Robert L. Hodges

Senior Counsel

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  • George Mason University School of Law, JD, with Distinction, 1990
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 1974
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Bob is of counsel in the firm's commercial litigation group, where he focuses on complex litigation and class action defense arising from commercial relationships including: vendor-purchaser disputes (including real estate, sale of goods and warranty matters), and lender-borrower disputes (including lender liability and consumer financial services matters). He also has a substantial practice representing clients in appellate litigation.

Among the complex litigation matters Bob has handled recently are some 60 eminent domain cases for a major electrical transmission line project, the effective defense to class certification in a consumer products multidistrict litigation, and obtaining a significant ruling on standing in appeals in administrative proceedings.

He has taught Sales and Leases (UCC Articles 2 and 2A) as an adjunct professor at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond since 1993. He writes and lectures frequently on real estate and class action litigation matters.

Robert L Hodges
T: +1 804 775 7513F: +1 804 698 2082Gateway Plaza
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Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Reston Hosp. Ctr., LLC v. Remley, 59 Va. App. 96, 717 S.E.2d 417 (2011) (argued).

AME Fin. Corp. v. Kiritsis, 281 Va. 384, 707 S.E.2d 820 (2011) (argued).

Bjorlo v. Qualliotine, No. 567, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29964 (E.D. Va., Sept. 28, 2004), aff’d, 137 Fed. Appx. 604 (4th Cir. 2005).

Ottofaro v. City of Hampton, 265 Va. 26, 574 S.E.2d 235 (2003).

National Home Equity Mortg. Ass’n v. Face, 64 F.Supp.2d 584 (E.D.Va. 1999), aff’d, 239 F.3d 633 (4th Cir.), cert. denied, 534 U.S. 823 (20010, on subsequent appeal, 233 F.3d 220 (4th Cir.), cert. granted, vacated and remanded, 537 U.S. 802 (2002), adhered to, 322 F.3d 802 (4th Cir.), cert. denied, 540 U.S. 823 (2003).

Harris v. K&K Ins. Co., 249 Va. 157, 453 S.E.2d 284 (1995) (argued).

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