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Match Dawson

Faculty in Residence


Contact Information


  • B.A, Economics, California State University, 2006
  • J.D., (cum laude), St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2013

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Asset Protection
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates
  • Property


Match Dawson began his legal career working for Justice Paul W. Green of the Texas Supreme Court, and later joined the distinguished Austin-based law firm of Giordani, Swanger, Ripp, & Phillips, LLP where he counseled clients on asset protection and estate planning. Prior to joining St. Mary’s University, Dawson formed his own firm, Dawson Law LLP®, and primarily represented high net worth clients with complex estate and asset planning matters.

Dawson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from California State University Sacramento and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  Dawson is a Chartered Trust and Estate Planner®, a distinguished Fellow of the Global Academy of Finance & Management, and he’s been awarded the prestigious Accredited Estate Planner® designation by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Dawson is a member of the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law section of State Bar of Texas, the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, and the College of the State Bar of Texas, an honorary organization reserved for attorneys dedicated to high ethical standards and advanced legal training. Dawson is also a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, a collaborative organization of professional service providers who have distinguished themselves through advanced education.

Dawson and his wife, a large animal veterinarian, favor quiet country living where they raise three spirited children. Dawson is an avid outdoorsman, a passion he shares with his family, and their RV can often be found at campsites across the great state of Texas.

Awards & Highlights

  • Accredited Estate Planner®, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Charted Trust and Estate Planner®, GAFM
  • Fellow, GAFM