P. Dawn Bishop

P. Dawn Bishop


Dawn Bishop has handled workers’ compensation cases exclusively since graduating from law school in 1981. She served as a staff attorney for Travelers Insurance Company. In 1992, she joined the workers’ compensation defense team at Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, where she remained until December 2009, when the entire Sands Anderson’s workers’ compensation practice group formed Two Rivers Law Group, P.C.

Dawn Bishop has represented many different insurance carriers as well as many self-insured companies. She has spoken to a variety of groups on workers’ compensation issues over the years and conducts regular seminars for carriers and employers. She has handled countless cases both on the evidentiary level and the appellate level. Dawn has a rating of Distinguished with High Ethical Standing from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system.

In her free time, Dawn enjoys reading, participating in her Book Club and doting on her cats, her dogs and her other animal guests.

Among the workers’ compensation issues and defenses she has confronted are:

  • Death claims
  • Permanent and total disability claims
  • Occupational Disease claims
  • Stress claims
  • Toxic exposure claims
  • Compensable consequence claims
  • Statute of limitations defenses
  • Willful misconduct defenses
  • “Arising out of” and “in the course of” defenses


B.A., Bob Jones University, 1973, magna cum laude
M.A., Clemson University, 1975
Post Graduate, University of Virginia, 1975-77
J.D., University of Richmond, 1981

Professional Affiliations

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Virginia State Bar
Two Rivers Law Group, PC.
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