Shane M. Dawson


Shane M. Dawson, is the founding member and managing partner of Dawson & Associates, LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in the defense of employment and workers' compensation matters. With a staff of five attorneys and four experienced paralegals, Dawson & Associates handles matters for the smallest family-owned enterprises to the world's largest retailer throughout the State of Ohio.

Shane has more than 26 years of experience in workers' compensation since attending law school while working for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation in special investigations as a criminal investigator and fraud analyst. In legal practice for 22 years, he has extensive experience handling litigation in employment matters, non-compete agreements, arbitrations, and intentional torts.

Shane is a frequent presenter at professional education programs. He is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, the Delaware Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. He earned his B.S. at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and his J.D. at Capital University Law School.



  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 1996
  • The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, B.S. Marketing, 1992
  • United States Air Force Academy 1988-1989


  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and Northern District of Ohio, 1999
  • Ohio State Bar, 1996
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Delaware County Bar Association
  • Bricker & Maxfield, LLC 2002-2007
  • Thompson Hine, LLP 2001-2002
  • Arter & Hadden, LLP 1996-2001