Administrative Chief, Misdemeanor Division

Ms. Dodds is the Administrative Chief of the Misdemeanor Division at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, where she has worked since she began practicing law eight years ago.  In her role as division chief, she oversees 35 attorneys, two investigators and 14 support staff.  Ms. Dodds, whose specialty is criminal law/prosecution, earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and a dual Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech’s School of Law and Rawls College of Business, respectively.  A native of Mansfield, Texas, she is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas District and County Attorney’s Association (TDCAA), and Training Advisory Committee for TDCAA.  Ms. Dodds has been a speaker and instructor for numerous law enforcements agencies and organizations including:

  • Chairperson, TDCAA Training Committee (2011)
  • Instructor & Speaker, TDCAA Prosecutor Trial Skills Course
  • Speaker, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
  • Speaker, Texas Impaired Driving Conference
  • Speaker, Center for American and International Law
  • Instructor & Speaker, Dallas Sheriff’s Department
  • Instructor & Speaker, Dallas Police Department Academy
  • Speaker, Drug Recognition Expert Update Training for DPD, Irving & Grand Prairie Police Departments
  • Instructor/Supervising Attorney, Southern Methodist University (SMU) Prosecution Clinic.