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Nathan M. Hodges

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Nathan is a general practice attorney, representing Cities, California Special Districts, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters.

Nathan was born and raised in northern California.

In 2008, he received a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from California State University Bakersfield, where he also earned All-American honors for wrestling. In 2011, Nathan received his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he earned concentrations in Business Law and Tax Law as well as the Witkin's award in Insurance Law.  Based on Nathan's achievements in Law School, he became a member of the Traynor Honor Society, named in honor of the late Honorable Roger J. Traynor, former Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.


When Nathan is not busy at work or volunteering in the community, he enjoys spending time cycling and with his son. 


Nathan is a member of the Kern County Bar Association.

Juris Doctor, 2011

UOP, McGeorge School of Law

BA, Philosophy, 2008

California State University, Bakersfield

Bar Number: 277935
Admittance: 11/23/2011


U.S. District Courts

     Eastern District of California

     Central District of California

Business and Taxation Concentrations,

     UOP, McGeorge School of


Law Super Lawyers, Rising

     Star - 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021


Kern County AYSO

     Youth Soccer Coach

Bakersfield Christian High School 

     Former Wrestling Coach

Centennial High School

     Former Mock Trial Coach


Bear Mountain Recreation and Parks District Junior Giants

     Founder of Baseball Cleat


Kelly A. Francisco

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Kelly acts as "Of Counsel" to the Hodges Law Group, with a principal practice focusing primarily on acting as a business adviser, handling business, and real estate transactions and civil litigation.

Kelly lived in Germany for six years.

Kelly graduated with honors from the University of California, Riverside, in 1975.  In 1978, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. 


Over the last 37 years, Kelly has focused on advising business clients, preparing contracts, resolving family disputes, representing Special Districts of the State of California, and litigating civil matters.

Kelly enjoys spending time with his wife and is an avid art collector.

Kelly is a member of the Kern County Bar Association and the Kern Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution.

Juris Doctor, 1978

     UC, Hastings College of Law

Bachelor of Arts, 1975

     UC, Riverside

Bar Number: 85571
Admittance: 05/1979

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Tax Court


U.S. District Courts

     Northern District of



     Eastern District of



     Central District of


     United States Tax Court

     United States Court of 

     Appeals, For the Armed



Special Master

     Kern County Superior


US Selective Service System

     Local Board Member:


Sons of the American Revolution 

     Charter Member

Former Treasurer Clark Foundation 

Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

     Former Senior Advisor,

     President, Vice President,

     Treasurer, and member of

     the Board


Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra Endowment

     Former President and ex

     officio member of

     the Board of Directors


Arts Counsel of Kern

     Former Treasurer and

     Member of the Board

     of Directors


Bakersfield Arthritis


     Former Member of the

     Board of Directors


Literacy Council of Kern County

     Former tutor

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