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Albert Dotson, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Association Executive
Administrative Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Sweet Potato Pie
Favorite Time of Year:
January in Miami
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere With Family
Favorite Quote:
You Make The Difference.

Birthplace

Born:
6/9/1960
Birth Location:
Detroit, Michigan

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Association Executive
Administrative Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Sweet Potato Pie
Favorite Time of Year:
January in Miami
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere With Family
Favorite Quote:
You Make The Difference.

Birthplace

Born:
6/9/1960
Birth Location:
Detroit
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Biography

Attorney Albert E. Dotson, Jr. was born on June 9, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan. Dotson is the oldest of four siblings. Values of self pride and community development were instilled in Dotson and his siblings at very early ages. Dotson’s father, Albert E. Dotson, Sr., became the first African American store manager for Sears Roebuck & Company. His position required relocation to several Sears’ stores across the country. Thus, the Dotson family lived in Detroit, Chicago, and Atlanta. The family settled in Miami, Florida where Dotson, Sr. and his family formed personal relationships with various African American community leaders.

In 1978, Dotson, Jr. became the first family member to attend a four-year university. He enrolled in Dartmouth University majoring in economics and history. After his third quarter, Dotson took advantage of the foreign exchange programs at Dartmouth traveling to Morocco and Spain. Dotson graduated from Dartmouth in 1984. He then received a full scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University’s Law School in Nashville, Tennessee. During his academic tenure, Dotson was awarded the Bennett Douglas Bell Memorial Prize for academic achievement and high ethical standards. In 1987, Dotson completed his J.D. degree. He works in private practice as an equity partner with the Miami law firm of Bilzin, Sumberg, Baena, Price & Axelrod, LLP specializing in land use and zoning, and federal and local government procurement contracts and compliance.

In 1993, Dotson was the second African American to be voted on the Orange Bowl. Dotson’s father was the first African American to serve in this capacity. Dotson served as Vice President of 100 Black Men of America in 1996, later becoming Chairman in 2004. In March 2006, Dotson was sworn in to serve as President of The Orange Bowl Committee for the 2006-2007 Orange Bowl Festival and FedEx Orange Bowl Game.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Albert Dotson, Jr.'s interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Albert Dotson, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his father's career at Sears, Roebuck & Co.
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his paternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Albert Dotson, Jr. recalls moving to Chicago, Illinois as a child
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his grade school experiences
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Albert Dotson, Jr. reflects upon his family life during his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Albert Dotson, Jr. recalls befriending the King and the Abernathy families in Atlanta
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Albert Dotson, Jr. remembers working as a ball boy for the Atlanta Hawks
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Albert Dotson, Jr. recalls his activities as a teenager in Atlanta and Miami
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes the political atmosphere of Atlanta in the 1970s, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes the political atmosphere of Atlanta in the 1970s, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Albert Dotson, Jr. remembers moving to Miami, Florida in 1976
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Albert Dotson, Jr. recalls his aspirations during his high school years
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Albert Dotson, Jr. recalls his decision to attend Dartmouth College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his experiences at Dartmouth College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Dartmouth College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his studies at Dartmouth College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Albert Dotson, Jr. remembers studying abroad in Granada, Spain
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes how his legal career began
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Albert Dotson, Jr. recalls his decision to attend law school at Vanderbilt University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his experiences at Nashville's Vanderbilt University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his first summer job as a law student
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Albert Dotson, Jr. remembers beginning his legal career in Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his leadership of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes the mission of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his legal career in Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his specialty in land use and zoning law
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Albert Dotson, Jr. describes his presidency of the Orange Bowl Committee
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Albert Dotson, Jr. talks about managing multiple priorities in his career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Albert Dotson, Jr. reflects upon his life