Robert W. Dodd (In Memoriam)

Remembering Robert W. Dodd

Our colleague Robert W. Dodd passed away in March 2013.

Robert Dodd was the president and managing attorney of Dodd & Maatuka. He worked in private practice after receiving his J.D. from the University of Illinois in 1974. His primary areas in the practice were profit and non-profit corporations, business organization, real estate, and providing legal advice to start-up companies. 

In addition to his work with agricultural cooperatives and small companies, he had a particular interest in family law matters and the needs of the elderly and developmentally disabled. Robert served as a Champaign City Council member before his election to Champaign City Mayor. He was a constant source of leadership in the business community.
Robert W. Dodd

Past Work History and Professional Memberships

  • State of Illinois Bar Association, Member: 1974 - 2013
  • Champaign County Bar Association, Member: 1974 - 2013
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois: 1974
  • Non-profit organization, pro bono activity: 1974 - 2013
  • Pro bono family law cases: 1974 - 2013
  • Solar power and bio-mass energy ancillary business attorney
  • Mayor for the City of Champaign: 1983 - 1987


Education and Activities

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL, J.D. - 1974
  • Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH - B.A. - 1960, major - philosophy
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Co-op law
  • Agricultural law
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