Dawn M. Dillon

Managing Partner

Dawn serves as Young Moore’s Managing Partner and is the first woman to lead the firm since its inception in 1954. She also co-leads the Employment/Workers’ Compensation litigation team.

An employment lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, Dawn advises and represents clients on matters involving workers’ compensation claims and other employment issues such as non-compete agreements, harassment and retaliation claims, ADA, FMLA and FSLA issues, employment agreement drafting and enforcement. She pragmatically assists her clients in resolving problems associated with government, workforce, or legal and policy changes. Dawn enjoys her work with employers, particularly understanding individual client needs, cultures and business. She understands that some situations require education and negotiation, while others merit a court battle.

Dawn helps employers solve problems involving:

  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Harassment and discrimination claims
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Handbook, policy and compliance
  • Non-compete and trade secrets
  • Employment agreements

Dawn regularly speaks at seminars for clients and other lawyers on workers’ compensation and employment law topics and has served in a variety of leadership roles in the legal and business communities. She is a former Chair of ALFA International’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group and a Past President of the Board of Directors of the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education. Dawn holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and she is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite™.

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

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