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Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Mr. Dodd comes from a family of lawyers and has been in the courtroom as long as he can remember. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Dodd worked for Dodd & Burnham, P.C., assisting in the representation civil and criminal clients. Mr. Dodd then worked for Spohrer & Dodd, aiding individuals in aviation and medical malpractice cases.
Mr. Dodd attended the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he graduated 4th in his class. During his time at S.J. Quinney, Mr. Dodd was a Note and Comment Editor on the Utah Law Review and was awarded Best Oralist in the Traynor Moot Court Competition after arguing before Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court, Chief Justice Durham of the Utah Supreme Court, and Judge Matheson of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
While working with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center during law school, Mr. Dodd drafted an innocence petition to which the Utah Attorney General stipulated, securing the factual innocence and complete exoneration of a man wrongfully incarcerated for over four years. Additionally, Mr. Dodd was awarded a Pro Bono certificate for his extensive work with low income citizens in need of legal assistance.
Throughout law school, Mr. Dodd worked with Manning, Curtis, Bradshaw & Bednar, a firm specializing in complex commercial litigation. Upon graduation, Mr. Dodd clerked for Justice Jill Parrish, of the Utah Supreme Court, before returning to Montana to settle and raise his family.
Mr. Dodd is licensed to practice law in Montana and Utah.