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Emma J. Hodson

Emma Hodson represents physicians and allied health professionals before licensing boards and regulatory agencies. She has experience representing clients in matters before the North Carolina Medical Board, Dental Board, Nursing Board, and Licensed Professional Counselors Board. Additionally, she has experience counseling clients in the areas of HIPAA, ACGME, Medicare, and Medicaid compliance and has assisted with RAC audits.

In addition to her regulatory work, Ms. Hodson is a member of the Firm’s Litigation and Business practices and has had experience defending physicians, physician practices, and other healthcare providers in disputes ranging from medical malpractice to business disputes (including employment matters) at trial and in arbitration. Additionally, following defense verdicts for a number of healthcare providers, Ms. Hodson has successfully represented the providers during the appellate process.

Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Ms. Hodson served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Lee M. Jackwig of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa. While earning her law degree, Emma was an Articles & Notes Editor for the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, worked as teaching assistant for a legal research and writing course, and served as the Chief Justice of the Student Body of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar

Awards and Honors

  • North Carolina Bar Association Law Student Pro Bono Certificate
  • University of North Carolina, Phi Beta Kappa and Public Service Scholar
Emma J. Hodson

Emma was born and raised in Greenville, N.C. Outside the office, she enjoys running, cooking, playing the cello and reading the Financial Times and Asheville Citizen-Times.

Favorite Food: Popcorn
Favorite Books: “Winter of Our Discontent” and “Moby Dick”
Favorite Movie: “ The Birdcage”
Favorite Places to Visit: Moloka’i and St. Paul’s Cathedral
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate

Community Involvement

  • Council on Aging of Buncombe County
  • North Carolina Bar Association Committee on the Administration of Justice
  • Leadership Asheville 34