Practice Emphases

Family Law, Divorce, Asset Division, Child Support

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Stahancyk, Kent and Hook, Dawn worked as a Financial Counselor at the Bend St. Charles Medical Center. She was a Social Security attorney for five years before moving to Oregon. While in law school, she concentrated in Public Health Law. She is proud to serve Central Oregon now.


University of Arkansas

Juris Doctorate in Law

West Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Biology

Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

Professional Activities

Dawn is an active member in the Oregon State Bar and The Deschutes County Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Dawn is a volunteer at St. Charles Health System and a member of High Desert Amateur Radio Group.


Dawn is an avid reader and loves a good mystery.  She is still discovering all the outdoor beauty Oregon has to offer.  When she’s not in Bend, you can find her exploring the coast or hiking one of Oregon’s many beautiful lake or river trails with her husband. You may even catch her on her ham radio, call sign KJ7CHG.