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Steven C. Dawson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Sedona, AZ

Dawson & Rosenthal PC
25 Schnebly Hill Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: 928-282-3111
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Arizona Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Steven C. Dawson is a founding partner of Dawson & Rosenthal, P.C., located in Sedona, Arizona. Focusing his practice primarily on bad faith insurance litigation, he represents policy holders throughout the state as well as in California who have been wrongfully denied their rightful benefits under their health care, homeowners, disability, automobile or commercial liability coverage. In addition, Mr. Dawson handles personal injury and wrongful death litigation for people who have been seriously harmed by the negligence of other parties in motor vehicle accidents and other incidents.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Dawson attended Arizona State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1978. Staying in Tempe, he went on to attend what was then known as the Arizona State University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981. After graduation, Mr. Dawson spent several years with a Phoenix firm that handled bad faith litigation, eventually ending up as a partner, before leaving to co-found his current firm in 1995. Admitted to practice in Arizona, Mr. Dawson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his successful track record and superb ethics, Mr. Dawson has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating though Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. A member of the Insurance Law Section of the American Association for Justice, Mr. Dawson is also an active participant in the Arizona Association for Justice.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Steven C. Dawson

First Admitted: 1981, Arizona

Professional Webpage:


  • Arizona Finest Attorneys
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV rating, (highest rating)

Educational Background

  • Arizona State University, B.S., 1978

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1984
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Arizona, 1981
  • Arizona Supreme Court, 1981
  • American Association for Justice, Insurance Practice Section
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Office Location for Steven C. Dawson

25 Schnebly Hill Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336

Phone: 928-282-3111

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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