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"Our team works together with our clients, building trust, results, and successful long-term relationships. That has and always will be the Dawson & Associates model."

Robert Dawson

Policy decisions in Washington often have far-reaching impacts on businesses, individuals, and other levels of government. In this rapidly changing landscape, influencing government action is a challenging endeavor. A successful outcome requires knowing whom to contact and when, communicating the right message and coordinating the effort.

At Dawson & Associates, we recognize the importance of professional advocacy to help citizens participate in the governing process and to provide the compelling technically-based rationale needed to prevail.


Founded in 1997, Dawson & Associates provides a powerful voice for its clients in the Federal environmental regulatory process. We work with our clients to analyze a situation, assess the risk, identify goals, and anticipate future challenges. We have a successful track record of developing innovative solutions tailored to the specific needs of our clients.


Our experienced leaders work closely with clients to develop and implement

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a timely, effective government relations strategy. Our approach, whether in the legislative process or through ExecutiveBranch action or both, is to help shape winning strategies for our clients that include reaching decision makers and articulating a compelling, timely message.

"Dawson & Associates led our team through many conflicting mazes during our Cordova Hills permit negotiations. Whether the challenges were local or in D.C., Dawson provided concise, timely advice and follow through that helped us successfully obtain our Cordova Hills permit."

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Ron Alvarado
Chief Administrative Officer SBM Management, LP
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Expert Advocacy

Dawson & Associates has an unmatched depth of skills and understanding of the key Federal water resource regulatory agencies, and the experience and knowledge to assist our clients and the Federal agencies resolve in a mutually beneficial way the toughest of regulatory and contracting challenges.


Project Risk Assessment

Our team’s Federal and private experience give us the expertise necessary to assess our clients’ situations and develop strategies that help them overcome these challenges.


Technical Services

No other firm can match the Dawson & Associates team of experts that helps clients develop solutions to multiple, varied, and complex Federal challenges. We also offer separable Technical Services for clients in need of specific, targeted and specialized expertise to address challenges that do not require government advocacy.

Dawson & Associates is proud to support these fine charities:

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