Our People

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyer by U.S. News annually since 2019
  • Super Lawyer 2019


Bachelors – Colorado State University 1991

JD – Drake University 1994

States Practicing In


Dawn joined Ritsema Law in 1998 and has spent more than 25 years finding solutions for employers and carriers in workers’ compensation matters. She represents multinational companies, universities, governmental entities, and small family businesses in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation. Dawn is sought out because of her innovative and aggressive investigation of her cases. She takes initiative to move matters quickly to conclusion while containing costs, meanwhile preparing to aggressively litigate when necessary. She is a partner at Ritsema Law and is recognized and respected by the bench and bar as a leader in her field.

Dawn attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree. She attended Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, on a full academic scholarship. She received her J.D. in 1994, graduating with honors, ranking second in her class. Ms. Yager was admitted to the bar in Colorado in 1994. Dawn was named a Colorado Super Lawyer in 2019 and also is listed as a Best Lawyer by U.S. News in 2019 and 2020. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association.