Denise L. Dawson

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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.”


•The South Florida Legal Guide’s list of Top Up and Comers, 2015
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•2017 South Florida Legal Guide Top Defense Lawyer

(Resident, North Palm Beach, Florida Office)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Aging Services
  • General Liability
  • Health Care
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
561-472-1020  Phone
561-472-1021  Fax
University Attended:
Palm Beach Atlantic College, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
St. Thomas University, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court Southern District; Florida


•American Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute
•Florida Bar Association
•Palm Beach Bar County Association
•Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute


Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (18 reviews)
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Atlanta, Georgia

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