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Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Share holder disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Transactional matters
  • Business purchase
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1982
Professional Associations
  • Center for Public Interest Law, Member


With over 30 years of insurance defense litigation experience, Ms. Dodds has extensive experience in defending insurance companies and their insureds. She served as a senior litigator for the law firm of Booth, Mitchel, Strange & Smith (now Booth, Mitchel & Strange) as well as the prestigious national law firm of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold (Now Sedgwick, LLP). Ms. Dodds is experienced not only in trial work, but appellate work as well.  Ms. Dodds has extensive experience handling construction defect cases, product liability cases, premises liability cases, and motor vehicle accident cases.

Ms. Dodds has a B.A. degree in International Relations, graduating with Honors in International Relations and English. Ms. Dodds obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and the National Moot Court Team, winning First Place and Best Brief in the National Moot Court Competition Far West Region. She was also a member of the original group which staffed the Center for Public Interest Law. The Center serves as a public monitor of the regulatory agencies of the State of California and disseminates the "Regulatory Law Reporter". She has received the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy and the Order of the Barristers.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
    • Honors: First Place and Best Brief in the National Moot Court Competition
  • California State University, Chico, California
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: International Relations and English


  • Excellence in Advocacy, by American College of Trial Lawyers

Current Employment

  • Partner

Past Employment

  • Booth, Mitchel & Strange, Senior Litigator
  • Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold