|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1982||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Merit - highest grade, f cts||University of Michigan Law School||1980|
|Attorney||James Sterling Lawrence, Attorney||1982 - Present|
|Law Clerk, Attorney||Sheldon Halpern, Attorney||1981 - 1986|
|Law clerk||State Appellate Defender Office||1979 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||member||N/A|
|Darrow Criminal Defense Forum||member||N/A|
|Michigan Habeas Corpus Attorney Listserve||member||N/A|
|Criminal Defense Section, SBM||member||N/A|
|People v Terry||Not guilty verdict by jury.|
|People v Punter||Criminal charge dismissed after def's statement excluded.|
|Baum v Wolfenbarger||Parole revocation reversed, client released from prison.|
|See all legal cases|
|University of Michigan||Law||J.D.||1980|
|Michigan State University||History||B.A.||1972|
|Speak at prisons||Criminal appeals and habeas corpus||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
He is a terrible attorney and I do not recommend him to anyone. He takes your money and do not get back in contact with you and he does not have his own office building, he works out of another law firm building and have that law firm forwarding his calls which he never returns. He is just awful and slow. Took over 3000 and I have yet to receive a call back in a reasonable amount of time. He don't respond to anything except maybe a month at a time. I WILL TELL EVERYONE STAY CLEAR OF THIS ATTORNEY!!!! Something is not right with him!!!! Terrible please don't hire unless you want to lose out on your money
Posted by anonymous
Outstanding legal mind. Attorney Lawrence answered my questions and explained things to me clearly.
Posted by TJ Spytma
James Lawrence was retained in a criminal apellate matter, post conviction. He managed, many, many years after the conviction, to win an evidentiary hearing from the Michigan Court of Appeals. Although we did not prevail in the state courts in the long run, we won a short lived victory in the United States District Court. James Lawrence is articulate, thinks on his feet, has exceptional writing skills and performs legal research beyond compare. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of representation. He will earn every cent you pay him.
Stuart Friedman, Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I've known Jim for over 25 years and think he is a brilliant appellate attorney. We compete for the same market so I am probably shooting myself in the foot by endorsing him, but I think is a great lawyer and a good guy.
Edward Sternisha, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Attorney Lawrence. His knowledge of the law and his years of experience are very evident in the answers to the questions posed on Avvo. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to him for legal services. I am proud to call him a Michigan Colleague.
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