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. I currently serve as the Membership Chair of my local bar association. I have been chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and the Society of Legal Advocates. I have received the AVVO.com rating of Superb with a score of 10.0 out of 10.0. I have been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. 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 love practicing law. I enjoy meeting new clients and having a real impact on their lives. 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 hunting, being on the water, playing guitar, and playing tennis. I was recently elected President of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville. I believe in serving our community and giving back. I am proud that our firm's annual toy drive has gathered toys and donation for hundreds of underprivileged children in North Alabama. We look forward to making that number thousands in years to come.
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.
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
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
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 Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2018
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