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Dawn Elizabeth Allison

Government Attorney at Wharton, TX

5.0   2 reviews

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Criminal Defense Attorney, Dawn Allison has devoted her legal career exclusively to the practice of criminal law.  She is passionate about the law and every defendant's constitutional rights.  For those very reasons her work is respected by judges, clients,  prosecutors, and other defense attorneys.  She is well known for helping people in tough situations and her ability to achieve favorable results for her clients.


A well-recognized lawyer in the legal community for her excellent trial skills and proven track record of successfully defending hundreds of clients, Ms. Allison is uniquely qualified to handle all matters of criminal law.

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Licensed for 23 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1999
Updated 01/14/2023
State NC
Status Inactive
Acquired 2015
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Dawn Allison, District Attorney
210 S. Rusk Street
Wharton, TX, 77488


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Carmen | September 4, 2014
Really good lawyer saved my son
I am sure that Mrs. Allison kept my son from having to stay at the jail. She visited him and talked to the D.A. and the judge and helped us get him out. I still say a blessing for her.
Posted by Maurice | May 19, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Even though Dawn Allison does criminal law she agreed to help me with a real estate contact. She did an excellent job and was reasonable on her fee. I hope I never need a criminal attorney but if I did I was sure use dawn Allison.


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Work Experience

  • District Attorney
  • Wharton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dawn Allison, Attorney at Law
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Manske & Manske
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Wharton County Junior College
  • 2000 - 2006
  • First Assistant District Attorney
  • Wharton County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2006
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  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1998
  • Central Washington Unviersity
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Murder
  • Reduced to Manslaughter
  • Tampering with Evidence, Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Felony Theft
  • Dismissal, Dismissal, Reduction to Misdemenaor
  • Felony Theft
  • Dismissed
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  • Rotary Club of El Campo
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Bar Association,
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Wharton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Matagorda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Scholastic Excellence
  • Praemium Excellentia
  • 1999
  • Scholastic Excellence
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • 1997


  • Texas Prosecutor
  • National Advocacy Center
  • 2005
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 1998
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Review
  • Estate Planning
  • 1998
  • Working Paper
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct and the Traumatic Ripple Effect of Wrongful Convictions
  • N/A
  • Working Paper
  • Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Matagorda County Bar Association
  • Reflection of You
  • 2012
  • Matagorda/Wharton County Indigent Defense Clinic
  • Overview of Juvenile Law
  • 2011
  • Wharton Rotary Club
  • Overview of Criminal Law
  • 2008
  • Legislative Update
  • Legislative Update
  • 2007
  • Wharton County District Attorney's Office
  • PowerPoint Techniques for Trial
  • 2005
  • Legislative Update
  • Legislative Update
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is conscientious, hard-working, smart and pleasant to work with. As a former prosecutor in her home county of Wharton County, she is especially a go-to person. She is also very plugged-in in the neighboring county in which I used to be a prosecutor, Matagorda County, Texas. She has extraordinary "people sense," a powerful talent in cases related to family conflict or, really, any jury matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is a fabulous attorney and a wonderful person. Any defendant would be fortunate to have her as their attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with and against Dawn on many criminal defense matters and I have always valued her experience and trusted insight."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dawn is an excellent lawyer. I have seen her achieve winning jury verdicts for her clients. Dawn is extremely thorough and dedicated in working for her clients. I fully endorse Dawn Allison."
Juvenile law Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is a great lawyer and asset to the legal community."
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Wharton Government Lawyer Dawn Elizabeth Allison
Dawn Elizabeth Allison
Government Attorney
Wharton, TX
Licensed for 23 years