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Dawn assists legal teams in spotting defense strategies surrounding medical, epidemiological and genetic issues.

Dawn combines a journalism degree, more than 20 years as a paralegal, and certificates in epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical trials to assist attorneys handling asbestos litigation, mass tort, product liability, premises liability, personal injury and related chemical-medical matters on behalf of clients. Dawn’s issue-spotting, troubleshooting and investigation includes:

  • Analyzing medical aspects of mass tort cases
  • Preparing medical chronologies
  • Researching current medical literature regarding genetic issues
  • Reviewing case-specific medical issues
  • Communicating epidemiological and other relevant scientific findings to case teams

Clients and attorneys appreciate Dawn’s analysis and her naturally inquisitive nature when it comes to issues of alternative causation, genetic mutations, family history and susceptibility, particularly cases involving cancers including mesothelioma, lung cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.




  • Paralegal Studies Certificate, San Francisco State University
  • Clinical Trials Design & Management Certificate, San Francisco State University
  • B.A., Temple University
    • Journalism

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Epidemiological & Biostatistical Principles & Methods for Public Health Certificate, Drexel University

*Contact Dawn to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Oakland office.
2023 Pro Bono Champion
Outside the Office

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dawn visits family on the East Coast. She also enjoys trips to Philly, Miami, Seattle and Vegas. At home, her low-maintenance pets are three guinea pigs.