|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1998||03/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers of 2015||Houstonia Magazine||2015|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers of 2014||Houstonia Magazine||2014|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2013|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2012|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2009|
|Houston's Top Lawyers||H Texas Magazine||2008|
|Law Clerk / Judicial Externship||United States District Court||1996 - 1996|
|Law Clerk / Externship||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||1996 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Attorneys in Tax and Probate||Member||2013 - Present|
|Fort Bend County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate Section||Member||2002 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||1999 - Present|
|Lakeland Villate Comm. Association v. Michael Merola; Cause No. 2010-80552; Harris County, Texas, 281st Judicial District Court||Defendant was able to keep his flag pole and fly the US and Marine flags.|
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|ABA Section of Taxation Pro Bono Committee Meeting||The Ethics of Limited Representation||2010|
|University of Houston Law Center||Tax||LL.M - Master of Laws||2010|
|Texas Wesleyan University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Houston||Philosophy||Master of Arts||1994|
|University of Texas, Austin||Molecular Biology (Minor: Chemistry)||Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Wednesday Tax Forum||The Ethics of Limited Representation||2010|
Posted by Richard
I hired Lawrence in August of 2015 to fight some very difficult probate and estate matters. My Dad passed away and I had a greedy half-brother who destroyed my Dad's will and tried to claim in a court of law that my Dad wanted me to have nothing. The case had many facets and also involved three other attorneys. This case ended up dragging out for a couple years and Lawrence fought tooth and nail to carry out my Dad's wishes (which were in fact 50/50 distribution). Lawrence had to deal with issues dealing with: adoption by estoppel, administration of Dad's Estate/selling assets, appraising businesses, handling/rejecting creditor claims, distributing assets, and obtaining releases. Lawrence spent a great amount of time on my case (and killed many trees with all the legal forms he generated!) Lawrence was a true professional throughout my horifying ordeal and got the outcome I was entitled to. I can say, with complete confidence, Lawrence cared about me as a person, as well as a client, which helped me through many dark and uncertain times. While no one really enjoys dealing with lawyers/attorneys, I enjoyed working with Lawrence very much. He definitely was a high caliber attorney, and was worth every penny I paid him. Simply put, he was the best, and I will be using him again when the time comes.
Posted by Jay Andrews
I retained Lawrence to work on an Estate matter involving a parent that passed away without having executed a Will or any other legal directives. Lawrence explained the process and helped me and the other heirs navigate the process promptly without any incident. He was incredibly compassionate, while also being judicious with the time spent on this matter. There were some aspects of the Estate that came up that were out of the ordinary and could have caused an incredible amount of extra time and expense that he helped me resolve completely. He is a great attorney and a super nice guy to boot. I'm a legal professional by trade and have worked with many attorneys in many different practice types and Lawrence is one of the best at what he does.
Posted by Michael
I hired Lawrence one year ago to create a will for me and my wife. We received top notch service. I was impressed with Lawrence's courteous and professional manner and timely response to my emails. He assisted us with thinking about the future needs of our children and what may be best for them in terms of financial allocations. Also, we were advised on the many other important aspects to consider such as medical directives, power of attorney, and various life scenarios that could impact my family. Lawrence was very thorough, and I feel that we hired one of the best!
The will was completed in the amount of time necessary for such an important document. We were given all the time we needed to review it and make changes.
I would definitely hire Lawrence again for my family's needs in estate planning.
David Doehring, Probate Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I first had the pleasure of working with Lawrence on a complicated probate matter some time ago. I came to realize early on that Lawrence possessed the integrity in his representation of his client that made me, and correspondingly my client, feel at ease when we were tasked with making difficult decisions. Lawrence was not only very professional in his representation, but also the kind of counsel that clearly knew how to approach situations that needed a great deal of expertise. His reasonableness and logic to create practical and effective and economical solutions to complex problems was refreshing. I can unequivocally recommend Lawrence when an experienced probate attorney is in need.