John Dodds

John Dodds


John is a trial lawyer who was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The son of a local attorney, John knew from an early age that he wanted to advocate on behalf of those in need of guidance and representation throughout the legal process.

John received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, where he was a member of the varsity football team. After college, John attended the Charleston School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude, was an active member of the Charleston Law Review and Trial Advocacy Board, and served as a Teaching Fellow in the Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing Department. Following law school, John clerked for the Honorable Edgar W. Dickson of the First Judicial Circuit. During his clerkship, John gained invaluable legal research and writing skills and was able to provide a hands-on contribution to the judicial decision-making process. John thereafter joined a well-respected defense litigation firm in Charleston and litigated a wide array of cases, including wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, products liability, construction defect, and insurance bad faith. While practicing as a defense attorney, John handled all facets of complex litigation and tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal court.

John joined Yarborough Applegate in 2021 to focus his practice on representing plaintiffs who have been injured by the negligence of others. John’s prior experience as a defense attorney has provided him with valuable insight in dealing with insurance companies who are actively fighting against his injured clients, and his clients can depend on him to solve problems and manage their cases throughout the complexities of the legal system.

About John

Charleston School of Law

Tufts University

Recent Results
$15.75 Million

Settlement for Injured Louisiana Worker

Just days before a multi-week trial was set to begin in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our team secured this settlement on behalf of a worker who was seriously injured on the job when she fell 20 feet from a scaffolding.

$10 Million

Settlement for Teen Victims of UTV Rollover

After a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) rollover left one teenage girl dead and another seriously injured, Yarborough Applegate attorneys secured a $10 million settlement on behalf of the two young victims and their families.

$23 Million

Settlement for Victims of Tractor-Trailer Crash

$1.15 Million

Settlement for Car Crash Injuries

Two couples settled for a total of $1.15 million after sustaining injuries when an intoxicated driver crashed into their car.

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