Meet Our Team

Our Team…

Dodge & Vega, PLC was founded in 2006 as a general practice law firm

With offices throughout the Phoenix metro area, Tuscon Arizona, and in Utah, we are able to serve you wherever you may be located. Although, we offer in-person consultations only through our Mesa Arizona office, we hold depositions, settlement conferences, and other functions at all of our offices. Our firm has not only developed a reputation for providing outstanding legal counsel on a variety of matters, but we have also developed a reputation for being accessible, trustworthy and responsive to our client’s needs. The work culture we have developed here at Dodge & Vega has enabled us to perform our duties with a confident and positive attitude. Our team is dedicated to helping you with your personal injury, family law, divorce, child custody, legal decision making, child support, estate planning, foreclosure law, chapter 7 bankruptcy, and chapter 13 bankruptcy matters.

Benjamin L. Dodge

FOUNDER & SENIOR MANAGING PARTNER

Experience/Bio

Mr. Dodge founded Dodge & Vega in 2006 and is the Senior Managing Partner. Ben is a NITA trained court room attorney and an experienced litigator. Ben’s practice areas are now focused primarily on accident law.  He thrives in the court room whereas most attorneys avoid it. Ben is probably one of the most determined individuals you can possibly meet. He is an endurance athlete with a love for ultra cycling events and Ironman Triathlons. He spends most of his free time racing his bicycle over insanely long distances without stopping to sleep (Race Across France – 1500+ miles, Race Across the West 930+ miles, Race Across America 3100+ miles, and more). Ben is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Arizona and all Arizona State Courts.

Areas of Practice
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy law, Family Law, Real Estate/Foreclosure Law, Business Law, and Estate Planning

Languages
English, German

Angel Bacho Vega

CO-FOUNDER & OF COUNSEL ATTORNEY

Experience/Bio
Mr. Vega is a co-founder and Partner of Dodge & Vega. Bacho was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and moved to the US mainland at the age of sixteen. Bacho has been a member of the Utah Bar since 2000, Arizona Bar since 2004 and is admitted to practice in all Arizona and Utah federal and state courts. Bacho enjoys spending time with his family and participating in CrossFit and endurance events.

Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy law, Family Law, Real Estate/Foreclosure Law, Business Law, Personal Injury, and Estate Planning

Languages
English,  Spanish

Kevin Whitacre

Associate Attorney – Family Law

Experience/Bio
Mr. Whitacre is an excellent court room litigator in our family law department of Dodge & Vega. Kevin has been practicing since 2014. His extensive experience and attention to detail leads to incredible results for our clients. Kevin also has the ability to compassionately understand our clients. And in the courtroom he leads with a methodical and aggressive “take no prisoners” approach.

Kevin enjoys shooting pool and many outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, etc. He is an asset to our team and we are grateful to have him on board and on our side. Our clients are in good hands with Kevin Whitacre.

Areas of Practice
Family Law.

Languages
English.

Kaci Brown

Senior Personal Injury & Bankruptcy Paralegal

Experience/Bio
Kaci Brown is a Senior Paralegal for both the Personal Injury and Bankruptcy department for Dodge & Vega, PLC. She began her legal career over 20 years ago in California specializing in various fields, including civil defense, adversarial bankruptcy and personal injury. In her spare time, Kaci enjoys cooking for her family, family game nights, watching movies and date nights with her husband.

Kimberly Hewes

Senior Paralegal: Family Law, Juvenile Law, & Criminal Law

Experience/Bio
Kim is one of our Senior paralegals here at Dodge and Vega, PLC. Her extensive experience is focused on all family law matters including the odd juvenile issues as well as incredible experience in all criminal defense matters.

Kim is native to Arizona and lives in Mesa. Kim began her legal career immediately after graduating high school in 1995 when she began working in the Maricopa County Justice Courts. Kim became a legal assistant in 2000 and worked fulltime while putting herself through college and law school. In 2012, Kim graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Criminal Justice. In 2016, she graduated cum laude with her juris doctorate degree from Arizona Summit Law School and was published in the school’s Therapeutic Jurisprudence Law Review Journal. During her career, Kim has worked in the private and government divisions of the legal field with her primary focus on criminal defense and family law. During her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with family and you can probably catch her cheering for her favorite teams: the Chicago Cubs and Washington Redskins. She is a baseball fanatic! Her office is decorated with all sorts of signed baseball paraphernalia… it is like a baseball museum of sorts.

Jolita (JoJo) Bennett

Legal Assistant: Family Law, Juvenile Law, & Criminal Law

Experience/Bio

Jolita hails from a small town outside of Minot, North Dakota. After graduating in from Minot State University with a Bachelor of Art in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, she moved to Arizona to pursue her legal education at Arizona Summit Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2016. Jolita likes to spend her time going to sport events and rooting for her favorite team, the Arizona Cardinals. She also likes playing team trivia and hanging out with her friends. Helping others find a resolution and results has always been her passion, and she looks forward to using that passion to help our clients.

Angelica W.

Office Management / Billing Coordinator / Legal Assistant

Experience/Bio

Angelica Wilson grew up on the outskirts of San Diego, California and moved to Arizona in 2015. With over 10 years of office management, she understands what it takes to effectively manage an office. Angelica believes our number one goal at the firm is to assist our clients the absolute best we can! Angelica’s life outside of work consists of kids, relaxing and watching The Bachelor and Modern Family.

Jenna B.

Family Law Legal Assistant

Experience/Bio

Jenna is an incredible legal assistant with a laser focus on providing the best client contact in the legal industry. She will always make herself available for our clients in the event the attorneys are in court and unavailable. She has several years of experience assisting paralegals and attorneys in the family law sector helping the cases from beginning to end.

Jenna loves to bake! Her ability to spread a positive cheerful attitude and baked goods around the office brings a smile to all of our faces. We are blessed to have Jenna on our team!