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Ronald S. Hodges

Mediator / Arbitrator
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Toll Free: 855.900.9019

100 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 600
Irvine, California 92618

Ronald S. Hodges is Director of Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP’s litigation department. Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP is a full service business law firm with offices in Orange and Riverside Counties. Mr. Hodges has extensive jury trial and bench trial experience in the state and federal courts and has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of other cases over his career. His litigation experience gives him a keen insight into effective means to resolve disputes before or after lawsuits are filed. In addition to litigating cases, Mr. Hodges has also served as a neutral in many mediations involving a wide range of legal issues.

Mr. Hodges’ primary concentration in the state, federal and bankruptcy courts is in business litigation and commercial litigation matters, which include areas of the law such as preference actions, fraudulent conveyances, employment, unfair competition, class actions, trade secrets, real estate, corporate director’s and officer’s liability, insurance coverage, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, real estate broker malpractice and intellectual property litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Hodges serves as outside general counsel to a number of successful California businesses which adds a business sense approach to mediating or arbitrating matters. He has also been retained to serve as a consulting and testifying expert in claims involving legal malpractice and legal ethics.

Active in the professional community, Mr. Hodges has spoken and presented continuing education seminars on various topics related to business litigation, trial strategies and ethics. Mr. Hodges is also involved in his local community, and sits on numerous boards for numerous charities and other non-profit organizations.


Mr. Hodges graduated with a B.A. in History from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles in 1987. His minor studies were in Business Administration and Psychology. While at LMU, he was the University’s Student Body President, engaged in volunteer work through the LMU’s Crimson Circle organization, played Division I intercollegiate baseball, and became a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

Mr. Hodges received his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles, California in 1987.

Practice Areas

  • Banking; Fraudulent Transactions
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Civil and Business Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Employment and Labor
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate

Awards & Recognition

  • Named California Super Lawyer 2006-2016
  • Named numerous times in Orange Coast Magazine as Top Attorney
  • Named numerous times in Los Angeles Magazine as Top Attorney
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rating (highest rating available)