|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Lawyer in California||Legal Network||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|With Honors||California State College at Los Angeles||1969|
|Owner||Law Offices of James H. Dozier||1993 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Skemp, Dozier & Moser||1990 - 1993|
|Managing Partner||Thomsen, Moser & Dozier||1977 - 1989|
|Deputy District Attorney||Monterey County Public Defender's Office||1972 - 1977|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|California Appellate Defense Counsel||Member||2002 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1992 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Monterey County Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1972 - Present|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|California State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Monterey County Probation Department||Monterey County Probation Department||1977|
Posted by Dominique
I hired Jim to deal with a ticket that I suspected was given without the proper jurisdiction by a campus police officer.
Jim wowed me with his professionalism both in court and outside of court.
He was prepared to the nines when he walked into court and beforehand we had gone over the case law that was on my side.
My case was heard towards the end of the session and I was able to observe and assess the other attorneys that were there on behalf of their clients.
They honestly paled in comparison to Jim Dozier and I'm not big on giving compliments to tell you the truth.
Jim had presence, confidence and he felt completely at ease in the court room. He just hit it out of the ball park with his preparation for this case and as a result my case was dismissed.
The police officer was in disbelief that he didn't have the authority to have given me the ticket where he did. He sat down with Jim afterwards to understand how this case law affected him and how he was supposed to act in the future.
I found out that Jim is into surfing so one could say that he is used to swimming with sharks both in and outside of court.
Thank you Jim for going out of your way in helping me.
You are a master at your craft.
Patrick Pekin, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I knew Mr. Dozier during the five years that we were both handling in-prison crime at Salinas Valley prison. These cases involved assaults by prisoners on guards and other prisoners. They were some of the toughest cases I ever handled. Mr. Dozier was excellent in this department. Mr. Dozier comes from the "old school," where attorneys have hundreds of jury trials under their belt. I believe Mr. Dozier holds the record for most felony jury trials in a single year. He probably will for all time.
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