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Dawn R. Hedlund

Attorney at Law

20-year trial lawyer well-versed in the arena of defending criminal prosecutions for first and multiple time offenders in the Criminal Justice System.

Family Law Litigator with a focus on simple divorces, modification of child custody orders with a speciality in Child Protective Services representing both parents and children. Focus on Intervenor Representation of foster families or extended family seeking adoption of children.

Specially educated and trained in representation of offenders with mental illness.

Pro bono representation of animal shelters and owner of 4 beautiful rescue dogs!

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas


  • Juris Doctrate, Texas A&M School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan) - May 2002

    • Mock Trial, Moot Court, Order of The Barristers.

  • Bachelor of Arts, University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM - May 1990

    • Double Major in Criminology & Spanish


  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer - 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - 2019, 2020


  • Texas Bar College

  • State Bar of Texas Criminal Section

  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Collin County Bar Association – Juvenile and CPS Divisions

  • State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section

  • State Bar of Texas Juvenile Law Section

  • State Bar of Texas CPS Section

  • Frisco Bar Association