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Brian A. Dodd

Brian A. Dodd specializes and has extensive experience with the litigation of claims in Probate Court, and litigation involving commercial surety and miscellaneous bond claims. He also has experience with contract surety and construction litigation, including the representation of owners, operators, contractors and design professionals. He is licensed to practice in Alabama and Georgia.


Cumberland School of Law – Birmingham, AL

  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy Student Materials, Editor 1998-1999

Samford University – Birmingham, AL

  • Cum Laude (History/Political Science 1996)
  • George V. Irons Scholarship Recipient (1995-1996)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Alabama Surety Association
  • National Bond Claims Association

Bar & Court Admissions

Alabama, 1999

Georgia, 2008


  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia

Practice Areas

– Construction Litigation

– Complex Commercial Litigation

– Labor & Employment Litigation

– Surety Law

– Estate Administration

Representative Cases

Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. v. Western Surety Co.

277 So.3d 40(Ala. Civ. App. 2018)

Gray Cas. & Surety Co. v. McConnell Constr., LLC

2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138209 (S.D. Ala. 2012)

In re Hastings

438 B.R. 743, 2008 Bankr. LEXIS 3507 (Bankr. N.D. Ala. 2008)

Wadsworth v. Markel Ins. Co.

906 So. 2d 179 (Ala. 2005)

Hinkle Metals & Supply Co., Inc. v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co.

909 So. 2d 843 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005)

In re Pierce

2004 Bankr. LEXIS 1133 (Bankr. S.D. Ala. 2004)

Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Inc. v. Markel Ins. Co.

911 So. 2d 1044 (Ala. 2004)

Representative Clients

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The Law of Probate Bonds

Second Edition, Chp. 18, Probate Bonds: Recovery and Salvage, (Am. Bar Assoc. 2014).

Contractor’s State License Bonds Desk Reference

(Edward Lodgen, Catherine Squillace & Mark Hebert, Editors)(2006).

The Law of Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds

(William Downing, Lisa Jennings-Baroun, James Keamer & Aaron McKee, Editors)(2006).

Performance Bond Manual of the 50 States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Federal Jurisdictions

(Alabama Section), The American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Fidelity and Surety Law Committee.

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