Sander R. Dawson

Sander R. Dawson

San Diego, California
(928) 282-3126
After earning his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, Sander attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he graduated cum laude in 2013. During his first year of law school, Sander was awarded three Academic Achievement Awards for earning the top grade in three different classes, a Distinguished Advocate award for taking first place in a four-round oral advocacy competition, an Academic Merit Scholarship for his academic performance, and a Faculty Award for his contributions to the law school. He worked on the school's Law Review and International Law Journal as an Associate Writer and Editor, served on the Community Outreach Committee tutoring at-risk youths, and was named to the Pro Bono Legal Honors Society in recognition of his pro bono work in San Diego. Sander developed a passion for trial work during law school. He learned and studied trial strategy while interning with Rick Friedman of Friedman|Rubin, and honed his skills in court as an intern at the San Diego Public Defender’s Office. Since law school, Sander has successfully handled multiple jury trials. He joined Dawson & Rosenthal in 2014 after passing the California Bar Exam (2013), and shortly before passing the Arizona Bar Exam (2014). Sander's practice is devoted to fighting corporate misconduct and helping clients in California and Arizona who have been harmed by insurance companies.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2017


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. cum laude - 2013
    • Law Journal: California Western Law Review and International Law Journal, Associate Writer & Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2009
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona Association for Justice / Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pro Bono Legal Honors Society