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Hodge & James

1617 E. Tyler Avenue, Suite A, Harlingen, Texas 78550

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 534329, Harlingen, TX 78553

Established: 1994

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Casualty
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Tort Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Construction Defect
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Multiple Party/Multiple Issues Tort Cases

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About Us

The Law Firm of Hodge & James, LLP was founded January 1, 1995 by Bruce W. Hodge, former partner in Johnson & Davis, and Anthony B. James, former partner in Willette & James and Thornton & Summers. The firm defends civil lawsuits throughout the South Texas area, including Bexar, Harris, Nueces, Duvall, Brooks, Willacy, Webb, Hidalgo, Starr, Cameron, Zapata, Jim Wells, Maverick and Dimmit Counties. Mr. Hodge and Mr. James have been trying civil lawsuits through out South Texas since 1983. Mr. James has tried in excess of 150 cases to a verdict.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • SUPERVALU, Inc.
  • Texas General Agency

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Personnel Information

Shareholder


Anthony B. James

Harlingen, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1984
Additional Biographical Details:

Speaker: State Bar of Texas, Seminar on Insurance Litigation; Rio Grand Valley Independent Claims Adjusters Association Annual Conference, 1995; AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships:
  • American, Cameron County and Hidalgo County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 1998
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Texas-Pan American, B.A., 1980
  • University of Houston, J.D., 1983
Language:
  • Spanish

Born: 1958

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Of Counsel



Lisa M. Ellis

Harlingen, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1992
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Cameron and Hidalgo County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Austin College, B.A., 1988
  • Texas Tech University, J.D., 1991

Born: 1965

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Bruce W. Hodge

Harlingen, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1983
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Publications:
  • Co-Author: "To Buy Or Not To Buy Workers' Compensation-That Is The Question," Agricultural Law Seminar, 1994
Education:
  • East Texas State University, B.M., 1980
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1983
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi

Born: 1951

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Associates



Krista E. Guiter

Harlingen, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2006
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Cameron County and Hidalgo County Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2002
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 2005

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Marco A. Jilpas

Harlingen, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2010
Education:
  • Pan American University, B.A., 2006
  • University of Houston, J.D., 2010

Born: 1985

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Bryan D. Nichols

Harlingen, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 2003
Memberships:
  • Cameron County and Hidalgo County Bar Associations
  • Cameron County Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Baylor University, B.A., 2000
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2003

Born: 1978

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Service Areas

Brownsville, Texas 26 miles

Edinburg, Texas 40 miles

McAllen, Texas 32 miles

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