Dawn Baskin officially became Jones County’s state paid assistant district attorney as of Jan. 1, but she has been assisting in the county’s DA’s office since September of 2013, when two assistant district attorney positions become available.
At that time Baskin was working in the DA’s office in Putnam County, and until January, she was dividing her time between the two counties.
The attorney was hired in the Baldwin County prosecutor’s office April 1, 1997, when a position was crafted for her to handle crimes against children and sexual assault for the circuit.
She remained in that position until Dec. 31, 2006, when she left to go into private practice.
“People always assume that I left because I was burned out, but that wasn’t the case. The truth is I had children in college and needed to make more money,” she said.
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