Richard D. Lawrence

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

The Lawrence Firm, PSC
 | 8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone: 513-651-4130
Fax: 859-578-1032
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Richard D. Lawrence has been recognized by Super Lawyers in both Ohio and Kentucky since the inception of its publications in those states. He has been referenced by Best Lawyers in America for over 25 years. In 2009, Best Lawyers in America named him personal injury lawyer of the year for the Southern Ohio region. In 2008, he became the first recipient of the AAJ’s Birth Trauma’s Daniel Cullan Memorial award for his outstanding legal work on behalf of brain-injured children. He has been privileged to be associated with some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Ohio and Kentucky in his career for children with brain damage. He is honored to work with 8 wonderful lawyers, which include his two daughters and son-in-law.

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About Richard Lawrence

Admitted: 1971, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers, Cincinnati Area Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2010
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2008
  • American Association for Justice, Dan Cullen Memorial Award for Representation of Brain Injured Children, 2008
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004
  • American Association for Justice Wiedemann, Wysocki Award, 2004
  • Kentucky Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 1996
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers (Invitation-Only to a 500-Person Membership)
  • Listed in "The National Registry of Who's Who"
  • Listed in "Cambridge Who's Who Registry"
  • Listed in "International Who's Who of Professionals"
  • Listed in "Who's Who In American Law"
  • Listed in "The Best Lawyers In America"
  • Distinguished Lawyer Award, Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Recognized by Cincinnati Magazine for Excellence in Medical Malpractice Litigation, 1995 and 2004
  • Listed as one of the Top Ten Trial Attorneys by the National Law Journal of Ohio

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Past President, Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court
  • Inner Circle of Advocates (Invitation-Only to a 100-Person Membership)
  • Member, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Past Treasurer, Secretary and President, Kentucky Justice Association
  • Past National Chair, American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section
  • Past National Co-Chair, Medical Negligence Group, American Association for Justice
  • Past National Chair, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, American Association for Justice
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Melvin M. Belli Society (Invitation only)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Reflection on Jury Selection", Advocate, 2002
  • "The Cultural Bias" (Co-Author), Birth Trauma Litigation Newsletter, 1997
  • "All About VBAC" (Co-Author), Birth Trauma Litigation Newsletter, 1996
  • "Wrongful Death" (Co-Author), AAJ's Litigating Tort Cases, Chapter 26
  • "Birth Injuries", Operative Obstetrics, Chapter 21
  • "What good will the money do?", Trial Magazine
  • "Missing the Beat, Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack Cases"(Co-Author), Trial Magazine
  • "Who Speaks for Justice?", Texas Trial Lawyer Assoc., Chapter 5

Educational Background:

  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, B.A., 1967
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Office Location for Richard D. Lawrence

8044 Montgomery Road
Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: 513-651-4130

Fax: 859-578-1032

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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