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LLM, George Washington University Law School

JD, University of Baltimore Law School

BA, Tulane University

Memberships and Citations

Virginia Bar Associations

Major practice areas


Federal Contracts


Stephen Paul Dawson

Executive Vice President & General Counsel 

With 20 years of experience at Dawson & Associates, Steve possesses expertise in every area of our client service operations. He oversees client teams, ensuring Dawson clients receive the full benefits of our company's extensive network of experts. Steve also facilitates meeting new client demands on legislation and regulation as success in one area of permitting often spurs interest in other areas.


Steve is also proficient in  water resources and energy permitting. He brings specialized knowledge involving federal policy and environmental law to private sector clients requiring help integrating their interests with federal operations to create permitting solutions.


Steve has crafted successful strategies on Clean Water Act permitting, Mitigation Bank permitting, and Endangered Species Act compliance, CERCLA and RCRA compliance. 


Steve holds an L.L.M. in Environmental Law from George Washington University Law School, a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association.


He lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and their four children.

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