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Penn Anderson Dodson

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

4.5   8 reviews

also known as Penn Ueoka Dodson

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  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 3 years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Georgia - GA 20 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Penn

Learn Penn’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    90%
    We recover unpaid/underpaid wages, compensation, commissions, overtime, bonuses, etc. We also review employment & severance contracts to empower you to make good decisions.

  2. Family
    10%
    We focus on empowering our clients to make the best decisions they can for themselves and their families, and on strategically engaging in litigiation only to the extent necessary.

ANDERSONDODSON, P.C. IS DEDICATED TO PURSUING UNPAID AND UNDERPAID WAGES ON BEHALF OF EMPLOYEES.

In I recover unpaid and underpaid wages and compensation for employeees who should been paid correctly in the first place in NY, CO & GA.  I also review and negotiate employment contracts and tricky workplace situations in general. At , I work with Coloradans experiencing family and relationship disputes and transitions, with a mission of empowering my clients to make the best decisions for themselves and their families and then working with them to see that through.

I actually care about getting my clients what they deserve, I'm persistent and tenacious, and I know what I'm doing.

In regard to my wage practice, 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 also decided to engage in family law work because I believe that there is a better way to handle these difficult transitions than I've seen. 

I'm a member of the New York, Colorado and Georgia Bars, and actively handle cases in all three jurisdictions.

Location

AndersonDodson, P.C.
11 Broadway, Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004
New Leaf Family
14143 Denver West Parkway Suite 100-50
Suite 100-50
Golden, CO, 80401
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by THERESA //DANNY | April 13, 2015
AMAZING,KNOWLEDGEABLE,CREATIVE AND RESPECTFUL LAWYER
SHE IS VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT HER JOB. SHE CARES FOR HER CLIENTS. VERY EASY TO TALK TO AND HAVE A VERY DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW PERTAINING TO LABOR ISSUES.
Posted by Sam | August 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and professional
I hired Ms. Dodson for a dispute with a former employer. She and her associates were clear and straightforward with me throughout the discussions and eventual settlement. They got me the money I was owed with a minimal investment of time and effort. I will recommend Penn Dodson's firm to my friends and colleagues, and I intend to contact them first if I ever have the misfortune of dealing with a shady employer again.
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Posted by Mark | February 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!!!
I want to thank Penn for all she did for me. Penn's professionalism is unmatched, not only in her industry, but in all industries. Penn's communication was outstanding as she walked me through every step of my case. When I walked into the courtroom with her I felt invincible knowing I had her on my side. I had a great outcome of my case, and I truly believe no other Attorney could have gotten me the results she did. If you are looking for someone that has your best interests in mind, and simply not there to get a quick percentage, Penn is the one you need! Thank you again Penn it was truly a pleasure. Mark
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timely and Sharp
Penn Anderson Dodson was very helpful, not only because she succeeded in getting the results I had hoped for, but because she was an excellent communicator, respectful, and extremely thoughtful in putting together the pieces of the puzzle that I could never have done own my own. I give this lawyer an A+ and would definitely go to her again for other work. Certainly I'd recommend her to any friend or family, too.
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Posted by Jonathan | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AndersonDodson does great work!
AndersonDodson does great work! I hired them to help me get some wages my former employer wasn’t paying me after I had tried unsuccessfully to deal with the situation myself. I’m glad I did. Not only did I get the money I was owed, but I even got a little extra on top of that. Also, along the way the process was totally painless, and in fact I wasn’t even in the country for most of the time it was being handled! The attorneys and staff had great lines of communication with me; they were pleasant to work with and explained things clearly along the way. For anyone who has been underpaid at work, I highly recommend AndersonDodson!
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Posted by Scott P. | November 4, 2012
N.Y.S. Labor Law and FLSA
Hi my name is Scott and I am very pleased with Penn Dodson's work. I was able to settle a case that became a class action against an employer who was in direct violation of both State and Federal laws. I have recommended Penn Dodson to all I have encounter in the food industry whose rights were being violated. She is the person you want in your corner fighting for your rights. Her professionalism is par none. Thanks Penn......
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Posted by Mike | August 17, 2010
Penn Dodson Review
Ms. Dodson represented me in a case that others had turned down. She performed her duties extremely well.
Posted by Mary | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Duh...
I hired this attorney to draft a letter of appeal to the City University of New York (CUNY) because I have been unfairly denied a place on a CUNY civil service list for which I qualify. This attorney and I discussed at that time that CUNY has a 2-step appeal process. I paid her $450 to do a rough first draft of a short letter. When the first step of the appeal process did not succeed, this attorney stopped responding to my communication and then told me she was no longer available. I bit my tongue and moved on. But what really made me post this negative feedback after all is that she couldn't leave well enough alone but instead just now sent me a letter telling me how honored she was to represent me and that she considers this case closed (when I am still waiting for word on the second step of the appeal -- which I had to write on my own). And she didn't even get the party (CUNY) right in her letter, instead listing one of CUNY's components as the party simply because I had once worked at that part of CUNY.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • AndersonDodson, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goldberg & Dohan, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Of Counsel
  • Timmons, Warnes & Anderson, LLP
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Founding Partner
  • Dodson & Dodson, LLC
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

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

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)
  • President
  • 2007 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • The Top Women Attorneys in New York.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • The Top Women Attorneys in New York.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • The Top Women Attorneys in New York.
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • The Top Women Attorneys in New York.
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer (New York Metro, Labor & Employment)
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Women Attorneys, New York Metro
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Athena Award Nominee
  • Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Entrepreneur Law class
  • Turning the Employee Minefield Into A Park
  • 2015
  • PTA Meeting
  • Know Your Rights: Overtime & Wages
  • 2014
  • Guest Speaker
  • Gender Issues in Law
  • 2007
  • Annual CLE in Jamaica
  • Conflict of Laws in Employment Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse Penn
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. She is highly effective and knowledgeable."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's a strong advocate. She enjoys wage and hour litigation and has helped people in need in New York City with wage claims. Her spouse is also an accomplished lawyer. People who truly care about and are committed to their work. We both have experience in other states which I think gives us a different perspective. Yes New York City has plenty of diversity but until a lawyer has lived as well as practiced outside New York it's tough to appreciate how fortunate we all are to be living and practicing law metro New York City. I have no reservations about recommending Penn."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Penn has been my "go to" for advice in connection with employment litigation. Penn has proven be be incredibly knowledgeable and clearly has developed results-driven strategies for providing her clients with excellent representation. In addition, Penn is a kind, warm person. I highly recommend Penn."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dodson is very professional and knowledgeable. She genuinely cares about her clients and the practice of law. It is my pleasure to endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Penn was my "go-to" for labor law referrals."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Penn is an outstanding employment lawyer. I have worked with Penn in the past, and I highly recommend her to anyone who believes he or she has been the victim of a hostile work environment and/or discrimination in employment."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Penn for several years and have had the pleasure of talking to her about employment cases. She is a regular contributor to an employment law list serv where her knowledge and good judgment are evident. She is hard working and tenacious. Her clients are fortunate to have her as their lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. On every case I have observed Penn's work, she has exhibited unmatched diligence, attention to detail and skill. I knew Penn's work before she came to work at this firm."
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New York Employment and labor Lawyer Penn Anderson Dodson
Penn Anderson Dodson
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available