Jeff Dodson is the firm's Civil Division Managing Partner. He is a civil litigator with experience in products liability, medical malpractice, nursing home defense, wrongful death, construction defect litigation, auto, transportation and premises liability and other areas of general insurance defense. By peer review, he has been given the rating of "AV Preeminent," the highest rating possible through Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining the firm, he was a practicing civil litigation defense attorney for thirteen years in the South Florida courts.

Professional Activities

  • Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association


  • The Florida Bar
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., cum laude, 1976