Judge Hodges was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims on March 12, 1990. He attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in 1966, and received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1969.
Judge Hodges formerly served in the following positions: legislative aide to Senator Strom Thurmond, legislative assistant to Congressman Floyd Spence, Vice President and General Counsel of First National Bank of South Carolina, and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of South Carolina Bankers Association. He practiced law in Columbia, South Carolina before his appointment in 1990.