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 an experienced litigator in court and a certified Master Advocate through the National Institute of Trial Attorneys (NITA). 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, & Trust & Estates

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.

Mandy Miller

Legal Assistant: Personal Injury, Trusts and Estates

Experience/Bio

Mandy is our personal injury department Legal Assistant. Prior to joining the team at Dodge & Vega, PLC, she worked in healthcare for 11 years specializing in memory care for the elderly. After learning about personal injury and the injustice being done by insurance companies, Mandy decided to continue helping others by working in personal injury. She has several years of experience as a legal assistant in personal injury and takes pride in helping those who were wrongfully injured.

Mandy was born and raised in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She relocated to the beautiful state of Arizona in 2016. Mandy enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and exploring the beautiful state with her boyfriend and son.

Debbi Udvarnoky

Family Law Legal Assistant

Experience/Bio

Debbi is an experienced legal assistant with a litigation skill set. She loves her family and spending time with them.

Stephanie Keenan

Office Management / Billing Coordinator / Legal Assistant

Experience/Bio

Stephanie Keenan was born in the United Kingdom and moved to Wisconsin with her family in 2005. After college, she excelled in Customer Service and in Office Administration and has multiple years of office experience. In October of 2019, she moved to Arizona, with her fur baby, to be able to be with her sister and her growing family. Stephanie spends her free time watching Star Wars, supporting the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with her family and her significant other.