Dawn Gile
Immediate Past President (2021-2022); President (2020-2021); President-Elect (2019-2020); Membership Director (2017-2019)

Dawn Gile is a licensed attorney with an active litigation practice, in addition to being an Army wife and mom of three girls. A member of MSJDN since 2012, Dawn previously served on the Board as MSJDN’s membership director, in addition to having served as an intake coordinator for the Justice for Military Families committee, the pro bono initiative of the MSJDN Foundation. Dawn is presently a partner with MacDonald Law Group, LLC, where her practice focuses on the defense of corporations, insurance companies, and individuals in matters involving complex civil litigation. She also serves as the secretary of the Vigilant Torch Association, an organization dedicated to supporting current and former members of the special operations community as well as their families. She has long devoted her time to serving the families of her husband’s military unit, including having twice served as its family support network leader. Dawn also serves as the alumni trustee on the Board of Trustees for Rockford University, after serving over a decade as a director for its alumni association. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Rockford University, Dawn is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She enjoys spending time with her family at their home in Maryland and volunteering in her community.