Baylor Law School,
J.D., Phi Delta Phi scholastic honor society, 1989
University of Texas at Austin,
B.S., Speech Communications, with honors, 1986
Texas USDC, Eastern District
Texas USDC, Northern District
Texas USDC, Southern District
Texas USDC, Western District
Dallas Bar Association; Litigation Section
State Bar of Texas; Litigation Section
American Bar Association; Litigation Section
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
National Association of Women Lawyers
Planning Committee, 2007-2008
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings), 2019-2024
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Listed in Texas Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) for Class Action/Mass Torts, General Litigation, 2004, 2006
Thompson Coburn LLP
Thompson & Knight
YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Founding Member, Young Leaders Board, Executive Committee
Women with Promise
TACA – The Arts Community Alliance
The University of Texas at Austin
Dawn defends major product manufacturers and chemical distributors in products liability and mass tort litigation. She also represents health care companies in a range of litigation matters.
For more than 20 years, Dawn has led the defense of toxic substances cases involving asbestos, silica, benzene, TCE, chlorinated solvents, and other substances. She has managed, defended and resolved cases involving thousands of plaintiffs for national product manufacturers in trial courts across Texas, and served as co-national asbestos litigation counsel in jurisdictions throughout the country.
Dawn has extensive experience representing manufacturers and sellers of automotive components, railroad engines and other components, seat belt and restraint systems, cranes, forklifts, aviation products, and personal watercraft.
She also represents health care companies in a range of matters, including contract disputes, payor disputes with insurers and issues involving all types of business agreements, including software agreements.
Served as national counsel for Fortune 500 companies, managing and directing the defense of thousands of personal injury and wrongful death claims in numerous states.
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