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Peter Gettings Dawson

Peter Gettings Dawson

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Immigration

About Me


Peter Dawson is an Associate at Monty & Ramirez, focusing on business and client development primarily within employment and labor law, as well as immigration compliance needs. Peter also has experience in family-based immigration and criminal defense, along with “immigration-safe” pleas, a key intersection of those two areas. During law school, he worked for the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Memphis Immigration Court, and the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee. Prior to joining Monty & Ramirez, he practiced law in Nashville, Tennessee, where he represented clients in both immigration and criminal proceedings. Peter loves spending time with his wife and baby and has a healthy obsession with both salt and fresh water fishing.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Immigration: 50%
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    I recommend anyone who is looking for an experienced Labor & Employment or Immigration attorney in the Houston area to call Peter. He will go above and beyond to resolve your legal issues.


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Contact Info

150 W. Parker Road
Third Floor
Houston, TX, 77076



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Service AwardThe University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Public Action Law Society2012
Pro Bono Service AwardThe University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Public Action Law Society2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMonty & Ramirez LLP2013 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC.2012 - 2013
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC. (Spring-Summer 2012)2012 - 2012
Legal ExternCommunity Legal Center- Immigrant Justice Program, Memphis, TN (Spring 2012)2012 - 2012
Legal InternUnited States Department Of Justice Executive Office Of Immigration Review: Memphis Immigration Court (Fall 2011)2011 - 2011
Legal InternSenior Circuit Judge Lee J. Howard - 16th Circuit Court District, Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes & Noxubee Counties, MS (Summer 2011)2011 - 2011
Legal InternOffice of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville, TN (June-August 2010)2010 - 2010
Legal InternLaw Office of Mario Ramos, PLLC, Nashville, TN (May-June 2010)2010 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Petroleum Institute- Houston ChapterMember2014 - Present
National Oil-Equipment Manufacturers and Delegates SocietyMember2013 - Present
Greater Houston Restaurant AssociationMembership Committee2013 - Present
Australian American Chamber of Commerce-HoustonMember2013 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Utility Service Dispute / Healthcare Provider FacilityResolved
Lawful Permanent Resident in Removal ProceedingsCancellation of Removal
"Immigration Safe" Plea in Criminal ProceedingSuccess

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Belmont UniversityBusinessBachelor of Business Administration2009
Vanderbilt University Law School (Fall 2010)Visiting Studentn/aN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Southwest Car Wash Association Convention & ExpoLabor, Immigration & Other Legal Concerns2014
2014 Tire & Automotive ExpoEEO & Compliance Training2014
Southwest Car Wash Association Regional MeetingLabor Audits and Immigration2013