Dawn McFadden

Photo by Joshua Foster

Photo by Joshua Foster

Dawn is one of the founding partners of McFadden Bushnell. Dawn moved to Chagrin Falls, Ohio when she was in High School. She attended law school at Case Western Reserve University and has spent a significant portion of her professional life in the Cleveland area. Dawn focuses on assisting clients and their families in planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care as well, helping families plan for loved ones with special needs as well as general estate planning. When not in the office, she can be found in Shaker Heights, Ohio with her husband André and their dog Feather.

Dawn has been a presenter at the Ohio State Bar Association’s Elder Law Institute for the past three years and has been a member of the planning section for the 2018 and 2019 Elder Law Institutes. Dawn is also the Co-Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Small Firm & Solo Practitioner section.


  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (J.D. cum laude), Order of the Barristers

  • Bowling Green State University, OH (B.A. Political Science)


  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Jones Day, Cleveland, OH


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Academy of Special Needs Planners

  • ElderCounsel

  • WealthCounsel

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Admitted to Practice Law in:

  • Ohio

  • Florida

  • New York

  • North Carolina


Dawn E. McFadden
McFadden Bushnell LLC
12200 Fairhill Road, Suite C-357
Cleveland, OH 44120
Phone: 216-714-0090
Email: dmcfadden@mcfaddenbushnell.com