Robert K. Dawson

Lecturer in Business Law

JD, Willamette University College of Law, Oregon (1978)
BA, University of Washington (1975)

Litigation and alternative dispute resolution

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 1980
Partner, DawsonBrown, Seattle, WA (2004-present)
Partner, Pence & Dawson, Seattle, WA (1985-2004)
Principal, Law Offices of Robert K. Dawson, Seattle, WA (1979-1985)

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America Listing.

"AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Given to less than 10% of attorneys nationally.

Rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having a Very High to Preeminient rating for legal ability along with strict adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability and diligence.

Washington "Super Lawyer", Law and Politics Magazine. Selected from more than 20,000 ballots. Super Lawyer title is given to less than 4% of Washington lawyers. Seattle "Super Lawyer" is only given to the top 50 lawyers in Seattle.

Alvin Anderson Award. First recipient of award. Given by the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association honoring generosity of spirit.

Selected Publications
The Minors' Settlement Manual--Handling Settlements for Minors and Emanicpated Adults (2008).

Contact Information


Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200