|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Remedies||American Jurisprudence Award||1997|
|Arbitrator||The Better Business Bureau||2008 - Present|
|Contract Attorney||The Shepherd Law Group||2008 - 2010|
|Associate||Trembath Law Offices||2006 - 2007|
|Senior Associate||Collins, Toschi & Doyle||2003 - 2006|
|Senior Associate||Haskell & Goodman||1999 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2011 - Present|
|SEEDS Alternative Dispute Resolution Center||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Alameda County - Human Relations Commission||Commissioner||2010 - 2011|
|St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic School||School Board Member||2007 - 2011|
|John F. Kennedy University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|San Diego State Univ||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Contra Costa Superior Court Family Law Department||Representing Yourself in Divorce||2011|
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ms. Dotson because she had presented a child custody strategy that may move my case forward. However, once she was hired, she didn't follow through on the tasks required to keep the case on track. She made many mistakes in writing orders that left the other party open to exploit loopholes which required filing another request to sort out the details. It became a labor intensive process to complete only two orders that could have been done correctly with more attention to detail. The mistakes were costly to my children as well as financially. In the end, I had to consult with another attorney to help fix the mistakes that Ms. Dotson made in my case.
Posted by anonymous
I gave her a two star beacause at least she took a few minutes on the phone and voiced her knowledge of the topic. However I eventually, followed up with my call before i actually spoke with her the call was about a quick 5-10 minutes and from reading her reviews i thought I'd give her a call they were so positive. Well, she was very short with me gave me the impression that she didn't want to be bothered with my case and was very discouraging, to me told me I had very little chance of winning even though i didnt get a chance to tell her my reason for relocating with my child. Then she listed a few silly reasons why parents relocate that are not in the best in the best interest of the child as though i have no knowledge of my case and as thought that those were my reason. I was very hurt and shocked at the type response I received from Lita. She was not patient with me nor did she give me free consultation like i read on her other reviews. She told me she charge $325 for a consultation..wow some attorneys will at least give a 30 minute free consulation and will ask you about your case but Lita didnt ask me hardly anything was basically busy all week but may have a slot or two available if i want to keep come to her office. Bottom line I didnt feel like she gave a damn but consultation money let alone cared about assisting me. i personally didnt have good experience like everyone else said they did....she basically brushed me off and in so many words told me its not worth it you wont win.
Posted by Nyama
I was in a mid of my separation when I frist meet Lita, She gave me a free phone consultation, I had no money and have no idea what was ahead of me. Lita not only know what she is doing but kept me informed through the whole divorce process. She answered to opposing party, and kept me informed about my bills, by itemizing what exactly I get charged for. Lita guided me through custody and mediation and I gained custody of my children. My ex hire 3 lawyers before our divorce was over, I kept Lita through the whole process. I dearly recommend her.
Spojmie Nasiri, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Pettusdotson through the local bar association. She is very experienced and compassionate about serving her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend this attorney.