Lisa K. Lawrence

Lisa K. LawrenceMs. Lawrence has practiced employment law exclusively throughout her career, and is  well-known for her work in the employment law field. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia with honors and earned her law degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Admitted to practice in 1992, Ms. Lawrence founded this firm in 1994 and has represented employees and employers in the public and private sectors. Clients are “impressed” by Ms. Lawrence’s “poise and command of the law,” adding that she is also “very helpful, detailed and patient.”

Ms. Lawrence has experience with a range of employment law issues, including:

  • Business
  • Federal, state, and local government employees
  • EEOC
  • VEC
  • Severance
  • Grievances

Ms. Lawrence is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America


Virginia Trial Lawyers Employment Law Section, former Chair
American Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Law Section

Additionally, Ms. Lawrence provides legal information for the community through speaking engagements and publications.

Past Lectures and Publications:

“Employee Leaves of Absence: The Intersection of  the ADA, the FMLA and Workers? Compensation,” Jan 26, 2006 seminar Common Misconceptions In Human Resources In Virginia.

“Pre-Employment Documentation,” “Documentation During The Employment Relationship,” and “Documentation At The Termination Stage And Beyond,” October 6, 2005 seminar Employee Discharge And Documentation In Virginia.

“Is there a ‘smoking gun’ hurdle for plaintiffs in employment discrimination suits with mixed motives?” VTLA Journal. Winter 2003-2004.

“Exceptions to Virginia’s Employment At Will Doctrine,” and “Wrongful Discharge In Violation of Public Policy,” March 14, 2006 seminar Employment Law From A To Z In Virginia.