LeesaAnn Dodds

LeesaAnn Dodds

EDUCATION

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School- Lansing, MIMay 2012

Juris Doctor

Dean’s List, Fall 2011

Clerk of Rolls, Delta Theta Phi, Oct. 2010 – Present

Eugene S. Quigley Scholarship Recipient, Spring 2011

Michigan Supreme Court Approved 40 hour Civil Mediator Training

Delta Theta Phi, Criminal Law and Contracts Tutor, February 2011

Mock Trial Participant, Fall 2009

The University of South Florida- Tampa, FLAug 2006

Bachelor of Arts and Science in Philosophy

Additional related course work, political science, communications and public speaking

Supreme Court Justice Candidate, Student Government, 2006

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, 2001-2004

College of Arts and Sciences Deans List, fall 2001, spring 2002

The Hillsborough Community College- Tampa, FLMay 2006

Minor in Dance and Choreography

Dance Club Legal Advisor, 2005-2006

Choreographer Spring Concert, 2006

Performer

CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

Hillsborough County Public Schools, Highly Effective Teacher, 2013-2017

Physical Science and Earth Space Science, certification, July 2016

Hillsborough County Public Schools, Merit Award Recipient, science, Aug 2009

Hillsborough County Public Schools, Teacher of Promise Award, science, Feb 2009

Elementary Education Certification, K – 6th all subjects certification, Feb 2009

Integrated Curriculum Certification, 6th – 9th all subjects certification, Feb 2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Legal Internship, Jan. 2012- April 2012
Dennis Lopez Attorney, Tampa, FL

Worked with attorney to research case law; provided case summaries and made recommendations; wrote motions for court; interviewed clients; attended daily court hearings.

Criminal & Contracts Law Tutor, Jan. 2010- Jan 2012
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI

Lectured and provided first year law students with tailored on specific course material in preparation for 1L exams.

Teacher, Science, Oct. 2012 – August 2015
Mann Middle School, Hillsborough County School District, Brandon, FL

7th & 8th grade Advanced Comprehensive and Introductory Physical Science Honors

Teacher, Oct. 2007- June 2009
Mann Middle School, Hillsborough County School District, Brandon, FL

Plan and instruct each subject area using a variety of teaching aids, motivational and achievement strategies to engage sixth grade students in active learning.

Implemented hands on approach to subject matter, researched educational resources to assist with classroom activities, incorporated learning principles into classroom and individual instruction.

Assistant Teacher, Sep. 2006- Oct. 2007
Nature’s Classroom, Hillsborough County School District, Thonotosassa, FL

Instruct sixth graders about the natural science of Florida, as well as the ecology of the Hillsborough river watershed.

Conduct and oversee ongoing research into the health of the Hillsborough River.

Train new instructors in science curriculum.

Communicate with school officials to schedule student on-site field study.

ADMISSIONS

BAR ASSOCIATIONTampa, Florida, April 2014
Florida, Admitted to practice

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Solo Practitioner, June 2014 – Current
Dodds Law, Tampa, FL

Acountable for directing all aspects of business and built client base for diversified legal practice including: criminal, traffic, contracts, civil, business and family law.

Prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings and argue motions and litigate before the County and Circuit Court.

Legal Intern, Jan. 2012- April 2012
Law Firm of Dennis Lopez, Tampa, FL

Worked with attorney to research case law; provided case summaries and made recommendations; wrote motions for court; interviewed clients; attended daily court hearings.

Criminal & Contracts Law Tutor, Jan. 2012- April 2012
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI

Lectured and provided first year law students with tailored on specific course material in preparation for 1L exams.

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