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Robert A Dodell

Criminal defense Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.9   72 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1986
    Status
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Born in Kentucky and raised in New York, Robert A. Dodell moved to Arizona while still in high school. After graduating from a local high school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. Robert immediately entered the University of San Diego School of Law, and earned his law degree in 1985. ​After a few years in private practice, Robert worked criminal defense for the newly formed Coconino County Public Defender Office in Flagstaff from 1988-1989. He then went to work as a prosecutor for the Yavapai County Attorney Office in Prescott in 1990. As a Deputy County Attorney, Robert prosecuted thousands of cases. After four year learning how the criminal justice system operated from the inside, he returned to the Valley and opened up his own office in 1994. Robert defends both adults and juveniles accused of criminal conduct. Robert's extensive experience as a successful criminal defense attorney and former Deputy County Attorney has resulted in the successful handling of thousands of criminal and juvenile cases. His success stems from the expertise developed over years of practicing criminal and juvenile law and the methodical and diligent attention to every detail of his pretrial investigations and preparation of his cases. His commitment to excellence through thoroughly investigated carefully prepared and aggressively litigated cases drives his attitude to criminal and juvenile defense work. Robert is also committed to representing individuals in juvenile dependency, guardianship, severance and adoption matters. Robert has extensive experience representing parents dealing with Child Protective Services and the court system, as well as representing a party that wants to help a child in a bad situation. Robert also takes great joy in representing prospective parents in adopting a child.

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Robert A Dodell
10601 N Hayden Rd Suite I-103
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260-0001

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4.9 / 5.0
  72 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Robert was great and helped me get my case absolved. I am from out of state and he made it very easy.
Response from Robert Dodell January 8, 2024
I was glad to help and get it successfully resolved for you. Wishing you the best.
Posted by Rebecca | December 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Robert Dodell helped us after the court case closed!
Robert helped our daughter find a path forward to getting a restricted license to drive after a DUI charge, and after we heard so many others say they wouldn't or couldn't help. Robert was kind, respectful, and willing to jump in, and we are so so grateful. Worth. Every. Penny. Thanks, Robert!
Response from Robert Dodell December 21, 2023
Thank you, Rebecca, for the kind words. I am so pleased I was able to help you out. If there is ever anything else you need, please feel free to reach out. Robert
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2023
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Great lawyer
Definitely recommend him great defense and representation. Helped me every step of the way would highly recommend.
Response from Robert Dodell November 21, 2023
Thank you very much. I am so pleased I was able to assist you with your legal issues. If you have any future issues, please feel free to get back in touch with me. Robert
Posted by Jim | October 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal Defense Attorney
No one expects dealing with legal issues to be a pleasant or enjoyable experience, but working with Robert Dodell proved to be both. Robert handled my case with great professionalism and care, and thanks to his skill, I was able to obtain the best possible outcome. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, stop looking. Robert Dodell is your guy.
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Response from Robert Dodell October 18, 2023
Thank you, Jim. It was a pleasure working with you as well. I am glad we got the result you where looking for. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Best to you. Robert
Posted by Steve | July 6, 2023
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Unique Solution
It has been a pleasure to work with Robert Dodell. His guidance was exemplary and successful. Robert changed a negative life experience into a positive path forward. Our initial experience with Robert was that he stayed awake thinking of a unique path forward. That approach proved successful. He represents personnally, not through a staff of minions. My family highly recommends. Thank you Robert.
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Response from Robert Dodell July 7, 2023
Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so pleased I could help your family through this difficult time. If you need anything, please feel free to reach out. I wish all the success for his future endeavors. Robert
Posted by Joseph | February 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I hired Robert to file paperwork for a Set Aside to get a old conviction Set Aside and restore my firearm rights. Robert was very helpful in explaining the process to me and kept me updated every step of the way. After a few months the Set Aside was granted by the judge and my conviction is now a thing of the past, and also my 2nd Amendment rights are now restored. I very highly recommend hiring Robert for your legal needs.
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Response from Robert Dodell February 22, 2023
I was glad to help, Joseph. I am pleased we got the result we were looking for. I wish you the best and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Robert
Posted by Daniel | February 6, 2023
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Robert Dodell- Review
Robert helped me from the initial consultation all the way up through the resolution of the case. He was timely in answering my questions, and gave me reassurance throughout the entire process. I can absolutely recommend him as legal counsel.
Response from Robert Dodell February 7, 2023
Thank you, Daniel. I am so pleased we were able to get this resolution for you. Wishing you the best. if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Robert
Posted by Christian | January 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Robert is an excellent attorney. Honest, thoughtful and smart. I would recommend him to anyone.
Response from Robert Dodell January 11, 2023
Thank you for your kind words, Christian. I am so pleased your case has been dismissed and you do not have this monkey on your back anymore. Wishing you the best. Robert
Posted by Patrick | December 7, 2022
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Lawyer review
Robert Dodell represented me to clear up a case from the past. He guided me through with absolute clarity on my part. Having experience in Maricopa County courts was the most important as I am not a current resident. He was helpful in gathering up submitted documents as many years had passed. I would definitely recommend him and if neccessary would hire him again.
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Response from Robert Dodell December 8, 2022
Thank you, Patrick, for the very nice compliment. I am so glad I was able to help you out with clean up that old case and and get you what you needed and wanted. Best to you. If you need anything, please feel free to reach out to me. Robert
Posted by Ben | August 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Look no further!
I am most fortunate to have engaged Robert as counsel and highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation. Robert is most capable, professional, personable, and caring. His outstanding representation, responsiveness, compassion, and reassuring manner helped me through very difficult times. He is very well known and respected in the courts, and the outcome of my case could not have been better.
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Response from Robert Dodell August 28, 2022
Ben, You are very kind. I was only glad I could help you out. Always feel free to contact if you need me or just want to say hello. Robert
Posted by chad | July 28, 2022
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in-trouble
When I got myself in a real mess. Robert was there to help me. Robert handled my case in a very professional manner. I was very happy with the outcome of my case. Thank you Robert
Response from Robert Dodell July 30, 2022
Chad, I was so glad to help you out. I was my pleasure. If you need anything, please feel free to reach out. Robert
Posted by Tasha | July 27, 2022
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Thank you
I am very grateful to have found Robert Dodell to represent my family member. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Throughout the process he was very professional and really took the time to explain things so that we understood what was going on at all times. I would highly recommend Mr. Dodell. His expertise speaks volumes. Thank you, Mr. Dodell for doing such great work.
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Response from Robert Dodell July 28, 2022
Thank you so much, Tasha. I am glad I can help your family member and for your kind comments. If you ever need anything, please reach out. Robert
Posted by Rod | May 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and caring lawyer! Absolutely 5+ Stars!
Something that is rare in ANY service is the service provider actually caring! Mr Dodell does! It shows in his attention to detail, patience and excellent communication! Should you have the misfortune to need legal counsel; I HIGHLY recommend you reach out to Mr Dodell! I did and he saw me through to the end! A man of exceptional character!
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Response from Robert Dodell May 12, 2022
Thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you and help you with your matter. If you need anything, please feel free to reach out. Robert
Posted by Blake | February 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, highly recommended
Robert provided excellent service and outstanding communication during the entire process. He was very responsive, understanding, thorough, and kind. I would definitely work with him again if the need arises and I would highly recommend him to anyone who could use his service.
Response from Robert Dodell February 28, 2022
Thank you for your most kind words, Blake. If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out. Best regards. Robert
Posted by Rachel | January 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Above & Beyond!!!
Having never been in a situation where I needed an attorney before, I had no idea where to start looking. Luckily, I found out about Robert through a good friend of mine, and I couldn't imagine a better outcome! Robert went above and beyond for me and my case, and even ended up getting the whole thing dismissed. He was always available to answer any questions I had, and consistently gave me updates throughout the entire process. Robert took so much stress off my plate, and I am so grateful for everything he has done for me!!!
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Response from Robert Dodell January 24, 2022
Thank you so much, Rachel. Your kind words mean a lot to me. I am so pleased we were able to get that matter dismissed for you. If you ever need anything, feel free to reach out. Best regards. Robert
Posted by Paul | December 22, 2021
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Great Representation
Unfortunately received a DUI while in Arizona. Robert was very helpful and informative, being that I am from Florida I did not know how to apporoach this situation. Robert was very reassuring and made this process way smoother than I ever thought it could be.
Response from Robert Dodell December 22, 2021
Paul, thank you for your confidence in me and your kind review. If you have any questions on any follow up on your case, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am still here for you. Robert
Posted by Andrew | December 8, 2021
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Very personal service
Robert did a great job with his attention to detail, responsiveness and communication in my case. He clearly has great relationships inside the law community and can help with the best possible outcome for your case. If you want a personal touch, Robert is for you!
Response from Robert Dodell December 9, 2021
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments, Andrew. I believe the personal relationship is of upmost importance and an integral part of getting the job done right. If you need anything, please feel free to reach out. Robert
Posted by Ray Scott | September 30, 2021
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Professional
Mr Dodell is a great communicator and very professional. Unlike many other attorneys I have dealt with in the past he cares very much about his clients and is easy to talk to. I feel I have made a life long friend and would recommend him to anyone I know! Thank you Mr Dodell!
Response from Robert Dodell October 1, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words, Ray. Whenever you are back in town, please give me a call for us to get together.
Posted by Mike | September 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Communication and Great attention to Detail
Great Response, Great communication and A+++++ service. Called for a small issue and he immediately took care of it from start to finish while putting me at ease.
Response from Robert Dodell September 24, 2021
So glad to help you out on this one, especially with getting rid of the month of jail time the State was seeking. Be well and wishing you the best. Robert
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2021
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Great Lawyer!
Robert handled my DUI case and was amazing. Very genuine guy and helped me get the best casinero out of a pretty bad situation. Definitely recommend!
Response from Robert Dodell September 24, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind comments. Glad to help! If you have any questions in the future, please feel free to reach out to me. Robert
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law
  • 1994 - Present
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Yavapai County Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Coconino County Public Defender Office
  • 1988 - 1989

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Arizona
  • BA
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Arizona v. Superior Court Ex Real Post

Associations

  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Responsiblity
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Republic
  • Taking Boy to Court in Graffiti Case Proves Costly, March 14, 2009
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (32)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dodell has a long-standing excellent reputation among his peer attorneys. His legal advice is impeccable. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dodell has a vast amount of knowledge with respect to Criminal Defense law. He is an advocate for anybody that he represents and is one of the most personable people I have ever met. You will be at ease and have all your questions answered. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked in various court rooms with Robert for some time now. Robert is a very experienced attorney and has an amazing knowledge of the intricacies of criminal law. He is a dedicated and very skilled advocate for his clients and is able to utilize all of this to acquire the best possible results for everyone he represents. I fully endorse Robert."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert Dodell is an outstanding, experienced criminal defense attorney. He is a man of integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for any criminal law issued in Arizona. His comments on this forum indicated a high level of knowledge and understanding of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is a fantastic lawyer who gets GREAT results for his clients. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert consistently demonstrates thoughtfulness, a high level of legal skill, and dedication to his clients and to his practice. I strongly endorse Robert."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because he is an experienced attorney, dedicated professional and a great person to work with on a case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Robert for quite awhile. He is a highly dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer. He works hard for his clients and is well respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently refer all of my clients who need assistance in criminal law matters to Robert Dodell. He handles his cases efficiently and I have only received great feedback from the satisfied clients I have sent to him. I highly recommend Robert and will continue to send clients his way any time I have the opportunity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Robert for years, and we have worked together in many courts. Robert has a vast amount of legal experience and I frequently look to him for legal advice and case strategy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a dedicated advocate for his clients and a very skilled attorney. I fully endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dodell is a highly experience and knowledgeable attorney who gets results for his clients. I have both referred cases to him and have worked on cases together with him so I have first hand knowledge that his work product is exceptional. I would not hesitate to refer cases to him in the future nor would I hesitate to personally work with him on a case again should the opportunity arise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I completely endorse Robert's work. I receive many requests for criminal lawyers since I used to take on such cases. I refer so many people to him and they are very happy with his services. He is knowledgeable and experienced and I will continue to refer clients to him."
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