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 legal experience primarily in the Federal and administrative systems. 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) 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, nutraceutical and communications industries. Mr. Rawson’s legal experience has primarily been in defense of municipalities, especially law enforcement agencies, as well as on behalf of peace officers and non-sworn personnel in their individual capacities. Mr. Rawson is also a certified Peace Officer in the State of Utah, working 2-4 patrol shifts each month.
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. Hired June 2011 as a reserve police officer with a Utah city.