William Hodgman

Instructor

William Hodgman joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in November 1978. While serving in different trial and special prosecution units, Mr. Hodgman tried to jury more than 140 felony cases, including more than 40 murder cases.

From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Hodgman was the Head Deputy for the Ad Hoc Rampart Division, which was charged with investigating and prosecuting cases arising from the LAPD Rampart Division police misconduct scandal. From 2002 to 2005, he was Head Deputy of the Sex Crimes Division, and from 2005 to 2012, he was Head Deputy for the Target Crimes Division and supervised the Crimes Against Peace Officers Section (CAPOS), the Arson Section, the Stalking and Threat Assessment Team (STAT), the Child Abduction Section and the Psychiatric Section. From 2012 to 2019, Mr. Hodgman served as the Assistant District Attorney overseeing the office’s line operations. Previously, he served as the Director for Central Operations and Director for Special Operations.

Mr. Hodgman received the Career Prosecutor Award from the ADDA in 2014, the Prosecutor of the Year Award from Loyola Law School Fidler Institute of Criminal Justice in 2017, and the Career Achievement award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association Criminal Law Section in 2019. He earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1975 and his law degree from Hastings College of Law in 1978.

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