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Samuel M. Hodges


Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Fiduciary Litigation

Probate Litigation

Probate & Guardianship Administration


South Texas College of Law Houston
Juris Doctorate 2017
Areas of Concentration: Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law
Harry L. Reid Oil & Gas Law Institute Certificate in International Petroleum Transactions

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2013
Minor in History
Corps of Cadets Leadership Excellence Program


Samuel M. Hodges joined Ford + Bergner LLP in 2019 where his practice entails the areas of probate litigation, guardianship litigation, estate planning, and asset protection. Mr. Hodges approaches each issue with a holistic view and business mind set throughout the course of representation. His background as a life-long cattle producer and experience in the oil and gas industry have equipped him with a distinct aptitude to serve clients with diversified estates.

Throughout his time at Texas A&M University, Mr. Hodges was actively involved in student affairs, serving in elected and appointed positions in the Student Government Association and two terms as Chairman of the Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) in the Memorial Student Center. Sam also served in leadership positions in the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets as a member of Company E-1 and the Cadet Leadership Council. He also his Bachelors in Political Science, Minor in History, and a Certificate in Leadership Studies and Development from the Corps of Cadets Leadership Excellence Program in 2013.

He later earned his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, taking full advantage of South Texas’ hands-on and litigation-focused approach in both Oil and Gas and Wills, Trusts and Estates course work. Prior to Ford + Bergner, Mr. Hodges worked for a mid-sized independent oil and gas exploration and production company with heavy U.S. onshore and international offshore portfolios.

Sam is a cattle enthusiast and maintains active herds of registered Simmental and Simbrah with his family in northeast Texas in his hometown of De Kalb and east of Austin in Giddings, utilizing embryo transplant and in vitro fertilization practices. He stays involved with his breeds’ organizations as a Board member of both the Texas Simmental/Simbrah Association and the Simbrah Breeders Council.

Our Houston office conveniently serves our clients in Harris, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, and Fort Bend counties, while our Dallas office serves clients in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin counties.