Testimonials

“After 13 years in law enforcement, the job finally got to me in ways I never would have expected, and I sustained injuries that will always be a part of my life. When I needed the right attorney at the most critical time in my career, I called Andrew Dawson. I observed Andrew litigate cases for police officers unrelated to mine, and I was very impressed with his extraordinary command of the law and pragmatic approach to difficult situations. Unlike so many attorneys, Andrew was a police officer for 10 years and undoubtedly understands and conceptualizes the sub-culture of law enforcement, thereby allowing him to truly understand police officers in our ever-changing society, as well as the cases officers become involved in no matter how complicated.

Andrew has integrity; he’s tenacious and unwilling to simply settle a case just to adjudicate it. He fights for what’s right. He fights harder for his clients than any other attorney I’ve known. Andrew is more than just an attorney once he is retained. When I was struggling with the negative impacts inherently attached to a law enforcement career, he called me, texted me, and became a support system. He assured me I’d be okay. Our conversations weren’t all about the legality of my case at the time, he became a mentor, an adviser, a teacher and he led me on a successful path that I otherwise would not have ever traveled had it not been for his devotion to his career and his inner constitution that drives him to ensure the scales of justice are balanced. This is an attorney who cares deeply about the fundamental idea of jurisprudence, the principle of justice and never relented when an allegation was charged against his client, despite any obstacles.”

N. WILSON  La Habra PA

“In a desperate plea, I reached out to Andrew who came highly recommended by LEO’S from Monterey Park, and Alhambra Police.  I explained to him how my current attorney was forcing me into resigning in lieu of termination.  I knew I had done nothing wrong and my attorney was giving me a very short deadline to make a decision. Andrew agreed to take on my case and within hours of receiving my 1000 page internal investigation, Kim found that my first attorney failed to see that the city had violated the statute of limitations in its imposition of discipline.  Within a few months Andrew went up to bat for me in mediation, the case ended with me getting a nice six figure settlement from the city, I did not ask for my job back since I already had gainful employment and was much happier at my new job.  Andrew and Kim were amazing through my whole ordeal. I cannot recommend them enough. ”

M. SAUCEDO  San Gabriel POA

“Dawson & Riley was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. After I was involved in a car accident, as a passenger, and suffered minor injuries from the collision and airbag, I didn’t know which end was up. After the dust settled and months later I was given an internal affairs notice. I contacted my union representative prior to my internal affairs interview, under the impression that it was a just an inquiry about the night of the accident. After the internal affairs interview, I then realized it was more than just a simple inquiry. I was now facing several days off as a passenger of a traffic accident.  I contacted Dawson & Riley after all the damage. Once on the case, they began their investigation and follow-up. Months later after a full appeal hearing, I was cleared of my allegations and my suspension was overturned. Dawson & Riley walked me through the process and made it easy. They answered my questions, no matter how trivial (even on the weekend!), and took time out of their day to meet me at a location that was convenient for me to go over the case, rather than making me come to them. Thank you for your service, patience and time.”

M. WARE  Inglewood POA

 

“I met Andrew Dawson and Kim Riley when my life was at an all-time low. I was accused of wrongdoing, which ultimately led to my termination. When my department failed to conduct a thorough investigation that was warranted to clear my name, Andrew and Kim stepped in. They worked relentlessly and aggressively in preparation to take my case into arbitration. During arbitration, Andrew aggressively and skillfully presented our case to the arbitrator; while at the same time, he thoroughly dismantled my department’s case against me. This led the arbitrator to overturn my termination and ordered me back to work with full back pay.

During this process, I met with many lawyers. None of them possessed the skills or confidence to take on a case like mine, much less to win in an overwhelmingly fashion in which we did. Within five minutes of speaking with Andrew, I knew things were going to be okay. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need legal representation, you will find no better than Andrew Dawson and Kimberly Riley.”

J. WALKER  Barstow POA

 

“Andrew and Kim have helped many officers from the Maywood Police Department with everything from minor grievances to major discipline including overturning termination cases and assisting officers through the difficult process of obtaining disability retirements. They’ve always treated both officers and the administration with the utmost respect and professionalism which is part of what makes them so successful and sought after LDF attorneys.”

EMIL FLOREZ  Former Maywood POA President

 

“I would not be where I am today if I had not contacted attorneys Andrew Dawson and Kim Riley, immediately after receiving notice of an internal affairs investigation.  What I perceived as a minor issue quickly spiraled out of control and the possibility of losing all I had worked so hard for became very real.  Thankfully, the guidance and legal support I received proved invaluable and I am well on my way with a highly successful career.”

C. HENDRIX  Seal Beach POA

 

“I’ve had many ‘good’ attorneys in the past decade, but Dawson and Riley are beyond compare and set the standard for what’s beyond exceptional.  The level of genuine passion and personal investment into their cases is without parallel.  Their legal perspective is refreshingly insightful and very aggressive.”

D. McDOW  San Luis Obispo POA

 

“The knowledge, expertise and professionalism of Dawson & Riley is unsurpassed! Attorney Riley’s hard work, experience and dedication to my case effected a positive outcome for me. I would highly recommend the law firm of Dawson & Riley.”

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