Dawn Speltz graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College with a joint degree in Economics and Political Science, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School cum laude in 2005. Dawn joined Carson, Clelland & Schreder in 2003 as a Law Clerk, working primarily in the fields of criminal and family law. Upon graduation from law school, Dawn joined the firm as a full-time attorney.
Dawn has been practicing criminal prosecution and family law since 2005. She has experience in gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor jury trials, court trials and appellate work. In addition, Dawn works as a liaison with the police departments and community development departments, to keep them apprised of new legislation and changes to the criminal court system. When not doing criminal prosecution, Dawn practices almost exclusively in family law and estate planning, assisting clients through the most difficult times of their lives, addressing marriage dissolution, paternity, and child custody cases, as well as preparing simple wills and trusts.
Dawn is married and has two children, and lives in the west metro.