Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC

Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC Louisville Kentucky

(502) 584-1108

Position: Partner

Allen M DoddAllen Dodd is the lead attorney at Dodd & Dodd Attorneys, PLLC, (“Dodd & Dodd”) one of Kentucky’s oldest law firms.  Established in 1869, Dodd & Dodd is an AV rated law firm by Martindale Hubbel, the highest rating given to a law firm in both legal ability and in ethics. 

 Allen’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of family law and tax.   He is the co-author of one of the leading books for family lawyers, Kentucky Domestic Relations Practice (2nd edition).  In addition to serving as past Chair of both the Kentucky Bar Association’s & Louisville Bar Association’s Family Law sections, he is the current Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Family Law section.  Allen has also served in various other positions at the Louisville Bar Association including Chair of the Solo & Small Practice Section and for several years on the Judicial Integrity Committee.

 Allen has presented numerous seminars to the Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, as well as the University of Kentucky College of Law on different areas of family law including: the effect of family limited partnerships in a divorce; bankruptcy and divorce; the nuts & bolts of a divorce; new law and its effect on relocation; modification of custody; and parenting time cases, among others. 

 Louisville Magazine has previously named Allen as a “Top Lawyer” in ranking the best lawyers in Louisville.   Allen is adept at handling high conflict custody cases involving parental alienation as well as complex, high asset divorce cases involving family limited partnerships and closely held businesses.

 Allen graduated summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky in 1996.  He graduated with honors from the Brandeis School of Law in 1999.  After law school, Allen went on to obtain an LL.M. in Tax Law from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 2000 where he finished 2nd in his class. 

 In addition to family law, Allen also practices tax law and has successfully represented individuals, businesses, and even tax return preparers in tax audit cases before the U.S. Tax Court, Internal Revenue Service, and the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.    

 In his free time, Allen enjoys spending time with his children and two chocolate labs as well as playing tennis, squash, pickleball, skiing, and horseback riding.  


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Admitted to the Bar:

1999, Kentucky;

2001, U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky;

2004, U.S. Tax Court


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University of Kentucky (B.A., Philosophy and History, summa cum laude, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Academic Excellence Award; Omicron Delta Kappa; Departmental Honors, 1996)

University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky (J.D., Honors: Dean’s List; Tax Moot Court Team, Honor Council, 1999)


Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri (LL.M., Taxation, Honors: Merit Scholarship Award, 2000)


Bar Association Memberships: American Bar Association (Member); Kentucky Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Family Law, Estate Planning, Tax); Louisville Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Family Law, Estate Planning, Tax, Litigation).

Representative Cases

  • Weber v. Lambe, 513 S.W.3d 912 (Ky. 2017). Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Pinkhasov v. Petocz, 331 S.W.3d 285 (Ky. App. 2011). Kentucky Court of Appeals
  • Linday v. Torgerson, (Ky. App. Aug. 26, 2005)
  • Dermody v. Dermody, (Ky. App. Oct. 24, 2008)
  • Dvorak v. Dvorak, (Ky. App. May 7, 2010)
  • Pinkhasov v. Petocz, 331 S.W.3d 285 (Ky. App. 2011)
  • Oster v. Oster, (Ky. App. Nov. 9, 2012)
  • M.G.T. v. L.W ex rel. Cabinet, (Ky. App. Mar. 4, 2011) – Affirming in part, Reversing in part
  • Vivian v. Vivian, (Ky. App.  Nov. 8, 2013)
  • Oster v. Oster, 444 S.W.3d 460 (Ky.  App. 2014)
  • Estate of Mills v. Mills, 473 S.W.3d 94 (Ky. App. 2015)