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Lisa Kim Newstein Lawrence

Employment and labor Attorney at Richmond, VA

4.9   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1992
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Lisa K. Lawrence is a dedicated employment lawyer in Richmond and founding attorney of LawrenceQueen. Throughout her career, she has focused exclusively on employment law. This has allowed her to hone her skills and obtain an in-depth understanding of the law. At the firm, she represents clients in an array of complex cases, including those involving grievances, severance, federal and state employees, and more. Ms. Lawrence strives to provide each and every client with individualized attention and professional, reliable representation. She is a seasoned litigator, committed to helping her clients achieve favorable outcomes. Call the firm today!


Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice


701 E. Franklin Street
Suite 700
Richmond, VA, 23219


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  8 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | May 8, 2015
A trusted and pragmatic advisor
Lisa Lawrence is my "go to" attorney for any employment matter. She is highly responsive and seeks pragmatic solutions to issues. She understands the dynamics between employer and employee in a negotiation and works to find the common ground that Is most acceptable to her client. I trust Lisa implicitly and give her my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Megan | April 30, 2015
Extensive expertise, dedication and thoughtful guidance brings results
Lisa Lawrence represented me in a difficult situation with my employer. She combined her professional expertise with consistent follow through that was tenacious and thoughtful. I was always informed in a way that was clear and understandable and felt confident in our approach throughout the entire process. In the end the outcome was exactly as I had hoped. I highly recommend Lisa Lawrence. There are many choices for legal representation but I believe she is unique in her ability to combine extensive experience, determination and outstanding track record with thoughtful guidance, communication and follow through.
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Posted by Patty | February 10, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Great communication and willingness to listen and share her knowledge.
In working with Ms. Lisa Lawrence, I found her to be invested in my issues, very knowledgeable, and able to answer all of my MANY questions. She was prepared for our meeting by thoroughly reading the documents I had sent ahead of our consultation. I was questioning a non-Compete agreement. She asked ME how she can best help me. Highly recommend LawrenceQueen to anyone needing a great lawyer!
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Posted by David | June 26, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Lisa is an excellent attorney. She is honest and friendly. She has the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at a level that exceeds what is average. She has my strongest recommendation. Lisa is a top notch attorney who cares about her clients.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Assistance with a bullying issue with our child
Both Ms. Lawrence and Ms Parson were fantastic. What I liked most was the personalized attention. They constantly gave us ideas, listened to us, but were also frank with us regarding what would/wouldn't work. The other thing I liked was they always made us feel like our case was important to them, and they always made us feel like we were a priority - which was nice because we weren't a "big case". Their professionalism, attentiveness, guidance, and ability to listen to our needs and translate that into effective action was top notch. I can't tell you how appreciative we are for what Ms. Lawrence and Ms. Parson did for us. Their professionalism and expertise, along with superior customer service is second to none based on my experience.
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Posted by C. | May 5, 2015
Happy Client
Lisa worked hard and efficiently to resolve my issue. She was easy to communicate with and very responive and compassionate as well as competent. Highly recommend!
Posted by Sam | May 3, 2015
Helped with Previous Employer...
Lawrence & Associates help to resolve a dispute with a previous employer. After many attempts to get the owner to pay me what was owed, I contacted Ms Lawrence's office for assistance. I met with Ms Lawrence & her staff who walked me through the steps that they would take to help. After several weeks of attempting to come to a resolution, Ms Lawrence went to court and won a court order forcing my previous employer to pay me what was owed. I am sure the owner would still be stonewalling me today if it had not been for the excellent legal representation I received from Lawrence & Associates!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Timely, professional, helpful consult was provided by LawerenceQueen. Lisa was very helpful and patient.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Lawrence & Associates
  • 1994 - Present


  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Employment and Civil Rights Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Employment and Civil Rights Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018


  • The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Is there a ‘smoking gun’ hurdle for plaintiffs in employment discrimination suits with mixed motives?
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law From A To Z In Virginia
  • Wrongful Discharge In Violation of Public Policy
  • 2006
  • Employment Law From A To Z In Virginia
  • Exceptions to Virginia’s Employment At Will Doctrine
  • 2006
  • Common Misconceptions In Human Resources In Virginia.
  • Employee Leaves of Absence: The Intersection of the ADA, the FMLA and Workers? Compensation
  • 2006
  • Employee Discharge And Documentation In Virginia
  • Documentation At The Termination Stage And Beyond
  • 2005
  • Employee Discharge And Documentation In Virginia
  • Documentation During The Employment Relationship
  • 2005
  • Employee Discharge And Documentation In Virginia
  • Pre-Employment Documentation
  • 2005
  • VTLA Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • Exceptions to the At Will Doctrine
  • 2004
  • Virginia CLE Employment Law Seminar
  • Houston We Have a Problem: Filing and Investigating Employment Claims
  • 2004
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Richmond Employment and labor Lawyer Lisa Kim Newstein Lawrence
Lisa Kim Newstein Lawrence
Employment and labor Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 31 years