Who we are
Owen Hodge Lawyers is a top tier law firm that Sydney residents rely on. We commenced providing legal services to the St George and Sutherland communities in 1951. Since then, Owen Hodge Lawyers has grown considerably — developing a reputation for quality legal services, value for money and a strong commitment.
Today, the Owen Hodge Sydney lawyers provide expert advice in a diverse range of business legal services and personal law matters. We have Sydney offices in the city CBD, Hurstville, Turramurra and Oran Park.
Our values are:
Our commitment to you
Owen Hodge Lawyers works to ensure that an experience with us is as positive as possible. Our objective is to be a leader amongst our peers by offering:
- Expertise in services offered and superior service delivery
- Constant improvement of human resource policies and practices
- Constant technology improvement and development
- Convenient office locations
Our entire team, as well as support staff, are all committed to ensuring their clients get the best result every time.
Specialised legal services
Our lawyers are leading specialists in their fields, from personal lawyers to bankruptcy lawyers and everything in between. With a long history of helping the Sydney community navigate the legal system, our team is made up of:
- Commercial litigation and commercial lawyers
- Wills and estate lawyers
- Personal injury lawyers
- Family lawyers
- Commercial property lawyers and conveyancers
- Immigration lawyers
- Employment lawyers
We also understand that English is not everyone’s first language. This is why we offer our legal services in a number of languages, because we believe everybody should have access to legal advice they understand.
We also have access to interpreters in many other languages.
Our spoken languages
We keep you up to date
We endeavour to keep our clients up to date with any changes in the law which might affect their business or private affairs. With our eBooks, videos and blog, you can access all of the latest information.
At all times, clients can feel confident Owen Hodge Lawyers will handle all matters with professionalism and efficiency. This is guaranteed with our Law 9000: Legal Best Practice certification. This is a benchmark management system based on internationally recognised standards and a set of best-practice criteria specific to a legal practice.
Working towards a better tomorrow
At Owen Hodge Lawyers, we care about our community and we aim to build a brighter future for the people around us. Our lawyers provide complementary information seminars throughout the year in order to give individuals the information they need before proceeding with our services. This allows our community to keep up to date with laws affecting them. If you would like more information on upcoming seminars, please call 1800 770 780 (free call) or sign up to our newsletter.
Owen Hodge Lawyers is a proudly Australian law firm. We provide sponsorship, legal advice and representation to various not for profit organisations, which help our community.
These not for profit organisations include:
- The Pole Depot
- Lutanda Children’s Services
- Emmaus Bible College
- Sylvanvale Foundation
- Salvation Army
Wills panel solicitors for the St Vincent De Paul
Hurstville Seniors Week
The Owen Hodge law firm is proud to play a role in the annual Seniors Week Celebration organised by Hurstville City Council. As part of the planning committee, we provide input on how the week can best suit the senior community we represent. Details on the next Seniors Week will be posted here. Please sign up for our newsletters if you would like the details mailed to you.
St George Illawarra Dragons
We are proud to be a platinum supporter of the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Association of Independent Retirees – Sydney St George Branch
We are glad to assist the Association of Independent Retirees with the publication of their monthly newsletter. James Kelly has provided talks to the group on how to write a Will, Power of Attorney and estate planning.
Hurstville Seniors Computer Club
We have worked closely with the Hurstville Seniors Computer Club over the years, assisting with the publication of their newsletter and talking to the club about their estate planning needs. The Hurstville Seniors Computer Club was wound up in early 2023.
St George District Cricket Club
Owen Hodge Lawyers are proud to sponsor the St George District Cricket Club.
Sydney Technical High School
Owen Hodge Lawyers has a long association with Sydney Technical High School. We proudly donate 2 prizes for the Annual School’s Speech Night:
- Owen Hodge Lawyers Prize for Year 11 Legal Studies
- Owen Hodge Lawyers Prize for Year 12 Legal Studies
The Owen Hodge law firm proudly supports the Salvation Army. We have been proud to offer the services of our solicitors to provide a complementary will service. Participants on the day were asked to make a $40.00 donation directly to the Salvation Army.
Intellectual Disability Foundation of St George
The Intellectual Disability Foundation of St George hold their Annual Charity Golf Day at Kogarah Golf Course. Owen Hodge Lawyers was proud to be a sponsor of this event. Neil Lewis, our Lending Manager, attends on behalf of Owen Hodge: “it is great to see so many local businesses supporting this important charity event”.
CareFlight Movie Mania
“Movie Mania” is a project conducted by Magic Mania on behalf of CareFlight for the benefit of special needs children.
The purpose of this project is to provide a unique and fun day out for children with disabilities to raise funds to support Careflight’s emergency medical retrieval services and specialist doctors. This outing is an event that these children might never have had the opportunity to attend without the help of the supporters. Owen Hodge is very proud to support this good cause.
Children’s Cancer Institute Australia
Owen Hodge Lawyers Sydney has also worked together with the Children’s Cancer Institute to provide Wills.
Speak to a lawyer
If you need legal advice, or have any questions regarding our services, don’t hesitate to contact Owen Hodge Lawyers today on 1800 770 780.
Owen Hodge Lawyers was founded by Owen Hodge himself in 1951. Originally he traded under the name Owen D Hodge Solicitors later changing to Owen Hodge & Son Solicitors in 1974 to mark the partnership between Owen and his son Russell.
Owen undertook a great deal of work for Legacy despite not being a legatee himself, his mother was President of the local branch of Legacy. Owen was unique for his time in that he spent 6 years working overseas gaining experience and furthering his knowledge. He served for 3 years in the Australian Army and another 3 years as a navigator flying in Lancaster Bombers
Russell began working as a solicitor under Owen in July 1973 before being made a partner of the firm in July 1974. Owen was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 1980 and retired from practice in approximately 1984. Sadly he passed away in 1987.
Owen Hodge Lawyers provide expert legal services to a diverse range of individual and commercial law clients in areas ranging from and including Business Succession, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Employment Law, Family Law, Wills & Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Criminal Law. Our Hurstville, Sydney CBD and Oran Park Lawyers are highly experienced solicitors and attorneys.
We believe in being different. Our passion is to provide our clients with clarity, direction and security.
Here’s what our clients are saying
My divorce has gone through without a hitch. Thank you for all your help and advice through this process.
Excellent Legal Advice
Owen Hodge Lawyers have provided me with excellent legal advice. The processes they administered were done thoroughly and all actions communicated clearly. They provide a friendly and considerate service and I would certainly recommend them to others.
Excellent talk by James Kelly
The information provided, both in the excellent talk by James Kelly and the handout, was extremely beneficial as an outline on a number of legal aspects….
Expert help during a moment of crisis
Owen Hodge Lawyer’s expert help in a moment of crisis for me was invaluable. They were extremely professional in judging the situation and facts and responded in a way that I felt the matter was going to be resolved with their assistance. The entire team was very approachable, knowledgeable and confident in the area of employment law.
Helpful and Supportive
During my divorce proceedings I was in a position I had never experienced previously and was not sure what direction to take.
Kristy Lee advised me in a way that was easy to understand but also firm & direct which to my surprise led to a favorable outcome and put an end to any future hardship I could have gone through.
I won my case at the Guardianship Tribunal
“I won my case at the Guardianship Tribunal yesterday.. After discussions with my mother, we agreed that it would be in my aunt’s best interest to have the Public Guardian take over as I just cannot manage her doctor’s appointments, support care arrangements, dental, optical appointments etc from so far away… I did however retain my Enduring Power of Attorney position, and it was upgraded to being my aunt’s Private Manager…
Immigration Team Review
Will definitely recommend Owen Hodge lawyers to those who need guidance and expert advice.
I worked with the Immigration team and they are very professional, honest and straight to the point….
Increased my cash collection
“I have been dealing with Owen Hodge Lawyers for approximately 2 years now, in that time they have increased my cash collections by 100%. Their assistance in the recovery of doubtful debts has been exceptional….
Many thanks to Christine Vrahas, Alice Holman, and James Kelly for all the time and support that was given leading up to the settlement of my Aunts estate.
Thank Debbie and James
Just a quick note to thank Debbie and James for the great work you did for Dad in the sale of his Greglea unit. You made the sale for me very easy to deal with and I appreciate the effort you put into it.
Thank You Alice & Team – I would not have survived without you
Dear Alice and the Team,
I would like to thank you and your team for the help and guidance you have given me throughout the year…..
Thank you Alice Holman and Christine Vrahas
Owen Hodge – particularly Alice Holman and Christine Vrahas, with the help of co-partner James Kelly – were efficacious, pragmatic and most reassuring in the eighteen months we went into battle in a probate case….
Thank you for all of the assistance
“A short note to thank you for all of the assistance you gave us recently….