Hodges Walsh & Messemer, LLP is a nationally recognized firm that concentrates its practice on the defense and trial of civil claims, representing and protecting the interests of domestic and international corporations, municipalities, police agencies, insurance carriers and their assureds in state and federal courts throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in addition to many other venues throughout the nation.
Our attorneys are truly leaders of the defense bar, having served in leadership positions in the Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel and Lawyers of Civil Justice. In April 2016 George S. Hodges was awarded the first Annual Dean’s Award for extraordinary contribution to the IADC corporate membership. Mr. Hodges has served as president of the IADC (2004-2005) and as Dean of its corporate counsel college among other leadership positions for the defense bar. In 2016 Mr. Hodges was once again named one of the premier product liability defense lawyers in the world by the International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in the defense of litigation claims involving products liability, asbestos, pharmaceutical, medical devices, toxic torts, labor and employment, civil rights, municipal claims and insurance coverage issues, as well as claims involving general negligence.
We represent our clients' interests in numerous areas, including complex tort cases, construction and labor law claims, civil rights claims, employment discrimination claims, insurance coverage matters, auto claims, property damage claims and a variety of other matters. Our attorneys offer skilled and knowledgeable counsel, with emphasis on quality of representation and the expeditious resolution of claims. We utilize the latest computer technology, including state of the art case management systems, document management applications, remote e-mail communication systems and many other applications, all of which enable us to better serve our clients.
We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal service in the industry.