Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima
Ms. Lawrence was recently selected by US News & World Report for its Best Lawyers 2024 edition for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. Ms. Lawrence is an AV rated attorney who has committed her practice to helping individuals and their families who have been injured throughout the State of Ohio and Commonwealth of Kentucky. Ms. Lawrence's area of practice focuses on medical malpractice, birth injuries, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis, wrongful death, and personal injury.
Ms. Lawrence has successfully litigated and settled cases involving spinal cord injuries, birth injuries, paralysis, anesthesia errors, medication errors, wrongful death and other types of medical negligence. She truly believes in advocating for those who have been injured by the negligent conduct of others. Ms. Lawrence is a compassionate yet tough advocate for children, individuals, and their families.
Ms. Lawrence has resolved cases for high seven figures including a case that she co-counseled and resolved on behalf of a family for $6,500,000 pre-suit. She also obtained and was co-counsel on a case that successfully resolved for $4,500,000 pre-suit and was co-counsel on another case that settled pre-suit for $3,250,000.In 2023, Ms. Lawrence and attorney Charlie Rittgers tried a medical malpractice case in Kenton County, Kentucky and were able to obtain a $1,000,000 non-economic verdict on behalf of a woman who was seriously injured after an IV infiltration and extravasation of the diabetic drug, D50.
In 2021, Ms. Lawrence and attorney Matt Nakajima entered a case two weeks before trial and obtained at $825,000 jury verdict in Warren County, Ohio, on behalf of a woman who suffered an ankle fracture. The top offer before their involvement was $90,000 as the defense was disputing liability and causation.Ms. Lawrence has been selected the last several years by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star - an award given to the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. Ms. Lawrence was recently selected for 2023 as an Ohio Super Lawyer - an award given to the top 5% of attorneys in the State of Ohio. She has also been identified as a top 40 under 40 attorney by the National Trial Lawyers.
Ms. Lawrence currently serves as the Vice President for the Ohio Association for Justice, an Ohio organization of attorneys that fight to preserve the civil justice system. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice. Ms. Lawrence currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court as Treasurer and the Alumni Board of Salmon P. Chase College of Law.She was again selected by her peers to serve on the American Association of Justice's Board of Governors a national organization comprised of over 20,000 lawyers and currently sits on the board as a Revitalization Member.Ms. Lawrence grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a resident of the area for over thirty years.
Ms. Lawrence is active in both the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities both with legal and pro bono organizations.
US New & World Report - Best Lawyers 2024 Medical Malpractice - Plaintiffs and Personal Injury - Plaintiffs.
Super Lawyers 2023, 2024 – awarded to the top 5% of lawyers in the State.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Super Lawyers Rising Star – awarded to the top 2.5% of lawyers under age 40,
2017-2022NLD Excellence Award – American Association for Justice (AAJ)
2018-2019Cincinnati Bar Association YLS Community Service Award
2019Centurion Award – American Association for Justice
2017-2018NLD Excellence Award – American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2016-2017
Top 40 Under 40 - Ohio National Trial Lawyers10.0 Rating by AVVOAmerican Association for Justice (AAJ) –
Leadership Academy Class 6CALL Class 21 – Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers
Anderson High School Hall of Fame Inductee, 1998 Cincinnati
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Tomorrow’s Leaders Award 2018