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George S. Hodges, Esq.

ghodges@hwm-law.com 

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George S. Hodges is Senior Partner in the law firm of Hodges Walsh & Messemer, LLP, where he serves as Managing Partner and chairs the Firm’s Products Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation sections. George concentrates his practice in the defense and trial of products liability, asbestos and toxic tort litigation, drug and medical devices, construction accidents and commercial claims.

In 2016, George was once again designated as one of the premier products liability Defense Attorneys in the world  by The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, which considers defense counsel from more than 40 international venues in making its limited selections while limiting its designation to approximately 375 defense counsel.

George has received the “AV” Martindale-Hubbell rating for many years, the most prestigious rating that can be awarded.  He has served as lead defense counsel in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States both as national and local counsel.

George is Past President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (2004-2005) and in April 2013 served as Dean of the Corporate Counsel College of the IADC, conducted in Chicago. This was an interactive session for approximately 150 General Counsel and Insurance Executives.   Justice Sandra Day O’Connor accepted George’s invitation and served as Keynote Speaker.  George has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ).  In April 2016 George was awarded the 1st Annual Dean's Award for extraordinary contribution to the IADC corporate membership at the 2016 Corporate Counsel College in Chicago.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1973
    • Editor of Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Fordham College, B.A. 1970
  • Regis High School , 1966

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Association of Defense Counsel – President 2004-2005; Executive Committee 2000-2006
  • Defense Research Institute – Board of Directors 2003-2006
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice – Board of Directors  2003-2006
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Attorneys of New York

Publications and Activities

  • Co-author of "Deposing Plaintiff's Liability Experts" per publication in IADC Defense Counsel Training Manual
  • National Jury Trial Innovations Project  – Chairperson
  • Joan Fullam Irick Privacy Project Chairperson and Principal Editor – Volumes I, II and III
  • IADC Corporate Counsel College – Dean (2013); Dean Elect (2012); Speaker and/or Moderator on multiple panels
  • IADC Trial Academy – Faculty Member
  • Speaker and/or Moderator on multiple panels of the IADC, Lawyers for Civil Justice and the New York State Bar Association



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