Josh Hodges has been lucky enough to have life experiences that set him apart from most lawyers. Soon after high school, he got a full-time job at a factory. This was not a summer job between semesters of college, this was his living. At this job, he ran a machine that dipped hot pieces of metal into liquid plastic and he came home every day dirty and smelling of burnt plastic fumes. This job led to another factory job where he worked 3rd shift. During this time, he went to class at Miami Hamilton often with nothing more than a thirty-minute nap in the parking lot. However, he kept getting up and going to work and showing up to class until he graduated with honors. Josh knows nothing other than putting his head down and getting the job done. He also knows what it is like to struggle and this gives him a valuable perspective when dealing with his clients many of whom are in his office due to some type of difficult situation.
Josh has also been lucky enough to obtain professional experience that sets him apart from most lawyers. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Salmon P. Chase College of Law where he was elected Student Bar Association President and National Treasurer of NLLSA. Due to his outstanding academic record, he was offered a job at one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the Midwestern United States. In this role, he garnered experiences in many types of cases and represented large corporations and governmental entities. Namely, he was involved in defense side civil litigation including the defense of personal injury claims. Josh is one of the very few local lawyers with this type of big law firm experience and this proves invaluable to his clients.
After getting valuable experience at other firms, and assisting clients both throughout the country and internationally, Josh decided to bring his practice to his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio. This is where he lives, where his child goes to school, where many of his friends and family are, and that is where he wants to serve. Josh practices personal injury law throughout Southwest Ohio. He lives in one of Hamilton’s great historic neighborhoods with his wife, son, and baby daughter. He loves his family, his community, and gives his clients everything he has. As part of this love for his community, Josh has additionally dedicated much of his time to showcasing many local businesses and local leaders through his various social media accounts, appropriately named “The Hometown Lawyer.”