Michael J. O'Connor & Associates has announced the appointment of the newest member for the law firm, Beth A. Dodson, who is a native of Summit Hill.

Dodson earned her Juris Doctor degree from the prestigious Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, where she graduated magna cum laude. While at Duquesne, she was a member of the Duquesne Law Review and wrote for Juris magazine.

Dodson obtained her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Elizabethtown College, where she majored in political science with a concentration in political philosophy. She was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and the Elizabethtown Women's Varsity Volleyball team.

The newest member brings a diversified background to Michael J. O'Connor & Associates; which has 14 locations throughout the state. Dodson has experience counseling and representing clients in a variety of civil matters in state and federal court, mediations, arbitrations, and before various governmental agencies.

She has assisted clients with claims of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, negligence, retaliation, defamation, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants, unemployment compensation, and other related employment claims. Additionally, she has experience defending clients in criminal actions in federal court.

Dodson is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Carbon County Bar Association, and American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.

Michael J. O'Connor & Associates can be reached toll free at 1.800.518.4LAW or at www.oconnorlaw.com.