Jeremiah M. Hodges


I was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, and grew up in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. I graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, where I was a member of the National ATLA Trial Team and the National Civil Trial Competition Team. I also received the George Peach Taylor Award for Trial Advocacy and the American Judicature Society Award.

I have served as the Chair of the Emerging Leaders for the Alabama Association for Justice and President of the Huntsville Young Lawyers. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 I was honored to be chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. I have received the AVVO.com rating of Superb with a score of 10.0 out of 10.0.  I was also selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 lawyers in Alabama under 40 in 2012 and 2013.  In 2012, the Society of Legal Advocates named me one of its Top 40 Lawyers under 40.  It is wonderful to be recognized by your peers and these types of accolades make you feel good, but I am most proud of the work that our firm is able to do for our clients.  Getting a satisfactory result for a deserving client is always more meaningful than any award you could receive.

I strongly believe in the jury system and have chosen a career where I get the opportunity to help those injured by the negligence and wrongful conduct of individuals, large corporations, and insurance companies. It is truly a privilege to get to represent people that need my help.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending most of my time with my family. I also enjoy playing golf and tennis. My favorite pastime is learning to play the guitar. I serve on the Foundation Board for the new Athens-Limestone County Library and excited to see the doors open soon for the citizens of Limestone County.  The library is a critical part of a vibrant and educated community.

That tells you a little about me. Please feel free to view the videos on our website to learn more about how we might be able to help you with your personal injury matter. We are continuing to add content that we hope will help people that have been in a car wreck or suffered personal injury and may need a lawyer. If we can help you, we would love to hear from you.

Education

J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, May 2004

Honors
George Peach Taylor Award for Trial Advocacy
American Judicature Society Award for Trial Advocacy
Best Paper, Personal Income Tax, Spring 2002
Claude Harris Endowed Scholarship

Activities

National ATLA Trial Team Member, Spring 2004
Lonestar Classic Trial Team Member, Fall 2003
National ATLA Trial Team, 2003 Quarterfinalists
ATLA Trial Team, 2003 Regional Champions
Public Interest Institute Board Member
National Civil Trial Competition Team, Fall 2002
Future Trial Lawyers of America, President
ATLA Annual Conference Attendee, Summer 2003
ATLA Partner in Advocacy Representative
University of Alabama ATLA Chapter, Founder/Member
Student Farrah Law Society, Member
Christian Legal Society, Member
Student Government Association Graduate Assistant
Kingston, Jamaica Community Outreach Project, Student Advisor

B.S., Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama, 2001
Major: Finance

Honors

Graduated cum laude
Dean’s List Fall 1998-Spring 2001
Outstanding Finance Student Award
National Collegiate Student Governance Award
Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
Who’s Who Among American College and University Students
Outstanding Student Government Association Senate Chair Award
Recipient of multiple academic scholarships

Activities

Chair-Student Government Association Public Safety Committee
Two-Term Student Government Association Senator
Chair-Senate Rules Committee
Resident Advisor
Freshman Forum

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Alabama, 2004
Northern District of Alabama, U.S. District Court, 2004
Tennessee, 2010

Legal Employment

Partner at Hodges Trial Lawyers, P.C. from January 1, 2007 to the present

Associate at Cole and Associates, L.L.C. from September 1, 2004 until December 31, 2006

Spruell and Powell, Northport, AL, Law Clerk, 2003-2004

Marsh, Rickard, and Bryan, Birmingham, AL, Law Clerk, 2002

Alexander, Corder, Plunk, and Baker, Athens, AL, File Clerk, 1998 and 1999

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Alabama State Bar

Huntsville Madison County Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Alabama Association for Justice