Lucas J.M. Dawson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Groshek Law PA
 | 530 N 3rd Street, Suite 301
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-503-9190
Fax: 612-294-2565
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Since graduating from law school, Lucas J.M. Dawson has been engaged in private practice. She was employed by two law firms before she joined Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Groshek Law PA in 2016, where she concentrates on criminal defense, family law, juvenile law, civil litigation, and administrative law for clients in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Ms. Dawson is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association. In 2014 and 2015, she received recognition from the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer due to her providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services as defined in the Rules of Professional Conduct. Ms. Dawson is affiliated with the Children's Law Center of Minnesota, which provides protection to legal orphans and foster children, and Central Minnesota Legal Services, which provides free legal services to qualifying individuals. She also works with Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd., which helps to protect and enforce the rights of low-income Minnesotans.

While attending law school, Ms. Dawson clerked for the Chisago County Attorney's Office as well as for the Office of the Hennepin County Attorney, where she prosecuted juvenile delinquency and child protection cases in her capacity as a certified student attorney. She also served as a clerk for an area law firm, working exclusively on family law cases.

In 2006, Ms. Dawson earned a degree in international relations from St. Catherine University. She worked as a legal assistant for four years before enrolling at what was then known as William Mitchell College of Law and being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2011.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Criminal Defense (10%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, 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

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, 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

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Lucas Dawson

Admitted: 2011, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.christagrosheklaw.com/Attorneys/Lucas-Dawson.sht...

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Attorney, Children's Law Center, 2018
  • Volunteer Attorney, Children's Law Center, 2017
  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Laywer's Network, 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney, Children's Law Center, 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney with the Children's Law Center, 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney with Central Minnesota Legal Services, 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney with VLN, 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney with the Children's Law Center, 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney with Central Minnesota Legal Services, 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney with the Children's Law Center, 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney with Central Minnesota Legal Services, 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney with the Children's Law Center, 2012
  • Volunteer Attorney with Central Minnesota Legal Services, 2012
  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Lawyer's Network, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In re the Welfare of the Child of: L. D.-P., A18-0754 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018), Oral Argument scheduled., 2018
  • Hamida Ischmael Amarreh, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Ishmael G. Amarreh, Appellant, A18-0198 (Minn. Ct. App. 2018), decision pending., 2018
  • 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 the Welfare of the Child of A.E. and J.W., Parents, A16-2045, Minnesota Court of Appeals, dismissed as premature., 2016
  • 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 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 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
  • In re the Marriage of Richie v. Richie, A12-1371 (Minn.Ct.App. 2013), unpublished., 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • As a result of the 2014, In re the Petition of K.P.W. and J.L.H. case, and after my Notice of Constitutional Challenge, the Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics updated all of their paperwork for unmarried fathers to clarify one important point regarding Recognitions of Parentage.  There is a still a lot to be done in this area, but it is the first step., 2014

Videos:

  • As the story references, I am advocating to have my clients' children returned. *Update, the children have been reuinifed with the Mother and the case will be closing soon., 2016

Educational Background:

  • College of St. Catherine, B.A., Bachelor of Arts; Major: International Relations, 2006
Office Location for Lucas J.M. Dawson

530 N 3rd Street
Suite 301
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-503-9190

Fax: 612-294-2565

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Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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