|Patricia L. Dodge|
BTI Consulting Group designates Client Service All-Stars based only on recommendations from corporate counsel who have identified an attorney who stands out for delivering superior client service. Corporate counsel independently identify attorneys for the award based on six criteria including superior client focus, innovative thought leadership, unmatched business understanding, legal skills, value and outstanding results.
As an experienced trial attorney, Dodge represents a wide range of foreign and domestic corporations, closely-held businesses, municipal agencies, and individuals in connection with complex commercial litigation, oil and gas controversies, securities fraud, products liability, and land use litigation. She also represents clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings and serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and as a private arbitrator. Dodge frequently serves as a mediator and neutral evaluator in lawsuits pending in federal court. She has served as the managing partner of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott since 2012.
Dodge is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. She is vice president of the board of trustees of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and serves as a hearing officer for the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board.
Throughout her career, Dodge has consistently earned honorable recognition from a wide range of legal, business and nonprofit organizations. The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward & White, has recognized Dodge since 2007. Law & Politics Magazine has also named her as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2005.
Super Lawyers has recognized her as one of the top one hundred lawyers in Pennsylvania, one of the top fifty lawyers in Pittsburgh, and one of the top fifty female lawyers in Pennsylvania. The Legal Intelligencer named Dodge as Woman of the Year in 2012, and that same year, the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association honored her with the 2012 Professionalism Award. Best Lawyers recognized Dodge as Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year 2012 in Products Liability Litigation- Defendants. In 2014, the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania named her a Woman of Distinction. The Pittsburgh Business Times awarded Dodge the 2015 Business Women First Award. In 2015, Duquesne University School of Law gave her a Distinguished Service Award, and The Legal Intelligencer announced her as winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dodge received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.