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S. W. Dawson is an attorney in private practice specializing in criminal defense and civil rights litigation. He has represented hundreds of folks all over in both felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal courts. Attorney Dawson has been selected to Virginia Business Magazine's 2018 listing of Legal Elite and has also been named a "Rising Star" by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine four years in a row (2016 - 2019). He has also been awarded the Top 10 Under 40 award for the entire Commonwealth of Virginia by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. While he has experience with homicide, narcotics, fraud, and money laundering cases, it’s his work in civil rights cases where his passion shines brightest. 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.