S. W. Dawson is an attorney in private practice who specializes in defending individuals and businesses in state and federal criminal investigations. Dawson is also a trusted source for bespoke civil litigation strategies for his clients. Dawson has represented hundreds of clients in every corner of Virginia in both felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal courts. Dawson has been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer "Rising Star" five years in a row (2016 - 2020), has been listed among Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine, has been awarded the Top 10 Under 40 award for the entire Commonwealth of Virginia by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and has also been named a "Top Lawyer" by Coastal Virginia Magazine. 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.