Patricia M. Dodson
Patricia is a native of Jacksonville. Since graduating from Nova University Law School in 1992, she has successfully obtained justice for hundreds of injured consumers on the First Coast. She helps people with a wide variety of personal injury cases, and focuses on medical malpractice, wrongful death, insurance disputes, defective products, Will contests and probate litigation.
Her previous positions as an Assistant State Attorney and legal counsel for insurance companies have provided her with significant trial experience and a unique insider’s knowledge of the insurance industry, which benefits her clients as she seeks justice on their behalf. Patricia has tried more than seventy jury trials in her legal career.
Patricia is active in a number of legal organizations. She is past president of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association where she still continues to hold leadership positions. She has served on several professionalism committees of The Florida Bar and Jacksonville Bar Associations.
Patricia is also strongly committed to giving back to the community. She provides pro bono legal counsel for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), and has been an Adjunct Professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law, where she coached the Mock Trial Teams and continues to mentor young attorneys. She is a court-appointed surrogate parent who advocates for children with educational and learning disabilities. Patricia has also been nominated to serve on the Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judge and the Indigent Services Advisory Committees.
While growing up with five brothers, Patricia studied Music and Dance at Florida State University and Jacksonville University before graduating from University of North Florida and going to law school. She has maintained her life-long interest in the arts, and most recently volunteered as Director of the 2009 Lawyer Variety Show that benefitted Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Patricia is an avid golfer, horsewoman, and experienced skydiver. She is also active at Beach United Methodist Church where she enjoys singing in the choir.
University of North Florida (B.A. 1989)
Nova University (J.D. 1992)
The Florida Bar, admitted 1993
Jacksonville Bar Association
Florida Justice Association
American Association for Justice
Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 4th Judicial Circuit, Past Chair
Chester Bedell Inn of Court
American Bar Association
Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
Jacksonville Women’s Network
JWLA Woman Lawyer of the Year, 2011
JALA Pro Bono Service Award
State Attorney’s Office Jury Trial Award