Susan Dawson

Susan L. Dawson, Esq. is a founding partner at Navigant Law Group, LLC, and co-host of the podcast Three B’s On the Law.  Susan combines the focus and creativity of an entrepreneur with the pragmatism and technical experience of an employment and business lawyer. Over her 20-year career of representing local, national and international businesses, Susan has earned a 360 degree understanding of how the proper legal counsel solves problems, removes barriers and protects businesses. 


In addition to working with WBC, Susan also dedicates significant time to mentoring and pro bono activities including acting as a mentor at 1871, Chicago’s renowned incubator for entrepreneurship and technology, and MHub. She is a frequently sought-after speaker in the areas of Business, Employment, and Commercial Real Estate Law.  She presents  to various bar associations, SHRM, and Illinois Manufacturing Association. The firm is WBE certified, AV Rated by Martindale Hubble and Susan has earned numerous  accolades including Crain’s Notable Women Lawyers, 10 Best Attorneys by American Institute of Legal Counsel, and Influential Women in Business Award by The Daily Business Ledger. Susan earned her JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.