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William Dodd

Attorney at Law

Associate Attorney

William is a native of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County with deep roots in the community. Prior to graduating from Oakland High School in 2010, William received a scholarship to play baseball at Belmont University, where he majored in English Literature and double-minored in Visual Art and Religion. During his time at Belmont, William competed in back-to-back NCAA Regionals at Vanderbilt University in 2011 and Louisiana State University in 2012. Thereafter, William was selected by his teammates to serve as “Team Captain” during each of the following seasons. In addition to his academic and athletic involvement, William served as a founding member of the Student Leadership Board for International Justice Mission and as the Vice President for Belmont’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization. Prior to graduating from Belmont, William was named as a recipient of the “Lumos Award”, which enabled him to pursue an overseas internship opportunity with the Law and Human Rights Office in Cape Town, South Africa. When William returned from South Africa, he attended law school at Belmont University College of Law in the fall of 2016.

During his time in law school, William served as a writer and associate editor for Belmont’s Health Law Journal, as well as competed in both national and regional tournaments as a “swing advocate” on Belmont’s Moot Court Competition Team, placing third in the Southeast Region in 2017 and second in the National Competition in 2018. In addition to his extracurricular involvement, William also received a Certificate of Business from Harvard Business School, following his completion of the program in 2018.

William graduated law school at the top of his class in 2019. While studying for the bar exam, William became a licensed affiliate broker in real estate and began working for a local firm, where he specialized in business law. Beginning in February 2020, William worked as a judicial law clerk for the 22nd Judicial District in Williamson County, Tennessee, where he had the privilege of serving the Honorable James G. Martin and Deanna Bell Johnson before ultimately transitioning to McCarter | East in October 2021.

Education

  • Belmont University College of Law