Carl Hodges, Attorney

Carl H. Hodges was born in March 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Jonesboro, Georgia, in 1954. He graduated with honors from Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia in 1970, from The Georgia Institute of Technology cum laude in 1973, and from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975.

While attending Georgia Tech, Mr. Hodges was awarded the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key. This award was developed to recognize the most outstanding male or female senior in the School of Business where a chapter of the Fraternity is active.

Mr. Hodges joined his father, J. Carl Hodges, Jr., in the practice of law in 1975 in Forest Park, Georgia and has practiced law continuously in Clayton County, Georgia, since. During the course of his practice, Mr. Hodges has focused on small business, estate work, and civil litigation with a concentration in eminent domain, personal injury, and litigation involving estates. During his practice Mr. Hodges has been associated as counsel in products liability cases, medical negligence cases, and other personal injury matters involving serious injury.

Mr. Hodges in admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court (since 1976), the Georgia Court of Appeals (since 1976), and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (since 1976).

Mr. Hodges is married to Lynn S. Hodges, a registered nurse. They have one daughter, currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Hodges are members of Eagles Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia.

Marion K. McEachern, Attorney

Marion K. McEachern, a native of Fayette County, was born in November 1948. He graduated cum laude from LaGrange College in 1970 and received his juris doctorate from the Emory University School of Law in 1977. He serves on the Leadership Council for LaGrange College.

Mr. McEachern, who previously worked for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, was associated with or of counsel to the firm for 20 years before becoming a partner at Hodges, McEachern & King in 2002. He has handled real property transactions and title matters for more than 30 years, in addition to maintaining a general civil practice.

Mr. McEachern is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court (since 1977), the Georgia Court of Appeals (since 1977), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (since 1977), and the Supreme Court of the United States (since 2004).

Mr. McEachern was on active duty with the U.S. Navy from 1971 through 1974, serving as a communications and cryptographic officer. He held the rank of lieutenant junior grade at the time of his honorable discharge from the service.

Mr. McEachern serves on the administrative board of the Fayetteville First Methodist Church, where he also teaches Sunday school. He has one surviving daughter, Lee, and is blessed with twin grandchildren, Bobby and Lilly.

T. Kyle King, Attorney

Kyle King was born in Atlanta in 1968. He was raised in Clayton County and received an associate in arts degree from Clayton State College (now Clayton State University) in 1988, a baccalaureate degree in political science from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia in 1990, and a juris doctorate from the Joseph Henry Lumpkin School of Law at the University of Georgia in 1997.

While he was a student in Athens, Mr. King served as chief justice of the Student Judiciary (1991), as president of the Phi Kappa Literary Society (1996), and as a weekly columnist for the student newspaper, The Red & Black (1995-1997).

Mr. King began his legal career as an associate with Carl H. Hodges & Associates in 1997 and became a partner with Hodges, McEachern & King in 2002. He is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court (since 2001), the Georgia Court of Appeals (since 2002), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (since 2003), and the Supreme Court of the United States (since 2004). Mr. King’s reported appellate decisions include Usry v. Farr, 274 Ga. 438 (2001).

Mr. King is engaged in the general civil practice of law and his areas of concentration include estate planning and probate matters, civil litigation, and business and family law. He has represented clients with regard to probate-related matters such as estate administrations, will contests, guardianship petitions, and will construction cases in 26 of Georgia’s 159 counties and in 24 of the state’s 49 judicial circuits, as well as before the Georgia Supreme Court.

Mr. King has served as an officer in the Henry County Bar Association, holding the positions of treasurer (2005), vice president (2006), and president (2007). In 2007, Mr. King became an attorney-coach for the Luella High School mock trial team and he was made a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, an honor extended only to four per cent of the active membership of the State Bar of Georgia.

An avid University of Georgia football fan and season ticket holder, Mr. King has maintained a college football-related weblog, currently known as ",” since 2005.

Mr. King and his family are active members of the Hampton United Methodist Church. Mr. King has been married to Susan King (nee Farmer), a high school history teacher, since 1997. Mr. and Mrs. King live in Hampton with their son, Thomas, and their daughter, Elizabeth.

Hodges, McEachern & King 177 North Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 473-0072 Fax: (770) 473-0075

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