Debbie Dodge Running for 31st Circuit Judicial Commission
Friday, October 4, 2019
Debbie Dodge is an attorney who has lived and practiced law in Greene County for more than 25 years. She is a civil trial attorney where much of her career has focused on representing plaintiffs in a variety of personal injury claims, including wrongful death and medical malpractice. She joined Hall Ansley in 1994 and has been a shareholder with the firm since 1999. Aside from personal injury, Debbie has an active trial and appellate practice in other areas including insurance defense, business, as well as agricultural law.
Debbie recently completed her tenure on the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. She participated on the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee. Since 1994, Debbie has been a member of SMBA and MATA. She has served on the Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee. She is also honored to play a large role in the development of the Southern Missouri Women Lawyers founded in 2016.
Debbie has an AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded by her peers for legal ability and ethical standards. She has been recognized by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers in the practice area of personal injury in 2018 and 2019. In 1996, she was awarded the David J. Dixon appellate advocacy award by the Missouri Bar Foundation.
Aside from her law practice, Debbie has devoted much of spare time supporting the Barnabas Foundation which operates a camp focusing on the gifts of children with physical and mental disabilities.
Debbie has been a longtime proponent of the nonpartisan court plan and believes that Greene County has benefited from it since the county adopted the plan. Because of her diverse background and trial experience, she believes she is qualified to justly and fairly select outstanding candidates for potential appointment.