Dawn L. Hassell

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in San Francisco, California

The Hassell Law Group
Dawn L. Hassell
The Hassell Law Group

Practice Areas: Personal Injury

Licensed in California since: 1998

Education: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
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The Hassell Law Group

4079 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone: 415-334-4111 Email: Dawn L. Hassell Visit website

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Dawn is the Managing Attorney of The Hassell Law Group and one of the very top San Francisco Personal Injury attorneys. She has won a significant number of 7-figure results for clients including settlements and judgments. She is a highly skilled litigator, strategist, and negotiator. She has an undefeated record in trial and arbitration for her clients. She is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

In recent years, Dawn has obtained many case results that were ranked by Top Verdict as some of the very highest in the State of California. These include case results in the Top 10 Settlements and Top 20 Settlements in all of California in her practice area. She has had numerous other case results rank in the Top 50 and Top 100 Settlements in California in given years. Some of Dawn's substantial settlements and court judgments include: a $10 Million+ confidential settlement for a woman who was seriously injured in a head on collision caused by a commercial truck driver, a $4.9M settlement in Contra Costa County in 2022 for a driver seriously injured in a car accident with a cement truck; $4,677,244 court judgment in San Mateo County for a client seriously injured in a motorcycle accident; $4.6M settlement for a pain management physician who sustained an impalement injury in a trip and fall accident; $4.5M for a woman in her 60's struck by a vehicle in a San Francisco crosswalk who sustained a brain bleed that required hospitalization and surgery; $2.525M for two pedestrians struck by an agricultural vehicle; $1.75M for a driver who required back surgery after being rear-ended by a commercial truck; $1.5M for a driver who sustained a surgical clavicle injury and concussion in a car accident; and $825,000 for a client injured by a dangerous sidewalk.

Dawn represents seriously injured clients in a wide range of cases including:

Dawn received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and was admitted to practice law in California in 1998. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton where she graduated Summa Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa, and in the top 1% of her class. Dawn served as a Distinguished Member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association from 2002-2012.

First Admitted: 1998, California

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

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.
Representative Clients:
  • Serving Plaintiffs in personal injury claims and litigation.
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • See Summary Statement above
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. 
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
Honors/Awards:
  • In 2023, national lawsuit results ranking site Top Verdict recognized Dawn with a Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Award for her exceptional case results achieved in 2022 on behalf of the firm's clients., Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements California, Top Verdict, 2022
  • https://topverdict.com/lists/2022/california/top-10-truck-accident-settlements, Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in California, Top Verdict, 2022
  • In 2023, national lawsuit results ranking site Top Verdict recognized Dawn with a Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements Award for her exceptional case results achieved in 2022 on behalf of the firm's clients., Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements California, Top Verdict, 2022
  • 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 2021, national lawsuit results ranking site Top Verdict recognized Dawn with a Top 10 Premises Liability Settlements Award for her exceptional case results achieved in 2020 on behalf of the firm's clients., Top 10 Premises Liability Settlements in California 2020 Award, TopVerdict.com, 2021
  • In 2021, national lawsuit results ranking site Top Verdict recognized Dawn with a Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements Award for her exceptional case results achieved in 2020 on behalf of the firm's clients., Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements In California 2020 Award, TopVerdict.com, 2021
  • In 2021, national lawsuit results ranking site Top Verdict recognized Dawn with a Top 20 Pedestrian Accident Settlements Award for her exceptional case results achieved in 2020 on behalf of the firm's clients., Top 20 Pedestrian Accident Settlements In California 2020 Award, TopVerdict.com, 2021
  • In 2021, national lawsuit results ranking site Top Verdict recognized Dawn with a Top 50 Motor Vehicle Accidents Settlements Award for her exceptional case results achieved in 2020 on behalf of the firm's clients., Top 50 Motor Vehicle Accidents Settlements in California 2020 Award, TopVerdict.com, 2021
  • In 2021, national lawsuit results ranking site Top Verdict recognized Dawn with a Top 50 Wrongful Death Settlements Award for her exceptional case results achieved in 2020 on behalf of the firm's clients., Top 50 Wrongful Death Settlements In California 2020 Award, TopVerdict.com, 2021
  • In 2021, Expertise.com named The Hassell Law Group among The Best Personal Injury Attorneys in San Francisco., Best Personal Injury Attorneys In San Francisco Award, Expertise.com, 2021
  • In 2021, Expertise.com named The Hassell Law Group among The Best Car Accident Lawyers in San Francisco., Best Car Accident Lawyers in San Francisco, Expertise.com, 2021
  • In 2021, Expertise.com named The Hassell Law Group among The Best Truck Accident Lawyers in San Francisco., Best Truck Accident Lawyers in San Francisco, Expertise.com, 2021
  • In 2021, Dawn was recognized as a 7 Figure Litigator for the notable settlement in Yoshida v. Vik's Distributors, et al., 7 Figure Litigators Award, highstakeslitigators.com, 2021
  • 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
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Numerous published settlements, including: $4.9M settlement in Contra Costa County in 2022 for a driver seriously injured in a car accident with a cement truck; $4.67M court judgment in San Mateo County for a client seriously injured in a motorcycle accident; $4.6M settlement for a pain management physician who sustained an impalement injury in a trip and fall accident; $4.5M for a woman in her 60's struck by a vehicle in a San Francisco crosswalk who sustained a brain bleed that required hospitalization and surgery; $2.525M for two pedestrians struck by an agricultural vehicle; $1.75M for a driver who required back surgery after being rear-ended by a commercial truck; $1.5M for a driver who sustained a surgical clavicle injury and concussion in a car accident; and $825,000 for a client injured by a dangerous sidewalk. Ms. Hassell has an undefeated record in all jury and bench trials to verdict, binding arbitrations, and non-binding judicial arbitrations on behalf of her clients. Please see the firm's website for additional results and specific details of case results: https://www.hasselllawgroup.com/results/    , 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association

Office location for Dawn L. Hassell

4079 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

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11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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