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  • Richard Dodd

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    Firm Name: Dodd Legal LLC

    Address: 4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda MD 20814

    Phone: 301-637-3626
    E-mail: [email protected]


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    Richard Dodd is a collaborative family lawyer representing clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia. His practice encompasses divorce, child custody and support, alimony, and marital property division. Mindful to minimize the cost and acrimony of conventional divorce and custody litigation, whenever possible he facilitates clients’ direct negotiation of mutually beneficial settlement agreements through collaborative negotiations, rather than litigation.

    Mr. Dodd brings skillful and nuanced issue framing, negotiation and mediation skills to collaborative law, earned over nine years negotiating and litigating family law cases, 10 years as litigation counsel to individuals and small companies, and 15 years as in-house contract negotiation counsel to several major companies. He has counseled and coached clients through collaborative negotiations involving contested child custody and co‑parenting plans, marital property distribution, alimony and child support, and drafted divorce settlement agreements flexible to meet the separated family’s evolving needs.