Dot Dobbins is a partner in the firm of Dobbins & Venick, established in October 1993. Prior to that she was in private practice with the firm of Woods and Venick from October 1990 until September 1993. She has a family law practice with an emphasis on domestic relations cases, as well as legislative advocacy. From 1987 to1990 she was General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, before which she spent 12 years with the Department of Human Services, as an attorney with Legal Services of Middle Tennessee, Inc. handling family law cases.
Dot is a 1974 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School. She is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, and was a member of its Board of Directors from 1993-1996 and the Domestic Relations Committee from 1974-1990 (Chair: 1984, 1986; Vice Chair, 1990). She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and its Family Law Section, as well as a member of Lawyers Association for Women (President, 1992-1993), and a member of the Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women. Dot is a Fellow in The Nashville Bar Foundation.
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