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Shelby Dodson named managing attorney of local Legal Aid Society

Shelby DodsonLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announced that Shelby Dodson has been promoted to managing attorney of its Gallatin office.
Dodson previously served as a staff attorney in Legal Aid Society’s Gallatin office since 2018, where she has represented hundreds of low-income and vulnerable residents of Macon, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and Wilson counties. Her practice areas include health and public benefits law, tax law, employment law, elder law and special education.

Before joining Legal Aid Society, Dodson served as an elder justice AmeriCorps fellow for the Tennessee Justice Center, where she secured Medicaid and SNAP benefits for abused, neglected and financially exploited older adults, among other responsibilities. While in law school, she also served as an intern for Legal Aid Society during 2015 and 2016.

Dodson received her juris doctor from Belmont University College of Law in 2016, graduating cum laude.

Published by Gallatin News October 11, 2022


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