New Orleans Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorneys, J.C. Lawrence and Associates, LLC

James C. Lawrence, Jr.

New Orleans Office Office
303 South Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-822-1359

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James C. Lawrence, Jr. is the founder of J.C. Lawrence and Associates, LLC and has represented clients in private practice since 1984. With his background as a public defender and 33-years of trial experience, Mr. Lawrence is a consummate legal professional who can represent clients in a wide variety of legal matters.

As a New Orleans criminal defense attorney, Mr. Lawrence defends clients facing state and federal criminal charges, traffic matters and DWI or DUI cases. He has argued cases before the appellate courts and Louisiana Supreme Court and successfully handled both state and federal appeals.

Mr. Lawrence also litigates civil cases on behalf of his clients. A seasoned New Orleans personal injury attorney with 33 years of trial experience, his clients include victims of automobile accidents, medical malpractice and other types of personal injury cases. Mr. Lawrence’s trial record boasts a long history of large verdicts for clients in personal injury litigation including a Two Million Dollar ($2,000,000.00) recovery for a client concerning a wrongful death and Six Million Dollar ($6,000,000.00) recovery for a client who suffered a brain injury in a motor vehicle collision.


  • BA, University of New Orleans
  • JD, Southern University Law School
    • Liaison to ABA Grand Jury Committee


  • Louisiana Bar Association, 1979

Professional Experience

  • President of the Orleans Criminal Bar Association
  • Orleans Parish Public Defender, 1979-1983
  • Private Practice, 1984-Present
  • 33-years of trial experience
  • President of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, 1984
  • Notary public

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