S.W. Dawson has successfully represented countless clients from all over the Commonwealth of Virginia in a dizzying number of legal fields in both state and federal courts. Although Mr. Dawson specializes in defending businesses and individuals in state and federal criminal investigations, Dawson is also a trusted source for bespoke civil litigation strategies for his clients.
Additionally, Mr. Dawson is consistently recognized in peer-to-peer review publications such as Virginia Super Lawyer Magazine, Virginia Business Magazine, and Coastal Virginia Magazine, among others. Interestingly, Mr. Dawson enjoys the distinction of being one of only a handful of attorneys in the history of Virginia to have won jury acquittals for clients charged with first-degree murder in both state and federal court.
Mr. Dawson is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.