David T. Hodges, Esq.
Edwards & Hodges LLP

David T. Hodges is co-founder of the law firm of Edwards & Hodges LLP. He is a native Texan who migrated to Maryland and then Georgia. David graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics in 1991. David earned his law degree from the University Of Florida College of Law and became a member of the Maryland State Bar in 1998. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is admitted to practice immigration law in all 50 states.
Prior to attending law school, David worked on Capitol Hill for a U.S. Senator and addressed veterans’ issues during the 1992 presidential campaign. During his employment with the Senate, David addressed numerous immigration issues ranging from immediate relative petitions to business related immigration matters. David has worked for several national law firms in the area of products liability, medical malpractice, and environmental law as a member of their respective litigation teams. David’s experience as a litigator compliments his immigration practice as he represents clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Federal Courts and Administrative Appeals Office.
Since forming Edwards and Hodges LLP, David has focused on resolving complex immigration matters ranging from nonimmigrant visa petitions to family-based applications. David is active in the community. He teaches English as a second language to Spanish speaking adults and gives presentations to various groups on emerging immigration issues.
In his spare time, David enjoys biking and traveling. Most recently, he revisited Thailand, Hong Kong and Ireland.

Yolanda D. Edwards, Esq.
Edwards & Hodges LLP

Yolanda D. Edwards is co-founder of the law firm of Edwards & Hodges LLP. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Shorter University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University – Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) where she served as a staff editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal. Yolanda is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice immigration law in all 50 states. Ms. Edwards is a proud member of the American Association of Immigration Attorneys (AILA) and is a frequent speaker and presenter on current and emerging immigration issues.
Yolanda focuses her practice on personal injury and family law. She works to help clients get their lives back on track after a car accident and she helps clients navigate life changes that impact their families.
Prior to teaming with David to form Edwards & Hodges LLP, Yolanda was an associate for one of the largest law firms in Indiana. She has significant experience navigating the administrative bureaucracies of federal and state agencies to obtain successful outcomes for her clients. She brings this particular expertise to Edwards & Hodges LLP where the goal is to provide professional services to meet clients’ goals and objectives, particularly helping clients get the healthcare and compensation they deserve after a car accident and helping families transition through life changes involving immigration, divorce, child custody and premarital legal counseling.
Throughout her career, Yolanda has been active in her community. She has served on the boards of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Marion County Bar Association, the American Association of Blacks in Energy (Indiana Chapter), and she was Board President and Pro Bono Counsel for Indiana Youth Services Association. Yolanda has been recognized in Who’s Who in Black Indianapolis and has received numerous awards for her service in the community, including the YWCA’s Salute to Women of Achievement Award.
In her spare time, Yolanda most enjoys spending time with her partner and their children.

Edwards & Hodges LLP – Staff

Juan Lomeli is the firm’s Senior Paralegal and Jose Santacruz is a Case Manager at Edwards & Hodges LLP. Mr. Lomeli has extensive knowledge of the immigration process and works diligently to provide clients with excellent service and guidance through the lengthy process of immigration. Equally knowledgeable in Personal Injury, Mr. Lomeli is a strong guide for clients who have been injured in car accidents and need assistance with the process of recovering damages from the at-fault party or their insurance company. As a Case Manager, Mr. Santacruz works closely with clients to help them move through the immigration process and he also assists with personal injury cases as well. Edwards & Hodges LLP is a firm that utilizes a team-based approach that focuses on clear communication and providing client-centered service with focused case management. Edwards & Hodges LLP understands that a client-centered approach and clear communication paves the way toward the achievement of positive outcomes for our clients’ respective cases.


Our clients have had good things to say about the service they have received from the attorneys and staff at Edwards & Hodges LLP. We are proud of the positive outcomes we have achieved for our clients.

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Central Office
Metro Atlanta, Georgia
Edwards & Hodges, LLP
4830 Lawrenceville Hwy., Suite 2-A
Lilburn, GA 30047

(T) 770.852.8885
(F) 770.872.8296

Satellite Office
Savannah, Georgia
Edwards & Hodges, LLP
6605 Abercorn St. Suite 101K
Savannah, GA 31405

(T) 912.544.4911
(F) 770.872.8296