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 Faculty, 1986 - Present, NATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE COLLEGE Faculty, 1986 - 1991, GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TRIAL ADVOCACY 1986 - 1988, Board of Directors 1987 - 1989, Assistant Team Leader 1988 - Co-Chairman, Board of Directors 1989 - 1991, Chairman Board of Directors Faculty, 1988 - Present, ADVANCED CROSS EXAMINATION - NATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE COLLEGE 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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