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Martin H. Dodd

Attorney/Mediator, Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP

Areas of Experience: Business, Civil Rights, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Disability Rights, Discrimination, Employment, Fee Disputes, Government, Intellectual Property, Labor, Personal Injury, Real Estate

Mediation Experience: Mediated more than 120 cases in a wide variety of matters including: Wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and disability discrimination claims; Commercial, real property and construction disputes; Misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition claims; Building code and regulatory enforcement disputes; Attorneys’ fees disputes. Trained in both evaluative and facilitative mediation methodologies.


Testimonials for Martin Dodd

Legal Experience: More than 27 years of trial and appellate experience in civil, commercial and employment disputes representing closely held family businesses, government entities, large companies and individuals.

Mediation Panels and Professional Organizations: Member, Northern District of California Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation panels; Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and Yolo County Superior Court mediation panels; California Courts of Appeal, First, Second and Third Appellate District mediation panels. Member, ADR Committee of the State Bar Litigation Section; The Mediation Society; California Dispute Resolution Council.

ADR Training: ADR Applications, Inc., 1997 (40 hours); Northern District of California, Mediation Training, 2002 (20 hours); Second District Court of Appeal Mediation Training, 2006 (20 hours); UC Berkeley Extension, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, 2009 (40 hours); Northern District of California, Early Neutral Evaluation Training, 2001 (8 hours); Negotiation Strategy Institute, “Cutting Edge Negotiation Strategy,” 2000 (12 hours); BASF ADR Services, “Facing Tough Mediation Challenges,” 2005-06.

Legal Education: J.D., Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley (1982, Order of the Coif).

Hourly Rate: $450