Ms. Lawrence is an AV rated attorney who has committed her practice to helping individuals and their families who have been injured throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Ohio. Her area of practice focuses on medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis, wrongful death, and personal injury. Ms. Lawrence also has experience handling various probate matters throughout Ohio and Kentucky. She has been selected the last several years by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star - an award given to the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.
Ms. Lawrence attended the University of Cincinnati as an undergraduate where she obtained a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Public Relations. While at the University of Cincinnati, Ms. Lawrence interned in New York City for Viacom Entertainment. Upon graduation, Ms. Lawrence attended law school at Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law. While attending Chase, she participated in the nationally recognized Trial and Moot Court competition teams. As one of a select few students at Chase, Ms. Lawrence was admitted into the National Order of Barristers, a national honors society for recognition for her excellence and skill in trial advocacy.
Ms. Lawrence has been selected by her peers to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), an Ohio organization of attorneys that fight to preserve the civil justice system. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court and the Alumni Board of Salmon P. Chase College of Law. She was again selected by her peers to serve on the American Association of Justice's Board of Governors.
Ms. Lawrence also currently serves as Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee for the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice.
Ms. Lawrence grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a resident of the area for over thirty years. Ms. Lawrence is active in both the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities both with legal and pro bono organizations. She handles a variety of pro bono cases assisting the Volunteer Lawyers Project in Cincinnati handling cases in the areas of domestic relations and probate. She is also the Vice Chair of the Tomorrow's Leaders Young Professional Board of the Cincinnati Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Additionally, Ms. Lawrence has devoted her time speaking to local high school students about the dangers of distracted driving through the End Distracted Driving program.
Ms. Lawrence resides in Anderson with her husband Grady and sons Jack and Benny. She enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with her family outside of work.
Areas of Practice
Medical Malpractice Birth Injury Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis Wrongful Death Automobile & Trucking Accidents
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. Supreme Court Ohio U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio Kentucky U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky J.D. Honors: Semi-finalist in the American Association for Justice National Trial Advocacy Competition Honors: Child Welfare & Adoption Law National Moot Court Competition: National Champions, Best Overall Brief Honors: National Order of Barristers for Recognition for Her Excellence in Trial Advocacy University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio B.A., Bachelor of Arts Major: Communication Minor: Public Relations
Honors and Awards
NLD Excellence Award - American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2018-2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star - awarded to the top 2.5% of lawyers under age 40, 2017-2020 Cincinnati Bar Association YLS Community Service Award 2019 Centurion Award - American Association for Justice 2017-2018 American Association for Justice New Lawyers Division Excellence Award 2016-2017 Top 40 Under 40 - Ohio National Trial Lawyers 10.0 Rating by AVVO American Association for Justice - Leadership Academy Class 6 CALL Class 21 - Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Anderson High School Hall of Fame Inductee, 1998 Cincinnati Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Tomorrow's Leaders Award Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Board of Governors , 2018 - Present American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member, 2010 - Present American Association for Justice (New Lawyers Division), Fundraising Committee, 2016 - Present American Association for Justice (New Lawyers Division), Fundraising Committee Co-Chair, 2016 - Present, Public Service Committee, 2017 - Present American Association for Justice, Membership Oversight Committee (MOC), 2017 - Present American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Member American Association for Justice (AAJ) Medical Negligence Litigation Group, Member Law Schools Committee, 2018 - Present Kentucky Justice Association (KJA), Member Kentucky Justice Association (KJA), Co-Chair Young Lawyers Section, 2016 - 2017 Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Board of Trustees, 2016 - Present Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ), Member, 2010 - Present Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association, Member Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA), Member, 2010 - Present Northern Kentucky Bar Association (NKBA), Member Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court, Law Student Liaison, 2017-Present, Executive Committee , 2012 - Present Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA), Co-Chair Mock Trial Committee , 2015 - 2017 Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Alumni Board Cincinnati Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tomorrow's Leaders Vice Chair Cincinnati's Finest Under 50 - Cincinnati Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer Lawyers Project - Legal Aid of Cincinnati - Providing legal assistance to families throughout Southwest Ohio Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati EndDD.org - End Distracted Driving Presentation