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John Daniel Hodson

  • Divorce, Family Law
  • California, Pennsylvania
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Summary

John Hodson is managing and founding partner of Hodson & Mullin, Attorneys at Law, a six lawyer firm with offices in Vacaville and Fairfield, California. He is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a board-Certified Family Law Specialist (California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization) and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). His practice is entirely devoted to family law as litigant's counsel, arbitrator, mediator, private judge, judge pro tem, special master, and collaborative counsel spanning over 30 years.
A graduate of The George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C., Mr. Hodson served more than two decades with the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps. He has litigated hundreds of cases throughout the U.S. and overseas.
Mr. Hodson is Past Chair and Adviser to the State Bar of California Family Law Section Executive Committee (FlexCom); past Secretary, Education Director and Legislative Director for the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS); long-time member of the Editorial Board for The Specialist and Family Law News quarterly scholarly publications; member of the AAML National Legislative Committee and past Legislative Liaison for AAML's Northern California Chapter. He is a member of the Judicial Council’s Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee, an arbitrator for the State Bar of California Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel, and has chaired the Napa/Solano County Bar Associations Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panels for many years.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania and California state bars, and is admitted to the federal and military appellate courts. He has been a perennial Northern California Super Lawyer since 2005; winner of the SCBA’s Attorney of the Year Award, and the ACFLS Sterling Award in 2017. He is recognized among the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorneys, and is a charter member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board.

Education
Rollins Coll
Undergraduate Degree
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George Washington Univ LS
Law Degree
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Certifications
Family Law in Solano
California State Bar
Certified Family Law Specialist
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Mediator, Straus Institute for Dispute Mediation
Pepperdine University School of Law
Awards
Sterling Award
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Law Firm of the Year
Solano County Bar Association
Attorney of the Year
Solano County Bar Association
Super Lawyer every year since 2005
Northern California Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
National Legislative Committee, Board of Managers, Legislative Liaison
- Current
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The Salvation Army Advisory Board, Solano County, California
Charter Member
- Current
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Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Legislative Director, Education Director, Board Secretary
- Current
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California State Bar # 153784
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California Family Law Section (FlexCom) # 153784
Executive Committee Chair, Advisor
- Current
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Solano County Bar Association
Board of Directors; Member; Family Law Section; Chair of Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member, Family Law Section
- Current
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California Judicial Council Family & Juvenile Law Advisory Committee
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Pennsylvania
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U. S. Court of Military Appeals
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial consultations are discounted to $150 to discuss legal issues, representation, and fees.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Hodson & Mullin, Attorneys at Law
727 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
USA
Telephone: (707) 421-7800
Hodson & Mullin, Attorneys at Law (Main Office)
601 Buck Ave
Vacaville, CA 95688
USA
Telephone: (707) 452-9606
Fax: (707) 452-9607