Steven C. Lawrence is a partner in the Fayetteville, North Carolina law firm of Anderson, Johnson, Lawrence & Butler, L.L.P. Mr. Lawrence attended East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1991. He thereafter attended and received his Juris Doctrine Degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1984, after which he began his practice in Fayetteville. In addition to state court, he is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Lawrence has over 30 years of extensive trial and appellate experience involving cases throughout the State of North Carolina.
The main focus of his practice has been civil litigation where he has represented clients in the areas of general tort liability, insurance disputes, including insurance coverage issues, construction law, contracts, professional malpractice, premises liability, FINRA disputes, products liability and a wide range of commercial litigation.
As part of his practice, Mr. Lawrence advises professional and corporate clients regarding risk and liability analysis and protection, employee malfeasance, and civil liability arising from criminal acts of third parties. He has also defended and prosecuted claims involving local governmental entities, including successful Federal Court defenses of the former Chief of Police of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and the sheriff of Robeson County, North Carolina. He occasionally serves as an arbitrator regarding legal disputes submitted to arbitration.
Mr. Lawrence is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Cumberland County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Growing up and returning to practice law adjacent to Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force base, Mr. Lawrence has had the pleasure of assisting many of our fine service members, both active duty and retired.