Roger J. Dodd

Top rated Transportation & Maritime attorney in Jacksonville, Florida

Spohrer Dodd
Roger J. Dodd
Spohrer Dodd

Practice Areas: Transportation & Maritime, Personal Injury, Aviation & Aerospace

Licensed in Florida since: 1977

Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

Spohrer Dodd

76 S. Laura Street
Suite 1701
Jacksonville, FL 32202 Phone: 904-659-9054 Email: Roger J. Dodd Visit website


Roger J. Dodd is an internationally known plaintiffs' trial attorney, author, lecturer, consultant, and expert on cross-examination techniques. As a partner in Spohrer Dodd, a ten-lawyer firm, he and his partners are available to co-counsel cases throughout the United States in aviation accidents, trucking cases, medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death cases. He is a frequent guest and commentator on Court TV and other legally oriented programs such as Good Morning America and Geraldo at Large. Mr. Dodd is co-author of the best selling legal title ever published by LexisNexis, Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques, a 3rd Edition released in 2017.

In addition, Cross-Examination for Depositions: Your Depositions are Now Your Trials (2nd Edition), co-authored with Matthew A. Dodd, was released originally by LexisNexis is 2017 and is now self-published and updated in 2023. 

In addition to his office in Jacksonville, he maintains an office in Valdosta, Georgia (DODD & BURNHAM) and Park City, Utah (DODD & KUENDIG).

First Admitted: 1976, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Georgia (1976), State Bar of Florida (1977), State Bar of Utah (2011), State Bar of Oklahoma (2018) and State Bar of Montana (2019)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Roger J. Dodd is co-author of Pozner & Dodd Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques and Cross-Examination at Depositions with Matthew A. Dodd (Dodd Law Firm, Bozeman and Big Sky, Montana) both as published by Lexis Nexis. Roger J. Dodd has written other books and many articles in various legal journals and publications.
Educational Background:
  • Bucknell (BA Economics; 1973), University of Pittsburgh (J.D.; 1976), and Stetson University (LLM in Advocacy; 2014)
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist (From 1989-2009) (20 years) Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist (Since 1990- present) Exam Writer 1992 Board of Examiners 1994 - 1998; The American Trial Lawyers Association – Fellow (Top 100 Lawyers in Country); Former Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2003 - 2017; Former Fellow, American College of Family Trial Lawyers 2006 - 2017; Former Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 1988 - 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 State Bar of Georgia Member: State Disciplinary Board, Investigative Panel 1991 - 1994,  Criminal Law Section (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chairman, Chairman) and Family Law Section (Executive Committee); Indigent Defense Committee 1990 – 1998; 1984 - 1985  Georgia Supreme Court's Chief Justice's Select Committee on Criminal Discovery; 1991- 1997 Peer Review Lawyer 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); Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. (National Advisory Board); American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America); Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; 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; 2009); Jacksonville Bar Association; Jacksonville Justice Association; Florida Family Law American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • Best Lawyers 'Lawyer of the Year' - Personal Injury Litigation - Plantiffs, Lawyer of the Year - Personal Injury Litigation - Plantiffs, 2019
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers from 1995-2020, Best Lawyers in America, 2020

Office location for Roger J. Dodd

76 S. Laura Street
Suite 1701
Jacksonville, FL 32202


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

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