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Dawn M. Yandel is a paralegal in the Special Districts and Business practice groups of Best Best & Krieger LLP. She has more than 27 years of experience as a litigation paralegal, focusing on complex litigation matters.

Under the supervision of attorneys, Dawn  works in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery, including document examination and management, drafting pleadings and discovery, deposition and trial preparation, pretrial motions, assisting at trial, and appellate matters.

Prior to joining BBK, Dawn worked for a construction defect litigation firm, assisting in the representation of a major U.S. developer. In addition to her extensive experience in construction defect litigation, Dawn also has experience with labor and employment law and product liability, specifically wind turbine generation litigation. Dawn earned her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego.

*Paralegals are not licensed attorneys. Under California law, paralegals are not authorized to provide legal advice.

  • M. Lyn Hall-Fore, CLA Award for Paralegal Excellence, San Diego Paralegal Association, June 15, 2004
Professional & Community Involvement
  • EdUCate! Board member
  • Standley Park and Recreation Council, vice president
  • UC Del Sol Girls' Fastpitch Softball, Board member

Education & Admissions

Arizona State University
University of San Diego Lawyer's Assistant Program
paralegal certificate



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