Michael A. Hodges Joins Howell, Buchan & Strong
On September 19, 2022, Michael Hodges was admitted to the Florida Bar and joined Howell, Buchan & Strong as the newest associate. Michael served Howell, Buchan & Strong as a law clerk since 2020.
He is a 2018 graduate Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 2022, he was awarded his Juris Doctorate degree from Florida State University College of Law where he attended on a Garnet & Gold Law Scholarship for academic, personal, and professional achievements.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Michael served as a military paralegal for 5+ years. Michael initially aided attorneys serving in-house counsel for military commanders, providing legal support and advice on a variety of legal topics. Michael quickly advanced to working with a team of paralegals and attorneys in the military prosecutor’s office. Michael was later hand-selected to work in the U.S. Air Force’s criminal defense counsel’s office, a duty reserved for only the top tier attorneys and paralegals.
Michael also previously served as a Correctional Officer with the Florida Department of Corrections, where he was charged with the care, custody, and control of inmates at Hamilton Correctional Institution.
Michael is an associate attorney in the Tallahassee office, where he practices civil litigation, administrative law, and professional licensure defense.
Michael and his wife, Jill, recently welcomed their firstborn daughter, Mila May.