About
John W. Hodges, Jr.

 

About John.

 

John grew up in Elysian Fields, Texas, a rural east Texas town, where he worked on his family’s farm cutting timber and firewood.  After graduating with honors from Elysian Fields High School, John studied Philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).  In the summer after his first year at UTSA, John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, but recruiters encouraged John to enter as an officer and delay his active duty status until after graduation from UTSA. In May of 2003, John graduated from UTSA and accepted a commission as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.  John became a logistics officer and deployed to Iraq in 2005.  During this seven-month deployment, John and his team of approximately 50 Marines and Sailors provided fuel, ammunition, and other logistical support to U.S. forces near the Syrian border.

 

In 2008, the Marine Corps selected John to attend law school at the University of Nebraska through the highly-competitive Funded Law Education Program.  During law school, John represented the University of Nebraska in trial competitions as a member of the National Trial Team.  John received his Juris Doctorate in 2011 and completed the Litigation Skills Program of Concentrated Study.  John then attended Naval Justice School (NJS) with other Judge Advocates from the Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.  John graduated NJS as an Honors Graduate,  a finalist in the Trial Advocacy competition and the winner of the American Bar Association Legal Assistance Award.

 

After his legal training, John became a Judge Advocate and Defense Attorney where he defended Marines and Sailors on board the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms, California.  Within 6 months, John was selected to be the Senior Defense Counsel for the entire base.  John led a team of 7 defense attorneys in defending hundreds of Officers, Marines and Sailors from adverse actions, including Boards of Inquiry, investigations, and Courts-Martial.

 

“John Hodges is among the most powerful forces I’ve ever seen in a courtroom.  A natural litigator.”  -M.L.

 

Since leaving active duty, John has litigated hundreds of personal injury cases and other civil matters and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.  John has stood with his clients through felony jury trials and obtained full acquittals, even in a case which was labeled “a prosecutor’s dream.”

 

Personal:

When he is not advocating for his clients, John continues to serve as a Major and Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.  Away from work, John plays golf (rarely), exercises (but he’s no good at it), and spends time with his family (that keeps growing.  See John’s brother here: http://people.com/tv/hodges-half-dozen-quintuplets-exclusive-sneak-peek/).  Most importantly, John continues to grow in his relationship with Jesus, and regularly attends Crossbridge Community Church and a small Life Group with other followers of Jesus.  Whether you have a case or not, John is always willing to talk to you about Jesus.

 

Principled Representation

 

John started his Law Office with his wife and office manager, Heather, because they wanted freedom.  John and Heather wanted to the freedom to take cases that they want, and help people who are going through trials in their lives.  John wanted the freedom to litigate cases the only way that he knows how: with passion and boldness.

 

The Law Office of John W. Hodges Jr. is guided by principals.  John’s principles are founded in his acceptance of Jesus Christ, more than 14 years as a U.S. Marine, and a very principled upbringing.  John uses the following guidelines to shape his practice:

 

1. Legal ethics rules protect the Client;

2. The Client’s interests are paramount;

3. The Client deserve to be informed and have their phone calls returned;

4. Every case must be prepared for trial;

5. For Injury Cases - insurance companies will bully Clients unless we’re prepared for trial;

6. For Criminal Cases - factual guilt is irrelevant to John’s duty to defend the Client;

7. Juries want to be told a story they can feel.

 

“John was able to prioritize the most important aspects of my case; he considered my desires and gave me the best advice to meet my needs.” - J.J.

About John W. Hodges, Jr.
John W. Hodges, Jr. About
John W. Hodges, Jr. About

 

John grew up in Elysian Fields, Texas, a rural east Texas town, where he worked on his family’s farm cutting timber and firewood.  After graduating with honors from Elysian Fields High School, John studied Philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).  In the summer after his first year at UTSA, John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, but recruiters encouraged John to enter as an officer and delay his active duty status until after graduation from UTSA. In May of 2003, John graduated from UTSA and accepted a commission as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.  John became a logistics officer and deployed to Iraq in 2005.  During this seven-month deployment, John and his team of approximately 50 Marines and Sailors provided fuel, ammunition, and other logistical support to U.S. forces near the Syrian border.

 

In 2008, the Marine Corps selected John to attend law school at the University of Nebraska through the highly-competitive Funded Law Education Program.  During law school, John represented the University of Nebraska in trial competitions as a member of the National Trial Team.  John received his Juris Doctorate in 2011 and completed the Litigation Skills Program of Concentrated Study.  John then attended Naval Justice School (NJS) with other Judge Advocates from the Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.  John graduated NJS as an Honors Graduate,  a finalist in the Trial Advocacy competition and the winner of the American Bar Association Legal Assistance Award.

 

After his legal training, John became a Judge Advocate and Defense Attorney where he defended Marines and Sailors on board the Marine Corps base in Twentynine Palms, California.  Within 6 months, John was selected to be the Senior Defense Counsel for the entire base.  John led a team of 7 defense attorneys in defending hundreds of Officers, Marines and Sailors from adverse actions, including Boards of Inquiry, investigations, and Courts-Martial.

 

“John Hodges is among the most powerful forces I’ve ever seen in a courtroom.  A natural litigator.”  -M.L.

 

Since leaving active duty, John has litigated hundreds of personal injury cases and other civil matters and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.  John has stood with his clients through felony jury trials and obtained full acquittals, even in a case which was labeled “a prosecutor’s dream.”

 

Personal:

When he is not advocating for his clients, John continues to serve as a Major and Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.  Away from work, John plays golf (rarely), exercises (but he’s no good at it), and spends time with his family (that keeps growing.  See John’s brother here: http://people.com/tv/hodges-half-dozen-quintuplets-exclusive-sneak-peek/).  Most importantly, John continues to grow in his relationship with Jesus, and regularly attends Crossbridge Community Church and a small Life Group with other followers of Jesus.  Whether you have a case or not, John is always willing to talk to you about Jesus.

 

Principled Representation

 

John started his Law Office with his wife and office manager, Heather, because they wanted freedom.  John and Heather wanted to the freedom to take cases that they want, and help people who are going through trials in their lives.  John wanted the freedom to litigate cases the only way that he knows how: with passion and boldness.

 

The Law Office of John W. Hodges Jr. is guided by principals.  John’s principles are founded in his acceptance of Jesus Christ, more than 14 years as a U.S. Marine, and a very principled upbringing.  John uses the following guidelines to shape his practice:

 

1. Legal ethics rules protect the Client;

2. The Client’s interests are paramount;

3. The Client deserve to be informed and have their phone calls returned;

4. Every case must be prepared for trial;

5. For Injury Cases - insurance companies will bully Clients unless we’re prepared for trial;

6. For Criminal Cases - factual guilt is irrelevant to John’s duty to defend the Client;

7. Juries want to be told a story they can feel.