Sheila Jo Hendricks Hode

Sheila Jo Hendricks Hode

Of Counsel
Waco, Texas

Sheila Jo Hendricks Hode works with Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison, P.C. on specific projects related to asbestos claims. She has extensive experience in the areas of products liability, personal injury, toxic and mass tort litigation. She has concentrated her practice in large, complex cases involving asbestos litigation and pharmaceutical litigation. In addition to her involvement in complex litigation, Ms. Hendricks has experience in qualitative research and information and resource management.
Sheila received her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1991, graduating magna cum laude. In 1994, Sheila graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law. As a law student, she became a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Sheila is admitted to practice before the state courts of Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Hinds County Bar Association, and the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association. She is also an associate member of the Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Toxic Torts
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Breast Implant Litigation
  • Fen-Phen
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1995
  • Alabama, 1994
  • Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1995


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 1994
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1991
    • Major: Print Journalism
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Communications

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Mississippi Trail Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
  • Abner V. McCall American Inns of Court


  • Zeta Tau Alpha