Jason Dodson

Shareholder, Roetzel Consulting Solutions Director
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6631
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6631 | F 330.376.4577



Overview

Jason’s practice is focused on advising public, for-profit and non-profit clients as they encounter a myriad of legal, regulatory and strategic issues.  Jason is well-versed in public law, including public finance, public-private partnerships, compliance, legislative matters, public labor and employment law, governmental relations and navigating local, state and federal government administrations.  He also focuses his practice on assisting both public and private parties in economic development and real estate development projects, bringing an in-depth knowledge of incentives, development finance, development structures, real estate matters, land use and zoning.  Jason also advises corporate entities and small businesses on real estate, leasing, commercial transactions and governance needs.

As a Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Jason focuses on providing comprehensive solutions to both public and private clients alike, including governmental relations, business development, communications and crisis management.  He understands that most complex matters involve strategic, practical and political considerations, and he assists his clients in balancing these dynamics during their decision-making process. Jason’s experience in local and state government and politics enable him to provide unique and valuable insight to obtain his client’s desired outcome.

Prior to joining Roetzel and Andress, Jason served as Chief of Staff to two County Executives in Summit County, Ohio over an 11-year period.  Immediately prior to serving as Chief of Staff, Jason served as Assistant Director of Law for Summit County.  He also represented public, for-profit and non-profit clients before joining the Summit County Executive’s Office.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
  2. The University of Akron, B.A., Political Science
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Former Chief of Staff to Summit County Executives Russ Pry and Ilene Shapiro
  • Former Assistant Director of Law, County of Summit
  • Greater Akron Chamber’s 30 for the Future Award Recipient
  • Former Councilmember and Charter Review Commission Member – Village of Mogadore

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Greater Akron Chamber
    • Board Member
  • Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board
    • Board Secretary
  • Akron Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council
    • Board Member
    Leadership Akron - Class 29

Insights

  1. Alerts
    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Mar 11, 2021)
    Ohio Legislature Drops Multi-Billion Dollar COVID Relief Plan (Mar 3, 2021)
    Federal Government Makes Unexpected Announcement: States Must Administer Statewide Assessments in 2020-2021 School Year (Feb 24, 2021)
    Governor Mike DeWine Announces Home Relief Grant Program (Feb 10, 2021)
    Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Opens for Small Healthcare Service Providers (Jan 14, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    "Planning for the American Rescue Plan: A Local Perspective" - Roetzel Webinar (May 2021)
  3. Firm News
    Jason Dodson Quoted in Akron Beacon Journal (Jan 22, 2021)
    Roetzel Expands Akron Office with Addition of Dodson and Anglewicz (Sep 6, 2019)
    Summit County Chief of Staff Jason Dodson to Join Roetzel & Andress LPA and Roetzel Consulting Solutions in September (Jun 18, 2019)

Overview

Jason’s practice is focused on advising public, for-profit and non-profit clients as they encounter a myriad of legal, regulatory and strategic issues.  Jason is well-versed in public law, including public finance, public-private partnerships, compliance, legislative matters, public labor and employment law, governmental relations and navigating local, state and federal government administrations.  He also focuses his practice on assisting both public and private parties in economic development and real estate development projects, bringing an in-depth knowledge of incentives, development finance, development structures, real estate matters, land use and zoning.  Jason also advises corporate entities and small businesses on real estate, leasing, commercial transactions and governance needs.

As a Director of Roetzel Consulting Solutions, Jason focuses on providing comprehensive solutions to both public and private clients alike, including governmental relations, business development, communications and crisis management.  He understands that most complex matters involve strategic, practical and political considerations, and he assists his clients in balancing these dynamics during their decision-making process. Jason’s experience in local and state government and politics enable him to provide unique and valuable insight to obtain his client’s desired outcome.

Prior to joining Roetzel and Andress, Jason served as Chief of Staff to two County Executives in Summit County, Ohio over an 11-year period.  Immediately prior to serving as Chief of Staff, Jason served as Assistant Director of Law for Summit County.  He also represented public, for-profit and non-profit clients before joining the Summit County Executive’s Office.

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
  2. The University of Akron, B.A., Political Science
    • summa cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Former Chief of Staff to Summit County Executives Russ Pry and Ilene Shapiro
  • Former Assistant Director of Law, County of Summit
  • Greater Akron Chamber’s 30 for the Future Award Recipient
  • Former Councilmember and Charter Review Commission Member – Village of Mogadore

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Community Affiliations
  • Greater Akron Chamber
    • Board Member
  • Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board
    • Board Secretary
  • Akron Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council
    • Board Member
    Leadership Akron - Class 29

Insights

  1. Alerts
    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Mar 11, 2021)
    Ohio Legislature Drops Multi-Billion Dollar COVID Relief Plan (Mar 3, 2021)
    Federal Government Makes Unexpected Announcement: States Must Administer Statewide Assessments in 2020-2021 School Year (Feb 24, 2021)
    Governor Mike DeWine Announces Home Relief Grant Program (Feb 10, 2021)
    Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Opens for Small Healthcare Service Providers (Jan 14, 2021)
  2. Presentation
    "Planning for the American Rescue Plan: A Local Perspective" - Roetzel Webinar (May 2021)
  3. Firm News
    Jason Dodson Quoted in Akron Beacon Journal (Jan 22, 2021)
    Roetzel Expands Akron Office with Addition of Dodson and Anglewicz (Sep 6, 2019)
    Summit County Chief of Staff Jason Dodson to Join Roetzel & Andress LPA and Roetzel Consulting Solutions in September (Jun 18, 2019)