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Dealing with a severe physical injury or the wrongful death of a family member can threaten one's independence and livelihood. We have been there before and can help bring clarity to a chaotic and confusing situation. We can tell you what your legal options are, and help you make the difficult decisions which may affect you and your family for a lifetime. Take care, Bob Dawson


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
    37 years
  2. Insurance: 25%
    37 years
  3. Brain Injury: 15%
    31 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 15%
    31 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Mckinley Carter

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob is an effective litigator, dedicated to advancing legal justice for his clients, and excellence for the legal profession. During the last several years, Bob has volunteered his time, effort & energy relentlessly to help plaintiff attorneys "find their voice" and obtain better jury verdicts for their injured clients.


    Robert Carter Personal injury Attorney
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  • Lee Stewart Thomas

    I only get 1000 characters to express my endorsement of Bob Dawson and I'm afraid that is not going to be enough. In many ways, working with Bob has changed the way I practice and the way I live. My endorsement of Bob really comes down to two words - thank you.


    Lee Thomas Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

DawsonBrown, P.S.

1000 Second Avenue Suite 1420

Seattle, WA, 98104-1033


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pillar of Justice AwardWSAJ2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
AV RatingN/A2007
Washington Super LawyerN/A2007
Seattle Super LawyerN/A2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDawsonBrown, P.S.2004 - Present
Trial LawyerPence & Dawson1985 - 2004
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Robert K. Dawson1979 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2001 - Present
Damage Attorney Round TableMember1997 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1982 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1997 - 1998
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member1990 - 2007
Downtown Seattle RoundtableCo-Chair1989 - 1991
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial NewsTrial Lawyers Form Book1991
Idaho Trial LawyerProving Medical Bills1991
UnknownDirty Tricks--Anticipate, React, Make Them Backfire1990
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial NewsPractice Tips Column1989
Journal of Interpersonal ViolenceCivil Suits for Sexual Assault Victims: The Up Side1988
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial NewsThe Truth About Awards and Jury Verdicts1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Lake Stevens High SchoolN/AN/A1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Whether to Take the Tort Case to Trial, or Use Stipulated JudgmentRecognizing & Handling 3rd Party Bad Faith Claims2011
Dealing with CR 45 Subpoenas to Your Client’s ExpertWhen Defense Sends a CR 45 Subpoena to our Experts/Witnesses2010
Demonstration of an Electronic File SystemOrganizing the Complex Case2008
The Seamless Transition:Retiring Your PI PracticeRetiring Your PI Practice2007
Pretrial Advocacy--Where Cases are Won or LostHow the Spence Trial Lawyer college Changed My Life and Practice2007
Move to Win: Innovative, Unique, & Successful MotionsInnovative, Unique, & Successful Motions2007
Hot Topics For the Plaintiff Lawyer In Oregon and WashingtonDiscovering the Client's Story--What I Learned From the Spence College2007
Dealing w/Large Amounts of Paper-Sorting, Highlighting, & OrganizingDisciplined Discovery2007
Damages Attorney Roundtable Convention--Mallorca, SpainEthics, Bad Faith, and Policy Limits--a Mallorca Pot Pourri2007
Trial Lawyers SeminarGetting a Fair Jury In Unfriendly Times2006
Damages Attorneys Roundtable ConventionVoir Dire with a Purpose - Picking Jurors in Today’s Climate2004
Trial Lawyer's SeminarAdvanced Minors’ Settlements GAL2003
Trial Lawyer's SeminarEffective Trial Practice2003
Trial Lawyer's RoundtableHandling the Cervical Fusion Case–Why Your Cervical Fusion Case May Exceed $500K2003
Damages Attorneys Roundtable ConventionHandling UIM Claims so that the Insurer Will Not Want a Trial2003
Trial Lawyer’s RoundtableTrying Soft Tissue and Spinal Surgery Cases: Why Your Soft Tissue Case May Be Worth More Than $100,000–and Why Your Cervical Fusion Case May Approach $1,000,0002002
Trial Lawyers SeminarTips For Preparing the Cross-Examination of the Expert Witness: The Defense Medical Doctor, Damages in Tort and Contract Litigation2002
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociatioGuardianship and Minor Settlements2002
Geting a Fair Jury in Unfriendly TimesJury Selection2002
Trial Lawyers SeminarDiscovery Deposition of a CR 35 Exam Doctor, Discovery2001
South King County Trial Lawyer’s RoundtableFive Practice Tips To Double Your Client’s Settlements and Jury Verdicts2001
King County Bar Association SeminarUIM Coverage–What the Settlement Guardian Ad Litem Needs To Know, Advanced Topics and Issues in Minor Settlements: Making Informed Decisions at the Crossroads of Personal Injury and Probate Practice2001
Trial Lawyers SeminarOrganizing Litigation Files: Tracking Information in the Information Age, The Early Years of Litigation Practice: What You Need To Know2000
Trial Lawyers SeminarPresenting Damages To Move Jurors, Preparing Cases To Win2000
Trial Lawyers SeminarDemonstration of Expert Testimony, The good. The bad. The rehab., Medicine For Attorneys: Med Mal in a Nutshell2000
Trial Lawyer SeminarMahler Class Actions, Retroactive Mahler Fee Sharing2000
South Sound Year End Smorgasborg Continuing Legal EducationSubrogation After Mahler–Now What Should You Do?1998
Trial Lawyers SeminarWhat Your Contingent Fee Agreement Should Contain (and most don’t), Ethical Issues in the Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice1998
Guardianship SeminarInvestigation--The Role of the Settlement Guardian Ad Litem, Settlement of Claims of Minors and Incapacitated Persons1998