Dustin S. Dodgin has accepted an equity partner position in the firm. Dodgin joined the firm in 2006, focusing his practice on business and employment litigation and business counseling. Over the past several years, he has obtained many significant victories and favorable resolutions for businesses facing employee claims. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego, School of Law where he was a lead editor and the symposium coordinator for the San Diego Law Review. Before KDG, Dodgin was a judicial extern for a federal district judge and a law clerk for the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California. Dodgin currently serves as the chairman of the board for Goodwill Industries of South Central California, vice chair of the Leadership Bakersfield Advisory Council, and a member of the City of Bakersfield Planning Commission. He also volunteers as a judge for "We the People...the Citizen and the Constitution" and National History Day.
Jacob L. Eaton has accepted an equity partner position in the firm. Eaton focuses his practice in the area of business reorganizations and liquidations including bankruptcy and debtor and creditor rights. Eaton has been with KDG since he was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006 after attaining his law degree from University of Kentucky College of Law that same year. Through his practice, he has been instrumental in helping to save local businesses and farms from going out of business. Eaton is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Central California Bankruptcy Association, the Kern County Bar Association, and the J. Rueben Clark Law Society. He currently serves as the president of the Central California Bankruptcy Association and was the Institute Chair for the association in 2013. He has been active in the community as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 11 of the Boy Scouts of America since 2012 and served on the Southern Sierra Council 2010 Jamboree Committee from 2008 through 2010.