Ron Hodges


The Ronald D. Hodges Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the cooperative relationship between the sister professions of law and medicine.

Ron Hodges was an attorney who specialized in defending physicians, nurses and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation. He was a counselor, in every sense of the word, guiding the physicians and nurses who relied upon him through the personal and painful ordeal of litigation. Though Ron represented health professionals throughout the state, he had a special devotion to the University of Virginia Health System. He spent hours providing curbside consults, speaking to professional groups, and advising administrators, nurses and physicians without ever thinking about billing for his time. The legal and the medical professions lost a great friend and advocate when Ron unexpectedly passed away in 1998 at the age of fifty-three.

Gregory K. Peterson, CPCU, ARe, ARM

The Trust is proud to announce that Mr. Gregory K. Peterson as the recipient of the 2018 Hodges Award for Law & Medicine.  Mr. Peterson, of Willis Towers Watson, has worked with the Trust for many years as its primary reinsurance broker, thus helping provide excess insurance coverage protection to Trust Covered Persons.   Over the years he has generously shared his time and expertise on medical liability insurance issues with Trust counsel and staff. Mr. Peterson exemplifies the values and spirit of support we wish to recognize with the Hodges Award.