29 years experience + 14 years law enforcement + emphasis in Fathers' Rights = the "Equalizer"
I have been an attorney since 1989 with a strong emphasis on Fathers' Rights and Family Law. I was a victim parent of parental kidnapping, with my child taken to a foreign country. With a background also in law enforcement (State Trooper & Drug Enforcement Agent), serving my clients well is my highet priority.
My law enforcement career included Wisconsin State Patrol, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Hampden (ME) PD, and Collegedale (TN) PD.
My law practice began with the firm of Paty, Rymer, & Ulin, P.C. in downtown Chattanooga. From there, I opened my own firm with the name "Kenneth R. Lawson & Associates", and then "Lawson & Newkirk".
Today my firm name is "Ken Lawson Law" and we bring to our clients an expertise in family law, representing both men and women in divorce, custody, child support, both in filing cases and defending them.
I have a burning desire to help people solve problems they are unable to solve themselves. This is especially so with Fathers' Rights, which have been traditionally minimized in the past. Although conditions for fathers have changed, Fathers' Rights still often are not protected as they should be. This burning desire to protect people's rights is at the heart of our motivation to be of help to our clients. Although I have a hearing impairment, my hearing dog (service dog), Olive, and I are well-recognized in all of the courts.
We have a spanish-speaking staff, so we provide a wide range of services to the Spanish-speaking cultures.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Recognition of Contribution and Service||Maine Department of Public Safety||2005|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Town of Hambden, Maine||2005|
|Senior Attorney||Ken Lawson Law||2014 - Present|
|Senior Attorney||TheLawsonGroup Mediation Services, LLC||2001 - 2014|
|Senior Partner||Lawson & Newkirk||1997 - 2001|
|Senior Attorney||Kenneth R. Lawson & Associates||1992 - 1997|
|Associate||Paty, Rymer & Ulin, PC||1989 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Immigration Section||member||2014 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section||member||2014 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section||member||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Kenneth Lawson||Short Sales & Loan Modifications: A Guide for Real Estate Agents and Investors||2010|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Spanish Workshop||Immigration Law Update||2015|
|Personal Protection in the Home||Self-Defense and Handgun Law||2015|
|Parent Workshop||Immigration Law Changes||2015|
|NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course||Self-Defense and Handgun Law||2015|
|Coalition Meeting||Immigration Law Update||2015|
|Basic Pistol Course||Handgun Law||2015|
|Basic Pistol Course||Firearms Laws||2015|
|Dalton Community Center||Immigration updates||2014|
|Coalition Meeting||Immigration updatess||2014|
|Church Mediation & Conciliation Training||Church Conciliation Training Course||2003|
|Domestic Assault Charge||No jail; attend DV seminar; minimal fine|
|Contested Divorce & Custody||Client obtained primary parent|
|Petition for Relative||Approved|
|Criminal Warrants||Cases dismissed|
|Criminal Warrant||Dismissed with court costs paid|
|Civil Suit||Avoided bankruptcy|
|Naturalization Application||Citizenship Approved|
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Fri Jun 06 2014
Posted by Mark in Chattanooga
Tue Aug 25 2015
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