Dawn Yeaton

Dawn Yeaton is a partner in the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. She is a member of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group, specializing in real property transactions, negotiating and documenting commercial, industrial, and real estate secured financing for lenders.

Dawn earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers - 2015-2019
  • Top Woman Attorney in Banking, Hour Detroit 2015-2019

Published Works

  • Application of the Exclusionary Rule in Civil Forfeiture Proceedings - Broadening the Use of Illegally Seized Evidence in Forfeiture, In re Forfeiture of $180,975, 734 N.W.2d 489 (Mich. 2007). U. DET. MERCY L.REV. (2008).
  • Does the Michigan Supreme Court Need a Midnight Visit From the Ghost of Chief Justice William Howard Taft? U. DET. MERCY L. REV. (2009). An abbreviated version of this article was published in the MICH. APPELLATE PRACTICE J. (Winter, 2009).

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan— Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association