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Roger J. Dodd

Roger J. Dodd

Valdosta, Georgia

A Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist and Civil Trial Specialist, trial attorney Roger Dodd has represented clients in legal matters since 1976. Mr. Dodd has been a lecturer, expert witness, and teacher in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Russia, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and various Caribbean locations (comprehensive map with all locations of Mr. Dodd's lectures).

Mr. Dodd is a frequent guest and commentator on television programs, including Court TV, Good Morning America, Geraldo at Large, and is co-author of Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques. He is one of a select group of attorneys to receive the distinguished Super Lawyer rating in multiple states.

Mr. Dodd is also a partner in the Jacksonville, Florida plaintiff law firm Spohrer & Dodd P.A.

Areas of Practice

  • Serious or Catastrophic Personal Injuries
  • Trucking Cases
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist and Civil Trial Specialist

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1977
  • Georgia, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
  • Bucknell University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Media Skills: The Lawyer as Spokesperson, 2008
  • Cross-Examination Skills for Law Students, 2008
  • "How to Cage a Runaway Witness" The Witness Chair, 2007
  • "The Chapter Method of Cross Examination" The Champion, 1994
  • "Innovation Techniques: Parlor Tricks for the Courtroom" Trial, ATLA, April 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1991-present
  • AV®Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004 to present
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009 to present
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA)
  • National Criminal Defense College, 1986-present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • International Child Abduction Attorney Network

Past Employment Positions

  • Georgia Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1986-1991
  • Advanced Cross Examination, National Criminal Defense College

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kidski
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta
  • Caregivers Network Leadership Council
  • Member of the Select Advisory Board of Valwood School
  • Has run Private Training courses for Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the F.B.I