Get to Know Us


We are a full service tax, accounting and consulting firm located in Towson, Maryland. Our clients range from all economic spectra, and include individuals, nonprofits, and even small to medium-sized businesses. At Dawn James, CPA & Co. P.A. we provide our clients with innovative solutions and choices that match with their budget and their needs. Not only that, we also provide them with direction to work towards their business and financial goals.

We are committed to offering our clients with a vast range of professional tax, accounting services and overall business solutions at highly affordable fees.  At Dawn James, CPA & Co. P.A. we pledge to foster an environment that will allow our clients to see us as their trusted business advisor and business partner. We have the best interests of our clients at heart, and we make no effort to hide that in our small business services.

Our History

Dawn James, CPA, is the founder of Dawn James, CPA & Co., P.A.  Dawn graduated, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology, in May of 1981 from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. After she graduated she started working in a microbiology lab and gained considerable experience working in the healthcare industry. Dawn was never satisfied with her accomplishments, and her thirst of knowledge led her to take accounting courses. One thing led to another, and she was soon taking the CPA exam, which seemed like the natural progression of things to Dawn. In May 1985 she took the exam, and passed it at the first attempt. For Dawn, that wasn’t the plan, but life just took her down that path and she aced it.

It was during that period that Dawn’s personal CPA was thinking about starting his own CPA firm. Dawn had gotten an offer from one of the ‘Big 8’ firms during that time, but realized that her heart was set on working at the small firm with her CPA, who she knew and trusted. Dawn recounts that decision as one of the best of her life, since it turned out to be an incredible experience for her, where she learned how to properly build a business from the ground up and also helped others to run their businesses successfully as well.

After Dawn had worked for four years with small businesses and individuals, she decided that it was the right time to move to a bigger regional firm in order to increase and enhance her tax knowledge. This was another great decision, as the firm allowed her to expand and develop her tax expertise, and she learned how to master bigger businesses as well.

In the year 1996, in what turned out to be a landmark year for Dawn, she decided to start her own firm, which would be geared towards those individuals and businesses that needed guidance and could actively prosper from her valuable insight and expertise. Dawn started her own firm from scratch with no clients and working hard through the years, managed to grow her firm through referrals.