Profile

Daniel Dodson

Dodson Law Offices
315 Marshall Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101-3316
573-636-9200
www.danieldodson.net


Missouri state and federal criminal defense attorney Daniel Dodson has been an advocate for justice for two decades. In addition to working with top attorneys across the United States, he has been an advocate for justice on numerous major media outlets, including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC. He has also been a commentator for the foreign media in Germany, Australia, and Canada. He has been quoted in publications across the U.S. and around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, and the Irish Times.

Areas of Practice

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  • Missouri and Federal Criminal Defense
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  • Felonies and Misdemeanors
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  • Drug Crimes
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  • Sex Offenses
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  • DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving/BWI/Boating While Intoxicated
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  • White Collar Crimes
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  • Theft and Property Crimes
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  • Violent Crimes
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  • Murder and Manslaughter
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  • Arson
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  • Traffic Violations
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  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
  • Bar Admissions

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    • Missouri, 1987
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    • U.S. Federal Court, 1988
    • Education

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    • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 1987
      J.D.
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    • University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri, 1983
      Bachelor of Journalism
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    • Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, 1993
      Trial School
    • Professional Associations and Memberships

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    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004 - Present
    • Member, Board of Directors
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    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Life Member
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    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000 - 2004
    • Public Affairs Director
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    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Contributor, The Champion magazine
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    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001 - 2004
    • Editor, NACDL E-News
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    • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005 - Present
    • Member, Board of Directors
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    • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1997 - 1999
    • Member, Board of Directors
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    • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Life Member
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    • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Legislative Committee
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    • International Criminal Bar
    • Member
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    • International Criminal Bar, 2003
    • Attendee, Inaugural Congress, Berlin
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    • American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, Mid-Missouri Affiliate, 1989 - 1998
    • Board of Directors
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    • American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, Mid-Missouri Affiliate, 1994 - 1998
    • Vice Chair
    • Past Employment Positions

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    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Public Affairs Officer
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    • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Contributing Editor, The News Media and the Law, 1986 - 1987
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    • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Intern, 1986
    • Pro Bono Activities

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    • Missouri Democratic Senatorial Committee, Treasurer, 1994 - 1996
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    • Chair, Missouri Association for Social Welfare Criminal Justice Task Force, 1991 - 1993
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    • Consultant, Lecturer for FlexYourRights.com
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    • Member, Transition Advisory Group on Public Safety for Governor-elect Mel Carnahan, 1992
    • Birth Information

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    • 1960, Warrensburg, Missouri