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Columbia Personal Injury Attorney

The Law Offices of Robert Dodson, P.A. features an extremely effective, experienced and professional legal support staff. Please click below to learn more about founder Robert Dodson's unique legal career and education.

As a personal injury, auto accident, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation attorney, our law firm utilizes the most up-to-date technical support and research tools to handle your injury cases successfully.

Attorney Bio

Robert Dodson has an outstanding educational background as well as unique work experience. Mr. Dodson began his legal career in 1998 and first started working for insurance companies. This experience gives him insights on how the insurance industry defends cases and how it tries to tear down the case of an injured person. In 2001, Mr. Dodson shifted his practice to representing injured victims, but his previous work as an insurance company lawyer gives him an insight into how insurance companies think and how they evaluate cases.


South Carolina, 1998
North Carolina, 1998


American Trial Lawyers Association
South Carolina Association for Justice
American Association of Justice
South Carolina Bar Association


Wofford College, B.S., 1995

  • Magna cum laude honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Only one in his class to graduate with high honors in his major
  • Team captain on the varsity cross country team
  • William Stanley Hoole Award as the top student-athlete with the highest academic grade point average

Tulane University, J.D., 1998

Work Experience

1998, Associate at Barnes, Alford Stork and Johnson. Defended insurance companies against claims of:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Medical malpractice
  • 2001, Associate at Strom Law Firm. Represented injured victims and their families in:
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workers' compensation
  • 2003, started own law firm, the Law Offices of Robert Dodson, PA

Trial and Courtroom Experience 

State courts
Federal courts
South Carolina Supreme Court
South Carolina Court of Appeals
United States Court of Appeals

Adjunct Professor

In addition to being an active lawyer for the last 18 years, Mr. Dodson has also taught law to law students and graduate students at the University of South Carolina. Throughout his career, he has taught a number of continuing legal education seminars to other attorneys, including lectures and seminars in personal injury law, workers’ compensation and medical malpractice