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Susan S. Hodges

Overview

Susan Hodges is an accomplished practitioner in both the public and private sector focused on the representation of boards of education and private schools in all areas of school law including labor and employment, special education, student discipline, FERPA, HIB, student residency, OPRA and OPMA.

Susan regularly represents clients in matters in State and Federal Courts and defends school districts in special education hearings from inception through trial. She regularly conducts training and seminars for school districts, drafts policies and manuals and provides strategic advice to school administrators regarding school law issues.

Additionally, Susan counsels private clients on all areas of labor and employment law, including reviewing and drafting handbooks, workplace investigations, hiring and termination issues, wage payment and exemption and overtime issues, as well as compliance with State and Federal disability and leave laws.  She also regularly advises and represents policyholders pursuing insurance coverage under a broad array of first-party and third-party policies, including Commercial General Liability (CGL), Errors and Omissions (E&O), Directors and Officers Liability (D&O), Business Owners and Commercial Property.

Professional Activities

  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • School Law Committee Member
  • New Jersey School Boards Association

Community Activities

  • Partnership for Haddonfield, Board Chair
  • Haddonfield Educational Trust, Board Member
  • The Bridge Academy, Board Member
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Clerkships

  • Judicial Clerk for Honorable John B. Mariano, Superior Court, Camden 

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden (J.D. May 1994)
  • Lafayette College (B.A. cum laude, Government and Law/EnglishMay 1990

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of Apeals for the Third District
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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