Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Professional Details

Dawn B. Eyerly, Partner and Co-General Counsel

Dawn B. Eyerly is the firm’s Co-General Counsel, and has previously served on the firm's Executive Management Committee.  Ms. Eyerly is a trial attorney with substantial litigation experience, including several jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations. She also has extensive appellate experience in both State and Federal courts.

Ms. Eyerly represents individuals as well as entities, ranging from small, family-owned businesses to multi-million dollar international corporations.  In addition to representing clients in litigation matters, she currently serves as outside general counsel for several companies.  Her experience in the areas of contract disputes, real estate litigation, employment matters and negligence/premises liability litigation allow her to fully serve her clients.

Ms. Eyerly has been successful in over 95% of her trials and arbitrations, and has participated in hundreds of mediations with exceptional results.  She has a passion for obtaining justice for each and every client, and that passion shows through in her representation.  

Ms. Eyerly’s achievements have long been recognized by clients as well as her peers. Indeed, for eleven years, she was named among the list of Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation bestowed on only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.  Ms, Eyerly was also nominated for the prestigious Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2016 “Leaders in Law” Award.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association | Litigation and Barristers Sections
  • State Bar of California | Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association

Ms. Eyerly is the current Vice President of the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club and a National Judge and Technical Panel member for U.S. Figure Skating, the governing body of all figure skating in the United States. She further serves as a member of several important committees within U.S. Figure Skating.  Ms. Eyerly volunteers hundreds of hours each year mentoring competitive figure skaters to reach their goals within the sport.

Representative Clients and Matters

Ms. Eyerly’s recent representative matters include:

  • Defense verdict after trial in a Class Action Shareholder Dispute in 2016
  • Dismissal with monetary sanctions in a wrongful death lawsuit in 2017
  • Numerous demurrers sustained without leave to amend
  • Summary Judgment in a complicated conversion case in 2016
  • Successful monetary verdict after trial in a real estate dispute concerning a Malibu mansion in 2016
  • Terminating sanctions due to repeated discovery abuse in 2016
  • Specific performance of a real estate transaction that had been breached following a lengthy binding arbitration in 2015

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