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Edward (“Ted”) F. Hodges, Jr.

Edward (“Ted”) F. Hodges, Jr.

Ted is a native of South Hill, Virginia, and a 1988 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. After earning his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1996, he moved to Danville to join Clement Wheatley.

Ted’s practice focuses on commercial transactions, business law, civil and real estate litigation, and creditors’ rights work. Ted enjoys a reputation among clients, peers, and the business community as a uniquely skilled attorney committed to practical solutions. He has a broad range of experience and regularly advises clients in business, lending matters, tax credit financing, and hospitality. Ted’s representative clients are banks, hotel developers and operators, local government, real estate developers and landlords, waste management companies, and petroleum suppliers.

As a native and long-time resident of Southern Virginia, Ted is committed to local and regional efforts of transforming the economy and improving the quality of life in Southern Virginia. He is active in service on boards and in leadership roles of organizations with missions focused on Southern Virginia.

Ted proudly served his country as a Seargent in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (1985-1991), and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal in 1991 for his meritorious service or achievement based on sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature.

Ted serves as President of the firm.

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Edward F. Hodges Jr. – Shareholder
phone: 434-793-8200  |  email: click here
fax:     434-793-8436  |  vCard: click here

Bar Admissions:

Virginia, 1996U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1997
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Virginia State Bar, 1996 – Present
Danville Bar Associations
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1985 – 1991 Sergeant

Past Employment Positions:

Agglite of VA. & Allied Concrete, Plant Manager, 1989 – 1992


Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1996
Honors: Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow, 1995-1996
Honors: Scholar of Merit-Commercial Transactions, 1995
Honors: George M. Stewart Banking Award, 1995

Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, 1988
Major: Economics
Major:  History



Pi Kappa Alpha