Attorney Details

Lawrence M. Lawson - Of Counsel

LAWRENCE M. LAWSON received his undergraduate degree from Bowie State University and his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  He also attended Norwich University Military College.  After law school, Judge Lawson served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Yaccarino, J.S.C.

Judge Lawson engaged in private practice for several years, during which time he served as the Municipal Prosecutor, City of Asbury Park from 1981 to 1986, and Mayor of Neptune Township from 1984 to 1986.

He was appointed as a Superior Court Judge of Monmouth County in 1987 and was assigned to the Civil Division. Shortly thereafter, in March he was assigned to the Criminal Division and in September of that year he was designated as the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division. In 1990, Judge Lawson returned to the Civil Division as a trial judge until 1992 when he again returned to the Criminal Division. He served as a trial judge in that division until April of 1993 when he was appointed as the first African American judge to become the Assignment Judge of the Monmouth Vicinage and of the State of New Jersey. He remained as Assignment Judge until he retired on September 1, 2014.

Judge Lawson is Chair of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and he focuses his practice on Mediation and Arbitration matters.