Dawn M. Wexell – Senior Legal Assistant


A native of western Illinois, Dawn graduated from Robert Morris College in 1982 and immediately began her career in the legal profession. Dawn has been associated with Attorney Raymond F. Dalton, Jr., since 1988. She works actively with clients in the areas of estate and trust administration, and also spends significant time in the areas of estate planning, business and real estate.

Prior to her employment with Attorney Dalton, Dawn worked in Davenport, Iowa, for patent, trademark and copyright attorneys, Henderson & Sturm, and for the law firm of Bozeman, Neighbor, Patton & Noe, in Moline, Illinois, on estate planning, estate settlement, tax, and insurance defense matters.

Throughout her career, Dawn has continued to take advanced paralegal classes and continuing education courses to keep her skills and knowledge current.

Dawn is a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She is a chapter officer of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and is a past officer of a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to preserving the Kishwaukee River watershed. Other memberships include The Nature Conservancy, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Historic Hopewell, Inc., and the Egyptian Theatre.

In her personal time, Dawn enjoys genealogy research, photography and travel, especially to her beloved Rocky Mountains.