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Terry Lee Lawson Jr.

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 22 years
    Kansas - KS 21 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2002
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Terry

Learn Terry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    debt defense, debt negotiation, and Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 consumer bankruptcy, both Kansas and Missouri

    20 years

  2. Consumer protection
    Consumer Fraud, Auto Fraud, Credit Report Errors (FCRA), Student Loan law, Debt Collection violations (FDCPA)

    20 years

  3. Litigation
    debt defense including credit card debt & auto repossession cases and consumer protection claims, other claims of individuals vs. businesses and insurance

    24 years

  4. Class action
    consumer related class action suits for violations of consumer protection statutes.

    13 years

  5. Personal injury
    serious bodily injury / wrongful death cases, including vehicle crashes, premises injuries, slip and falls, dog bites, etc., both Kansas and Missouri

    21 years

Father, Husband, Scouter, Judo Club Booster, ukulele player, home handyman and landscaper, and a fan of good food, great films, and nearly all music.  

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Lawson Law Center
1600 N. Genessee
Ste. 923
Kansas City, MO, 64102


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Laurie | August 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and responsive
I was being harassed by a creditor after declaring bankruptcy. Terry was very knowledgeable. He responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. He won my case
Posted by Casey | December 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Terry Lawson was upfront and thorough with my case. He pulled all the stops for me and got the creditor to drop the case within several months. I was not only impressed with skill and results, but also with his fairness and ethical disposition. I highly recommend him! -Pastor Casey, UMC of Hardin, Missouri.
Posted by Carol | December 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
I was really happy with the service I received from Lawson Law Firm. I thought my only option was to file bankruptcy. Lawson Law Firm was able to help me through my entire process, and kept me informed.. They were always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone.
Posted by Rob | September 23, 2011
Terry Lawson Review
Until six years ago I had no reason to seek the help of a lawyer. Terry was responsive for my needs and I kept his contact info in my wallet, just incase. Recently I had two issues where I needed counsel. I seeked Terry out and he was able to resolve these issues to my satisfaction. These days you don't get the opportunity to hire a lawyer who is professional and personal. I have recommended Terry to friends who maybe in need of a lawyer and would recommend Terry to anyone reading my comments. I still carry Terry's business card in my wallet. Just In Case...
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2010
Terry Lawson
Terry has been a great help to me i a couple of different situations. He has put in more than I have expected(and I have high expectations) and doesn't charge for things he doesn't do. Which is the biggest problem with our entire legal system. I would recommend him to anyone that has a problem. If he doesn't specialize in that area he is the first to refer a knowledgeable colleague.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Lawson Law Center LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Patterson Law Office LLC
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Miller Law Firm PC
  • 2001 - 2004


  • Missouri State University
  • BSEd. Bachelor's of Science - Education
  • 1997
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member, State Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Order of Barristers
  • 2001 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy
  • University of Missouri - Columbia
  • 2001
  • Order of Barristers
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • The Trillion Dollar Student Loan Crisis and How Lawyers can help solve it
  • 2016
  • Platte County Bar Association Meeting
  • What Makes a Square Deal? The Ethics of Settlement
  • 2016
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Hiding in Plain Site: How to spot consumer law issues in your daily pracice
  • 2015
  • Quarterly Meeting
  • The Legal and Ethical Implications of Bitcoin
  • 2014
  • Platte County Bar Association Meeting
  • Lights! Camera! Objection! How the wrong deposition objections could make you a movie star
  • 2014
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Commerical and Bankruptcy Committee
  • ELephant in the Room: The Trillion Dollar Student Loan Crisis
  • 2014
  • Quarterly Meeting
  • Creative Strategies for Financially Challenged Clients: Managing Student Loan Debt
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Terry
Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Since meeting Terry it has been clear that he has a dedication to help his clients that is hard to find elsewhere. Terry is the kind of attorney that I can refer a client to and rest assured that their interests will be care for."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows his stuff and will help you get out of sticky financial situations. In Jackson County and the surrounding counties, Terry is your man."
General practice Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very thorough and takes great care in his representation. He works very hard for his clients and ensures they are satisfied with the chosen course of action."
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