Demitri Dawson



Before joining Robins Kaplan, Demitri carved out a diverse career outside traditional legal spheres. A graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in government, he delved into the realm of political advocacy, handling super PAC fundraising and contributing his expertise on Capitol Hill alongside former Congressman Ted Deutch. Transitioning to the legal arena, Demitri pursued his law degree at American University Washington College of Law, where he gained valuable experience in intellectual property as a student attorney for the Samuelson-Glushko intellectual property law clinic.

Building on his foundation, Demitri furthered his legal journey as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Gina L. Simms in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. This multifaceted background underscores Demitri's versatility and commitment to expanding his skills across different domains, ultimately contributing to his role at Robins Kaplan.

  • Top-Gun Semi-Finalist (2022)
  • Moors Trophy (Trial Advocacy) (2022)
  • Newman Prize (Trial Advocacy) (2021)
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • American University Washington College of Law (2022)
  • Cornell University, B.A. in Government (2017)
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