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Mr. Dodd represents clients in both state and federal courts in both civil and criminal matters. Originally starting his career at Jaffe, Strickland & Drennan, he rose from junior associate to become that firm’s Managing Partner in 2009. In 2010, he founded The Dodd Law Firm, where he puts his extensive trial experience to work for a select group of clients. In 2010 he was recognized by the Superlawyer’s Group and Business Alabama Magazine as one of the State of Alabama’s “Outstanding Young Lawyers” in their Rising Star section, an honor they repeated in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 Mr. Dodd was named by Birmingham Magazine as one of the region's Top Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as one of its Rising Stars. Mr. Dodd is rated AV-preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, their highest peer review rating for both professional ability and ethical standards. 

Mr. Dodd was one of the original 75 attorneys to be named to the Federal Northern District of Alabama’s CJA panel. Dodd was invited to attended the prestigious Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College at Santa Clara University in California, and recently co-authored a chapter in "Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases", a practitioner's handbook published by Thompson West.

In addition to his extensive experience and training in the area of criminal defense, Mr. Dodd frequently practices in the area of civil defense representing both municipal and corporate clients. Mr. Dodd served as defense counsel for Birmingham’s Mayor Bernard Kincaid, and has represented numerous professionals, such as pharmacists, nurses and other lawyers in administrative hearings in front of various state licensing boards. Mr. Dodd is also one of the lawyers retained by the Policeman’s Benevolent Association to represent its members.

Mr. Dodd has represented injured plaintiffs in both state and federal courts as well, having served as lead trial counsel in a number of personal injury cases. The breadth of Mr. Dodd’s practice and experience allows him to provide each of The Dodd Law Firm’s clients with a unique, global perspective

In Law School Mr. Dodd was awarded the Dean Thomas W. Christopher award for Lasting Contribution to the Law School, as well as the George Peach Taylor award for his role on the school’s Trial Advocacy competition team.

Prior to enrolling in law school, Mr. Dodd served as New Business Director for the New York advertising firm of Gold Communications.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
    13 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    13 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 20%
    13 years
  4. Administrative Law: 20%
    13 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 20%
    13 years



Hourly ($225-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • John Michael Aaron

    Hube Dodd is the lawyer you want by your side, if you are in a federal criminal case or going before a professional disciplinary board. Hube takes the time to investigate the facts of your case and has the legal experience to get you the best outcome.


    John Aaron Criminal defense Attorney
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    I endorse Hube. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

The Dodd Law Firm

2323 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL, 35203


ALAuthorized to practice law200207/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarBirmingham Magazine2012
Top Attorneys, Criminal LawBirmingham Magazine2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Dodd Law Firm2010 - Present
Managing PartnerJaffe Strickland Drennan Dodd2008 - 2010
PartnerJaffe Strickland Drennan Dodd2007 - 2008
AssociateJaffe, Strickland & Drennan2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. V. RudolphN/A
U.S. v. PettagrueReverend Pettagrue sentenced to house arrest.
Various Plaintiffs versus Mayor Bernard KincaidSummary Judgement victories in every case against Mayor Kincaid
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thompson Publishing GroupDefending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases (Chapter)2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Tulane University Law SchoolN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI: Over the Limit and Under ArrestHandling Your First DUI Case2011