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Richard J. Dodson

Richard J. Dodson

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
800-644-0633 (Toll Free)
808-231-6797 (Toll free)
800-644-0633 (Toll free)

Attorney Richard J. Dodson teaches International Admiralty and Maritime Personal Injury at the Tulane Summer School Program in Greece and is the 2010-2011 president of the Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ). The LAJ is comprised of plaintiff and defense attorneys from throughout Louisiana who advocate for workplace justice and fairness in the courts and who work to uphold the honor and dignity of the civil justice system and legal profession in Louisiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1968
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1968


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1966
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1964

Honors and Awards

  • Professor, Southern University Law School, Baton Rouge, LA (since 1967), 1967 - Present
  • Proctor in Admiralty
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Association for Justice, Member

Firm News

  • Kenny Hooks and Price Mounger obtained a $13 million dollar Baton Rouge jury verdict to widow and children of deceased construction worker 
  • Jerry Dodson obtained a $2.5 million dollar settlement forleg injury leading to wrongful death of offshore worker from India. 
  • Kenny Hooks obtained a $1+ million dollar award for accounting malpractice settlement 
  • Kenny Hooks is one of 3 Louisiana lawyers attending American Association for Justice's National Brain Injury Seminar. 
  • Jerry Dodson and Mike Colomb obtained a $4 million dollar award for Croatian paraplegic settlement. 
  • Partners, Richard J. Dodson and Kenneth H. Hooks III , were selected for inclusion in the 2012 Louisiana Super Lawyers list.
  • Brent recently obtained a $8.5 Million jury verdict on behalf of a severely injured single mother and her three children.
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  • Firm Partners, Richard J. Dodson and Kenneth H. Hooks III, were selected for inclusion in the 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyers list.
  • DHF renews its pledge to the Red Cross's Volunteer program to assist when called upon during the 2011 hurricane season.

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