International Society of Primerus Law Firms

San Antonio Attorney
Dawn B. Finlayson

Phone: 210.225.1655


Languages: English

The focus of Dawn Finlayson’s practice is employment law. Her expertise is highly regarded in San Antonio and throughout Texas. An accomplished litigator, she has taken numerous complex and document intensive cases through trial to verdict. Her clients include all types of business entities, including large, publicly held companies, large and small private corporations, and various types of governmental entities. Ms. Finlayson represents companies and political subdivisions at every level of employee negotiation and dispute, from the drafting of employment agreements and employment handbooks to the representation of companies before local, state and federal administrative agencies, as well as handling of every aspect of employment-related litigation, from discovery to jury trial to appeal.

During her 40-year career, Ms. Finlayson led the 20-lawyer employment section of one of the premier firms of San Antonio, held the position of Senior Counsel for a Fortune 200 company, served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, and served as law clerk to the Chief Judge for the United States District Courts of the Western District of Texas. She has been recognized by BL Rankings in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Litigation and Employment Law-Management from 2008 to present.


  • The University of Texas Austin, (B.A.)
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, (J.D.)

Professional & Civic Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas 1978
  • Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Officer, U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Federal Circuits
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation

Contact This Firm

Caldwell East & Finlayson PLLC

700 North St. Mary's
Suite 1825
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States

Law Firm Contact: Chris Clark

Tel: 210.225.1655

Fax: 210.225.8999



Member Since: 2019

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