Katrina L. Hodges

Katrina L. Hodges

Associate | Atlanta Office
khodges@phrd.com
T: (404) 420-5535
F: (404) 522-8409
 

Practice Group(s)

Services

Education

  • Boston University - B.F.A. in Theatre Arts, 2007, cum laude
  • Kennesaw State University - M.A. in Professional Writing, 2009, summa cum laude
  • Georgia State University College of Law - J.D., 2013, summa cum laude, Health Law Certificate; Georgia State University Law Review, Associate Editor; Georgia State University Moot Court Board

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia



 

About Katrina

Katrina is an associate with the firm's Litigation practice group.  Her practice focuses on complex business litigation, particularly in the areas of banking and finance, intellectual property, real estate, franchise and employment litigation, white collar criminal defense, shareholder disputes, and other business litigation.  She has significant experience successfully representing clients in matters involving a variety of claims, including fraud, breach of contract, wrongful foreclosure, RICO, RESPA, ERISA, trade secrets protection, enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants, tort liability, and products liability.

Katrina has experience at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts.  She has litigated cases in Georgia state courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, the Middle District of Georgia, and the Southern District of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Katrina is also active with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, an organization through which she has represented underprivileged individuals in employment disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, and domestic violence matters.

Prior to attending law school, Katrina received a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Boston University, where she studied playwriting, and an M.A. in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University with concentrations in Creative Writing, Composition and Rhetoric. After earning her Master's degree, Katrina taught English and Composition as an adjunct professor at Clayton State University. Katrina earned her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude, was Student Writing Associate Editor of the Law Review, and was a member of the Moot Court Board. During law school, Katrina served as a judicial extern for Justice David E. Nahmias of the Supreme Court of Georgia and as a judicial intern for the Honorable John J. Goger of the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia.

Representative Engagements

  • Successfully defended various mortgage lenders against claims for wrongful foreclosure, fraud, defamation, and RICO and RESPA violations.
  • Successfully represented manufacturing company in litigation involving claims against former sales agent for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with business relations, and alter ego liability.
  • Successfully represented a variety of franchisors and employers in litigation relating to violations of non-competition agreements and breach of franchise agreements.
  • Currently engaged in representation involving competing claims by trustee and the United States to funds held in trust.
  • Currently engaged in representation of suppliers in defense of claims alleging anti-trust and False Claims Act violations.
  • Currently representing product manufacturer and distributor in products liability litigation involving claims for strict liability, negligence, and failure to warn.
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Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Member, State Bar Association Litigation Section and Young Lawyer's Division
  • Volunteer, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Barrister (2017-2019), Bleckley Inn of Court

Honors

  • Outer Barristers' Guild Award
  • Recipient of multiple CALI Excellence For the Future Awards during law school

Publications and Presentations

  • Publication:  The Unconstitutional Torture of An American By the U.S. Military: Is There a Remedy Under Bivens?, Georgia State University Law Review, Summer 2013
  • Publication:  Employment Security: Amend Chapter 8 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (co-author), Georgia State University Law Review, Spring 2013
 
 
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