Strong advocate, clear about risks and benefits
I worked with her through an administrative process that led to the courts. She was always very clear about the need to think through the cost/benefit analysis of each step. Although she often told me things I did not want to hear, in the end I needed to hear them and always allowed me to make a more informed decision. I worked with another attorney for about 5 months before hiring Dawn. What I most appreciated about Dawn was her appreciation that family law was not just legal issues. She refused to add fuel to what was already a burning fire of my case. In the end, she appreciated that I and my ex will remain co-parents for many years to come, and kept that in mind throughout the process. She was in the middle of transitioning firms during my case so it delayed the process a bit which was hard but in the end, I feel good about the process and result.