Jennifer H. Lawrence is a partner at Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC and has been practicing law in Chattanooga since 1983 as a civil litigator, including the areas of personal injury litigation, employment discrimination litigation and family law litigation.
Jennifer H. Lawrence
Among her professional accomplishments is her longtime AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, a prestigious national rating that signifies an attorney's highest level of professional and ethical excellence rating. AV ratings stand out among other attorney ratings as a measure of an attorney's skill, experience, and recognition by peers. Jennifer has been selected for over thirteen years to the Best Lawyers in America ©, a prestigious listing of the top 5% of the Nation's attorneys, as a family lawyer.
Jennifer is a member of the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national trial lawyers association. She is also a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Chattanooga Bar Foundation, both of which are membership-only organizations.
In September of 2020, Jennifer was named as the recipient of Chattanooga's "Best of the Best" Award as the top Divorce Lawyer presented by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Known for her down to earth demeanor and excellent legal instincts, this is the twelfth straight year that she has been selected as the top Divorce Lawyer. According to the Times Free Press, in 2020 there were tens of thousands of voters selecting the award recipients.
In addition to her work as a divorce attorney, Jennifer has been lead or co-counsel in personal injury cases on behalf of the plaintiff. This includes one case that resulted in the collection of a jury verdict of 10.5 million dollars. She has also obtained settlements and tried employment discrimination cases that resulted in very large settlements or collected verdicts. One such case settled for $1 million and another case settled mid-trial for $800,000.
A cum laude graduate of the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Ms. Lawrence is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. For the past six years, she has been a member of the Board of Law Examiners-District 3 Investigating Committee that interviews applicants seeking admission to the Tennessee Bar.
Active in the community, she is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and has served on several civic or charitable boards, including the Orange Grove Board, the Chattanooga Speech and Hearing Board, the Mark Herndon Speech and Hearing Board, and the Mountain City Club Board.