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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 skilled litigator and professor at Temple University where he teaches both law and anatomy.  Sam also serves as the Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and has received multiple teaching awards including the Temple University Great Teacher Award, The Musser Leadership Award in Teaching, The Innovation in Teaching Technology Award, and The Outstanding Achievement Award – Best Program category from the Association for Continuing Legal Education.  He has been designated a Master Teacher by the Academy of Legal Studies, and his interactive teaching style has been the subject of national news stories and features in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chronicle of Higher Education, National Public Radio and television.  He is one of the most popular continuing legal education speakers in the country and lectures internationally on anatomy to audiences of lawyers, physicians, judges, Social Security and Worker’s Compensation Referees and insurance professionals.

Hodge’s research focus is in medicine and the relationship of trauma to personal injury.  He has written six medical/legal texts on topics ranging from the spine to traumatic brain injuries.  He has also authored two law books on the foundations of law.  Hodge’s book, Anatomy for Litigators, was the recipient of the Award for Professional Excellence in Legal Publications and four of his texts serve as the cornerstone of the American Bar Association’s Medical-Legal Series. He has authored more than 150 articles which have been published in a variety of medical and legal publications including multiple law reviews and professional journals. His research has also been cited in court cases and legislative histories.

Hodge received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law, and he is alumnus of the Graduate Legal Studies of Temple Law School.  He has also obtained post-graduate mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and received a Certificate in Medicine and the Law from Temple University School of Medicine.

Sam enjoys an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubble, has been named a top lawyer in Pennsylvania on multiple occasions and is a top rated insurance attorney in the United States.  He has also been accepted for membership in 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