John L. Dodd has been in private practice for over 20 years, is a former staff attorney at the California Court of Appeal, and has handled over 1,000 appellate matters, including several landmark parental rights and adoption cases decided by the California Supreme Court. He has served as a member of the Orange County Bar Association Board of Directors, the California Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation and has Chaired the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State of California.
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