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David Michael Lawler

Family Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

4.7   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1999
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

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Mr. Lawler has 20 years experience practicing law in Georgia. During that time, he has represented clients in a wide range of practice areas. Located in Lawrenceville near Sugarloaf Mills Mall, Mr. Lawler assists clients in Gwinnett County as well as neighboring counties.

Mr. Lawler’s high emphasis on traditional family and business values is a rarity in today’s legal environment. His unique blend of knowledge, experience, wisdom, compassion, humor and approachability make him an excellent choice for a wide variety of representations.


David Michael Lawler
1755 N. Brown Rd.
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA, 30043

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4.7 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by James | September 26, 2023
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Recommended By Friends
David helped us update our wills. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. He made the process very easy and simple.
Posted by Linley | December 9, 2019
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Amazing Family Court Attorney
I don’t normally write online reviews, but in this case, I must… we found THE MAN when it comes to family law and that man is David Lawler. I've been through a lot of attorneys battling my ex-husband over the years and I’ve done countless hours of research to find the best attorneys… all were disappointing, until now. I knew David Lawler from doing a real estate closing and our wills. We were thrilled to learn he also did family law. A VERY long story short, he blew my ex-husband’s attorney away. His opening and closing arguments were genius, and his crosses were on the fly but spot on. More importantly, his arguments were impassioned. He cared about what happened to us, and it showed. I’ve never been more thankful to anyone in my life. David Lawler is an amazing litigator! If you need someone to fight for you and your family, I can’t possibly recommend him more highly! Call David Lawler!
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Posted by Dave | February 8, 2019
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Professional, Helpful and Honest
I had a couple of contracts that were written by lawyers so I needed someone to translate the legaleze. When I first contacted him he told me his hourly rate and given the length of those contracts it would probably take about an hour and a half. I figured that meant 2 hours for sure. He thoroughly reviewed the contracts in a very timely manner, answering all my questions and brought up a few things I never thought about asking. Then he said he only had an hour into it. I couldn't believe it! I figured when he said 1.5 hours that meant 2 hours but surely nothing less than 1.5. If only my auto mechanic could take a cue from Mr. Lawler. Whatever legal needs I have in the future David Lawler will be the first call I make.
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Posted by Darryl | January 13, 2018
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ongoing divorce case
Here it is, my first ever review. I have been working with David now since July when I filed for divorce, and I feel I owe him a thanks. I have had many questions and David has always responded in a timely fashion. We tried mediation and he was as good as I could ask for considering my spouse is a very difficult, unfair, and greedy person. During mediation he worked out a fair agreement but was later not excepted by her family. Now they want more and we are going to court. I feel with David as my counsel we will prevail in the end, and with David's experience and knowledge he will be able to present a case to the judge that will result in a fair and reasonable arraingement.
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Posted by Tracy | November 29, 2017
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Smooth Process- Thank you!
Thank you David Lawler for your professionalism and guidance during a difficult and stressful time. You always responded quickly and thoroughly- not to forget, talking through my questions, even when I was stubborn (ha) - you never left me wondering the next step. I appreciate all of your legal advice and yes counseling :) Thank you!!! I recommend David Lawler if you are needing representation.
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Posted by Natalie | November 29, 2017
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Great attorney! Always looks out for your best interest!
We have worked with David for over 6 years on divorce, child custody, and real estate cases. He has always been extremely professional. He ensures that our best interests are always first and foremost in his mind and does everything he can to make sure the case is resolved in a timely manner. We have been extremely happy with him and have recommended him to numerous friends and colleagues. You cannot go wrong with David on your side!
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Posted by Rodney | November 29, 2017
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Best lawyer I’ve ever used
I don’t normally take the time to write a review but I felt very strongly about doing this. Lawyers get such bad reviews all the time I was so happy friend of mine recommended Mr. Lawler to me. He’s a great guy That knows his profession and really cares.
Posted by Amanda | April 13, 2015
Great Lawyer
David has been so very helpful in walking me through step by step with my divorce and with getting my Protection order. I would highly recommend David for all my legal needs. Thank you David
Posted by Ron | March 31, 2015
This guy know his stuff!
Wow, where do I begin. David Lawler has helped myself and my family on multiple occasions. With both real estate transactions and family matters as well. We trust him and quite honestly he has been a God-send. We appreciate his honesty and expertise. He's easy to work with and does not allow the legal process to intimidate his clients. Thank you David!
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Posted by Scott | March 28, 2015
Great responsive and knowledgeable lawyer
I have consulted with David Lawler numerous times on legal matters and found him to be one the most responsive and knowledgeable lawyers in the area. He familiarized me with the proceedings of small claims court and offered sound advice. I did exactly what he said and my situation turned favorable to me. He is my go to guy in Georgia and I will not seek any other advice. I have recommended him to numerous people.
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Posted by Graham | March 28, 2015
Terrific Lawyer, Citizen and Person
David was very accessible and responsive. Jumped right in to calm our situation and to give us a sense of perspective at a troubled time. 100% trustworthy and fair in his upfront pricing. No question...David is my go to Lawyer. Don't fuss scream or holler, call Dave Lawler!
Posted by Andrea | February 23, 2015
Look No Further!! Hire him!!
Attorney Lawler was referred to me by a friend that he had represented during her divorce case. She told me that he was very reasonable, she had an extremely positive experience with him, and that he was a bulldog in the courtroom. Her words do not do him justice. He has been generous, responsive, highly professional, sympathetic, supportive, and understanding during a divorce with an abusive, manipulative, vindictive, mean-spirited, and spiteful pathological liar and his equally nasty family. I have suffered extreme stress and anxiety as the other side has been relentlessly trying to destroy and intimidate me in a highly contested and emotional divorce. I have always felt that he actually cares about me as a person, and understands my unique situation, he has never treated me as "just another client". He has fought hard for my interests tirelessly, and I have peace of mind knowing my case is in good hands. He stood by me during my "darkest hour". I strongly recommend him for any divorce needs you may have now or in the future. He has the knowledge, experience, and perseverance you are looking for.
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Posted by Jeff Ruehman | June 7, 2012
Fast, efficient and a great attorney
David handles a lot of my real estate closings. He is always organized, knowledgeable, helpful and professional. I can't get over how quickly I get my title work and HUDs for my closings. In some cases, I have received title work in only a few hours when I struggle for weeks with others. Truly impressive. I highly recommend David not only for real estate closings, but for any legal matter you might have.
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Posted by Jason | June 5, 2012
Glad I hired David Lawler!
I have used David Lawler on multiple occasions for a variety of different legal services including debt collection, corporation setup, family wills and trusts, contract and agreements, real estate closings and more. In each case I was very satisfied not only with the results but with the professional, comprehensive and meticulous way each situation was handled. I never had a doubt that David was the perfect choice for my legal needs and I would not hesitate to use him again and recommend him to my friends and colleagues.
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Posted by Bob | October 27, 2010
Real Estate to Family Matters - A Great General Attorney
The Law Offices of David Lawler is our Family Attorney. We were first introduced to David when we purchased our house 3 years ago and he was the closing attorney. Being new to the area and didn't know who to turn to for a family issue, we contacted David for a recommendation. He recommended himself and we were glad to know that he was well versed in most legal matters. He counselled us and took care of the issue we were concewrned with and took a big burden off of our shoulders. We are happy to have David as our Family Attorney and think you would as well. Give him an opportunity to serve you and you will see what iw mean!
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2015
Personable and on top of things
I have used David's services twice: once a few years ago for a legal matter and more recently for closing on a property. In both cases, everything was handled efficiently and competitively priced. My realtor had referred me to his go-to closing attorney but was very impressed with David's quality work.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2015
I'd rather there be NO STARS as a rating
I hired David Lawler to represent me and after speaking with him I was happy and excited to have him represent me. As the case progressed I found myself wondering if he was "on my side." I rarely knew what was going on with my case and most of my phone calls were not returned. Once my case ran into "resistance" from the opposing party (duh, that's why lawyers are involved), he did the opposite of what I hired him to do. He goal seemed to be finding a middle ground, NOT pursuing the things I HIRED him to do.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of David M. Lawler, Inc.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jackson & Hardwick
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Stevens, Rollins & McClung
  • 1999 - 2000


  • Washburn University L.S. (KS)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998


  • Hamilton Mill BNI
  • Various Leadership Positions (changes annually)
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse David
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a smart guy who genuinely cares for others. His reasonableness helps to avoid unnecessary conflict and keeps litigation costs low."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"Knowledgeable, experienced, thorough and detail oriented. What else can you ask for? I have known David professionally for nearly 20 years. I liked him so much I hired him twice to close personal loans, and referred him to friends and clients for wills and other family law matters."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great lawyer who I am happy to endorse."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great way to find out how good a lawyer is can be looking right here on AVVO at their answers to questions. David Lawler not only gets his answers right, but shows the common sense and compassion you also should expect from a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have noticed that he contributes regularly to AVVO. His contributions reflect his knowledge of family law issues and his willingness to provide advice to those seeking it."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As opposing counsel on several cases with David, I can tell you he made me work hard and was a good advocate for his clients."
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Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Lawrenceville Family Lawyer David Michael Lawler
David Michael Lawler
Family Attorney
Lawrenceville, GA
Licensed for 24 years