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Born in Kentucky and raised in New York, Robert A. Dodell moved to Arizona while still in high school. After graduating from a local high school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. Robert immediately entered the University of San Diego School of Law, and earned his law degree in 1985.

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Why Choose Robert Dodell

After a few years in private practice, Robert worked criminal defense for the newly formed Coconino County Public Defender Office in Flagstaff from 1988-1989. He then went to work as a prosecutor for the Yavapai County Attorney Office in Prescott in 1990. As a Deputy County Attorney, Robert prosecuted thousands of cases. After four year learning how the criminal justice system operated from the inside, he returned to the Valley and opened up his own office in 1994.

Robert defends both adults and juveniles accused of criminal conduct. Robert's extensive experience as a successful criminal defense attorney and former Deputy County Attorney has resulted in the successful handling of thousands of criminal and juvenile cases. His success stems from the expertise developed over years of practicing criminal and juvenile law and the methodical and diligent attention to every detail of his pretrial investigations and preparation of his cases. His commitment to excellence through thoroughly investigated, carefully prepared and aggressively litigated cases drives his attitude toward criminal and juvenile defense work.

Robert is also committed to representing individuals in juvenile dependency, guardianship, severance and adoption matters. Robert has extensive experience representing parents dealing with Department of Child Safety and the court system, as well as representing a party that wants to help a child in a bad situation. Robert takes great joy in representing prospective parents in adopting a child.

Robert A. Dodell is a member of the Arizona State Bar and the Maricopa County Bar Associations. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona and the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert looks forward to your inquiry regarding your particular legal matter and will be pleased to discuss your specific needs. Contact Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law, directly by email or by calling 480-860-4321 now for a free initial consultation.

Donna McManus

​Donna McManus is a legal assistant, with an emphasis on adoptions. Adoption is very personal to Donna and has become her life's passion. Donna has assisted in finalizing hundreds of adoptions of all kinds, including Department of Child Safety (DCS), formerly Child Protective Services (CPS), adoptions, grandparent adoptions, stepparent adoptions, sibling adoptions, private adoptions, tribal adoptions and guardian adoptions. In every instance, Donna has found a similar passion within each new parent to give their children a better life; a life filled with love, stability and ​permanency.

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Former Prosecutor

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