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Dawn received her Bachelor's degree from Washington & Jefferson College in 1992 and her Juris Doctorate degree from D.C. Law in 1995. She is a member of The Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Dawn concentrates her practice in the defense of workers' compensation, and labor and employment matters. Dawn is the Managing Partner of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Office of Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman & Waters, LLP. Dawn is the Immediate Past Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar and is a member of the Executive Council of the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar. Dawn is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. She is a member of the Broward County, Dade County and Monroe County Bar Associations. Dawn is certified by The Florida Department of Financial Services as an instructor in Workers' Compensation, and has lectured on multiple occasions at numerous conferences including The Florida Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Forum, The Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute (FWCI), The Risk Management Society (RIMS), PRIMA (Public Risk Management Association) and International Association of Rehabilitations Professionals (IARP) on various topics including ethics, and the administration and defense of workers' compensation claims. Dawn was previously the Vice-Chair of the Workers' Compensation Rules Committee. Dawn is a Trustee with the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, and is the past Secretary and current Chair-Elect of the South Florida Chapter.

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Licensed

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%

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Hourly ($125-165/hour)

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  • William John Wieland II

    Dawn is a leader in her field. She is knowledgeable and always quick to respond. I highly recommend Dawn!

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    William Wieland Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jennifer Tipton Pollock

    I have worked in the same industry as Dawn since 1999 and have the pleasure of working with her now. Her professionalism and knowledge are exceptional. I highly recommend her.

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Contact info

2875 Ne 191st St Ste 802
Aventura, FL, 331802803

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 201507/10/2016
FLMember in Good Standing199606/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Excellence as Chair of the WC SectionThe Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Section Executive Council2013
Outstanding Service as Chair of Continuing Legal EducationThe Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Section Executive Council2012
Outstanding Service as Chair of Continuing Legal EducationThe Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Section Executive Council2011
Outstanding Service as Chair of Continuing Legal EducationThe Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Section Executive Council2009
Outstanding Service as Chair of Continuing Legal EducationThe Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Section Executive Council2008
Outstanding Service as Chair of Continuing Legal EducationThe Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Section Executive Council2007
Outstanding Service as Chair of Continuing Legal EducationThe Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Section Executive Council2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerEraclides Gelman1999 - 2015
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaN/A2013 - Present
United States Supreme CourtN/A1999 - Present
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law SectionN/A1999 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitN/A1998 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaN/A1996 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Washington and Jefferson CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law Section Winter RetreatMedical Marijuana2015
2015 Workers Compensation ForumManaging Pain Management2015
Workers' Compensation Educational ConferenceHot Topics In Workers' Compensation2014