Denise L. Dawson is the Managing Partner in the HBS North Palm Beach, Florida office.
Ms. Dawson is a fourth-generation Floridian, and represents clients throughout the state. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Palm Beach Atlantic College, graduating in 1995. She earned her Juris Doctor at St. Thomas University School of Law, graduating in 1998.
She devotes her defense practice to representing individuals and institutions in matters related to medical malpractice, long-term care, products liability, general insurance litigation and maritime law. Her areas of expertise include neonatal medicine, orthopedic surgery, family medicine, medical and surgical oncology, obstetrical medicine, gynecology, pathology, anesthesiology, cardiology, radiology and vascular surgery. She has represented a number of hospital facilities with a broad range of medical issues, including nursing standard of care and medical equipment malfunction. She also routinely represents licensed professionals before their state licensing boards.
Ms. Dawson is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney. In 2015, she was included on the South Florida Legal Guide’s list of “Top Up and Comers.”
Ms. Dawson has extensive experience defending employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters. She has defended employers and insurers at all stages of workers’ compensation litigation, from the trial and appellate level to the settlement and mediation level. She focuses on obtaining a swift and favorable resolution to claims, as well as representing her clients’ long-term business interests.