Kenneth B. Hodges III

Former Shareholder at Polsinelli PC

Kenneth B. Hodges III

Kenneth B. Hodges III

Former Shareholder at Polsinelli PC

Biography

Ken Hodges is a Shareholder. Hodges spent 15 of his 20+ year career as a prosecutor, including 12 as the District Attorney of the Dougherty Judicial Circuit. He was the nominee in 2010 of the Democratic Party of Georgia for Attorney General. Ken has appeared before juries hundreds of times in both civil and criminal matters. He is passionate about his work and striving for a successful outcome for clients.

Ken now applies his dedication and trial skills in a practice focused on commercial litigation, civil rights, government investigations, RICO matters, and white collar criminal defense. He understands client’s needs and the importance of seeing the big picture in every case. Ken was chosen as District Attorney of the Year in 2002, in part, due to his work as co-counsel in the prosecution of former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey. Ken received the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service for his dedication to public service from the State Bar of Georgia and the Eagle Award for outstanding work on behalf of victims of crime from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia.

Ken’s experience inside, as well as outside the courtroom, provides a diverse perspective of the value he can bring to clients.
Distinctions

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014
District Attorney of the Year for the State of Georgia, 2002
Eagle Award for Prosecution, Criminal Justice Coordinating Counsel, 2004
Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, State Bar of Georgia, 2003
State Bar of Georgia Commitment to Equality Award, 2013
Georgia Trends' Legal Elite
Georgia Trend's 40 Under 40, 1998

Memberships

Atlanta Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Executive Committee
Board of Governors
Fair Market Practices Committee
Indigent Defense Committee
Advisory Committee on Legislation
Dougherty County Bar Association
Past President
District Attorneys Association of Gerogia
Past President
Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia
Past Chairman
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Urban League of Greater Atlanta
Secretary
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Board member
Albany Civil Rights Institute
Board Member Emeritus
Darton College Foundation
Board Member Emeritus
King Celebration Committee
Board member
SunTrust Bank in Albany
Board Trustee
Leadership Georgia
Alumnus and former Board Member
Leadership Albany
Alumnus


Areas of Focus
Commercial Litigation
Government Investigations-Civil and Criminal
Internal Investigations

Education
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1991
B.A., Emory University, 1988

Bar Jurisdictions
Georgia, 1991
Iowa, 2009

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia,
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1991
Supreme Court of Georgia, 1991
Georgia Court of Appeals, 1991
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1991
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1991
United States Supreme Court, 2014.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Georgia Chamber of Commerce

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Director & Vice President at Georgia Chamber of Commerce

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Director at Georgia Chamber of Commerce

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Director at Georgia Chamber of Commerce

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Director at Georgia Chamber of Commerce

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President at TalentQuest, Inc.

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Spire, Inc. (Missouri)

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Kenneth B. Hodges III
Former Shareholder at Polsinelli PC
Education
Law Degree
Class of 1991

The University of Georgia School of Law (also referred to as Georgia Law) is a graduate school of the University of Georgia. Founded in 1859 and located in Athens, Georgia.

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science
Class of 1988

Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools as well as one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb. Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: our scholars and experts generate more than $500 million in research funding annually, while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. The university is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, and by collaboration among its schools, centers and partners.

Career History
Shareholder
Prior - 2015

The Polsinelli firm was started in 1972 by Jim Polsinelli and two other young attorneys in a small office to serve business and real estate clients in the historic Country Club District in Kansas City, Missouri. It is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States in terms of lawyers, according to the 2012 National Law Journal rankings. The firm currently has more than 680 attorneys in 17 cities.

District Attorney
1996 - 2008
Political Donations Received
$100
2010
$1,000
2010
Other Affiliations

Kenneth B. Hodges III is affiliated with Polsinelli PC, Government of Dougherty County, GA

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