J. David Dodd

Practicing law for more than 20 years, David Dodd is a partner and the President of Scruggs, Dodd & Brisendine Attorneys, P.A. In addition to his work at the firm, he serves as Municipal Judge for the Town of Crossville.

He is actively involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the local Chamber of Commerce, as Director of the Northeast Alabama Community College Foundation, as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of Northeast Community College, and as a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Payne.

Practice Areas

  • General Practice with an emphasis on Corporate Law
  • Business Organization Law
  • Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Probate
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense


  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law (1991)
  • B.A, University of Tennessee (1988); Recipient of football scholarship. Member of 1984 Sun Bowl football team, 1985 SEC Champions and Sugar Bowl Champions team, and 1986 Liberty Bowl Champions team


  • Alabama State Bar (1991)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Community Memberships/Associations

  • Member of First Baptist Church of Fort Payne
  • Director, Northeast Alabama Community College Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Board of Directors, Northeast Alabama Community College
  • Director, Mary C. Weatherly Memorial Foundation (DeKalb County Library)

Professional background

  • 1991 – Present: Scruggs, Dodd & Brisendine Attorneys, P.A.; President
  • Municipal Judge for Town of Crossville
  • Member of Alabama Municipal Judges Association

Representative clients

  • Gildan, Inc.
  • Cooper Hosiery Mill, Inc.
  • Devan Lowe, Inc.
  • Woodson Jones Chevrolet, Inc.
  • Alexander Automotive Group
  • Northeast Alabama Community College
  • Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative
  • Heritage First Bank
  • Horizon Bank
  • First Federal Bank
  • Mapco Express, Inc.
  • Humane Society Animal Resources of DeKalb, Inc.
  • DeKalb County Tourist Association
  • Shan Bruce Enterprises, Inc.