Dawn Oakes

Associate Attorney

Attorney Oakes is an aggressive advocate with years of experience fighting to protect her clients’ rights and interests. She has practiced entirely in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and has advocated before Judges of the Trial and Appellate Courts, as well as in Federal Administrative Hearings before Administrative Law Judges of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Attorney Oakes has handled a variety civil matters, including those in the areas of family law, disability advocacy, personal injury, products liability, and immigration law, establishing herself as a zealous advocate who treats her clients with the utmost of professionalism and empathy.

She received her Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston, where she excelled in mediation – an excellence that ultimately garnered her a national award and recognition in the field. A native of Arizona, Attorney Oakes attended the University of Arizona, where she played rugby for the University of Arizona Women’s Rugby Football Club, held the position of Recruiting Chair, and competed with the team during their first two National Championship appearances.


  • New England Law | Boston – Juris Doctorate
  • University of Arizona – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Minor in French


  • CALI Award for Excellence: Mediation – 2012


  • Associate at the Law Offices of Nicholas Halks, LLC
  • Associate at Citizens Disability, LLC

Call Dawn at (781) 995-0107 today to discuss your case.

Unbreakable Bonds Built with Previous Clients

Hear What They Have to Say
  • “He was very knowledgeable regarding family law and helped me navigate the difficult task at hand.”

    Former Client

  • “I am very thankful and cannot thank Nick enough for going to bat for me.”


  • “He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and honest with me about my case and my chances for success. ”


  • “What I mostly enjoy about Attorney Halks is the fact that he has excellent work ethic.”


  • “I’ve learned to recognize young talent destined for great success in their field. Nick most definitely fits that description.”


  • “ I am extremely happy with my decision to stick with him!”


  • “Attorney Nick Halks walks it like he talks it.”

    Former Client

  • “Nick did an amazing job with my custody case. ”

    Zina G.

  • “ Nick was very concise, decisive, strategic and professional in all aspects of his work.”

    Jeffery S.

  • “Attorney Nicholas Halks has truly been a savior to my family and my daughter and for that, I will be eternally appreciative.”


  • “Nicholas exceeded all my expectation, Including the settlement.”


  • “He was effective, honest, direct, extremely knowledgeable of the law and most of all confident.”


  • “ I can finally move on with my life.”


  • “I felt my concerns we’re listened to, treated like a person, and received the service I paid for.”


  • “He has a great trial presence – professional and energetic.”