Dawn Star Singleton
1233 20th Street NW 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Maryland - Baltimore
711 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Dawn Star Singleton is a Partner in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. She has been practicing 23 years with experience litigating matters in the areas of employment, personal injury, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, multi-employer construction claims, claims against government contractors, and claims against non-profit entities.
Ms. Singleton has tried jury and non-jury trials in both local and federal courts in Washington, D.C.; Montgomery County; Prince George’s County; and Baltimore City, Maryland. In addition, Ms. Singleton has written appellate briefs and/or motions in Maryland, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Prior to joining Kiernan Trebach, Ms. Singleton was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Ms. Singleton also previously worked as a Senior Associate at the District of Columbia Housing Authority where she appeared before administrative tribunals, including the Office of Fair Hearings, the Office of Administrative Hearings and the Department of Employment Services in the District of Columbia.
Dawn was involved in a significant matter of first impression in the District of Columbia that involved the statutory notice requirements for filing a lawsuit against an independent agency of the District of Columbia government, which resulted in a dismissal of the action with prejudice. The trial court’s decision was affirmed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals establishing the first appellate decision of the agency’s enabling Act on statutory notice. Years later, based on the case of first impression, Ms. Singleton was successful in getting dismissal of an action against a subsidiary entity of the independent agency of the District of Columbia government. Again, the decision was upheld on appeal before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.