Educated at: the United States Military Academy–West Point;
The philosophy of: Duty, Honor, Country - is firmly ingrained into every cadet
St. Louis city police officer:
no better place to experience and understand the perils that people face.
First trial assistant - the decision of whether someone should be prosecuted and to what extent should be the main focus of a prosecuting attorney
- not whether he can win the case - its not a game.
Fairness must be learned and practiced.
30 years of Practicing and applying the trade
A little known fact:
-most attorneys …and most judges -have never tried a jury trial.
Mr. Dawdy has tried many jury trials —from murder to business litigation.
Commissioner of the Missouri Ethics Commission - appointed by the Governor:
The job of examining and judging the ethics and honor of those in power.
LIFE EXPERIENCES - the most important kind of experiences
Award winning artist: 6 portraits and a mural painting currently hang in the Jefferson County Courthouse. Many paintings are in private collections.
Former member of Artist Section of the Artist Guild. Juried art show winner.
— Everyone must have a passion.
Collegian boxer: hard headed - perhaps a screw loose
Marathon runner: endurance and determination —also learn to walk backwards upstairs.
Trained Schutzhund dogs -German protection dog sport. He and the dogs speak German
St. Louis House of Rock: Owner of St. Louis’s premier rock and roll nightclub for over 16 years. —Everyone must have fun.
—Finally - Two children: Daughter- doctor of psychology; Son- theoretical physicist
— reasons to be humble.
Licensed since 1976
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||1976||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Commissioner||Missouri Ethics Commission||2010|
|Attorney||Dawdy Law Firm||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Lofftus and Dawdy||1985 - 2008|
|First Trial Prosecutor||Cole County Prosecuting Attorney||1977 - 1981|
|Police Officer||St. Louis Police Department||1971 - 1975|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||Member||1990 - Present|
|Jefferson County Bar Association||member||1982 - Present|
|US District Court Eastern MO||member||1981 - Present|
|US Court of Appeals 8 Circuit||member||1981 - Present|
|US District Court Western MO||member||1978 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||Member||1976 - Present|
|University of Missouri School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|