Donna E. Lawrence

Donna E. Lawrence

San Diego, California

Donna Lawrence has been a member of the California Bar since 1995. Her legal background includes handling family law, administrative, employment, and personal injury matters in California and in Guam. Ms. Lawrence zealously advocates for clients who have been the target of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other wrongful conduct by their employers, including discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, age, and disability. She also handles administrative and civil litigation claims on behalf of employees, including wage and hour litigation.

Before joining the firm in January 2017, Ms. Lawrence worked for three other firms in southern California, in addition to previously being a partner in her own firm. Just prior to working for our firm, she worked for Simpson Law Group, handling plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death matters.

Ms. Lawrence obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and attended law school at Norman A. Wiggins School of Law in North Carolina. After graduating from law school, she moved to San Diego, California, where she sat for and passed the California bar exam. Ms. Lawrence has been an active member of the California bar since her admission in February 1995. Since then, she has successfully represented individuals and government agencies before administrative tribunals, and state and federal courts.

In addition, Ms. Lawrence practiced law in Guam as an Assistant Attorney General with the Attorney General's office. She is licensed to practice law in Guam, where she was admitted to the federal court. Her experience in Guam involved representing the Government of Guam in civil litigation and employment matters.

Ms. Lawrence is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego organization for trial lawyers, as well as the Lawyers Club of San Diego, which works to advance the status of women in law and society. Ms. Lawrence was a former section co-chair of the Solo and Small Business Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, and has been a recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono certificate and other awards for her work in East San Diego County.

Since 1995, Ms. Lawrence has handled numerous cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and other civil injury matters, primarily on behalf of injured plaintiffs.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2017

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Administrative
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury Matters

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono certificate

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Member
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, Member
  • Solo and Small Business Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, Co-Chair