Dawn L. Hassell

Dawn L. Hassell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

The Hassell Law Group
 | 4079 19th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-334-4111
Fax: 415-469-9885
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Dawn is a highly skilled litigator, negotiator and top San Francisco personal injury attorney. She has an undefeated record in trial and arbitration for her clients, and a special talent for obtaining exceptional results for her injured clients. She has obtained substantial judgments and settlements for her clients. Some of her results include: a $4,677,244 court judgment in San Mateo County for a client in a serious motorcycle accident case; $4,600,000 settlement for a physician who tripped and fell and sustained an impalement injury; $2,525,000 for two pedestrians struck by an agricultural vehicle; $1,750,000 for a client rear-ended by a commercial truck; $990,000 for a pedestrian in crosswalk hit by a rideshare driver; $825,000 for a client in a sidewalk slip and fall case; $890,000 for client in a contested liability construction site accident injury case. Dawn received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1998. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and in the top 1% of her class. She served a Distinguished Member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association from 2002-2012.

About Dawn Hassell

Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.hasselllawgroup.com/attorneys-2/dawn-hassell/


  • In 2020, Dawn received the esteemed honor of being selected for National Trial Lawyers Top 100. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile., National Trial Lawyers Top 100, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2020
  • In 2020, Expert ranking site Expertise.com ranked Dawn as one of The Best Personal Injury Attorneys in San Francisco , Best Personal Injury Lawyers in San Francisco, Expertise.com, 2020
  • In 2020, Expert ranking site Expertise.com ranked Dawn as one of The Best Car Accident Attorneys in San Francisco, Best Car Accident Attorneys San Francisco, Expertise.com, 2020
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine has recently named Dawn a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneyan achievement reserved for only those attorneys who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in his or her area of law. Less than 1% of attorneys nationwide receive an invitation for membership., Top 100 Attorney, Attorney & Practice Magazine, 2020
  • In 2020, national lawsuit results ranking site Top Verdict recognized Dawn for her exceptional case results achieved in 2019 on behalf of several of the firm’s clients. In multiple high value cases Dawn was honored with awards including: Top 10 Pedestrian Accident Settlements CATop 20 Wrongful Death Settlements CATop 20 Premises Liability Settlements CATop 50 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements CA and Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements CA., Top 10 Pedestrian Accident Settlements- California, TopVerdict.com, 2019
  • Dawn is a distinguished member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum The Top Trial Lawyers in America®, one of the most highly prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the country with membership limited exclusively to lawyers with court judgments and case results exceeding $2 Million dollars. , Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Dawn is a distinguished member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, with membership limited to lawyers with court judgments and case results exceeding $1 Million dollars., Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  •  San Francisco Magazine has named Dawn on their annual list of the “Top Women Attorneys in Northern California” (2014-2020), Top Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine
  • Top Women Lawyers in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017, California Leaders in the Law, Forbes Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer attorney for low income clients at the SF Public Library, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Various articles for Trial Lawyer Magazine, article for CAOC's Forum Magazine, lecturer at CEB panel on Discovery, and panelist for SFTLA continuing legal education events. 


  • Numerous published settlements, including a $4,677,244 court judgment for a seriously injured motorcyclist, a $4,600,000 settlement for a physician who tripped and fell and sustained an impalement injury, and $2,525,000 settlement for two pedestrians hit by a commercial truck.    construction site accident case that settled for $890,000, and a $705,000 settlement in a contested liability solo roll over collision accident case Ms. Hassell has an undefeated record in all jury and bench trials to verdict, binding arbitrations, and non-binding judicial arbitrations.  Please see the firm's website for additional results and specific details of case results: https://www.hasselllawgroup.com/results/  

Representative Clients:

  • Serving Plaintiffs in personal injury claims and litigation.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • See Summary Statement above

Educational Background:

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law,1998 B.A., Politics, Philosophy and Law, Binghamton University (State University of New York),1994   Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude.

Industry Groups

  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association
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Office Location for Dawn L. Hassell

4079 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

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Last Updated: 3/4/2021

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