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Dawn Besserman - Partner

Dawn Besserman, MRHFM Mesothelioma Attorney

Dawn Besserman

Dawn is a partner at Maune, Raichle, Hartley, French & Mudd, LLC, and she manages the firm’s Tampa, Florida office. Her entire practice is devoted exclusively to representing mesothelioma victims and their families.


Dawn is an experienced trial attorney who has dedicated her career to helping injury victims and their families. Prior to joining MRHFM, Dawn concentrated her trial practice on representing victims in wrongful death, product liability and personal injury cases.

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 named a "Rising Star" attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Dawn is licensed to practice law Florida, Missouri and Illinois, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the 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, including tort reform, evidence, cross-examination, and trucking accident 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, with one son and three stepchildren. She lives with her family in Tampa, Florida.


Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, B.A. (double major in Political Science and Philosophy), summa cum laude, 1999

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