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W. William Hodes is the president and owner of The William Hodes Law Firm, which was formed in July 1999 to provide representation, consultation, expert testimony, legal opinions, and other counsel a nd assistance to lawyers in the areas of the law of lawyering, and constitutional, appellate, Supreme Court, and other complex litigation.  An honors graduate of Harvard College (1966) and Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey (1969), Bill is admitted to practice in Indiana and Florida, having resigned long-term memberships in the Louisiana and New Jersey Bars.

Hodes is also Professor Emeritus of Law at Indiana University, where he taught professional responsibility, civil procedure, constitutional law, and other subjects for 20 years before retiring to form his own law firm. While on sabbatical leave during the October 1996 Term of the Supreme Court, Professor Hodes clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had been one of his law professors.

Professor Hodes is a co-author (with Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. and Peter R. Jarvis) of The Law of Lawyering (3d ed., 2000), a nationally recognized treatise on legal ethics that is updated annually.  Mr. Hodes was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1997, and was a member of the Advisory Council to the American Bar Association’s Ethics 2000 Commission.
Hodes served on the Drafting Committee for the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) from 1995 through 2001, and served as Co-Reporter for the American Bar Association Joint Commission to Evaluate the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, from 2004 until the amended Model Code was adopted in February 2007.

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