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Dorothy K. Lawrence

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Dripping Springs, TX

Dorothy Butler Law Firm
151 E Mercer St, Suite E
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone: 512-699-5632
Fax: 512-369-3535
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Consumer (60%), Tax: Consumer (40%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of the Dorothy Butler Law Firm, Dorothy K. Lawrence focuses her practice largely on consumer bankruptcy matters. Located in Dripping Springs, Texas, she represents clients in Hays and Travis counties and the surrounding areas. In addition to her bankruptcy practice, Ms. Lawrence has extensive experience in federal income tax matters. Admitted to practice in Texas since 2010, she is additionally admitted to practice in Louisiana and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana.

In her bankruptcy practice, Ms. Lawrence assists people who are overwhelmed by their seemingly insurmountable financial obligations that include credit card debts, medical bills, certain tax obligations, unsecured and secured loans, and judgments. She explains the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, outlines the eligibility and other requirements for each, and proceeds to assist them with the required filings and other paperwork. Ms. Lawrence’s tax practice is informed by her possession of a Master of Laws in taxation that she received in 2009 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. It encompasses the preparation of income, gift, and estate tax returns, as well as payroll taxes, assistance with audits, tax opinions, the tax effect on certain types of transactions and related divorce matters such as property division.

Ms. Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Louisiana State University, and prior to obtaining her LL.M., she attended the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and received her Juris Doctor in 2008. Her professional affiliations include the Travis County Women Lawyers Association and the Austin Bar Association. She holds a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo for the high quality of her work.

Dorothy Butler Law Firm is a debt relief agency. The firm helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 40%Tax: Consumer
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Tax Law

Selections

7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2022

About Dorothy K. Lawrence

First Admitted: 2009, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.dorothybutlerlawfirm.com/aboutus

Bar/Professional Activity

  • MAMAs Austin (Mother Attorney Mentoring Association) Board Member, 2020-2022
  • Texas Legal Protection Plan Featured Attorney of the Quarter (First female attorney), 2013
  • Austin Bar Association/Austin Young Lawyer’s Association Leadership Academy, 2014 
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana 
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association, 2011 – Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Texas Bar Association, 2010 – Present
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Austin Bar Association, 2010 – Present
  • Robert Calvert Inns of Court, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association, 2010 – Present
  • Louisiana Bar Association, 2009 – Present
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Honors/Awards

  • Top Financial Attorney in Hays County - San Marcos Record, 2020
  • Top Attorneys in Bankruptcy - Austin Monthly - 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Consumer Bankruptcy, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service) 
  • Austin Bar/Austin Young Lawyers Leadership Academy, 2013
  • Texas Legal Protection Plan Featured Attorney of the Quarter, First female attorney, 2013
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016
  • Austin Bar Association/Austin Young Lawyer’s Association Leadership Academy, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Dripping Springs, Education Foundation Board Member, 2015 - 2016
  • Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program Inaugural Class, 2016
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Invited Fellow, 2014 – Present
  • Dripping Springs, Education Foundation Vice President of Communications, 2015 - 2016
  • Dripping Springs United Methodist Church Preschool Walk, Sponsor, 2012 – Present
  • Seeds of Hope – Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence, Project Co-ordinator, 2014
  • Dripping Springs, Education Foundation "Denim and Diamond Gala", Chair, 2015 - 2016
  • Dripping Springs Education Foundation, Sponsor, 2013 – 2016
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Annual Grant Luncheon Sponsor, 2013 – Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • A Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, CLE Panel Discussion, February 2014
  • How to Choose the Right Lawyer For You - Texas Legal, August 2020
  • Tax Laws Affecting Your LGBT Clients – Post-DOMA Tax Issues, Austin LGBT Bar Association, June 2014

Educational Background

  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • University of Denver, LL.M., 2009
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., Major: Business Administration, Minors: History and English, 2005
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Office Location for Dorothy K. Lawrence

151 E Mercer St
Suite E
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Phone: 512-699-5632

Fax: 512-369-3535

Last Updated: 10/2/2021

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