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Dawn Renee Hedlund

Criminal defense Attorney at Allen, TX

4.9   16 reviews

also known as Law Office of Dawn R Hedlund, PLLC

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dawn

Learn Dawn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    DWIs, Drugs, Domestic Violence and Assault, Youthful Offender, Expunctions and Non-disclosures

    21 years

  2. Child custody
    CPS cases as Guardian Ad LItem

    10 years

  3. Divorce and separation

    5 years

20+ years of combined experience as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer.  Known for my aggressive legal representation, I get results that not only makes the client happy but most times puts them in a position to ultimately clear their record altogether. I also represent parents in CPS removal cases, handle youthful offenders, and simple divorce and child custody issues. No case is too big or small. Check out my reviews and then contact me to learn how I can go to work for you. With me at your side, you have an advocate with knowledge, experience, and good standing in your corner. 


Law Office of Dawn R Hedlund PLLC
550 S. Watters Rd
Ste 256
Allen, TX, 75013

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4.9 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Kathryn | August 25, 2023
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Review for Dawn Hedlund
This is an exceptional attorney that's caring and honest. She worked hard every step of my case and in the end the case was dismissed. She is very organized and highly motivated! Would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Katie | February 24, 2023
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I'd give 10 stars if I could.
Awesome representation representation. Dawn was thorough and fierce. She made sure I had all my ducks in a row and my case was over and done is such a short time. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Courtney | January 19, 2023
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Amazing job!
Dawn did a tremendous job at getting my case dismissed. She was great at communicating and very time efficient. Her hard work is greatly appreciated and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal help.
Response from Dawn Hedlund January 24, 2023
It was a pleasure working for you. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors as you move through life now without this unfortunate event holding you back or down!
Posted by Travis & Amanda | November 30, 2022
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Hiring Dawn was the best decision we made!
If you are looking for an attorney who can command a court room and will fight for you every step of the way, Dawn Hedlund is your attorney. Dawn is passionate about what she does and knows the law. She knows how to fight for her clients, is on top of her work, and puts in over 100%. As her first intervenors that she represented, we were so impressed with her and how she led through complex litigation and trial. She always had our back, and as foster parents it was a comfort to have her in our corner fighting along with us for our foster child. She prepared us well, and in turn we were well prepared for the trail which allowed for the outcome to be in our favor. Hiring Dawn Hedlund was the best decision we made. We are thankful that she is our attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2022
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The best!!
I love Dawn she went threw the details of my case and she really fought to get my case dismissed!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2021
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Youth Representation through Disposition and Sealing of Record
Dawn was a terrific attorney. She was there for our family each step of the way supporting our family inside and outside the courtroom. She was tough and followed through on everything she said she would. We were able to get the record sealed in a timely manner. We would absolutely use Dawn again in the future.
Posted by Sarah | June 18, 2021
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When faced with a situation that required defense representation, my family member was fortunate to have Dawn recommended. Resolution of the issue was delayed by the effects of COVID shutdown. She provided expert, timely attention, giving update data throughout what turned out to be several months. Her research, strategy, and willingness to keep the client involved and able to participate was absolutely wonderful. Words are not available to thank her for the excellent representation. If you want the BEST you can depend on Dawn.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2021
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Good lawyer
She a lawyer that’s honest and straight to the point. She very book and law Savvy to the tee with your situation. Plus very reliable to your every need top notch to my book. The best lawyer a person could have in a bind. Dawn is the greatest of all time she a winner and highly favored in my book. If want to win go for dawn!!!
Posted by Janice | June 11, 2021
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Amazing Attorney
This attorney did amazing things for my family and I I cannot put into words how grateful I am for her and all that she has done. She truly cares about her clients and I consider her family now.
Posted by Jessica | June 9, 2021
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Best Lawer hands down! Want to win choose Dawn!!!
Dawn is such a brilliant lawyer. I am so grateful for her passion, dedication, and professionalism. She truly is the best I've ever worked with. She has amazing analytical skills, good research skills, great speaking, and listening skill. Her ability to react quickly and positively was very pleasant to work with. I appreciate everything she did for me and more. She knows the law and does her research. Best Lawer in Dallas/DFW area! Definitely recommend Dawn!
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Posted by Tracy Smith | January 14, 2020
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Teenager Trouble
When our teenager who had never been in trouble for ANYTHING was arrested for a felony drug charge, we were shocked and terrified. Dawn was recommended by an attorney friend who said that she is who he would call if it were his kid. She was very upfront regarding fees, what she could do for those fees, and immediately went to work on our case. She didn't sugar coat anything and told us exactly what we should do and we did it. And she did exactly what she said. She is professionally well connected and knew who she would be talking to in the court system and what they would expect from us/her to have the best outcome. We did have the best outcome. I would definitely recommend her for any needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2019
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A true blessing
Dawn was referred to me by a family member and was highly recommended. From the beginning, she was up front and honest with my family and me. Our case lasted over a year and during that time it was evident that not only was Dawn an excellent attorney, but she has morals and heart, which is not typically synonymous with attorneys. She fought hard for my family and me, and we were able to get a very favorable outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2018
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Dawn is great
I hired Dawn on a referral from my family law attorney. My ex previously lost child custody of our children to me and was trying to punnish me through the criminal justice system. She filed false charges of harassment so to have the criminal justice system do her dirty work. The local police dept. should have done their job in throwing her complaint out, but didn't. Dawn, knowing many of the prosecutors simply showed them there was no evidence of any harassment and had the case dismissed before going to trial. Thank you Dawn for your experience and professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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Dawn Won
Dawn Hedlund was appointed to me at a very scary time in my life. I was being charged with a DWI. Up until that point, I had never had any run-ins with law enforcement and my working knowledge of the law and legal process was subpar at best and I was incredibly fortunate to have been appointed Ms. Hedlund. As far as first time experiences go, I could not have asked for a better one. After my arrest, I was in limbo. Hung over my head was a cloud of uncertainty that would remain from the initial arrest date until the final resolution (which Dawn won). While the situation was scary, Ms. Hedlund was there every step of the way, always able to articulately explain the entire process to keep me informed and always ready to answer any questions I had (and I had many, adding “most patient person ever” to her list of accolades.) Ms. Hedlund is a true master at her craft, professional and passionate; respectful and caring. It is clear Ms. Hedlund knows the legal process inside and out and always her client’s best interests in mind. The decision to go to trial was mine to make and a difficult one. I was extremely fortunate to have Ms. Hedlund go through all the facts for me to make an educated decision and even further fortunate to have her as representation during the trial. I can’t think of any other situation where I was as nervous as I was sitting through trial. Dawn fought hard during trial and it was admirable to watch someone performing with such mastery. Her mastery put my fears at ease. It was a lot like jumping out of a plane for the first time while strapped in with the flight instructor, I was terrified but at the same time confident I would make through because there was someone on my side with a lot more knowledge than I had. Ideally, I hope to never require legal services in the future, but if I ever did or needed to recommend one to anyone I know, I would highly recommend Ms. Hedlund. Ms. Hedlund's fine understanding of law, professionalism, courtesy to her clients, combined with her knowledge of the ins and outs of the Collin County Court System are the reasons I strongly recommend Dawn Hedlund.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
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DWI charge dismissed!
I was arrested for DWI. I got pulled over leaving a party in 2015. It took 7 months for this to finally come to a resolution. Dawn filed a Motion to Suppress the case because she felt that the police officer who pulled me over had violated my rights and had no legal justification to do it so. During the hearing, Dawn was very well articulated at getting her points and reasoning across to justify the suppression and she WON! She was very honest with me from day 1 after seeing all the evidence and put on the table all the possible outcomes to my problem but also she did her best on fighting for me, always going the extra mile. She responded to all of my emails, calls and text messages in a timely manner if I ever had a question. After several months were able to finalize my case beyond my expectations. I would recommend Dawn to everyone who may end up needing her services.
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Posted by Gentry | August 11, 2010
Proven Results
I hired Dawn Hedlund to handle a citation that had a more severe impact on pending family court matters than the punishment that the ticket itself held. Dawn is very knowledgeable and very wise. She is keen on the ways of city prosecutors and was able to negotiate accordingly a deal that included a less serious charge with a lighter punishment that had no effect on my pending family court case. Additionally, she was able to negotiate the fee for the new charge/citation down to something that minimally impacted my financial situation. Dawns fees were reasonable and fair. I recommend Dawn Hedlund for anyone looking for legal defense at the city level. I only limit this recommendation based on my experience, but would definitely call Dawn on other legal matters in the future, if needed.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Collin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2005


  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002


  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Collin County Bar Association & Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Dawn
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Honest, caring, direct, no nonsense, and the best friend a person can have."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is a great friend and fellow criminal defense attorney who aggressively represents her clients and gives it her all. I worked with Dawn in the District Attorney's office and have observed her represent her clients in their defense. I highly recommend Dawn!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Dawn. I have referred clients to her and have received very positive feedback from them. As a former prosecutor, she has an insider's edge in handling criminal defense cases. Further, she communicates very well and quickly responds to her client's and opposing counsel's communications."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dawn is fantastic. She is tenacious, hard working, and relentless. She knows her business and works tirelessly for her clients."
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Allen Criminal defense Lawyer Dawn Renee Hedlund
Dawn Renee Hedlund
Criminal defense Attorney
Allen, TX
Licensed for 21 years
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