G. Edgar Dawson, III


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Ed Dawson has been a trial lawyer since 1982. He began his career in the courts prosecuting drug dealers in the City of Richmond, and moved back to Lynchburg in 1986. In 1988, along with David Petty and Dick Livingston, he became a founding member of our firm and has been representing our clients in the court system ever since. Mr. Dawson has extensive experience in civil and criminal trials, and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all State and Federal Courts. From traffic ticket cases to claims involving millions of dollars, he is a tireless advocate for our clients, whether in the courtroom or by exploring alternative resolutions through mediation and arbitration.

Ed has served as a Special Assistant Bar Counsel for the Virginia State Bar and served on the Ninth District Disciplinary Committee for the Bar (Chair 1995-1996); he is a member of the Lynchburg Bar Association (President of the YLC 1990-1991) and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Board of Directors 1992-1995).

He is active in the community outside of the practice of law, serving on the Boards of corporations and non-profit organizations in Central Virginia.

Practice Areas:

Commercial and Tort Litigation; Criminal law


University of Richmond, B.A. 1978
University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. 1982

Admitted to the Bar: 


Professional Experience and Activities:  

Virginia State Bar (Special Assistant Bar Counsel 2001-2003); Lynchburg Bar Association (President Y.L.C. 1990-1991); Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Director 1992-1995); Virginia State Bar Ninth District Disciplinary Committee (Member 1994-2000, Chair 1995-1996); Lynchburg Bar Association (Medical-Legal Committee 1996 to present).

Community Activities:

Family Services of Central Virginia, Inc. (Board of Directors 1989-1992); James River Day School (Board of Trustees (1994-1999); Boonsboro Country Club (Board of Directors 1998 to 2004); American Pension Investors Trust (Board of Trustees 1996 to present); E.C. Glass Foundation (Board of Directors 2009-2014); Presbyterian Home and Family Services (Board of Directors 2009-2014)