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Kimberly Dodson

Senior Counsel - Litigation

I have over 36 years of legal experience. I worked full-time as a paralegal for 15 years while obtaining my undergraduate degree and master's degree in psychology and a JD. Prior to obtaining my law degree, I worked as a paralegal from 1986 - 2000 on more than fifty class actions and MDL’s (Amtrak, CSX, Winn Dixie, Cracker Barrel, UFI). From 2000-2001, I clerked at Whatley Drake, LLC, where I worked on the Firestone and Ford roll over class actions. In 2002, I obtained my law degree. In 2004, I established my own firm, Meelheim & Dodson, LLC, and in 2005 changed the name of the firm to the Law Offices of Kimberly R. Dodson, LLC. My firm has been based on helping victims of product defects, unscrupulous fraud, personal injuries, labor/employment and probate issues in state and federal courts. Throughout my career, I have been retained to mediate employment disputes by large plaintiff’s firms and large corporations. I have extensive experience in federal and state court litigation. I have tried over 25 federal jury trials and 16 state jury trials. I have worked on over 75 class actions (employment, consumer protection, product liability, municipal tax, and ERISA), over 50 of those cases were class actions wherein I obtained class cert (B-2 and B-3). In 2007 and 2009, my firm assisted in a class action against the Jefferson County and Shelby County Tax Collector resulting in the recovery of more than $30 million dollars for the plaintiff classes. In 2011 and 2012, my firm assisted in the Compucredit class action that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2008, I worked on a consumer protection case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2011 – 2013, I started a Human Resources Management firm. In 2014, after prevailing on a writ of mandamus, I solo tried a two-week trial against the State of Alabama. The plaintiff class was comprised of 9,787 class members that resulted in a $5,000,000 jury. In 2015 - 2017, I was Lead Federal Litigator for a firm that handled ADA compliance nationally. I argued federal cases in over 17 different districts in a two year period. In 2021, I worked on FDCPA consumer class actions in the Third, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits. I have been a nationally certified veterans disability lawyer for over 18 years. I am in good standing in the Northern, Middle, Southern Federal Districts in Alabama, Alabama Appellant Court, Alabama Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Southern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Michigan and the federal court in Arizona. Primary Focus -- Class actions, Constitutional Law, Student Defense Title IX, Product Liability (asbestos, vaginal mesh sling and Actos litigations), Prisoner Civil Rights, Contract Disputes, Medicaid Statutory Compliance, Title VII, Age Discrimination, Family Medical Leave, Fair Labor Standards, Americans with Disabilities, ERISA, Pregnancy Discrimination, §1983, §1981, Worker’s Compensation, Veteran’s Disability (Nationally Certified), Administrative Personnel Hearings, State and Federal Employee Termination Hearings, Personal Injury and Probate Law.

Kimberly Dodson


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