Dawn Marie Chmielewski, Esq.

Dawn Marie Chmielewski, Esq.: Attorney with Neblett, Beard & Arsenault


Dawn M. Chmielewski is a member of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault's Complex Litigation Section. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Akron in 1996 and her Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2004. Prior to her employment at the firm, she was employed by Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino & Garofoli, Co. LPA as the head of Climaco's Department of Pharmaceuticals and Defective Medical Devices for almost ten years. Prior to that, she worked as a registered nurse at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for approximately eight years. She is experienced in both cardiac and emergency nursing.

Dawn specializes in personal injury and Mass Torts, with a focus on defective medications and medical devices. She has handled claims involving Vioxx (MDL 1657 USDC Eastern District of Louisiana), Bextra & Celebrex (MDL 1699 USDC Northern District of California), Guidant Defibrillators (MDL 1708 USDC District of Minnesota), Serzone (MDL 1477 USDC Southern District of West Virginia), Digitek (MDL 1968 USDC Southern District of West Virginia), DePuy Pinnacle (MDL 2244 USDC Northern District of Texas), Propulsid (MDL 1355 USDC Eastern District of Louisiana), Actos (MDL 2299 USDC Western District of Louisiana), Pradaxa (MDL 2385 USDC Southern District of Illinois), Fosamax (Consolidated Case No. 282 Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division: Atlantic City), and Infuse (Consolidated Cases; Circuit Court, City of St. Louis).

Dawn was very involved in In re: Welding Fume litigation (MDL 1535 USDC Northern District of Ohio) and In re: Oral Sodium Phosphate Solution Based Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2066 USDC Northern District of Ohio), as the Climaco firm was appointed liaison counsel in both cases.

Dawn is licensed to practice in the State of Ohio (11/08/04), as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern (06/02/05) and Southern Districts of Ohio (01/29/08) and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (12/26/07). She is also admitted to practice in the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas (01/30/13).

Dawn has been a faculty speaker for organizations such as Harris Martin and the American Association for Justice, most recently speaking on the following topics:

-Darvocet: The Science, January 14, 2011, New Orleans, LA

-The Science of Darvon and Darvocet, March 29, 2011, San Diego, CA

-Actos: Recent Studies and Regulatory Actions, September 8, 2011, AAJ Teleseminar

-Actos: Litigation Status, January 25, 2012, Miami, FL

-Pradaxa: Where is this Litigation Headed?, July 25, 2012, Cleveland, OH

-Actos Science, July 28, 2012, AAJ Summer Convention, Chicago, IL

-Mirena IUD, November 28, 2012, Dallas, TX

-Mirena: Status of the Litigation, February 5, 2013, AAJ Teleseminar

-Mirena: Science and Case Selection, March 20, 2013, San Diego, CA

-Preparing your Expert Witness, November 21, 2014, New Orleans, LA

-Intersection of Science and the Law, November 13, 2015, New Orleans, LA

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Product Liability Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-376-9699  Phone
800-256-1050  Phone
318-561-2592  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1190, Alexandria, LA 71301
University Attended:
University of Akron, B.S.N., 1996
Law School Attended:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004
Year of First Admission:
2008, U.S. District Court, Southern Distirct of Ohio; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2013, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 2013, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas; 2004, Ohio; Not admitted in Louisiana
Ohio State Bar Association.
Reported Cases:
Boyd v. Lincoln Electric Co. 179 Ohio App.3d 559 (Ohio App. 8 Dist. 2008)
Tamraz v. Lincoln Elec. Co. 620 F.3d 665 (6th Cir. 2010)
Payment Information:
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Alexandria, Louisiana

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