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Dawn Besserman - Partner

Neil Maune, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd Mesothelioma Law Firm

Dawn M. Besserman

Dawn is an experienced trial attorney who has dedicated her career to helping mesothelioma victims and their families.

Prior to joining MRHFM in 2012, Dawn concentrated her trial practice on representing victims in wrongful death, product liability and personal injury cases. For the past ten years, her entire practice has been devoted exclusively to representing mesothelioma victims and their families.

Dawn has received an “AV Preeminent” rating through Martindale-Hubbell. An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. In 2008, she was named an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Since 2010, each year she has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Dawn is licensed to practice law Florida, Missouri and Illinois, and she is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, Eastern District of Missouri, and the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois.

Dawn enjoys lecturing at legal seminars and has authored several works on various topics in civil litigation. Dawn is a member of numerous bar associations, previously served for a number of years on the Board of Governors of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), and is a past Chair of the Women in Legal Profession Section of BAMSL.

Dawn is happily married and lives with her family and beloved dog in Tampa, Florida.


Dawn is a partner at Maune, Raichle, Hartley, French & Mudd, LLC, and she manages the firm’s Tampa, Florida office.


Saint Louis University
School of Law, 2003

St. Louis, MO
cum laude

Southern Illinois University, 1999
Edwardsville, IL
summa cum laude

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