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Dawn D. Effron

Adjunct Professor of Law


JD Yeshiva University, BA University of Pennsylvania

Professional Background

Dawn Effron, Esq. is a mediator specializing in family and workplace disputes. Practicing since 1983, Effron's litigation experience includes tenures at New York's medical malpractice firm Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, the New York State Department of Health's Bureau for Professional Medical Conduct, and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. She has negotiated multi-million dollar settlements and successfully tried many cases involving allegations of substandard medical care, fraud, and patient abuse. In 2000, along with professors at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Effron developed a model mediation program for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine aimed at producing more satisfying and comprehensive resolutions to complaints involving physicians. Inspired by this experience, she expanded her practice to include mediation and collaborative law. Since then her practice has focused on legal disputes involving workplace issues and divorce.

Effron has served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC), and as its Vice President of Education and Training. She has continued to train new collaborative professionals as part of MCLC's introductory training faculty each year, and has also served as Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association - Boston Municipal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force.