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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


  1. Employment: 100%



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  • Robert F. Finkelstein

    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.


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  • 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.


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Contact info

AndersonDodson, P.C.

11 Broadway, Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004


NYCurrently registered 200903/07/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200304/11/2015
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 AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Western Circuit Bar AssociationSecretaryN/A
National Employment Lawyers Association (Georgia chapter)President2007 - 2007
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