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Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC is a firm dedicated to helping the injured get just compensation through personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security claims, and to helping the financially distressed get a fresh start through bankruptcy. We take pride in a reputation for customer satisfaction that sets us apart from other law firms. Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC serves all of the Greater Cincinnati area with locations in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, and in Sharonville, Ohio.

Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC is a 21st century law firm, where modern technology makes your claim stand out from the crowd and improves your legal experience. You can set a free, confidential consultation with an attorney using video conferencing, chat, phone, or email, as well as setting a live, in-person consultation at our office. Our attorneys learn the inner workings of the insurance company’s software system to maximize claims, and use a web interface to send documents directly to judges and trustees to make your hearings as smooth, quick, and easy as possible.

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Learn more about the attorneys and staff at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC below, and feel free to call us with any questions you may have about personal injury, workers’ compensation, bankruptcy, or social security. We look forward to meeting you.

Justin Lee Lawrence
Justin Lee Lawrence Partner (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Justin L. Lawrence is the managing partner of Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC, the successful law firm he founded in 2005. Along the way, Justin has started and built up the firm’s practice areas in personal injury, worker’s compensation, social security, wrongful death, and bankruptcy. Justin was also honored with the Alex P. Hotchkiss Award for outstanding Chapter Justice, and the Hoffman Chapter was awarded the international Stanley H. Kohn Award for best chapter.
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Peter Tripp
Peter Tripp Partner (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Pete has started his legal career at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC in March 2015. He is the head of the Workers’ Compensation practice at the firm. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky, and he is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.
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Meagan Tate
Meagan Tate Partner (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Meagan has joined our team in 2021 as a personal injury litigation and worker’s compensation associate attorney. She is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky, and she is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. Before joining Lawrence & Associates, Meagan worked in insurance defense for nearly a decade. This experience gave Meagan unique insight and perspective that helps her better serve her injured clients today. As an insurance defense attorney, Meagan represented individuals and corporations accused of negligence, but she also worked with and for the insurance companies who retained her, directed litigation, and who ultimately were responsible for paying settlements and verdicts. Not only did this give her the opportunity to learn personal injury law and hone litigation skills, but it gave her a unique perspective in the way insurance companies evaluate and fight claims that now helps her to resolve cases for her injured clients. Meagan joined Lawrence & Associates because she wanted to be on the side of injured people, and use her skills and knowledge to support those in need. Meagan strongly believes in the jury system and trusts Ohio and Kentucky juries to deliver just results for her clients.
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Alli Cooper
Alli Cooper Associate (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Alli started her career as an attorney at Lawrence & Associates in 2022. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio.Alli graduated magna cum laude from NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2022, where she was also a Henry Clay Merit Scholar. During her time in law school, Alli won several awards for legal writing, litigation drafting, and mediation. Alli also graduated in the top ten of her class. Prior to law school, Alli graduated magna cum laude from NKU in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Alli was on the Dean’s List every semester throughout college and law school.Alli lives in Northern Kentucky with her daughter, Chloe. They enjoy coloring and having movie nights. Alli is also a huge sports fan.Alli practices law in these main areas:
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Claims
  • Social Security
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Katie Jaggers
Katie Jaggers Associate (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Katie started her career as a Personal Injury Litigation Attorney at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC in 2022. She is licensed to practice in Kentucky and Ohio and is a member of the Ohio and Kentucky Bar Association. Katie is also licensed in the Eastern District of Kentucky Federal Court, the Southern District of Ohio Federal Court, and she is a Federal Bar Association member. Prior to beginning her career as an attorney, Katie worked full-time as a Litigation Paralegal for over three years, while attending law school in the evenings.
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Jeff Lucas
Jeff Lucas Associate (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Jeff joined Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC in 2023 as a Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney. He enjoys advocating for injured workers and ensuring they receive the benefits they are entitled to under Kentucky Workers' compensation law. Jeff attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law, at Northern Kentucky University. When not at work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
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Alec C. Ott
Alec C. Ott Associate (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Alec C. Ott started his career as an associate at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC in 2021. Alec graduated Summa Cum Laude from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2021. Prior to that, he had graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2016 with a degree in criminal justice and psychology. Alec is a licensed attorney in Ohio and Kentucky and is practicing in personal injury litigation at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC.
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Shelby Sanford
Shelby Sanford Associate (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Shelby is a personal injury litigation attorney on our team and serves our clients in Kentucky. Shelby started at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC in 2022 as a personal injury litigation law clerk. She graduated from NKU Chase Law School in May of 2023. While at Chase, Shelby received the Henry Clay and John Thompson Merit Scholarships. She was involved in many school-affiliated organizations, but specifically, she was a member of the Chase National Trial Team and became a coach after graduation.
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Keegan Facemire
Keegan Facemire Associate (859) 251-3045 info@lawrencelaws.com
Keegan Facemire is taking a leadership role overseeing consultations with potential new clients. Keegan graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2021 and is licensed in both Kentucky and Ohio. Before joining our team, she gained broad legal knowledge as a law clerk in our Workers’ Compensation and Social Security departments before becoming a public defender. Outside of work, Keegan stays busy spending time with her 1-year-old.
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Miranda Deem
Miranda Deem Hearing Rep (859) 470-2342 info@lawrencelaws.com
Miranda Kissick Deem began her legal career in 2006 as the Regional Coordinator/Director of Paralegals and Field Research Specialist for Rowan County, Kentucky.
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Amanda Sutherland
Amanda Sutherland Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
I’m a new Litigation Paralegal at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC. I work with Partner Pete Tripp on Kentucky and Ohio personal injury cases that are in litigation. As a litigation paralegal, I help our clients’ complete discoveries and draft and file necessary court documents in their cases. I grew up in the Cincinnati area and graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in business management. Outside of work I love knitting, running, gardening, and all things outdoors!
Roy Elliott
Roy Elliott Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Roy Elliott, and I am attorney Alec Ott's paralegal. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2018 with an associate degree in Political Science and I obtained my Paralegal Certificate in 2020. I ensure that Alec has all the information he needs to help our clients. This includes regular client check ins. If you receive a call from our office and Alec is your attorney there is a good chance you will be speaking with me! When I'm not working, I'm usually cuddling with my two cats, playing video games, or enthralled with a good fiction novel.
Adrienne Griffin
Adrienne Griffin Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello, I am Adrienne Griffin and I am the Legal Staff Manager and paralegal for Justin Lawrence. I started with Lawrence & Associates in March 2019.I am the mom of three beautiful girls and I love all things Disney and Harry Potter.When I am not working at Lawrence & Associates I can be found sitting in my chair knitting.
Stella Gruen
Stella Gruen Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Stella Gruen and I am a paralegal with Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC. I work with Attorney Keegan Facemire and Jeff Lucas making sure they have everything they need to do their best for their clients
Brittany Harmon
Brittany Harmon Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi! My name is Brittany Harmon and I am a paralegal here at the Sharonville office. I joined Lawrence and Associates back in August 2019 originally as our Sharonville Receptionist. Currently I work with attorney Meagan Tate on Ohio Personal Injury cases. As a paralegal I work to support our clients and attorneys with claims, including drafting legal documents, scheduling appointments, filing legal documents and keeping our clients up to date on their claims. When I am not working here at Lawrence and Associates, I enjoy spending time with my family and diving into a good book.
Kristen Hiles
Kristen Hiles Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello, my name is Kristen Hiles. I am a Personal Injury paralegal who works with Alli Cooper and Alec Ott. I graduated from MCC with my AAS in Paralegal Technology in May 2022. I am a mom to two lovely daughters. I love coffee, all kinds of music, and football. Who Dey! I also enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family.
Angelina Hill
Angelina Hill Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello, my name is Angelina, and a very proud mother of two girls. Cheyenne is 24 and Dakota is 22. I love hanging out with my family and going to Bengals games. I love my fur babies. I work with Social Security cases here at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC.
Kelly Markley
Kelly Markley Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Kelly joined our team in 2022. She works with attorneys Pete Tripp, Meagan Tate, and Katie Jaggers in our litigation department. Kelly supports all three attorneys by drafting documents, researching, filing legal documents with courts, preparing deposition and trial materials, and meeting with clients. Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Law and Paralegal Studies in 2021 from the University of Cincinnati. Kelly recently graduated with her Master of Legal Studies from the University of Cincinnati. In her free time, Kelly enjoys hiking with her chocolate lab "Moose" and her fiancé, going to local coffee shops and reading.
Erin Sweeney
Erin Sweeney Social Security Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Erin Sweeney started at Lawrence & Associates in June 2022. She is a paralegal on the Social Security team. Erin has a BS from Stetson University and a Paralegal Certificate from Florida Gulf Coast University.Erin enjoys hanging out with her husband, three kids, and two dogs in the FL sunshine during her free time.
Vicky McDonald
Vicky McDonald Legal Assistant (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Vicky began her legal career at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC in 2022 on our workers' compensation legal team. She has been a Legal Assistant since 2013 and comes to our firm ready to learn something new. She has a degree from Mount Saint Joseph University (College of Mount Saint Joseph) in Communications and looks forward to being to able communicate effectively with our clients.
Nathan Mwezi
Nathan Mwezi Legal Assistant (859) 696-6516 info@lawrencelaws.com
Nathan Joined Lawrence & Associates LLC in 2023. He works as a legal assistant with the Social Security team. Nathan graduated from Ashworth Collage with a degree in paralegal studies. In 2023, he completed his disability advocate training. Prior to Lawrence & Associates LLC, he worked as a legal assistant in Connecticut and Tennessee.
Capri Bradford
Capri Bradford Legal Assistant (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello! I'm Capri, I'm a legal assistant at Lawrence & Associates. I am currently pursuing my legal studies degree at the University Of Maryland. I cherish moments spent with my family. Whether it's a cozy evening at home or an adventurous trip, camping or tailgating at games these moments are the heartbeat of my life. One of my greatest professional joys is diving into the realm of social security disability. I am driven by a genuine desire to help clients navigate the complexities of the system, ensuring they not only receive the support they need but also feel heard and cared for throughout the process. Advocating for others and making a tangible difference in their lives is what fuels my commitment to this area of law.
Teresa Rodriguez
Teresa Rodriguez Legal Assistant (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi! My name is Teresa. I’m a new team member at Lawrence & Associates and I am working as a legal assistant. I speak Spanish, English, and I'm learning French. I have a law degree in Mexico. I love to travel, learn new things, and spend my time with my dog.
Mary Waldmann
Mary Waldmann Legal Assistant (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello, my name is Mary Waldmann. I started at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC in July 2021. Prior to joining our team I worked in foreclosure and in financial aid at a small community college. I was impressed by the amazing reviews the firm has and am glad to be a part of the team. When I'm not in the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and taking my four year old son to all the great parks that the tri-state area has to offer.
Erica Dennis
Erica Dennis Lead Intake Specialist (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello! My name is Erica Dennis. I am the Lead Intake Specialist with Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC. I am responsible for obtaining intake information to set up a free attorney consultation and esigning our client over the phone so we can get working on their case for them right away. My main goal is to always make sure our clients are taken care of from the first call they make to us. I am glad to be a part of the team here! When I am not working here, I love spending time with my family.
Ambrya Parton
Ambrya Parton Intake Specialist (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi. My name is Ambrya! I am an intake specialist at the firm and help incoming clients set up consultations. I am currently in a master’s program for Psychology and will be done in November! In my free time I read books and hang out with my son, Apollo. Call and ask for me if you need intake assistance!
Aaliyah Walker
Aaliyah Walker Intake Specialist (859) 696-6516 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi, my name is Aaliyah! I am the new Intake Specialist at Lawrence & Associates. My role is to gather all the necessary information of an incoming client and set them up for a free consultation. I make sure I have all the information on the first call so that things go very smoothly for our clients. When I’m not working, I love to read and spend time with my husband and two children.
Dakota Palmer
Dakota Palmer Consultation Specialist (859) 696-6516 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Dakota and I am a Consultation Specialist. I speak to all new potential clients and evaluate their cases. My goal for consulting with potential clients is to be transparent, honest, and proactive when evaluating if their case would be a good fit for L&A. I am well versed in Social Security, Worker's Compensation, Property & Casualty and I specialize in Personal Injury law. I have over four years of experience in Personal Injury law and have found a niche for helping my community overcome unfortunate circumstances. I graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's degree, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Pre-Law. I am a student at Salmon P. Chase College of Law where I attend classes in the evenings. When I'm not studying, you can find me at Paycor Stadium rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals or on a kayak floating down the river. I enjoy traveling and look forward to many hiking trips this summer to Hocking Hills and Red River Gorge.
Cristina Marifosque
Cristina Marifosque Receptionist (859) 696-6516 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello, I'm Cristina and I'm the receptionist in the Ohio office. I joined Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC in May 2023 where my commitment is to ensure excellent customer service and positive liaising between clients and attorneys. Prior to joining here, I took up Industrial Design in the University of Santo Tomas, but my path led me to teaching English for two decades because I enjoyed the interaction, camaraderie, and assisting people. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, watercolor painting, fishing, and making miniatures.
Nicholas Matalka
Nicholas Matalka Bookkeeper (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Nicholas has joined our team earlier this year as our bookkeeper. He is in charge of getting clients their checks after their cases are closed and he handles the firm’s bills and payments.
Hannah Jaggers
Hannah Jaggers Legal Marketing Coordinator (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello, my name is Hannah and I’m the Legal Marketing Coordinator at Lawrence & Associates Accident and Injury Lawyers, LLC. My role consists of communicating with various marketing vendors, following up with clients, and sharing news about the firm. I graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and computer information systems. I have a brother and two sisters. My sister, Katie, works at our Ohio office as a litigation attorney.
Karley Westermeyer
Karley Westermeyer IT Coordinator (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi! I'm Karley. I've been with the firm since August 2016. I've worked in every administrative role we have at Lawrence & Associates. I was the office manager for a couple of years, but had to step down in my position so that I could devote more time to my own business. I am now working as the IT Coordinator part time here at L&A. I love helping my coworkers with their technical issues and making sure the office tech is up to date and running as smooth as possible. When I'm not at Lawrence & Associates, you can find me working on my photography business, or on the race track. I've been racing motorcycles since the age of 6, and it has always been my greatest passion in life.
Brian Lex
Brian Lex IT Coordinator (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello, I’m Brian! I am the new IT Coordinator at Lawrence & Associates. I am a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in IT. Formerly, I worked for the Navy as a helicopter electrician. Outside of work, I am a very big sci-fi/fantasy geek, I enjoy breaking programs for fun, and I live with my husband and cat.
Taylor Seymour
Taylor Seymour HR Assistant (859) 696-6516 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi, I am Taylor, the new HR assistant! I am currently taking online classes to complete my degree in business. When I am not at work or working on classwork the best place to find me is at the dog park with my golden, Marylyn, or at any local sporting event. My family is originally from Michigan, so I try to go up there as much as possible because there is nothing better than spending the day on the lake.
Last Updated : December 6, 2023
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