Phillip C. Lawrence, one of two partners in the Chattanooga law firm of Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC, has earned a reputation as an accomplished trial lawyer, trying cases ranging from catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, employment law cases and divorce cases. Phil is often associated by other counsel to assist them in representing clients.
Phillip C. Lawrence
As a seasoned trial lawyer, known for his attention to detail and aggressive representation of clients, his superior trial skills have resulted in membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA") and his selection as a Fellow of the Chattanooga Bar Foundation. Membership in both organizations is by invitation only. Phil has been listed as one of the "Top One Hundred Lawyers" by the American Trial Lawyers Association and for fifteen consecutive years was listed in "Best Lawyers in America."
Phil handles cases both in state court and federal court. He was lead counsel in a state court case that resulted in a jury verdict of 10.5 million dollars with the entire judgment being collected within sixty days of the trial verdict. He has obtained and collected a verdict of over $800,000.00 in a federal court case where the basis of his client's claim was employment discrimination. He has been co-counsel in various employment discrimination cases that have resulted in large settlements.
Phil has also been selected as a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation (TBF), a distinction that recognizes devotion to the legal profession, adherence to the highest standards of professional ethics, exemplary personal conduct and distinguished service rendered in the administration of justice. For many years, he was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America.
Several of his cases have resulted in national recognition. He has appeared on NBC's "Today Show" concerning one of his cases. Another of his cases was featured on both the nationally-televised "City Confidential" and "Unsolved Mysteries."
Phil is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. He is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.