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Penn Anderson Dodson

Penn Anderson Dodson

also known as Penn Ueoka Dodson

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

About Me

We help workers get paid the wages and compensation they should have gotten paid in the first place.  


I am the WORST kind of employment lawyer -- I actually care about getting my clients what they deserve, I'm persistent and tenacious, and I know what I'm doing.


I represent individuals (and classes of individuals) in cases including unpaid and underpaid wages (overtime, minimum wage, commission nonpayment, improper tip payment practices... basically anything related to workers not getting paid what they should have).  I do this on a contingency basis the vast majority of the time, so that clients don't have to pay my fees out of their pockets.


I also review employment contracts (non-competes, severance agreements, etc.) for a flat fee to give my clients predictability, and try to offer advice beyond just a technical legal analysis based on over a decade of experience watching how things tend to play out in various employment situations.

I'm a member of the NY Bar and GA Bars, and can handle cases in both jurisdictions.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%



Contingent (33-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Peter Edward Morgan

    Ms. Dodson's advice is careful and well considered. She is the sort of attorney I would hire if I had an employment law issue.


    Peter Morgan Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua Samuel Carlo Parkhurst

    I've had the pleasure of co-counseling a matter with Ms. Dodson. She is a skilled attorney who is aggressive in handling a case and also is able to understand a matter's strengths, weaknesses, and value. I would gladly work with her again.


    Joshua Parkhurst Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

AndersonDodson, P.C.

11 Broadway, Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004



NYCurrently registered 200903/13/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200304/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)SuperLawyers2014
The Top Women Attorneys in New York.SuperLawyers2014
Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)Super Lawyers2013
Top Women Attorneys, New York MetroSuperLawyers2013
Athena Award NomineeAthens Area Chamber of Commerce2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAndersonDodson, P.C.2012 - Present
AttorneyGoldberg & Dohan, LLP2010 - 2012
Of CounselTimmons, Warnes & Anderson, LLP2007 - 2010
Founding PartnerDodson & Dodson, LLC2003 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)N/A2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)President2007 - 2007
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Western Circuit Bar AssociationSecretaryN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Greathouse v. JHS Security Inc. (2d. Cir, 2015)Reversed & Remanded

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Publication NameTitleDate
Thomson Reuters News & InsightCase to watch: Challenge to 2nd Circuit on FLSA retaliation2013
Athens Banner HeraldCalculating Wages Right in Hard Economic Times2009
Athens Banner HeraldAccurate records key in paying proper wages to tipped workers2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Dartmouth CollegePhilosophy & PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Entrepreneur Law classTurning the Employee Minefield Into A Park2015
PTA MeetingKnow Your Rights: Overtime & Wages2014
Guest SpeakerGender Issues in Law2007
Annual CLE in JamaicaConflict of Laws in Employment Law2005