Dawn Dillon Raynor

Phone: 919-861-5067
Email: ddr@ymh.com
Sharing Links: www.linkedin.com/in/dawnraynor
Administrative Assistant: Deborah Savage
Paralegal: Rebekah Siers
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Background

Dawn manages operations at Young Moore and Henderson and co-leads the employment/workers’ compensation litigation team. She advises and defends employers in workers’ compensation and employment matters. In this capacity, she represents her clients in mediations, in litigation at the North Carolina Industrial Commission and in appeals before the North Carolina Supreme Court. She is experienced in defending hospitals in workers’ compensation and employment matters and in defending occupational exposure claims, including asbestosis and silicosis claims. Her clients include Rex HealthCare, Cracker Barrel, General Electric, North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Gallagher Bassett and Allied Claims Administration.

Dawn joined Young Moore and Henderson in 1996 after completing a judicial clerkship at the North Carolina Court of Appeals with Judges Jack Cozort and Donnie Smith. She is an active member of several firm management committees and represents the firm in several ALFA International practice groups including workers’ compensation, employment law and women in the profession. Dawn regularly speaks at seminars for clients and other lawyers on workers’ compensation and employment law topics.

Practice Areas

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1995
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Mary Washington College, 1992

Admitted in

  • North Carolina, 1995
  • U.S. District Courts for North Carolina

Awards & Achievements

  • Listed in North Carolina’s Super Lawyers, 2010 as a “Rising Star”
  • Associate chief justice, Moot Court Board, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Order of the Barristers, Wake Forest University School of Law

Professional & Civic Activity

  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Workers’ Compensation Section Council
    • Secretary and pro-bono committee chair
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys,
    • Workers’ compensation section
    • Young lawyers division, past member of executive council
    • Past co-chair of education committee
  • ALFA International
    • Labor and employment practice group member
    • Women’s Initiative group member
    • Workers’ compensation practice group program chair, 2016-2017
  • Defense Research Institute member
  • Board of Directors, Poe Center for Health Education
  • 2009-10 Co-Chair, Montessori School Of Raleigh Annual Fund
  • Member, board of directors, First Baptist Church Infant/Toddler Center
  • Deacon, First Baptist Church Raleigh

Publications & Presentations

  • Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017“, YMH Blog, May 2017
  • “Smooth Sailing – Navigating the Bermuda Triangle ADA, FMLA & Workers’ Compensation”, April 2017
  • Caught in the Web, Along came a Spyder,” speaker, Fall 2016
  • “The Patent Wars: Big Pharma vs. Generics,” June 2013

  • “The Best Workers’ Comp Claim You Never Had:  The Value of Screening Employees for Potential Workers’ Compensation Problems Before Hiring Them,” Fall 2010
  • “Empowering Employers: Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs,” Fall 2009
  • “Asbestosis and Silicosis: Defending the Occupational Exposure Claim,” North Carolina Bar Association, Spring 2008
  • “The Basics of Occupational Disease Claims,” Fall 2008
  • “The Bermuda Triangle: the Overlap of FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation,” Summer 2007
  • “North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Trends and Challenges,” 2006
  • “Billing in a Time of Change,” North Carolina State Bar Journal, co-author, Summer 1997

News & Events

Milestones

  • Sharpe v. Rex Healthcare, 179 N.C. App. 365, 633 S.E.2d 702 (2006)
  • Foster-Long v. Durham County, 177 N.C. App. 462, 628 S.E.2d 867 (2006)
  • Ogle v. W & O Masonry, 602 S.E.2d 727 (2004)
  • Johnson v. Southern Tire Sales and Service, 358 N.C. 701, 599 S.E.2d 508 (2004)
  • Hodgin v. Hodgin, 159 N.C. App. 635, 583 S.E.2d 362 (2003)
  • Fox v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 157 N.C. App. 572, 579 S.E.2d 520 (2003)
  • Cialino v. Wal-Mart Stores, 156 N.C. App. 463, 577 S.E.2d 345 (2003)
  • Walker v. Lake Rim Lawn and Garden, 155 N.C. App. 709, 575 S.E.2d 764 (2003)
  • Howell v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 155 N.C. App. 220, 573 S.E.2d 772 (2002)
  • Zimmerman v. Eagle Elec. Mfg. Co., 356 N.C. 425, 571 S.E.2d 587 (2002)
  • Johnson v. Southern Tire Sales and Service, 152 N.C. App. 323, 567 S.E.2d 773 (2002)
  • Ward v. Floors Perfect, 151 N.C. App. 752, 567 S.E.2d 465 (2002)
  • Shoemaker v. Creative Builders, 150 N.C. App. 523, 563 S.E.2d 622 (2002)
  • Effingham v. Kroger Co., 149 N.C. App. 105, 561 S.E.2d 287 (2002)
  • Zimmerman v. Eagle Elec. Mfg. Co., 147 N.C. App. 748, 556 S.E.2d 678 (2001)
  • Hawley v. Wayne Dale Const., 146 N.C. App. 423, 552 S.E.2d 269 (2001)
  • Russos v. Wheaton Indus., 145 N.C. App. 164, 551 S.E.2d 456 (2001)
  • Royce v. Rushco Food Stores, Inc., 139 N.C. App. 322, 533 S.E.2d 284 (2000)
  • Hansen v. Crystal Ford-Mercury, Inc., 138 N.C. App. 369, 531 S.E.2d 867 (2000)
  • Scurlock v. Durham County General Hosp., 136 N.C. App. 144, 523 S.E.2d 439 (1999)
  • Station Associates, Inc. v. Dare County, 350 N.C. 367, 513 S.E.2d 789 (1999)
  • State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Long, 350 N.C. 84, 511 S.E.2d 303 (1999)
  • Howard v. Square-D Co., 349 N.C. 224, 504 S.E.2d 785 (1998)
  • Howard v. Square-D Co., 128 N.C. App. 303, 494 S.E.2d 606 (1998)
  • Strickland v. Carolina Classics Catfish, Inc., 127 N.C. App. 615, 492 S.E.2d 362 (1997)
  • Grantham v. R. G. Barry Corp., 127 N.C. App. 529, 491 S.E.2d 678 (1997)

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