David W. Hodges

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P.
 | 4409 Montrose Blvd., Suite 200
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-523-0001
Fax: 713-523-1116
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David W. Hodges is a founding partner of the Houston-area law firm of Kennedy Hodges L.L.P., where he focuses on securing fair compensation for injured clients and those treated unjustly.  He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. Handling cases in a diverse range of practice areas, clients in the Houston metro and Galveston area turn to Mr. Hodges for experienced guidance and results in matters pertaining to the following:

  • Truck accidents
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pharmacy malpractice
  • Products liability
  • Commercial litigation
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical device litigation
  • Industrial accidents

Mr. Hodges earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets and recognized as a Distinguished Student. He then went on to earn his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center as an honor graduate. Before launching his legal career, Mr. Hodges served as an intelligence officer with the United States Navy.

He is admitted to the State Bar of Texas, as well as from the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. He also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Due to his reputation as a skilled litigator and his high ethical standards, he received an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his dedication and continued record of success. As a tenacious advocate for his clients, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars on their behalves. Mr. Hodges maintains active memberships in several professional organizations and is the recipient of numerous honor and awards, including inclusion on the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Employment Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About David Hodges

Admitted: 1996, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.kennedyhodges.com/bio/david-hodges.cfm


  • Texas Monthly and Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer, 2006-Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Chief Baron, Order of the Barons (Law Center's Honor Society), University of Houston Law Center
  • Recipient, Sea Strike Intelligence Officer of the Year Award
  • Named a Professional on the Fast Track by H Texas Magazine, 2005 - 2006
  • Named one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine, 2005 - 2006
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Society (Multi-Million Dollar Member), 2011
  • Named as "Top 100 Trial lawyers for 2011" by The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - present
  • Member, National Order of the Barristers, University of Houston Law Center
  • Champion, Hippard Mock Trial Tournament, University of Houston Law Center
  • Honors Graduate, University of Houston Law Center
  • Top 10% of Graduating Class, University of Houston Law Center
  • Named a Professional on the Fast Track by H Texas Magazine
  • Named one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas District 4 Grievance Committee, former Chair
  • State Bar of Texas, District 4A/4-1 Grievance Committee, former Panel Chair
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Former Board of Advocates Director
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Former TTLA PAC Chair
  • The State Bar of Texas
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Director
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor, Houston Journal of International Law, University of Houston Law Center


  • $1,002,000 settlement in a job injury case
  • $1.5 million judgment in a medical malpractice brain injury case
  • $1.1 million settlement in a job injury case
  • $1.6 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case
  • $1.8 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case
  • $3.7 million settlement in a medical malpractice case
  • $4.3 million settlement in a medical malpractice case
  • $6 million settlement in a wage and hour dispute
  • $10.7 million verdict in a daycare abuse case


  • KH Legal Insights provides summaries of topics of interest to current and potential clients., 2009 Newsletters, Personal Injury And Wage Law

Educational Background:

  • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 1996
  • Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, graduated with a 4.0 GPA
  • Texas A&M University, Honors: Member, Corps of Cadets, Honors: NROTC Scholarship Recipient, Honors: Distinguished Student
  • Cy-Fair High School
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Office Location for David W. Hodges

4409 Montrose Blvd.
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 713-523-0001

Fax: 713-523-1116

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Last Updated: 3/12/2018

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