Clayton Dodds

Director of Marketing

Phone: 650-327-2900 x21

Clayton Dodds serves as the Director of Marketing for Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP, coordinating the firm’s marketing operations, advertising, client relations, and online initiatives. He is passionate about helping everyday people understand what the laws are that govern them, how the legal process works, and how the law impacts their goals and livelihoods. Because of the firm’s location in the heart of Silicon Valley, Clayton is a strong advocate for using technology to advance how legal services are performed and how clients’ expectations are met.

Prior to working for Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP, Clayton worked as a legal marketing specialist for Nolo, a legal publisher founded in 1971 that pioneered the “popular law revolution”. In that capacity, he consulted and designed legal marketing campaigns for lawyers across the country, specializing in lead generation, lead response optimization, and client service.

Clayton holds two degrees from the University of Oklahoma – a Bachelors of Business Administration (special distinction) in Entrepreneurship & Venture Management from the Michael F. Price College of Business and a Bachelors of Arts (summa cum laude) in Political Science, with a minor in Constitutional Studies. In college, Clayton received the Letzeiser Award, a list honoring the top 12 male and female students in the 2012 graduating class. His honors thesis was entitled “Constitutional Courts in Democratizing Nations” and his honors colloquium was entitled “The Constitution and the Economy”. He was an inaugural member of the Society of Fellows at the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, and he also spent a semester as a Capitol Scholar at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, working as a legislative intern in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for Representative Doug Cox, M.D.

Throughout college, Clayton competed for the OU Speech & Debate team, and in his final speech of his career, he won the National Championship in Impromptu Speaking at the 2012 Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament. Clayton also performed four years with the Pride of Oklahoma marching band (trumpet).

Volunteer & Leadership Experience

Clayton is an active volunteer in associations and foundations related to legal marketing, real estate, and law practice management. He has served or is currently serving in leadership roles for three organizations, including:

• 2019 Chair, LMA Bay Area Local Steering Committee

• 2019 Vice Chair, Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) Foundation Board of Directors

• 2019 Executive Committee Vice Chair, Law Practice Management & Technology (LPMT) section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA)

 

Bachelor of Business Administration (2012)

University of Oklahoma — Norman, Oklahoma

Entrepreneurship & Venture Management | Special Distinction


Bachelor of Arts (2012)

University of Oklahoma — Norman, Oklahoma

Political Science | Summa Cum Laude

Awards

• 2nd Place, 2016 Legal Marketing Technology Conference/Midwest Impact Awards (Business Development Category)

• 2017 Legal Marketing Association Bay Area Member of the Year

 

Past Volunteer Experience

• 2015 LMA Legal Marketing Technology Conference/West Planning Committee

• 2016 LMA Legal Marketing Technology Conference/West Planning Committee

• 2016 LMA Bay Area Chapter Communications Committee Chair

• 2017 LMA West Region Communications Committee Chair

• 2017 Member-at-Large, LMA Bay Area Local Steering Committee

• 2017 Board of Directors, Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® Foundatio

• 2018 Communications Chair, LMA Legal Marketing Technology Conference/West

• 2018 Vice Chair, LMA Bay Area Local Steering Committee

• 2018 Chair, Education Subcommittee, Law Practice Management & Technology Section (LPMT) Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association (formerly State Bar of California)

 

Speaking Engagements

• September 2018 California Lawyers Association (CLA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
“Technology & Contact Management: Collecting and Protecting Client Data”

• September 2018 LMA Social & Digital Media Special Interest Group (SIG), online webinar
“Advance Your Personal Brand in Today’s Social & Digital Media World”

• May 2018 CLA Law Practice Management & Technology (LPMT) Section, online webinar
“Common Online Scams Targeting Law Firms – How to Protect Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Clients”

• April 2017 International Network of Boutique Law Firms, Palo Alto, CA
“Small Firm Marketing & Business Development Techniques That Work”

• March 2017 Legal Marketing Association International Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
“A Well-Oiled Machine: How Marketing Automation Improves Internal & External Marketing Operations”

• October 2016 LMA Texas Think Tank, Dallas, TX
“Legal Marketing ‘Intrapreneurship’: Innovative Strategies for Solving Problems”

• October 2016 LMA Technology Conference/West, San Francisco, CA
“Creating Efficiencies Through Marketing Automation: Principles & Practices”

• September 2016 LMA Solo & Small Firm Special Interest Group (SIG), online webinar
“Creative Juices: Overcoming Obstacles in Getting the Content You Want”

• August 2016 California Association of Mortgage Professionals, San Jose, CA
“Using Social Media To Build Your Business”

• October 2015 LMA Technology Conference, San Francisco, CA
“Online Marketing for Small Firms that Delivers Results”

 

Publications

• April 2018 CLA Law Practice Management & Technology Section — E-News Article
Spoofs, Hacks, & Cyber Attacks: How Attorneys & Law Firms Can Avoid E-mail Scams

• March 2018 Law Offices of Peter N. BrewerAuthor, 2018 New Laws: The Essential Guide to New California Laws That Impact Real Estate and Lending (Print & E-book)

• December 2017 Bar Association of San Francisco – “Legal by the Bay” Blog Law Firm Differentiation – Going Beyond “Full Service” & “Client Focused”

• November 2017 Bar Association of San Francisco – “Legal by the Bay” Blog Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on the Legal Industry

• February 2017 Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer Co-Author, 2017 New Real Estate and Lending Laws in California (E-book)

• July 2016 Bar Association of San Francisco – “Legal by the Bay” Blog Get Eyes on Your Law Firm Content

• June 2016 Bar Association of San Francisco – “Legal by the Bay” Blog Warning Signs of Law Firm Changes Ahead: Potential Merger, Acquisition, or Failure

• May 2016 Attorney At Work Vanity Statistics Won’t Help You Grow

• March 2016 Lawyer.com Legal Marketing Blog Matching Online Authority with Law Firm Capabilities

• January 2016 Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer Co-Author, 2016 New Real Estate and Lending Laws in California (E-book)

• May 2015 Legal Marketing Association – Bay Area News Invest in the Relationship to Win Work: Review of Silicon Valley In-House Counsel Summit