A Board Certified Specialist in both criminal and civil litigation for over 20 years, trial attorney and firm co-founder Roger Dodd has represented clients in legal matters since 1976. He has also been a lecturer, expert witness, and a teacher in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Russia, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and various Caribbean locations. His admissions include state and U.S. courts in Florida (1977), Georgia (1976), and Utah (2011) as well as the Armed Forces Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Roger also admitted to the Oklahoma and Montana bar.
The majority of his practice focuses on:
Roger is a frequent guest and commentator on television programs, including Court TV, Good Morning America, and Geraldo at Large. He has co-authored the three editions of bestseller “Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques” and has created multiple resources for lawyers and students. He is one of a select group of attorneys to be included in the Super Lawyers® listings in multiple states.
Roger is also a partner at Jacksonville, Florida plaintiff firm Spohrer & Dodd P.A. and Valdosta, Georgia law firm Dodd & Burnham, P.C.
In 1976, Mr. Dodd received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He earned his B.A. from Bucknell University in 1973. In 2014, Roger Dodd earned an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Stetson Law School.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
- Georgia - State and Federal Courts (1976)
- Florida - State and Federal Courts (1977)
- Utah - State and Federal Courts (2011)
- Oklahoma - State and Federal Courts (2018)
- Montana - State and Federal Courts (2019)
- Armed Forces Court of Appeals
- U.S. Supreme Court
- National Criminal Defense College (1986-present)
- Georgia Institute of Trial Advocacy (1986-1991)
Awards and Recognition
- Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques (first, second, and third eds), 1993, 2004 and 2018
- 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