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Richard Dodd Esq.

Dodd Legal LLC
4800 Hampden Lane., Ste. 200 Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 637-3626

Richard Dodd is a collaborative family lawyer representing clients in the District of Columbia and Maryland. 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 facilitated collaborative negotiations, rather than litigation.

Mr. Dodd brings skillful and nuanced issue framing, negotiation and mediation skills to collaborative law, earned over 9 years negotiating and litigating family law cases, previously 10 years as litigation counsel to individuals and small companies, and 15 years as in-house 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 drafting divorce settlement agreements flexible to meet the separated family’s evolving needs.