Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Esquire
The Dispute Resolution Institute is pleased to announce that Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Esq. has now joined forces with DRI and its distinguished panelists as arbitrator and mediator.
Sam brings to DRI more than four decades of unique knowledge and practical experience in both law and anatomy for which he enjoys a national profile.
Sam is best known for his highly entertaining and informative lectures on anatomy and trauma. In fact, he has been named one of the most popular continuing legal education instructors in the country and frequently teaches attorneys, judges, physicians, insurance personnel and representatives of governmental agencies both nationally and internationally. His Anatomy for Lawyers course was the recipient of the ACLEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Continuing Legal Education and he teaches a variety of medical courses for lawyers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
Academically, Sam is a professor at Temple University where he teaches law, anatomy, and forensic medicine. He has been named a Temple University Great Teacher, a Master Teacher by the Academy of Legal Studies and is the recipient of the John Topoleski Memorial Award for Outstanding Instruction. Professor Hodge’s interactive teaching style is so unique that it has received national media attention, including stories in the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Philadelphia Inquirer, National Public Radio, and television.
Sam is also an experienced litigator who enjoys an AV Preeminent rating and has been named a top lawyer in Pennsylvania on multiple occasions. He represents both injured claimants and defendants in complex medical matters or trucking accidents. For instance, he obtained a million dollar settlement for a woman who injured her back when she attempted to pull her husband out of an open grate on the sidewalk. to defending sixty lawsuits as the result of an accident between a truck and a bus.
Sam is a prolific author whose research is cited in court opinions, legislation, law reviews, and legal or medical journals. He has authored more than 160 articles and 8 books, including Head Trauma and Brain Injuries for Lawyers, ABA; The Forensic Autopsy, ABA; Clinical Anatomy for Attorneys, ABA; the award-winning book, Anatomy for Litigators, ALI ABA; and Thermography and Personal Injury Litigation, John Wiley and Sons. Sam is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and the Graduate Division of the Law School. He has received mediation training at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and has been selected by attorneys from around the country to mediate cases in other jurisdictions. He is a member of the American Association of Anatomists and the American College of Legal Medicine.