I was born and raised in Hartford County, Connecticut. I attended Williams College, a small school in Massachusetts, and graduated with B.A. in English. After coaching football for a few years, I attended law school at night at Quinnipiac College School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. From 1998 until recently, I practiced law in the State of Connecticut with my father and two other partners. The year 2016 meant delivery of our oldest son to college and a move to beautiful Huntsville. We love it here in Alabama.
For the past decade, the majority of my caseload has involved domestic relations litigation and criminal defense. Fortunately, my practice also involves less acrimonious matters such as residential real estate and probate issues. Here at Hodges Trial Lawyers, I continue with a steady stream of divorce and custody matters along with criminal defense and pending probate files in Madison and Limestone Counties.
An old coach and professor at my alma mater used to say “This place was founded and built by geniuses so it can be run by idiots.” At times, one could say the same thing about our country. The U.S. Constitution is an amazing document crafted by brilliant men. One of our more important Constitutional rights as Americans is the opportunity to seek redress before a jury of our peers. Unfortunately, centuries of bureaucrats have attempted to dilute that right. Like the firm founder and principal, Jeremiah Hodges, I am also a big believer in the jury system and I truly enjoy working with Jeremiah and Attorney McFalls on the firm’s many personal injury and wrongful death matters pending throughout Alabama and Tennessee.
Outside of work, my focus is on family and sports. My wife, Stephanie, and I have three happy and healthy sons. Our oldest attends the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and the younger two attend The Randolph School here in Huntsville. I have been very fortunate to be able to coach all three in various sports over the last twelve years, most recently football and baseball at The Randolph School.
Member of the Huntsville Madison County Bar Association and Alabama State Bar.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice in:
Alabama, 2016 –
District of Connecticut, U.S. District Court
J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Quinnipiac College (now University) School of Law, May 1998
B.A. English, Williams College, June 1992
Past professional associations and community involvement:
Hartford County Bar Association – Member, 1998 – 2016; Chair, Young Lawyers
Hartford County Bar Association, Lawyers Referral Service – 2008 – 2016
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association – member, 1998 – 2012
Connecticut Bar Association – member, 1998-2011
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – past member
Past counsel to Connecticut Volkswagen Dealers Advertising Association, Inc.
Special Public Defender – State of Connecticut
Church of St. Dunstan, Glastonbury, CT – Parish Council, 2015-2016; Offertory
Chairman – Men’s Golf Tournament Committee, Glastonbury Hills Country Club, 2002 – 2016
National Football Foundation- Director and Secretary, Northern Connecticut Chapter,
Randolph School, Huntsville, j.v. baseball, 2017
Randolph School (RAP) – 5th-6th-grade football
Glastonbury Basketball Association – Travel team & House team Coach, 2008-2015
CT Capitals AAU Youth Baseball Team coach – 2014
Glastonbury Little League – District team coach, 2010 – 2014; House league coach,
2005 – 2015
Glastonbury Amateur Baseball coach, 2013
Glastonbury Youth Football Association coach, 2008
Hartwick College football, 1994-95
Salisbury School football, 1993
Academic Honors – law school:
Graduated 8th in law school class
Academic Excellence Award, 1998
Am Jur/Superior Classroom Performance Award, 1998
Excellence In Clinical Work Award, 1997
Honors and Activities –college:
Williams College Football Awards –
Belvidere Brooks Award
Edward J. Coughlin Award
Charles D. Salmon Award