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“Everyone has a stereotype of what a lawyer is, and that stereotype can sometimes be negative—think how many lawyer jokes there are. HensonFuerst is not that stereotype—we are real people working our hardest to make sure our clients are protected.”
Joseph Hodgin joined HensonFuerst in 2003. He was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Joseph received his bachelor’s degree in government from Campbell University in 1999 and received his Juris Doctorate in 2002 from Ohio Northern University, where he was a member of the Ohio Northern University Law Review.
- North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Main Practice Areas:
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Auto Torts Section
- Workers’ Compensation Section
- Ohio Northern University Law Review, Member
- The National Trial Lawyers-Top 40 under 40 Award
- “Good Advice for Employer’s Health,” Cary News, April 1, 2009.
My Clients Should Know
I don’t like wasting people’s time. If someone doesn’t have a case that HensonFuerst can help them with, I tell them up front. By the same token, if I think a case has merit, I tell them. People do not like getting bad news, but if bad news is the truth, they appreciate hearing it. This is their case—they want and deserve to know whenever there is news of any kind. I try to treat people the way I would want to be treated in these kinds of stressful situations.
Why I Became a Lawyer
I wasn’t one of those people who knew from an early age that I wanted to be a lawyer. It started with something superficial—I saw the movie “The Firm” with Tom Cruise, which made being a lawyer look cool. I discovered that that deeper I got into law, the more I liked it. Now, I can’t imagine doing anything else.
To keep healthy, I go to the gym three to four days a week. I also spend time with my wife and my young daughter—she’s at that age when she’s such a joy.