Bradley H. Hodge, a native of Knoxville, graduated with highest honors from the University of Tennessee in 1986 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he graduated with high honors in 1989 and was elected to the Order of the Coif, a legal scholastic honor society. Mr. Hodge received American Jurisprudence Awards for Contracts, Constitutional Law, and Wills, Trusts and Future Interests. After law school, he served in the federal courts as a law clerk from 1989-1990 for the Honorable John Y. Powers, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Mr. Hodge later worked as a law clerk from 1991-1997 for the Honorable James H. Jarvis, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Following his tenure in the federal courts, Mr. Hodge has been in private practice. He practiced for 18 years with a large Knoxville firm, where he was an owner and shareholder for 16 of those years. He had the pleasure of joining Hagood Moody Hodge PLC as a member in April 2015.
Mr. Hodge has counseled clients in all aspects of commercial lending and has extensive experience in financing transactions, acquisitions, and varied commercial and real estate transactions. He represents lenders and borrowers in negotiating, structuring, documenting and closing secured loans. Mr. Hodge also has experience in debtor/creditor negotiations, including workouts and debt restructuring.
In April of 1999, Mr. Hodge was appointed by the Governor of Tennessee to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. He also serves as a board member, officer, committee member or volunteer for various non-profit organizations in East Tennessee, including the Boys and Girls Club.
Mr. Hodge has been admitted to practice law in all Tennessee courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the Knoxville (Co-Chair, Fee Dispute Committee, 1999-2001), Anderson County and Tennessee Bar Associations.