Dawn Marshall

Dawn Marshall

Senior Associate
Location:
Hollywood, Florida
Phone:
954-251-5500
Fax:
954-251-5501
Email:

Dawn Marshall has been a senior associate of the firm since 2013 and practices insurance defense litigation, concentrating on property damage cases as well as the firms employment and third party claims. She also handles sinkhole litigation and Chinese drywall cases.

Born in Rochester, Indiana, Dawn received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, with a minor in business administration , at Indiana University. As an undergraduate, she studied for two consecutive summers at Iberoamericana University in Mexico City. Beginning her career in banking and retail management, Dawn decided to study law and attended law school as a night student at the University of Miami School of Law, while working at Southeast Bank during the days. She earned her Juris Doctor in 1986.

A skilled litigator and trial attorney practicing for more than 25 years, Dawn has gained experience in a variety of practice areas. She began her legal career at a firm in North Miami, litigating foreclosures and attending bankruptcy court. At Blackwell & Walker, P.A. in Miami, where she remained for six years, she expanded her reach to products liability—more specifically, asbestos defense litigation and defective roof class-action suits. She also practiced commercial litigation there, focusing on both residential and commercial foreclosures, as well as bankruptcy cases, and performed client marketing, which included conducting client seminars. Dawn spent another six years practicing at the Miami firm of Keith Mack LLP, where she practiced mainly commercial litigation for business owners, condominium associations, and institutional clients, before establishing her own firm in commercial litigation, family law, community association law, and general corporate matters.

Relocating to Georgia in 2004, Dawn closed her Florida firm and joined Hawkins & Parnell, LLC  in Atlanta, where she enmeshed herself in all aspects of asbestos defense litigation, including training and supervising paralegals and staff for trial preparation, conducting factual investigations, and interacting with medical teams. Returning to Florida in 2006, Dawn settled in the Fort Lauderdale area, practicing insurance defense and medical malpractice litigation. After Hurricane Wilma, she analyzed, filed, and litigated these claims, and added to her experience defamation and Ponzi scheme cases, plus a jury trial in a medical malpractice case. In West Palm Beach at Billing Cochran Lyles Mauro & Ramsey, P.A., she focused on litigating medical malpractice and premises liability cases before joining Rubinton & Associates in March 2013.

Dawn also spent almost twelve years of her legal career as an adjunct instructor in the paralegal program at Florida International University, as well as one year during this time teaching paralegal courses at Florida Career College. Additionally, she conducted several seminars at FIU, including one on toxic torts. Dawn also taught remedial English-writing for more than five years as an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade Community College, again while practicing law, and served on the Board of Directors of the Lawyer’s  Credit Union for two years. Her publications include the 1991 edition of “The Court Handbook for Dade County Lawyers,” the 2000 and 2002 editions of “Basics of Legal Assisting in Florida,” and articles for civil ligation and foreclosure seminars. She is proficient in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Sinkhole and Chinese Drywall Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2006

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1986
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Languages

  • Spanish