Richard Dawson’s practice focuses on complex litigation in the areas of New York State Construction Labor Law, General Liability and commercial insurance coverage disputes. He has successfully represented major construction firms, property owners and multi-state public entities in high exposure litigations as well as multimillion dollar coverage disputes.
Prior to joining Conway Farrell, Richard completed a twenty year career as an insurance claims professional, spending fifteen of those years in management/upper management positions with CNA and AIG Insurance companies. He began his legal career associated with a well-known New York City defense firm where he defended general liability, commercial auto liability and commercial insurance disputes clients. Richard brings to the practice of law keen negotiation skills, an extensive knowledge of case value, claims procedure, insurance policy language interpretation, and the manner in which the Federal Courts and Courts of the State of New York have addressed the rights and duties of the contracting parties.