A.J. Hodges, IV - Attorney at Law

A Recognized Leader In Criminal Law And DWI Defense
Andrew Jackson Hodges
Shreveport, LA

Andrew Jackson Hodges, IV, received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at Louisiana State University. While attending LSU, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Upon receiving his JD from Southern University Law Center in 1995 he clerked for the Honorable Michael R. Erwin, 19th JDC.

From 1996 until 2002 he was a staff attorney for the East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Public Defender, where he tried numerous felony jury trials. He also maintained a private criminal and civil practice throughout South Louisiana. He served as 2001-2003 President of the Baton Rouge Bar of Criminal Justice. He is presently a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations, as well as the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. His areas of practice are exclusively criminal and DWI defense.

Areas of Practice

  • Exclusively criminal and DWI defense
  • Shreveport/Bossier and surrounding areas
  • Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2002


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    • B.A.
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Michael R. Erwin, 19th JDC., Clerk
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Public Defender, Staff Attorney, Staff Attorney, 1996 to 2002
  • Baton Rouge Bar of Criminal Justice, President, 2001 to 2003
  • Baton Rouge City Court, Judge, Pro Tempore, 2004 to 2015
  • Keogh Cox & Wilson, APLC, Special Counsel, 2002 to 2015