Rena C. Dawson
Attorney at Law

Rena C. Dawson received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986 and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 1989. While at Cardozo, she was a member of both the Moot Court Board and the ASILS International Law Journal and during her third year she was the Philip C. Jessup Editor of the ILSA Journal of International Law.

Presently at Koehler & Isaacs LLP, Ms. Dawson practices matrimonial and family law representing clients in divorce, separation, custody and visitation, paternity, and child and spousal support proceedings in both New York State Supreme and Family Courts. Ms. Dawson manages all phases of litigation in the areas of divorce and family law including divorce, separation, annulment, custody and visitation, guardianship, child support and paternity. Koehler & Isaacs LLP clients also receive expert representation in negotiating pre and post marriage agreements.

Ms. Dawson represents clients at court conferences and conducts settlement negotiations with respect to the equitable distribution of marital assets such as houses and pensions. She also represents clients in family offense order of protection and abuse/neglect proceedings in Family Court.

Ms. Dawson is certified by the Office of Court Administration as a guardian and fiduciary in the First Department and performs various responsibilities. Ms. Dawson executes wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies and represents clients in Family Court on standby guardianship petitions.

Ms. Dawson is a member of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.

Areas of Experience

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law


  • J.D. Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, 1989
  • B.A. University of California at Berkley, 1986


  • New York State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut