Dawn L. Moody
Principal Attorney at Keough & Moody. P.C.
Areas of Practice
Dawn joined the firm in 2000, where she started as a law clerk. Since finishing law school in 2004, Dawn has been primarily responsible for the firm’s assessment collection practice where she oversees the collection staff. As part of that practice, Dawn regularly guides boards in adopting collection procedures and handling assessment collection in light of foreclosure or bankruptcy concerns. In addition to assessment collection, Dawn’s practice also concentrates on representing community associations in all other matters, such as providing opinion letters and amending governing documents. She provides all areas of legal counsel to community associations within the Chicagoland area.
Education and Admissions
Dawn received her J.D. degree, with honors, from Chicago Kent College of Law in 2004. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from North Central College in Naperville in 2001. Dawn was a member of the History Honor Society at North Central College and was a recipient of the CALI Award of Excellence in Criminal Procedure at Chicago Kent College of Law in 2004.
Dawn is admitted to practice law in all state courts in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, and DuPage County Bar Association.
Dawn is involved with the Association of Condominium, Townhouse & Homeowners Associations (ACTHA) and the Community Association Institute (CAI) and regularly speaks at seminars organized by both organizations including CAI-Illinois’ annual Legal Forum. Most recently, Dawn has spoken on matters involving bankruptcy and foreclosure issues, nuisances, and common association myths. Dawn also presented in a group that addressed how to deal with Pipe Bursts, during the long cold winter of 2014. Dawn was a presenter at CAI’s National Conference in 2010. She is often quoted in Chicago newspapers on issues related to community associations. Dawn served as co-chair of the magazine committee for CAI’s Illinois Chapter for two years and was the recipient of the Rising Star Award in 2006. Dawn is also a regular contributor of articles for Keough & Moody’s e-newsletter, providing content related to collections, foreclosure and bankruptcy which are impacting our industry. Dawn also provides updates for clients in the form of lunch and learn presentations.