Christopher A. Dodd practices primarily in the areas of criminal defense and civil rights. He has an aptitude for complex criminal matters involving digital evidence. Prior to joining the firm, he was an attorney with the New Mexico Law Offices of the Public Defender for four years, where he defended clients charged with homicide, computer crimes, sex crimes, and other serious offenses. While at the public defenders, he was recognized as a Champion for Indigent Defense by the Chairman of the New Mexico Public Defender Commission.
Chris has presented dozens of lectures and training seminars throughout the country on issues relating to criminal defense, pretrial litigation, digital evidence, and the defense of computer sex crimes. He has also published several articles on these topics.
Chris graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2014. He was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was awarded the Alfred L. Gausewitz Memorial Scholarship, the Irwin Stern Moise Award for Legal and Judicial Ethics, and the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award. After law school, Chris has continued to hone his legal skills through participation in Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, where he graduated in September 2017.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Champion for Indigent Defense||New Mexico Public Defender Commission||2017|
|Attorney||Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward, P.A.||2019 - 2020|
|Associate Trial Attorney||New Mexico State Public Defender||2015 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Board Member||2019 - Present|
|New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Graduate||2017 - Present|
|University of New Mexico School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|University of Texas, Austin||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2011|
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