John C. Hodges

John C. Hodges

White Stone, Virginia
Legal Elite

A partner with Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P. since 1998, John focuses his practice on corporate and business law, currently serving as corporate counsel and registered agent for almost 500 limited liability companies and corporations located within the Commonwealth of Virginia and surrounding states. In addition to a vibrant corporate counseling and litigation practice, Mr. Hodges has an active civil litigation practice in construction, contract, and riparian boundary disputes. In addition, Mr. Hodges was named the Best Kept Secret in Pleasant Living magazine. John has been named as a top business attorney by Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite list, comprising less than 3% of practicing attorneys in Virginia.

Mr. Hodges graduated from Saint Christopher's High School in 1990, from East Carolina University cum laude, and from Widener University School of Law with honors. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Hodges and his wife, Pam, decided to return to the Northern Neck, where Mrs. Hodges was born and raised. Mr. Hodges draws on his substantial civil trial, corporate, and real estate experience in his service as a director for the Bank of Lancaster and for the Lancaster County Library. Mr. Hodges also enjoys coaching little league baseball, hunting white tail deer and turkey, and fishing. Mr. Hodges has three beautiful children, one son and two daughters.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Corporate Law and Business Organization
  • 40% Civil Litigation
  • 10% Real Estate Law
  • Riparian and Boundary Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Formations
  • Real Estate

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1998


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Moot Court - Officer
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1994


  • Business Formation, Northern Neck Planning District, 1999 - 2001

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Legal Elite
  • Lawyer of the Year (Pleasant Living Magazine)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northern Neck Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, 1998 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of Chief Counsel (PA Governor's Office), Intern, 1995 - 1998
  • Sandston Fuel Oil Inc., President, 1994


  • Phi Sigma Alpha