Attorneys

Matthew A. DoddTrial Lawyer

Mr. Dodd comes from a family of lawyers and has been in the courtroom as long as he can remember. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Dodd worked for Dodd & Burnham, P.C., assisting in the representation civil and criminal clients. Mr. Dodd then worked for Spohrer & Dodd, aiding individuals in aviation and medical malpractice cases.

Mr. Dodd attended the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he graduated 4th in his class. During his time at S.J. Quinney, Mr. Dodd was a Note and Comment Editor on the Utah Law Review and was awarded Best Oralist in the Traynor Moot Court Competition after arguing before Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court, Chief Justice Durham of the Utah Supreme Court, and Judge Matheson of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

While working with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center during law school, Mr. Dodd drafted an innocence petition to which the Utah Attorney General stipulated, securing the factual innocence and complete exoneration of a man wrongfully incarcerated for over four years.

Mr. Dodd has lectured and taught around the country on trial skills, DUI defense, and family law. He has written articles for state and national magazines on trial skills, DUI defense, and familiy law and is the co-author of the book, “Cross-Examination for Depositions”.

Mr. Dodd is licensed to practice law in Montana and Utah.

Sherine D. BlackfordTrial Lawyer

Sherine, a Montana native, graduated from the University of Montana School of Law.  She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Montana State Bar.  Her practice emphasizes civil litigation in a wide variety of practice areas at both the trial and appellate levels.  As a practicing litigator, Sherine has handled complex matters, taken several cases to trial and has acheived excellent results in the courtroom.  Sherine specializes in family law with an special emphasis on domestic violence cases, contract law, business law, real estate transactions, and estate planning.
 
In addition to her practice, Sherine  is the current Chairperson for the Family Law Section for the Montana State Bar (2015 to present) and a Trustee for the New Lawyer’s Section for the Montana State Bar (2014 to present). She is a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association (2015 to present).  She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Haven, a local domestic violence shelter.  Sherine was named Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2016.

Brenda RickertAdministrator

Since joining us in the spring of 2016, Brenda Rickert has become an integral part of the Dodd Law Firm. Brenda brings with her years of experience working at the County Attorney’s Office and a dedication to helping our clients. With her assistance, the lawyers at Dodd Law Firm can focus on what matters most—your case.


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