Over 40 years specializing in family law, recognized as one of the top attorneys in Macomb
David R. Dawson who is founder of Dawson Family Law, PLLC, was licensed in 1977. Since the early 1980’s David has concentrated his practice in the field of Family Law.
His experience includes handling all types of divorces, from the complex high asset case to uncontested simple proceedings. He has litigated cases in Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Lapeer, Wayne , Tuscola and Cass counties. He is involved in all aspects of the divorce process including, child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), property division. He has also handled numerous successful appeals.
David received the highest rating “AV” from his peers in the legal profession. Dbusiness has named him one of the top divorce and child custody attorneys in metro Detroit. Attorneys in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties have selected David as a mediator in family law cases to help them resolve their cases.
He has given seminars for various bar associations and other groups. He was one of three speakers at the recent seminar on the topic of “HANDLING COMPLEX CUSTODY MATTERS” David has also written articles for the Macomb County Bar Association monthly publication “Bar Briefs”, and for “Laches” a publication of the Oakland Bar. His most recent article was on prenuptial agreements. David is a member of the American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association along with the Macomb and Oakland Bar Associations.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1977||09/23/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Macomb County Bar Association||2007|
|Attorney||Boyer, Dawson & St. Pierre||1987 - Present|
|Attorney||Bromley, Roy and Dawson||1981 - 1987|
|Attorney||Professional Legal Centers||1979 - 1981|
|Attorney||Richardson and Clark||1977 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Macomb Circuit/Oakland Circuit court||Divorce mediator and arbitrator||1990 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association, Family Law Section||member||1985 - Present|
|Macomb County Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Chairman 1995-6||1984 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section||member||1979 - Present|
|American Bar Association||member||1978 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1977 - Present|
|Macomb County Domestic Relations Task Force||Chairman||2005 - 2008|
|Bar Briefs (MCBA)||The Prenupital Agreement-What makes it Valid & Enforceable||2009|
|Bar Briefs (MCBA)||Divorce Issues||2004|
|Detroit College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Northern Michigan University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1974|
|NBI Seminars||Handling Complex Custody Matters||2009|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Divorce Property Issues||2007|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Divorce||2006|
|Saad||Husband kept his assets and did not pay spousal support|
|Marci||My client awarded custody|
|Angela||My client was awarded compensation for her contributions to her husbands professional license.|
|Linda||All assets awarded to my client|
|Norm||My client was not required to pay any spousal support. The court accepted my experts valuation of the business which was several million dollars less the the valuation proposed by the wife.|
|Melissa||Husband was required to pay substantial spousal support and additional funds for her contributions.|
Posted by Melissa
Fri Mar 14 2014
Posted by Nichole
Wed Jan 17 2018
Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements