Shannon Dawson, Attorney at Law

About Shannon

When Shannon began law school, she had every intention of becoming a prosecutor. Upon graduation, her career path veered slightly as she discovered her calling to help injury victims and their families. Living and growing up in corporate America, Shannon has seen how insurance companies control many aspects of people’s day to day lives. She has often seen how large companies treat their insureds and other victimized parties unfairly and unreasonably. Shannon’s mission is to advocate on behalf of her clients and make them whole again.

Being a first-generation lawyer, Shannon built her business from the ground up. Her father has owned his own business for 40 years, and that inspired her to start one of her own. Shannon has handled hundreds of cases throughout her career. From small vehicle and tractor-trailer collisions to ensuring insurance companies hold up their end of a contract, Shannon has succeeded in getting her clients compensated. Shannon enjoys her work both in and out of the courtroom and she is not afraid to take a case to trial. She walks beside her clients every step of the way. Often her clients become friends, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Customer service is just as important to Shannon as doing well on a case. She understands clients need to be updated, informed, and sometimes just need to vent. Unlike many big firms, Shannon makes herself available on nights and weekends. She takes pride in her client base and communication.

When Shannon is not fighting the good fight, you can find her out with friends and family, at home with her dog listening to a podcast, or at the gym.

Shannon Dawson

Having your own law firm is not just about practicing the law, it is a business and career. Each client needs to know they are taken care of and that every one of their needs is met. I would rather take less cases and give them more attention than have hundreds of cases being shuffled in and out of my office for nominal value.

I also give my personal cell phone number to all of my clients so that they can reach me at anytime about their case. I understand that things pop up and questions need to be answered. My goal is to have each client at ease with me handling their case.


  • J.D. Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, University of Central Missouri

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • The Lawyer’s Association of St. Louis
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
  • Lifebridge Partnership

Bar Admissions

  • State of Missouri
  • Eastern District of Missouri

Awards and Honors

  • Featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly for $125,000 settlement just six months into her law practice
  • Featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly for $364,828 trial verdict in the City of St. Louis
  • Featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly for $364,828 trial verdict being affirmed on appeal

Nikki Bertolino

Nikki has worked as a paralegal for the last 15 years, applying her extensive experience in personal injury and medical malpractice.  Prior to shifting to the legal field, she worked in public relations with PMK-BNC in Los Angeles and later under local St. Louis entrepreneur Maxine Clark as a Marketing Manager with Build-a-Bear Workshop. Similar to Shannon, Nikki believes customer service is an important part of the process and also takes pride in building client relationships. Nikki received her BA in Public Relations from Illinois State and a Master’s degree in Communication from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Nikki grew up in the St. Louis area and enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Lizzie, and traveling, especially to Disney World!

Dawson Law Firm, LLC
Licensed in Missouri




Dawson Law Firm, LLC.
222 S. Central Ave. Ste. 1100, St. Louis, MO 63105

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