Matt Dodd comes from a family of lawyers and has been in the courtroom as long as he can remember. As a child, Matt followed his father, Roger Dodd, to court where he would sit in the back with his own legal pad proudly in hand. Matt attended school at the University of Utah where he where he finished fourth in his class. While a highlight of his law school career was the opportunity to argue before U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Matt’s most satisfying achievement was drafting a petition that secured the factual innocence and complete exoneration of a man wrongfully incarcerated for over four years.
After clerking for Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish, Matt moved his family to southwest Montana where he opened offices in Bozeman and Big Sky. In addition to managing a growing practice, Matt travels nationwide to lecture and teach trial skills to other lawyers. He has also authored several articles on trial tactics for family, civil, and criminal cases in national and state law journals, and co-authored the book, Cross-Examination for Depositions, with his father, Roger.
After growing up on a small horse farm and managing multiple grass-fed beef operations, Dillon applied his strong work ethic to his pursuit of legal studies and helping fellow community members navigate stressful issues.
Dillon served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law and as Appellate Advocacy Chair of the school’s moot court team. During and after law school, Dillon worked for Chief Justice Paul Reiber of the Vermont Supreme Court. While at the Vermont Supreme Court, Dillon found his love for the role of the trial attorney.
Dillon spends his free time pushing his limits in the backcountry with his girlfriend and enjoying all that the wilderness has to offer. Dillon also incorporates his love of outdoor recreation into legal scholarship on environmental and public land legal issues.
Ysabella Roberts moved to southwest Montana from Sacramento, California in search of that small town vibe which seems to be vanishing from most of the world these days. Her decision to leave big city life became concrete when she was touring colleges, and when her search brought her to the Bozeman area, she met someone and, as the saying goes, that was all she wrote! For many years, Ysabella led a successful career in retail management, but later on decided to switch gears and study law. For three years now, Ysabella has delved into an education of the legal realm, and is thus far happy with her transition to this career path. When not at work at the Firm’s Bozeman location, Ysabella enjoys developing her innate artistic talent for drawing charcoal pieces. Additionally, she is fond of the outdoors, and her favorite summertime activity is hiking. Ysabella plans to explore her new home over the upcoming summer, and to take advantage of the many hikes the Gallatin National Forest has to offer.