Roger J. Dodd

Roger J. Dodd

Trial Lawyer

Key Facts

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, BA Economics; 1973
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, J.D.; 1976
Stetson University School of Law, St. Petersburg, FL, LLM in Advocacy with Honors; 2014
Legal and Professional Associations
American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA) (Advocate)
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist (From 1989-2009) (20 years)
Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist (Since 1990- 2020) (30 years)
Exam Writer 1992
Board of Examiners 1994 - 1998
The American Trial Lawyers Association – Former Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Former Fellow (1988 – 2017)
Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Former Fellow (2003 – 2017)
American College of Family Trial Lawyers - Former Fellow (2006 – 2017)
Fellow, Georgia Civil Justice Foundations, Inc.
Life Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Florida Bar Foundation
1986 - 1988, Board of Directors
1987 - 1989, Assistant Team Leader
1988 - Co-Chairman, Board of Directors
1989 - 1991, Chairman Board of Directors
Florida Family Law American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench- Honorary Member)
State Disciplinary Board - State Bar of Georgia Member
Investigative Panel 1991 - 1994
Criminal Law Section Family Law Section
1987 - Secretary 1985 - Executive Committee
1988 - Treasurer
1989 - Vice Chairman
1990 - Chairman
Indigent Defense Committee 1990 – 1998
Attorney Member, Pro Bono Project; State Bar of Georgia
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1992 - Board of Directors
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1982 - Present - Board of Directors;
1982 - 1984 - Vice-President;
1985 - President-Elect;
1986 - President;
1990 - Life Member;
1978 - 1986 Special Assistant Attorney General (defending abused children)
1984 - 1985 Chief Justice's Select Committee on Criminal Discovery (Georgia Supreme Court)
1991- 1997 Peer Review Lawyer (to review and critique proposed articles) for Trial Magazine.
1992 - 1994 ABA Family Law Section (Executive Committee Member of Trial
Techniques Committee)
1994 - 1995 ABA Criminal Law Section (Member of Defense Function Committee)
2009-2010 Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. (National
Advisory Board)
American Association for Justice (1976 – 2018)
The American Trial Lawyers Association (2007 – 2008)
The National Trial Lawyers (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) ( 2008, 2012 - 2013)
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (1977 – 2013)
International Child Abduction Attorney Network – Attorney Member
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Attorney Member
American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Member 1998 -1999
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Florida Justice Association - Endowment for Association Giving to Law & Education
(EAGLE; 2008 – Present)
Jacksonville Bar Association
Jacksonville Justice Association
Master of the Bench—The David K Watkins—Sutherland II Inn of Court, Salt Lake City, Utah 2012
International Society of Barristers – Fellow of Society (2015)
Best Lawyers in America (1991 - Present)
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (1991- Present)
Martindale-Hubbell "A-V" Rated (1986 - Present)
Martindale-Hubbell "A-V" Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer (2016, 2017)
Martindale-Hubbell Judicial Award (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Georgia Super Lawyers (2004 - present) (since inception)
Florida Super Lawyers (2009 – present)
Mountain States Super Lawyers (2017 - present)
Utah’s Legal Elite (2016 - present)
Who’s Who in America
Who's Who in American Law
Who's Who in the World
Who’s Who 2017 VIP Listee Lifetime Achievement Recipient
America's Leading Lawyers
Florida’s Legal Elite (2011)
Florida’s Legal Leaders (2011)
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia (2012-2014; 2016)
Martindale Hubbell’s Top Ranked Law Firm (2012 – present)
Best Lawyers 2013-2016 Best Law Firm (Georgia)
Avvo’s Top Rated Lawyer (2018, 2019, 2020)
AI’s Leading Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability Attorney of the Year, Utah
2019 Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation, South Georgia
2019 America’s Most Honored Professionals
2020 America’s Most Honored Lawyers
2019 Top Attorney in Mountain States
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award Selection (2018, 2019)


Roger J. Dodd has active offices in Park City, Utah (Dodd Law), Valdosta, Georgia (Dodd and Burnham), and Jacksonville, Florida (Spohrer and Dodd) where he practices trial work of all types. This includes personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and domestic relations. He has been listed in Best Lawyers for more than 20 years. He is one of a handful of lawyers nationally who are listed in Super Lawyers in more than one state simultaneously. He has been Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Practice for more than 21 years, and has been Board Certified in Criminal Trial Practice for more than 20 years.

He acts as co-counsel all over the United States and in select foreign countries.

He has lectured and taught lawyers and judges in all 50 states, and multiple foreign countries. TV and legal credits include CourtTV, TruTV, CNN, ABC, CBS, and cable TV.

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