Jeannette M. Dodson-O'Connell


Phone:(757) 223-4504
Fax:(757) 249-3242
Jeannette M. Dodson-O’Connell is an associate with Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.  She began working for the firm in 2016 and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2017.   Her practice focuses on representing asbestos victims and their families.    
Regent University School of Law conferred upon Ms. Dodson-O’Connell her Juris Doctor in 2009.  In 2006, she received her Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Political Science with concentrations in Pre-Law and International Relations as well as a minor in Geography. She was inducted into Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographical Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Before transferring to ODU, Jeannette began her collegiate education at Christopher Newport University where she was a varsity athlete and an Alpha Phi International Fraternity charter member of the Theta Phi chapter. 
Ms. Dodson-O’Connell is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States District Court for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.  She is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association (VTLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Newport News Bar Association. 
Though not a native, Jeannette has been proud to call Newport News home since her family moved to the peninsula in 1981 and she started first grade with Newport News Public Schools. She and her husband, Leo Kevin O’Connell, along with their four children, stay very active in the community between a wide variety of children’s sports teams, boy scouts, and various civic and charitable organizations.  




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