Michael Glenn Hodgkins

Michael Glenn Hodgkins was born and raised right here in Southwest Louisiana. Coming from a family with parents who both worked for the government, he was taught the value of hard work at an early age. He attended public schools up until high school when he went to St. Louis Catholic High School. After high school, he attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, then after two years transferred to Louisiana State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Mr. Hodgkins then attended The National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1991. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Louisiana and all Louisiana Federal Courts later that same year.

Mr. Hodgkins maintains an active civil law practice focused on serious personal injuries resulting from auto/ truck, motorcycle, 18-wheeler, and bicycle crashes, as well as medical malpractice. Mr. Hodgkins also represents injured clients in the areas of maritime law, unseaworthiness, Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

Mr. Hodgkins devotes his entire practice to representing victims who have been injured due to the fault or negligence of others. Daily, he goes up against Big Business and Big Insurance to ensure just compensation for the injuries and harms suffered by his clients. He has litigated many hundreds of cases at the administrative level, state district, appellate and Supreme Court levels as well as in Federal Court, and has recovered millions of dollars for his injured clients.

Mr. Hodgkins recently received the coveted American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 2016 Ten Best award for Client Satisfaction, representing the personal attention that he gives to each case. He is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Justice, American Association of Justice, Louisiana Bar Association, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association and all Federal Bar Associations.

Mr. Hodgkins has been married for over 25 years and has two wonderful, grown sons. When not representing clients, he enjoys hunting, fishing, farming, bike riding, playing with his two dogs and has obtained his Private Pilot License and sUAS Drone Pilot License.

Areas of Practice
  • 60% Auto Crashes
  • 10% 18 Wheeler Crashes
  • 10% Medical Malpractice
  • 10% Maritime / Unseaworthiness / Jones Act / LHWCA
  • 10% Wrongful Death
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1991
  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. – 1991
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. – 1988
    • Major: History
Honors and Awards
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 2016 (Ten Best Award for Client Satisfaction), 2016
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 2017 (Ten Best Award for Client Satisfaction), 2017
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • All State and Federal Bar Associations
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Past Employment Positions
  • Woodley, Wi lliams, Fenet, Boudreau, Norman and Brown, 1991 – 1997
  • Michael G. Hodgkins, L.L.C, Owner, 1997 – 2007
  • Bessette Development Corporation, Risk Management and Asphalt Operations, Vice President, 2002 – 2007
  • Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, 2007 – Present
Pro Bono Activities
  • Board of Directors – Parkinson’s Foundation – Eljay Foundation for Parkinson Syndrome Awareness, 2014 – Present
Michael Hodgkins

Lake Charles, Louisiana