Meet the Attorneys

John D. Hodson, Retired

John D. Hodson, Retired

Our founding family law partner, John D. Hodson, CFLS, AAML, has retired after 20+ years of practice. We are grateful that he has passed on his knowledge and mentoring to our family law associate, Mr. Stephen A. Montagna, CFLS.
Samuel C. Mullin

Samuel C. Mullin

Attorney, Workers’ Compensation/Personal Injury, Social Security/Disability

Experience

Firm Partner, Samuel C. Mullin, III, was born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Grove City College and his law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio where he received the honor of Order of the Curia. Mr. Mullin has served as a Federal Prosecutor in the U.S. Air Force and as Assistant City Attorney for Suisun City. He has been certified as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has repeatedly been designated a California Super Lawyer. Mr. Mullin also served as a Judge Advocate in the Air Force and continues to serve as a Colonel with the Air Force Reserve.

Affiliations

Mr. Mullin is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Solano County Bar Association and the California Applicants Attorneys Association. He enjoys time with his family, is very active in his church, and can be found on the golf course on those rare occasions when he has some free time.

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Personal Injury Social Security / Disability

Contact

Phone: (707) 452-9606 Fax: (707) 452-9607 Email: smullin@hodsonandmullin.com

Stephen A. Montagna

Stephen A. Montagna

Attorney, Managing Family Law Partner, Wills and Trusts, Social Security and Probate Cases

Experience

Mr. Montagna is the managing family law partner with Hodson & Mullin, Attorneys at Law, with offices located in Fairfield and Vacaville. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist and is licensed to practice law in both California and New Jersey.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Montagna has been involved in and affiliated with the following statewide recognized organizations: Currently he is incoming-chair for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) and associate journal editor of the Family Law Specialist, a state wide publication for the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS). Locally he has served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Family Law Section of the Solano County Bar Association (2014-2016), held the position of Co-Chair of the Sacramento Standing Committee to the Family Law Executive Committee, and current Secretary for the Solano County Bar Association (SCBA).

Mr. Montagna was the recipient of the “Barrister of the Year” award, by the California State Bar Family Law Executive Committee, in 2016. The award is to recognize outstanding contributions to the practice of Family Law. He is consistently recognized as “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers since 2016.

Most recently, he has been published in the California Lawyers Association Family Law News as well as the ACFLS Family Law Specialist, both of which are statewide publications to family law practitioners.

Education

B.A. in History, Kean University, Union NJ

J.D. Golden Gate University School of Law

Practice Areas

Stephen is accepting clients in the areas of family law, wills and trusts, Social Security and probate cases.

Contact

Phone: (707) 421 7800 Fax: (707) 421 2314 Email: smontagna@hodsonandmullin.com

David Flores-Workman

David Flores-Workman

Attorney, Workers’ Compensation/Social Security/Disability

Experience

David Flores-Workman is a native of California born and raised in Northern California. He served in active duty in the Air Force and was also later an officer in the Navy. Mr. Workman received his undergraduate degree at California State University Chico and obtained his law degree from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He has taught Business Law at Solano Community College and served with the Sacramento Public Defenders office. He is also admitted to the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Mr. Workman was formerly with Hanna, Brophy, McLean, Macaleer and Jensen.

Affiliations

Mr. Workman is a member of the California State Bar and the Solano County Bar Association.

Mr. Workman is a proud father of two beautiful children and is very active in their school and extracurricular activities. He enjoys time with his family and loves to travel and read.

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Social Security / Disability

Contact

Phone: (707) 452-9606 Fax: (707) 452-9607

Reema Simjee

Reema Simjee

Attorney, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability

Experience

Reema Simjee was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She immigrated to San Francisco in 1989 with her brother and her parents. Reema grew up in Northern California and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Political Science and Sociology in 2004. Reema attended Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Lansing, MI and earned her JD 2011.

Reema is a well-rounded attorney who has experience in both Workers’ Compensation as well as Social Security Disability. Reema joined the team at Hodson & Mullin in 2017. Prior to joining the Hodson & Mullin team, Reema has worked at various workers’ compensation firms.

Reema currently works out of the Vacaville, CA office of Hodson & Mullin. She loves being a mother to a rambunctious boy, traveling, reading, and really enjoys going to the movies and exploring new restaurants with her husband.

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation Social Security Disability

Contact

Phone: (707) 452-9606 Fax: (707) 452-9607 Email: rsimjee@hodsonandmullin.com

Office Staff
Veronica Rojas

Veronica Rojas

Family Law Paralegal
Alberto Martinez

Alberto Martinez

Legal Assistant – Workers’ Compensation Mr. Martinez has been with the firm for two years. He has resided in Fairfield for most of his life, and has worked in many different fields. He is a very hard worker, and does everything he can to make sure his clients get the attention they deserve. He is currently pursuing a degree in forensic accounting. He is very family oriented, as he is one of five brothers. When not working, he can be found snowboarding, hiking, or other outdoor activities.
Ana Garcia

Ana Garcia

Legal Assistant – Workers’ Compensation Ms. Garcia has been with the firm since February 2014. She speaks Spanish, and works closely with Spanish speaking clients. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Yvonne Gottschall

Yvonne Gottschall

Legal Assistant/Calendar Clerk – Workers’ Compensation Ms. Gottschall has been with the firm since 2004. She came to the firm as a legal assistant for the workers’ compensation attorneys. She has now taken on the role as calendar clerk for all workers’ compensation attorneys in the firm. Due to her compassion and dedication, she is a huge asset to the firm. She spends her spare time on the soccer field with her youngest daughter. She also enjoys time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren.
Irma Gomez

Irma Gomez

Workers’ Compensation Irma Gomez is the heart and soul of the Workers’ Compensation division at Hodson & Mullin. She has dedicated more than a decade to helping injured workers. Because of the unique relationship between Workers Compensation and Social Security claims, Irma is a valuable resource.
Veronica Deanda

Veronica Deanda

Receptionist, Vacaville Office Ms. DeAnda has been with Hodson & Mullin for three years, and in the legal field for 17 years. She answers phones, greets clients, and is an overall assistant to anything else that is needed in the office. She is a very dedicated and professional individual. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Ivonne Zavala

Ivonne Zavala

Receptionist, Fairfield Office Ms. Zavala is the smiling face you first see when you arrive at our Fairfield office. She enjoys her work and is always eager to learn more. She is the third of five siblings. She enjoys cooking and trying different types of food, going to concerts and outdoor activities.