About Shaun Wesley Hodge | Galveston, TX Attorney
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About Shaun Wesley Hodge

With you through fire, wind, and hail

I have handled both state and federal cases throughout the State of Texas and the United States. I also represented clients in administrative hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. I handled many types of cases, including first party insurance claims, personal injury cases, maritime matters, commercial litigation, residential and construction litigation, as well as general litigation matters.


I have handled numerous natural disaster litigation claims, including the litigation of hundreds of residential and large commercial insurance claims following Hurricane Ike. Following Hurricane Ike, which struck the Gulf Coast on September 13, 2008, Shaun was hired by numerous entities up and down the gulf coast to handle their insurance claims. These entities included cities, school districts, a college, as well as a county.

Government entities across the gulf coast have selected Shaun as their lead attorney because of his proven results, as well as his leadership and experience in litigating large complex insurance claims. Shaun has also handled numerous insurance claims related to the Bastrop wildfires of 2011, as well as the Possum Kingdom wildfires of 2011.


In addition to wildfire claims, Shaun has handled a large number of various claims related to a number of hail storms, including the McAllen hail storms of 2012, as well as several other major damaging wind and hail storms throughout the region.


Shaun Hodge is a Texan and has been a resident of Galveston County since 1995. He is happily married to Natalie Hodge and they are the proud parents of two precious children, Nessa and Slade Hodge.

Professional information

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Supreme Court



Texas Southern University Law School, Houston, Texas

J.D. cum laude - 2008

University of Houston – Clear Lake, Houston, Texas

B.S. - December, 2004

Major: Financial Administration


Professional Associations and Memberships

Texas Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member

American Association for Justice, Member

Shaun W. Hodge

Experience working aboard vessels and barges

I have personally worked aboard vessels and barges. My background working aboard vessels and barges makes me personally aware of the unique hazards and difficult challenges you face working offshore. I have witnessed firsthand the numerous dangerous conditions commonly found on many of the vessels and offshore rigs and barges that are in service today.


My unique experience having worked on vessels and barges sets me apart from other attorneys and ensures that you get an attorney that is extremely knowledgeable and uniquely qualified to fight for your rights. You deserve an attorney that knows firsthand what it is like to work a day in your shoes.        


When it comes to safety I know the proper equipment, safety devices, regulations and procedures that should be utilized offshore. In a previous position as the Assistant Director of Texas operations for a large international contractor who was certified as an Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) by the United States Coast Guard  I assisted in overseeing safety procedures/protocol, safety inspections and coordinated vessel operations for hundreds of vessels responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  


In my previous position as a Senior Congressional Staffer I worked closely with the US Coast Guard on barge safety and navigation issues for barge and vessel traffic operating in the Houston ship channel and Galveston bay complex.    

I have over a decade of experience in working on issues involving barge and vessel operation and safety.


I am uniquely aware of the daily hazards you face working aboard a barge or vessel including:


  • Pitching and rolling deck or uneven working surfaces

  • Oil, lubricant, or other liquids spilled on stairs, decks, ladders or other working surfaces

  • Poorly maintained and/or outdated equipment or machinery, etc.  

  • Loud equipment or machinery that can impact the safety of performing your job duties

  • Dangerous high pressure valves and lines  

  • Defective electrical equipment

  • Broken or missing hand rails, hand holds or safety railings  

  • Unseaworthiness of the vessel

  • Poor visibility and lighting

  • Hot surfaces and equipment

  • Tight confined spaces

Jack-Up Barge Barge operations Vessel activities

Shaun working on a Jack-Up Barge coordinating activities after Ike

Shaun inspecting barge operations offshore in Texas

Shaun coordinating vessel activities in Barataria Bay in Louisiana as part of the Vessel of Opportunity Program (VOO)

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