David Hodges, founding partner at Hodges & Foty, LLP, was born in McAllen, Texas, and moved to Cypress when he was seven. He attended Cy-Fair Senior High School, and discovered he wanted to go to law school after participating in a mock trial in his senior government class.
After graduation, he joined the Corps of Cadets and attended Texas A&M University where he earned his B.S. degree in 1989. After graduating from Texas A&M University, he was immediately commissioned in the Navy and deployed to the Persian Gulf. When he transferred from active duty to the Navy Reserves, he was able to take a passion for the law to the University of Houston Law Center.
During his time at the University of Houston, Mr. Hodges won the Team Champion award in the Hippard Mock Trial Tournament. He then joined the mock trial team, where he competed in Nationals for two years. While in law school, he also served as a reserve intelligence officer, an editor of the Houston Journal of International Law, a member of the National Order of the Barristers, and the Chief Baron of the law school's honor society. He graduated cum laude in 1996 with his J.D.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Hodges worked for several defense firms before deciding he would rather represent victims instead of the victimizers. In 2001, he founded his personal injury practice.
Mr. Hodges has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2004--a certification achieved by less than 3% of attorneys in Texas. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, a prestigious group of attorneys who have obtained verdicts or settlements larger than $1 million. In addition, Mr. Hodges was named a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2