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Peter L Lawrence

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Avon, CT

5.0   2 reviews

About Peter

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As a lawyer concentrating on consumer bankruptcy and real estate, Attorney Peter Lawrence helps people through some of their most important financial decisions. His direct yet non-judgmental style puts clients at ease. With many years of professional expertise, he’ll give you a thorough understanding of your options, and help you choose the best course of action for your goals. You’ll feel confident that you’ve made the right choice.

Originally from Manchester, Attorney Lawrence attended college in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from Clark University. Before becoming a lawyer, he earned his real estate broker’s license and worked in real estate in Massachusetts. After attending Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, where he was a law review editor, Attorney Lawrence returned to Connecticut to serve as a judicial law clerk in the Connecticut Superior Court.


Attorney Lawrence first practiced commercial litigation at the Hartford firm of Cohn & Birnbaum, P.C. He took a hiatus from practicing law to develop a number of real estate opportunities, then returned to private practice in litigation and real estate with Murphy, Laudati & Kiel, P.C. He joined with Attorney Edward P. Jurkiewicz to form Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, LLC in 2003, and now enjoys his private client work in consumer bankruptcy and real estate.

Licensed for 42 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/28/2022
State NY
Status Resigned
Acquired 1981
Updated 06/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, LLC
60 East Main Street
Avon, CT, 06001
Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, LLC
932 East Main Street
Torrington, CT, 06790
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Posted by Colleen | March 11, 2015
Atty Lawrence is one of the good lawyers
Atty Lawrence is top-notch, honest, and trustworthy. He is one of the good guys. I only wish he did Family Law, we could use more honest lawyers in this world. He is the best choice I could have used at an unfortunate time in my life. Nobody wants to obtain a lawyer, but if you have to this is the lawyer of choice.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2015
Positive review.
We had occasion to seek Attorney Peter Lawrence's opinion concerning our unfortunate need to declare bankruptcy and then seeking a Deed in Lieu for our home from a major bank—a bank that sought to confuse, delay and bully us. Although we were in a financial situation we would have never anticipated, Peter was kind, understanding and compassionate when explaining our options. We found him to be patient with us even when he had to re-explain aspects of the legal process we were confused about, especially with the Deed in Lieu negotiation. It seemed the bank's tactic was to send conflicting communications and it seemed that one department of the bank did not communicate with other parts, often time conflicting with previous communications and statements. Peter was able to put us at ease with his knowledge of the process and his assurance that there would a satisfactory outcome. His calm demeanor, his understanding of our embarrassment being in these difficult situation and his ability to not “talk over us”, but explain in language we could understand, made resolving our problems more endurable. We would not hesitate to refer friends and family to Attorney Lawrence!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Lawrence & Jurkiewicz, LLC
  • 2005 - 2013
  • law clerk
  • State Of Connnecticut Judicial Department, superior court law clerks
  • 1980 - 1981

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Clark University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • First time home buyers seminar
  • Real Estate. The legal Process of Purchasing a Home
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow Bankruptcy attorney, I would highly recommend Attorney Lawrence for anyone looking to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy - has has years of experience in the industry which makes his knowledge invaluable."
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