Attorney Dawn M. Chmielewski

Dawn M. Chmielewski

Dawn M. Chmielewski

Complex Litigation
  • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
  • 2220 Bonaventure Ct Alexandria, LA 71301
  • 318-561-2500

Dawn M. Chmielewski joined the firm in 2013. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Akron in 1996 and her Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2004. Prior to her employment at the firm, she was employed by Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino & Garofoli, Co. LPA as the head of Climaco’s Department of Pharmaceuticals and Defective Medical Devices for almost ten years. Prior to that, she worked as a registered nurse at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for approximately eight years.


  • Ohio – All State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas


  • In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299, Western District of Louisiana
  • In re Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2434, Southern District of New York
  • In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244, Northern District of Texas
  • In re Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2385, Southern District of Illinois
  • Fosamax Product Liability Litigation, Consolidated Case No. 282 Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division: Atlantic City
  • In Re: Guidant Corp. Implantable Defribrillators Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1708, District of Minnesota
  • In re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • In re: Serzone Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1477, Northern District of Ohio
  • In re: Welding Fume Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1535, Northern District of Ohio
  • In re: Oral Sodium Phosphate Solution Based Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2066 Northern District of Ohio
  • In re Bextra & Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation , MDL 1699 Northern District of California
  • In re: Digitek Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1968 Southern District of West Virginia
  • In re: Propulsid Products Liability Litigation MDL 1355 Eastern District of Louisiana


  • Boyd v. Lincoln Electric Co. 179 Ohio App.3d 559 (Ohio App. 8 Dist. 2008)
  • Tamraz v. Lincoln Elec. Co. 620 F.3d 665 (6th Cir. 2010)


  • Chron's & Colitis Foundation of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter


  • Darvocet: The Science, January 14, 2011, New Orleans, LA
  • The Science of Darvon and Darvocet, March 29, 2011, San Diego, CA
  • Actos: Recent Studies and Regulatory Actions, September 8, 2011, AAJ Teleseminar
  • Actos: Litigation Status, January 25, 2012, Miami, FL
  • Pradaxa: Where is this Litigation Headed?, July 25, 2012, Cleveland, OH
  • Actos Science, July 28, 2012, AAJ Summer Convention, Chicago, IL
  • Mirena IUD, November 28, 2012, Dallas, TX
  • Mirena: Status of the Litigation, February 5, 2013, AAJ Teleseminar
  • Mirena: Science and Case Selection, March 20, 2013, San Diego, CA
  • Preparing your Expert Witness, November 21, 2014, New Orleans, LA
  • Intersection of Science and the Law, November 13, 2015, New Orleans, LA
  • Complex Litigation Gumbo, Moderator, May 25, 2016, Chicago, IL


Ohio State Bar Association

American Association for Justice


J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Cleveland, Ohio; 2004

B.S.N., University of Akron; Akron, Ohio; 1996