Dawn L. Moody

Dawn L. Moody joined the firm in 2000 as a law clerk, continued through law school and became a principal in 2006. Dawn focuses her practice on the representation of community associations. In that regard, she assists boards in all areas of association governance, including drafting and amending governing documents, providing legal opinions, reviewing policies for compliance with applicable laws, and reviewing contracts. In addition, she oversees the firm’s collection practice and its collection staff and guides boards of directors in adopting effective collection procedures.

Dawn is involved with the Community Association Institute (CAI) and the Association of Condominium, Townhouse & Homeowners Associations (ACTHA). She regularly speaks at seminars organized by both organizations including CAI-Illinois’ annual Legal Forum, in addition to those organized by the firm. In addition, she previously presented at CAI’s National Law Conference. She is often quoted in Chicago newspapers on issues related to community associations.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • J.D., Chicago Kent College of Law, 2004 (Honors)
  • B.A., North Central College, 2001 (Cum Laude)


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Community Association Institute (CAI)
  • Association of Condominiums, Townhomes and Homeowner Associations (ACTHA)