The firm’s managing partner, John D. Hodson, has served as Chair of the Family Law Section/Executive Committee of the California State Bar, with over 3,500 family law attorney members. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Mr. Hodson obtained his undergraduate degree from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida with honors and his Law Degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In addition to the Supreme Courts of California and Pennsylvania, Mr. Hodson is also admitted to federal practice before the U.S. Court of Military Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Mr. Hodson was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and taught Trial Advocacy at The Judge Advocate General’s Air University, an ABA accredited school of law. He has also taught Business Law, Real Estate Law, and Criminal Justice at various colleges and universities, and has lectured on family law topics throughout the State. Mr. Hodson testifies before the California legislature on pending bills impacting family law. He is a retired Air Force Judge Advocate, a former Federal Prosecutor and Federal Defender, and has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Solano County Superior Courts. Mr. Hodson is designated a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He serves as private judge in family law cases, and was the first family law attorney in Solano County to be named to the list of California Super Lawyers. He was twice named Boss of the Year by the Solano County Legal Secretaries’ Association.


Mr. Hodson is a member of the California, Pennsylvania, and Solano County Bar Associations, the Air Force Association, the Air Force Sergeants’ Association (past international president), the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and has Chaired the California State Bar Family Law Section and its Executive Committee (FLEXCOM), responsible for drafting and reviewing family law legislation and educating family law attorneys throughout California.

Mr. Hodson enjoys fine wine, a good cigar, and cruising on his boat.

Practice Areas

Family Law (all areas)
Litigation/Mediation/Arbitration/Private Judge/Minor’s Counsel


Phone: (707) 452-9606
Fax: (707) 452-9607
Email: jhodson@hodsonandmullin.com

Press Release

National Association of Distinguished Counsel

John D. Hodson, managing partner of Hodson & Mullin, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

Mr. Hodson is a Certified Family Law Specialist (California State Bar Board of Legal Specializtion), Solano County's AV-Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale­ Hubbell, and the only family law attorney in Solano County's history to be elected to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). He has chaired the State Bar Family Law Section and Executive Committee (FlexCom) and is the only family law attorney in Solano County to be named a Northern California Super Lawyer every year for the past decade.