Honest and transparent
Martin recently handled my personal injury claim with a third party and was wonderful to work with. Martin was attentive and understanding of my healing process, kept me in the loop about the progress of the claim and was very transparent about what we could expect. I would recommend Martin to my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Martin Hodges is an excellent and highly skilled attorney who listens to his clients and their stories. He really cares about the people he represents. I will recommend him to all my friends and family from now on. Thanks Martin, AG
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2019
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MVA
Martin handled my MVA with ease. He was very responsive and available when I needed him either via phone or email. I had several years of treatment and he coordinated everything for me. The result was better than I had originally hoped for. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of Personal Injury services.
Posted by Erik | January 1, 2019
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Fast, efficient and worth every penny
Late 2015 I was rear ended and spent a couple of years in treatment. When it came time to settle with the other driver's insurance, they were now saying that they would not cover my medical expenses and offered a laughable settlement for damages. That's when I hired Marty. The whole process from the initial meeting with Marty to receiving my settlement check was smooth and painless. Marty kept me up to date along the way via phone, and email along with regular mail for signing documents. In the end we were able to settle out of court and Marty was able to negotiate my settlement to about what we figured we'd get if we went to trial. Marty is a smart easy going guy who knows his stuff and I would not hesitate to hire him again.
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Posted by Jessica | August 25, 2018
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Martin is amazing and helped us so much!
We hired Martin after I got into a car accident while pregnant with my first son. He made me feel cared for and always took care of us and checked in. He worked so hard with our case and always kept me up to date with everything going on. I would recommend Martin to everyone who need helps. He is so intelligent and works so hard for his clients. Thank you Martin for everything!
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Posted by Jeff | August 4, 2018
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Personal Injury
I hired Marty to handle my car accident case. He kept me updated every step of the way and suggested specific ways to handle my medical and insurance issues. Marty knows what he doing and I'm glad we chose him!
Posted by Alana | July 3, 2018
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Professional and Personal! Excellent Attorney
Martin took on the Mesothelioma case of my Grandfather. He handled my grandfather, grandmother and family with Dignity and Grace and continued to support my family after my Grandfather passed away. it has been several years now and Martin continues to inquire about our family. We use him for our Wills, and small legal issues when necessary. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Joyce | March 18, 2018
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The lawyer you want on your side
We highly recommend Martin for his honesty, persistence, advice, and legal knowledge if you want great legal work after an automobile collision. We are extremely pleased with everything he did to settle our claim against the insurance company that represented an underinsured person who rear-ended us while we were stopped at a light. We thought that we could “represent ourselves” with the insurance company whose client admitted fault, but the insurance company immediately offered us an insulting settlement. We continued with medical treatment—hoping for a fair settlement to pay our expenses, but at the end of the three-year accident-settlement timeframe for WA state, the insurance company still offered us the same low-ball amount. Finally we “got the message” and started looking for legal help. Martin was highly recommended by one of Seattle’s top lawyers, so we called him. He called us back after hours and filed the paperwork directly. We were impressed with him then and even more impressed with his fine work as he brought our suit to success. We think Martin is really terrific, and we suggest hiring him without delay after an accident and follow his sage advice. We are happy and very satisfied with the outcome of our case—thank you, Martin.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Arbitrator
  • Snohomish County Mandatory Arbitration Panel
  • 2003 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Snohomish County CASA Program
  • 1993 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Martin W. Hodges
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pro Tempore
  • Snohomish County Superior Court
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Minor Settlement GAL
  • Snohomish County
  • 2000 - 2020
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Washington State Attorney's General Office
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Internal Auditor
  • Boeing Military Airplance Co.
  • 1985 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Duke University School of Law
  • certificate of completion
  • 1990
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • M.B.A. - Masters in Business Administration
  • 1988
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983
  • University of Copenhagen
  • certificate of completion
  • 1981
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Legal Cases

  • Miller v. Westwood Manor Retirement Center
  • Substantial six figure settlement through mediation in favor of plaintiff
  • In Re Dependency of D.S.
  • Fraudulent adoption of minor by pedophile vacated
  • Bundy vs. Team One Exhibit Service
  • Substantial six-figure settlement for client

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Washington State University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • Testifying in Court
  • 2008
  • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Training
  • Effective Report Writing for the Court
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (29)
Endorse Martin
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marty is a very well respected in the legal community. He is an excellent trial lawyer and has a very practical, no nonsense approach to solving legal problems. He is very knowledgeable in his specialty. I have referred many friends and co-workers to Marty and I have always heard nothing but positive reviews. I believe any client would be well served by Marty's representation."
Child abuse Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Its a pleasure to endorse the work of Martin Hodges. He is a successful, charismatic and caring attorney who has an impeccable reputation with the attorney's in the county as well as the judges. Martin works tirelessly on behalf of his clients while maintaining professionalism and class."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Martin Hodges is a fantastic attorney who is helpful and reasonable to work with. He is very knowledgeable in his field and an excellent advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is an excellent attorney and well respected in our legal community. He litigation skills are top notch."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Marty. He's a pleasure to work with because he has a great sense of humor. It's also clear he works really hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marty is a pleasure to work with, even on opposite sides of the table. I have referred people to him before, and will continue to do so."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and trust this lawyer, I've know Marty for over 20 years and have no problem recommending or referring Marty as great advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Marty for over 20 years. He is level-headed, practical, and a great negotiator. He is a pro-active problemsolver who provides excellent client service."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Martin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marty is a competent and profession lawyer. He is articulate and effective when representing his clients in court and judges listen to what he has to say. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marty is an intelligent, experienced practitioner with great judgment and an excellent reputation among counsel and the court. He has thorough knowledge of a number of areas of law and is skilled at trial. I have recommended his services without hesitation, and will continue to do so."
Car accident Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him as an arbitrator in one case and as a settlement Guardian ad Litem in another case. He was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and very efficient in both matters. I would definitely recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marty is very well versed in Personal Injury and Juvenile Court dependency matters. I seek his opinion on various personal injury issues. A good and trustworthy attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally observed Marty in action in the courtroom and he is impressive. He is a creative, prepared, diligent and respected advocate. Marty is well received by the judges he appears before as well as opposing counsel. I am happy to endorse Martin Hodges."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Hodges for at least 20 years, and throughout this time, he has always exhibited the highest quality of work. Mr. Hodges is a conscientious, compasionate and zealous advocate for his clients, and I would highly recommend him to any person seeking representation for their personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I am very impressed by Mr. Hodges' knowledge of the law and his outstanding ability to effectively advocate for his clients. I would recommend him highly to any client."
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Lynnwood Car accident Lawyer Martin Wade Hodges
Martin Wade Hodges
Car accident Attorney
Lynnwood, WA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation