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K. Dawn Atkin

Workers compensation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Dawn Atkin

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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About K. Dawn

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Practice area

Dawn is a partner in the law firm of Atkin & Associates. Her practice focuses exclusively on the representation of injured workers in Utah workers compensation cases.   She has a broad range of experience with workers compensation claims including catastrophic injuries, denials for pre-existing conditions, independent contractor issues and work at home injuries.

Dawn received her B.F.A in metal sculpture before following in her parents’ footsteps by graduating from the University of Utah College of Law. She was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 1993 and is a member of The Utah Association for Justice Board of Governors, and sits on the Advisory Counsel of the Utah Labor Commission. 

Whenever she can slip away from the office, Dawn enjoys making pottery, glass, silver work and gardening.

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Atkin & Associates
Sports Mall Plaza II
5525 South 900 East #300
Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

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Posted by Dan | March 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Someone who cares
Dawn was very attentive and helped me narrow down my search for council even tho I didn't have an issue they could personally assist me on. She listened to my situation and supplied me with references that I would've almost definitely overlooked. I can't thank her enough for the help!
Posted by Robert | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So good that she makes it look easy.
I spoke with and emailed Dawn with questions prior to retaining her as my Attorney. Once I hired her and began the process she was straightforward and extremely knowledgeable. My settlement was considerably higher than the average, and I owe that to her expertise.
Posted by Christina Black | December 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is start forward and business.
Posted by Michael | February 13, 2014
K Dawn gets a job done
Workmens Comp was giving me the run around on things they had been court ordered to cover. After 5 or 6 months of trying to deal with them on my own, I contacted Dawn Atkin. She said she would get right on it and see that things were taken care of and she did and I really appreciated it. I would recommend getting a lawyer first thing for anything to do with Workmens Comp and Dawn would be a good lawyer to get the job done. I really appreciate her help.
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Posted by Tara | July 17, 2013
She knows her stuff!
I had a very difficult, stressful case. Dawn was able to deal with all the challenges without a hitch; keeping me informed all along the way as she explained all the legal terms in a way I was able to understand.
Posted by Darren | July 14, 2013
Got things done fast, and in a way that i understood all the steps and proceedings!
Dawn got me in asap to hear and review my case, after review she informed me exactly what we would need to do, time frame, and cost for her services! Dawn got my case solved and closed sooner than expected!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Atkin & Associates
  • 1993 - Present


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Utah
  • BFA
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aqua Massage v. Labor Commission
  • Appeal denied. Award to the injured worker


  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Education Committee Chairman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Utah Labor Commission Advisory Counsel
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Utah Association for Justice - Workers Compensation DIvision
  • Past Chairman
  • 1998 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Excellence in Education Award
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • 2013


  • Utah Trial Journal
  • CLE Reporting
  • 2013
  • Utah Trial Journal
  • Judges Shred Evidence
  • 2012
  • Utah Trial Journal
  • Avoid Malpractice: Be Aware Of Workers Compensation Claims
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Womens Law Caucus Annual
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 2022
  • UAJ Workers Compensation Division Meeting
  • Subrogation in Workers Compensation Claims
  • 2022
  • UAJ Board of Governors Meeting
  • Live or Zoom: Making the Argument for Both
  • 2022
  • 2022 Workers' Comp Annual Seminar
  • Winning from Day One
  • 2022
  • 2021 Annual Conference: Legal Stew for Me & You
  • Workers Compensation Law
  • 2021
  • Annual Advanced Workers Compensation Seminar
  • Statute of Limitations in Workers Compensation Claims
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse K. Dawn
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dawn is a pleasure to work with."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is one of my go to people for questions about quirky areas in Worker's Compensation Law. She is extremely knowledgeable and is committed to helping her clients, and Worker's Compensation practice in the State of Utah."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dawn is one of the most knowlegdeable work comp lawyers in Utah. She is a leader among Utah work comp lawyers. She is not only friendly and personable, but she is able to quickly sift through the evidence and assess the value of a work comp case."
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