Angus Joseph Dodson

Senior Counsel

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Sherry Rakestraw


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Joe Dodson focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on motions and appellate practice.  After working as a newspaper reporter and in the public relations industry from 1992 through 1997, Joe attended the University of Colorado Law School where he was ranked first in his class upon graduation in 2000.

Following law school, Joe served as a law clerk to Judge David M. Ebel, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, from 2000 to 2001.

Since then, Joe’s practice has been devoted to commercial litigation and arbitration, including matters related to insurance coverage, oil and gas, partnership disputes, and professional malpractice, among others, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.  Joe is licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado.

In addition to his legal work, Joe is an avid acoustic guitarist and mandolin player.


University of Colorado School of LawJ.D.2000
  Order of the Coif

George Washington UniversityB.A.cum laude1991

Admissions and Certifications

State Bar of Texas2002
State Bar of Colorado2000
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court of Colorado

Memberships and Affiliations

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
American Bar Association, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member

Presentations and Publications

Author: “Corporate Fiduciary Duties,” State Bar Litigation Section Report: The Advocate, Fiduciary Duties, Vol. 68, Fall 2014 (co-author Robin Gibbs)

Author: “DNA ‘Line-Ups’ Based on a Reasonable Suspicion Standard,” 71 U. Colo. L. Rev. 221 (2000)