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Samuel Hodge

September 15, 2009 The Fall Section Meeting is consistently one of the best continuing legal education programs that I attend and the faculty did another excellent job this year. The highlight of this year's meeting was a presentation by Professor Samuel D. Hodge, Jr on the anatomy of the spine.

Should be a required seminar for all plaintiffs' personal injury and defense/insurance lawyers. Will give a running start to evaluate medical records and medical reports.
  This is the best CLE I have attended in ten years of practicing law. Sam, we love you! You are awesome. He presents the information in such an accessible manner that I'll be happy to attend his programs in the future. Very informative and concise. Hilarious. Good speaker! Keeps attention of the audience; clearly explained material. I took this CLE simply because Mr. Hodge was presenting. He didn't disappoint. Well prepared and knowledgeable, excellent handouts and photo illustrations.  I've been handling injury cases for many years and I finally have a really good understanding of the medical anatomical terms which are used by lawyers and adjusters everyday. Outstanding presentation! Very informative & entertaining. Made complex subject easy to understand.  Fantastic on all counts. One could tell that he was very knowledgeable about all the information presented today. He encouraged questions and involved the audience. Had great humor! I would definitely attend this seminar again! In my particular line of work (plaintiff's personal injury and Social Security Disability) it is so helpful to have a thorough medical working knowledge. I have attended 8 of Sam's seminars. Nobody delivers it as well as Sam, he really makes it easy to digest

Samuel D. Hodge Jr.


Samuel D. Hodge Jr.

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Samuel D. Hodge, Jr. is a professor at Temple University where he teaches both law and anatomy. He also serves as a mediator/arbitrator for the Dispute Resolution Institute in Philadelphia.

Sam has been named one of the most popular continuing legal education instructors in the country and has received multiple teaching awards including the Temple University Great Teacher Award and his Anatomy for Lawyers course was the recipient of the ACLEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Continuing Legal Education. His interactive teaching style has received national attention including stories in the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Philadelphia Inquirer, National Public Radio and television.

Sam is also a seasoned litigator who enjoys an AV preeminent rating and has been named a Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania on multiple occasions.

He is also a prolific author whose research has been cited in court opinions, legislation, law reviews and legal or medical journals. He has authored more than 160 articles and 8 books including Head Trauma and Brain Injuries for Lawyers, ABA; The Spine, ABA; The Forensic Autopsy, ABA; Clinical Anatomy for Attorneys, ABA; the award winning book, Anatomy for Litigators, ALI ABA; and Thermography and Personal Injury Litigation, John Wiley and Sons.

Mr. Hodge is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and the Graduate Legal Studies Division of the Law School. He has also received mediation training at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and is a member of the American Association of Anatomists and the American College of Legal Medicine.


In July 2015, Sam Hodge was accepted into the the American Association of Anatomists.

Sam Hodge has been named a 2014 top rated insurance attorney in the United States.

Suburban Life and Philadelphia Life Magazines named Sam Hodge to their 2013 Awesome Attorneys List.

Hodge’s Most Recent Book:

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As published in The Practical Lawyer:

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A Lawyers Primer on
Post Mortum Examination
Hodge Dec 2011 icon   Physician
Hodge March 2011 icon Trauma, Emergency
Medicine, And
The Golden Hour


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The Integumentary
System And Its

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A Litigation Primer
OnThe Respiratory

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The Physician
As Expert Witness


Hodge Nov 2009 IconLimitations And Pitfalls
Of Medical Imaging
Of The Low Back 
Hodge May 2009 iconRoutes Of Drug