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Michael F. Lawrence

Real estate Attorney at Louisville, KY

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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City Attorney for the City of Fincastle, Kentucky.

Greater Louisville Association of Realtors Arbitration Panel. 

Greater Louisville Association of Realtors Forms Committee (former member).

Greater Louisville Association Of Realtors Affiliates Committee.

Coach, University of Louisville Brandies School of Law Arbitration Moot Court Team.


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Michael F. Lawrence
440 S. 7th Street, Suite 200
Louisville, KY, 40203

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Posted by Vinny | December 12, 2021
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Heavy Hitter!
Mike is a juggernaut, even over Zoom, and worth every penny. I've heard less of a commanding voice from most law enforcement officers. Thanks, Mike.
Posted by Steph Horne | February 22, 2016
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Recommended for Real Estate Litigation, Breach of Contract issues
Mike Lawrence professionally and efficiently handles real estate litigation issues for me and my clients. He provides them with excellent advise in a timely manner. As a real estate closing attorney who does not litigate, I have come to rely on Mike Lawrence to help my clients who have a contract dispute, breach of contract issue or other issue that has the potential to stop a closing. I highly recommend Mike Lawrence.
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Posted by Randall Lates | November 27, 2015
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Help with New Construction
Mr. Lawrence, was very helpful setting up our initial consultation provided great insight on how we needed to proceed forward with our new construction. He will be assisting us as we move forward with our build. I will post more as we progress. I am glad we found a lawyer that cares.
Posted by Oleta | May 11, 2012
Best Real Estate Attorney
I was very pleased with Mr. Lawrence's knowledge and enthusiasm. He was always well prepared. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney!
Posted by Mike | May 10, 2012
I have been a client of Mike Lawrences in the past and Mike has always been very attentive, trustworthy, prepared, up to date on his knowledge of the real estate industry and the laws pertaining to the industry. Mike has worked very hard representing my best interest and am happy refer Mike's name to my clients when they have any legal real estate questions. Mike has the knowledge and has the ability to communicate this knowledge in a timely manner to work in the best interest of his client. Thank you Mike for all your hard work!
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Posted by David | May 9, 2012
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Being an active real estate broker with several offices and many bust agents sometimes thru no fault of the agent the transaction sometimes has issues. I have relied upon the knowledge of Mike to best guide us and represent our company in those matters. I would and have recommended him many times.
Posted by Harrell | May 9, 2012
We have used Mr. Lawrence on a number of problems over a 10 year period. He is very thorough and works extremely hard in serving the best interests of his client. What sets him apart from other attorneys I have used, is that he always stays current on everything within our industry on a day to day basis and can draw from that broad base of knowledge on behalf of his clients in any situation which may arise. The importance of this attribute is the fact that guidelines, rules, regulations and laws have been going through such rapid changes in todays real estate environment. He knows what exists on a day to day basis, but more importantly he is able to draw on the evolution of change which brought each of regulations, etc., to where it is today. His ability to draw on a small detail from years past to represent us never ceases to amaze me. Our firm has handled from 1500 to 3000 real estate transactions each year and therefore has issues arise from time to time. We are extremely fortunate to have found Mr. Lawrence. Having personally been in the real estate business for almost 40 years I have have dealt with many attorneys and feel very qualified to express this judgement.
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Posted by Judy | May 8, 2012
Real Estate Attorney
I met Mike Lawrence about five years ago to defend a real estate agent in a procuring cause case. Mike is an excellent attorney, he has defended and mediated many real estate problems that have occured in this brokerage firm. He is always available and advises according to the law. My agents are confident when Mike councils them.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • City Attorney
  • City of Fincastle
  • 2007 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goldberg & Simpson
  • 1997 - 2004
  • In House Attorney
  • Frontier Insurance Company
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Airhart & Associates
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Greenebaum, Treitz, Maggiolo, Reisz & Brown
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Boehl, Stopher, Graves & Deindorfer
  • 1985 - 1987
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  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • Bachelor Of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Progressive Max Ins Co. v. National Car Rental Systems, Inc 329 S.W.3rd (Ky 2011)
  • Supreme Court decided statute only allowed for recovery by intervention or mediation so common law claim dismissed.
  • McGuire v. Citizens Fidelity Bank & Trust Co, 805 S.W.2d 119 ((Ky 1991)
  • Bank won and helped define judicial admissions in Ky to include statements used in collateral proceedings
  • Munn v. Pfizer Hosp. Products Group, Inc. 750 F.Supp 244 (W.D. Ky 1990)
  • We prevailed on the denial of the defendants summary judgment motion. After prevailing at trial on the sole issue of when plaintiff knew or should have known of the defect the case settled.
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  • Greater Louisville Association of realtors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • 2003 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • 1988 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor 2013
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Blue Ribbon Affiliate
  • Greater Louisville Association of Realtors
  • 2012
  • Clients Choice Real Estate Badge
  • 2012
  • Clients Choice Insurance Badge
  • AVVO.Com
  • 2012
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  • NBI / Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Kentucky
  • Representing the Business: Defense Attorney Stratagies
  • 2013
  • Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes (Seminar Materials)
  • Ethical Issues in Representation
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Premises Liability: Defending the Premises Liability Case in Kentucky
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Kentucky
  • Representing the Business: Defense Attorney Stratagies
  • 2013
  • Law Day
  • Students and the Bill of Rights
  • 2013
  • Law Day in School
  • Students and the Bill of Rights
  • 2011
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • Credit education for High School students
  • 2011
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • Credit education for High School students
  • 2010
  • Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in Kentucky
  • Defending the Premises Liability Case in Kentucky
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (21)
Endorse Michael
Real estate Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Lawrence is one of the smartest lawyers I know. If you are a real estate agent in need of legal help Mike is the guy to call. He is very thorough in his preparation and gets great results. I have had to hire Mike myself on a real estate matter and I could not have been happier. Mike works on contract disputes too. If you need help in Louisville, KY do yourself a favor and call Mike Lawrence!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael Lawrence is a well repected insurance defense attorney who effectively advocates for his clients. He is keenly intelligent, well prepared and always a worthy adversary."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for 20 years. Michael is the "go to guy" for any Real Estate or civil litigation matter. His knowledge of the law and civil rules-and how to use them-is amazing. Matters that I have referred to him for litigation has always been a financial success."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lawrence is a great and knowledgeable real estate attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Lawrence is professional, knowledgeable and works very hard for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"He specializes in real estate defense but has an unbelievable knowledge in all areas of litigation."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Family member
"Having clerked for this attorney for 3 years and worked in his office as an attorney for three more, I can say that I have learned a tremendous amount from him. He is the nicest attorney you will ever lose to. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Arbitration Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Other
"Mike Lawrence has volunteered to work with our arbitration team at the University of Louisville for several years. He is extremely reliable and committed to the success of the team. He has an excellent ability to hone in on key facts and frame a case in winning manner. Our team came in third in the regional competition last year, and we could not have done it without Mike's assistance. Mike would be a great representative for any client and an excellent neutral for any parties with a difficult dispute to resolve."
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Louisville Real estate Lawyer Michael F. Lawrence
Michael F. Lawrence
Real estate Attorney
Louisville, KY
Licensed for 39 years
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