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Lucas J.M. Dawson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomington, MN

Halberg Criminal Defense
7900 Xerxes Avenue South, Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 952-224-4848
Fax: 952-224-4840
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Family Law (30%)
Attorney Profile

Lucas J.M. Dawson is an attorney with Halberg Criminal Defense in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A top-ranked trial lawyer with 10 years of total legal experience, Ms. Dawson focuses her practice exclusively on criminal law, and she provides unmatched defense counsel to those who stand accused of any type of felony or misdemeanor offense, including any of the following:

  • DWI
  • Drug crimes
  • Murder/homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Theft and property crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Computer and sex crimes

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Dawson has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and liberties of those dealing with very complex legal challenges. Early in her career, she served as a prosecutor of juvenile delinquency and child protection cases, so she has invaluable insight into the criminal justice system. As such, she has successfully handled a number of cases involving abuse and criminal sexual conduct against children.

As an attorney, Ms. Dawson has gained a reputation as a hard worker who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes for her clients both inside and outside the courtroom. She has also conducted several lectures on a variety of topics related to criminal law, and she has earned recognition from her peers as being among the top lawyers in her region.

A 2006 graduate of the St. Catherine University, Ms. Dawson attended William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law), where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2011. While in law school, she received honors for her excellent contributions to the Law School Public Service Program.

Ms. Dawson received her license to practice from the Minnesota State Bar Association in 2011, and she is an active member of various local, state and national legal organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Family Law
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Lucas J.M. Dawson

First Admitted: 2011, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.halbergdefense.com/attorney-dawson.html

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Educational Background

  • College of St. Catherine, B.A., Bachelor of Arts; Major: International Relations, 2006

Honors/Awards

  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014
  • , North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Family Law Institute, Juvenile Law, Presenter, 2016
  • Criminal Justice Institute - CHIPs 101, Presenter, Faculty, Minnesota CLE, 2019
  • I gave a nationwide presentation on effectively representing juveniles in juvenile delinquency cases with two other presenters, Presenter, Juvenile Law, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Family Law Institute on Child Protection, Presenter, Faculty, Minnesota CLE, 2018
  • Orders for Protection: Preparing your Best Case, Working with CPS, Presenter, Faculty, Minnesota CLE, 2018
  • Criminal Justice Institute - Dirty Dozen Panel: Child Protection Case Files, Presenter, Faculty, Minnesota CLE, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements

  • In re the Welfare of J.L.G., 924 N.W.2d 9 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018)., 2018
  • In re the Welfare of the Children of A.M.F., 934 N.W.2d 119 (Minn. Ct. App. 2019)., 2019
  • In re the Welfare of the Child of: L. D.-P., A18-0754 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018)., 2018
  • In re the Petition of K.P.W. and J.L.H. to Adopt S. Q.-B. W., a minor child, A15-0497 (Minn.Ct.App. 2015), unpublished, Petition for Review denied., 2015
  • In re the Petition of K.P.W. and J.L.H. to Adopt S. Q.-B. W., a minor child, A13-1754 (Minn.Ct.App. 2014), unpublished, Petition for Review denied., 2014
  • Hamida Ischmael Amarreh, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Ishmael G. Amarreh, Appellant, 918 N.W.2d 228 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018)., 2018
  • In re the Marriage of Richie v. Richie, A12-1371 (Minn.Ct.App. 2013), unpublished., 2013
  • In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: A.E., Parent, A17-0212 (Minn. Ct. App. 2017), 2017
  • In re the Matter of Kristin Holly Scherman, on behalf of minor child, A.S., A14-1029 (Minn.Ct.App. 2015) unpublished, Petition for Review denied., 2015
  • In re the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of A.E. and J.W., Parents, A16-2045, Minnesota Court of Appeals, dismissed as premature., 2016
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Office Location for Lucas J.M. Dawson

7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN 55431

Phone: 952-224-4848

Fax: 952-224-4840

Last Updated: 8/19/2021

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