November 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Pre-Paid (Member): $40.00
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $45.00
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5:30 p.m.: Optional Networking & No-Host Bar

6:00 p.m.: Featured Chapter Expert & Self-Introductions

6:30 p.m.: Dinner With Speaker

7:15 p.m.: Presentation. No further serving interruptions


Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas for the Forensic Consultant

Expert witnesses are faced with a variety of ethical issues in their work as litigation consultants. Attorney David Dodge will discuss the challenges faced by experts and how they should develop and implement solutions to complex ethical issues. Topics will include:

  • Payment terms: what to do when an attorney hasn’t paid for services and a trial of ADR hearing is imminent
  • The expert’s rights to withhold a report or opinions for lack of payment
  • Attorney influence for a favorable opinion
  • Omission of information not favorable or retained counsel or client
  • Conflicts of interest that may arise over the course of an engagement


As one of Arizona’s most recognized and valued resources in the area of professional responsibility for lawyers, David D. Dodge gives expert testimony and advice on legal ethics and standard of care issues. In association with attorney Denise M. Quinterri (, he also consults with lawyers charged with ethical and disciplinary offenses.

David Dodge has practiced law since 1965 – first in Cincinnati and, since 1981, in Phoenix – focusing on civil litigation, legal ethics and professional responsibility. His work in the area of legal ethics and professional responsibility began in 1978, when he was appointed to serve on the Grievance Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association. In that capacity, he investigated and heard complaints against lawyers practicing in surrounding Hamilton County, Ohio, and represented the Cincinnati Bar Association in appeals by sanctioned lawyers to the Ohio Supreme Court.

After relocating his practice to Phoenix, David Dodge served as volunteer Bar Counsel and as an alternate hearing officer for the State Bar of Arizona. In the mid-1980s he was appointed to one of the State Bar's hearing committees, eventually becoming the chairman of Hearing Committee 1J.

In 1994, he was appointed to the Disciplinary Commission of the Arizona Supreme Court, the lawyer regulation equivalent of the court of appeals from decisions made by hearing committees, hearing officers, Bar counsel and Probable Cause panelists. He served on the Disciplinary Commission for the full terms allowed, including a term as chairman, until 2000. During that time, he reviewed and participated in approximately 400 disciplinary matters.

David Dodge is a monthly columnist on legal ethics and professional responsibility for the Arizona Attorney magazine, published by the State Bar of Arizona. He also lectures several times a year at ethics and professionalism seminars sponsored by local lawyers' groups (such as the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association), local bar associations (including the Maricopa County Bar Association), the State Bar of Arizona and national continuing legal education providers, such as the Washington and Oregon CLE Forum, National Business Institute and Lorman Educational programs.


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