Areas of Practice:

Complex Business Litigation

Chris Dodds has successfully litigated a wide range of business disputes in her 35 years of practice, representing commercial clients on both the plaintiff and defense sides, involving complex and highly sophisticated commercial litigation issues including: contract disputes, business torts, shareholder litigation, partnership disputes, claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation, environmental issues, natural gas utility and pipeline litigation, franchise litigation, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other types of unfair competition. Ms. Dodds also has successfully handled several appellate matters, including briefing and arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming trial verdicts.


University of Nebraska, B.A. Economics and Political Science, 1982

University of Nebraska, J.D. with distinction, 1986

Bar + Court Admissions

State Bar of Texas (admitted 1988)

State Bar of Missouri (admitted 1986 – Inactive)

Austin Bar Association

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

United States Supreme Court