Compatriot Dodd is a California native and currently lives with his wife Karen in Orange County. PG Dodd has been an attorney since 1986 and heads his own appellate law firm. He has served the legal community as a member of several county and state boards and commissions.

Compatriot Dodd joined the Sons of the American Revolution in 2001 and has served as chapter and state president, National Trustee, Vice-President General of the Western District, National Chancellor General, and Treasurer and Secretary General. He has also served on the board of the SAR Foundation for several years.