Bret W. Rawson is a seasoned litigator with graduate-level training and experience in crisis communications, with a decade of applied experience working for VIPs within the private sector, Federal government (US Senate and an FCC contractor) as well as extensive legal experience in criminal and civil litigation to include administrative law. His objective with his education was to combine the highest quality legal training (William & Mary Law graduate) with graduate training in public relations (published in field of corporate apologia during graduate school at Brigham Young University on a topic relating to a popular consumable health product that poisoned customers) to offer clients a two-pronged solution involving both legal and communications expertise. Prior to law, his decade of experience involved public relations, sales, marketing communications and business development within the US Senate and pharmaceutical, affiliate marketing in the consumable health products sector and communications industries. Mr. Rawson’s legal experience has primarily been in defense of law enforcement officers and general counsel services for both non-profit and for-profit enterprises. Mr. Rawson is also a reserve law enforcement officer in the State of Utah.
William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia J.D., May 2006
Member, Utah Bar Association – Admitted, October 2006
Member, Federal District Court for the District of Utah – Admitted, May 2007
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah M.A., Mass Communication, December 1998
Honors: Member, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, inducted February 1998.
Publications: Thomsen, S.R. & Rawson, B. (1998). Purifying a tainted corporate image: Odwalla’s apologic response to an E. Coli poisoning. Public Relations Quarterly, 43 (3) Fall, 35-46.
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona B.A., Management, January 1996
Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) – certified as of August 2010. Served as a reserve police officer and detective with a Utah city from June 2011 – September 2018.