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Our Team

Lawrence & Associates 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 serves all of the Greater Cincinnati area with locations in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, and in West Chester, Ohio.

Lawrence & Associates 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 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 Lawrence has earned a strong reputation for results-oriented representation in the area of personal injury law. He has a record of success in numerous challenging cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents and other acts of negligence.
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Pete Tripp
Pete Tripp Partner (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Pete is a civil litigation attorney licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Kentucky. He strives to make his client’s life easier and exceed their expectations.
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Danielle Lawrence
Danielle Lawrence Partner (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Danielle began her legal career at Lawrence & Associates in July 2015. Her practice areas currently include Bankruptcy, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury.
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Marisa Dyson
Marisa Dyson Associate (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Marisa Dyson focuses her practice in the areas of workers compensation and domestic law. Additionally, she maintains a broad practice in other areas of the law as well with experience in Corporate Litigation, Estate Planning and Personal Injury.
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Haley Stamm
Haley Stamm Associate (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Haley Stamm brings with her over ten years of legal experience in a variety of complex practice areas, in both federal and state law. She has years of experience as an Attorney Advisor to federal administrative law judges, working on claims for disability benefits under the Social Security Act and under federal workers’ compensation programs. As an associate attorney at Lawrence & Associates, she is excited to be able to use her prior experience to help injured workers fight for their workers’ compensation claims in Kentucky.
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Kelsey Westermeyer
Kelsey Westermeyer Associate (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com

My name is Kelsey Westermeyer and I am an attorney practicing Personal Injury and Social Security Disability law here at Lawrence & Associates. I began working as a Law Clerk for Lawrence & Associates in the fall of 2015 and began my career as an attorney in the fall of 2017. As a personal injury and social security attorney it is my job to help my clients navigate through the legal process to get them the compensation they deserve, whether it be due to an injury or disability. It is very important to me to give each client individualized attention and to provide them with as much information as possible so that they feel comfortable with me and with the progress of their case.

When I am not working I am spending time with my husband, my son and our two dogs. We love outdoor activities and hanging out together as a family. If you need assistance with a Personal Injury or Social Security case, please reach out, I’d love the opportunity to help you.

Shelby Love
Shelby Love Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
I have been with Lawrence & Associates since 2015, and I currently work at the West Chester office. I work directly with Attorney Kelsey Westermeyer in the Personal Injury practice area. My duties include acting as a liaison between attorneys and clients, communicating with insurance companies, drafting legal documents, and everything in between to make sure your case runs smoothly. In my free time I love spending time with my two kids, our three boxers, working out, traveling, and being with my family.
Sarah Fortner
Sarah Fortner Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Sarah Fortner and I am a paralegal working with Attorney Peter Tripp on workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. I joined Lawrence & Associates in 2016 and work at our Ft. Mitchell office. My job duties include acting as a liaison between clients, insurance companies, and medical providers. I enjoy helping our clients navigate their claims and the challenges of ensuring progress in their case. I also draft correspondence and legal documents for attorney review and schedule depositions and other client appointments. When I am not working at Lawrence & Associates, I enjoy reading books, running, and spending time with my friends and family, including my 2 children and our menagerie of pets. I look forward to helping you with your workers’ compensation or personal injury case.
Jamie Kohls
Jamie Kohls Paralegal (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
I began working with Lawrence and Associates in 2018 as a Law Clerk while studying for my J.D from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. I recently graduated from the program in 2019 and began working as a paralegal in the areas of bankruptcy and worker’s compensation. Upon passing the bar, I plan to transition into an attorney position in those same areas of law. I also received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from Northern Kentucky University.
Adrienne Griffin
Adrienne Griffin Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Adrienne Griffin and I am a paralegal with Lawrence & Associates. I work with Attorney Kelsey Westermeyer, making sure she has everything she needs to do her best for her clients.
Amanda Wyllie
Amanda Wyllie Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi! My name is Amanda Wyllie and I am a Paralegal at our West Chester Lawrence and Associates location. Before joining the team in February 2019, I worked in Operations Management and Guest Service. As a paralegal I work to support our clients and attorneys with claims; including requesting medical records, communication with medical providers and insurance adjusters and drafting legal documents. When I am not working, I enjoying spending time with my family and volunteering with a local aquatic life and conservation foundation.
Karley Westermeyer
Karley Westermeyer Intake Specialist (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi! My name is Karley Westermeyer and I am the Intake Specialist at Lawrence & Associates’ Fort Mitchell, KY office. I started at the firm in August of 2016. Since then, the company has grown tremendously. As the intake specialist, I handle advertising liaison, marketing, social media, client intake and outreach, human resources and payroll. My personal interests include horseback riding, mountain biking, and dirt bike racing with my father and husband. If you’re ever at Lawrence & Associates, stop by my office to say “Hi!” I’d love to get to know you.
Robert Kersting
Robert Kersting Office Manager (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Robert Kersting and I am the office manager here at Lawrence & Associates. I joined our team in 2015 beginning in our filing department and rose through the ranks to land at my current position. As the office manager I make sure our offices run smoothly. I provide technical support, write internal procedures, monitor staff productivity and efficiency, research and implement ways to improve the client-attorney experience, monitor and direct company growth, along with multiple other tasks. Everyone around the office calls me Bob and whenever they need my assistance they call out that they have a “Bob-lem.” When I am not managing L&A, I spend time with my 2 children, read fiction novels and play board and card games with my friends. If you ever find yourself at the Ft. Mitchell office, feel free to say hi or call out that you have a “Bob-lem.”
Jaimie Hagedorn
Jaimie Hagedorn Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Jaimie Hagedorn and I am a paralegal working for Attorney Danielle Lawrence, one of the partners at the firm. I work out of our Ft. Mitchell office working with personal injury clients as well as bankruptcy clients. I love working first hand with our clients as they go through sometimes unexpected hardships in life. I take great pride in our clients cases making sure they progress as they should as well as truly caring about our clients and seeing them through this time in their life. Sometimes life throws us unexpected curve balls which can greatly impact our lives in the most unthinkable way. When this happens, I am proud of the way our firm is able to help people overcome these life challenges which is why I love working for Lawrence & Associates! When I am not working at Lawrence & Associates I enjoy spending my time with my three children, dog and boyfriend. I look forward to helping you with your personal injury case or bankruptcy case!
Hope Platzbecker
Hope Platzbecker Law Clerk (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
I am a first year law student at Chase College of Law. I originally had an interest in criminal law, however, that quickly changed upon starting law school. I greatly enjoy the exposure to civil matters that Lawrence and Associates gives me. In my free time I enjoying running, playing tennis, and spending time outside.
Julie Myers
Julie Myers Law Clerk (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Julie Myers and I became a law clerk here at Lawrence & Associates in March of 2019. I am a law student at Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law, scheduled to graduate in May of 2020.
Catherine Casto
Catherine Casto Paralegal (513) 531-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Catherine Casto. I am the Medical Records Paralegal for the firm. I started here in August of 2019. I request and review medical and billing records for each case. More than likely, I will reach out to you for paperwork or treatment updates to make sure your case is handled as efficiently and swiftly as possible. When I am not at work, I spend my free time taking my children to their activities or working on homework.
Chrissy Adkins
Chrissy Adkins paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
I'm Chrissy! I work in the Ft. Mitchell office here at Lawrence & Associates. I am a workers' compensation paralegal for Attorney Haley Stamm. I am focused on helping our clients get the benefits they are rightfully entitled to. Outside of work, I love hiking with my boxer, Georgia, listening to live music, visiting antique malls and hanging out with my son.
Kristina Hail
Kristina Hail (513) 351-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Kristina Hail and I am a paralegal with Lawrence & Associates. I work with Attorney Peter Tripp, making sure he has everything he needs to do his best for his clients.
Lynley Dunham
Lynley Dunham Paralegal (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
I am a paralegal in the Lawrence & Associates’ West Chester office, where I assist attorney Marisa Dyson with Ohio Workers’ Compensation claims. Prior to joining our team in 2019, I worked as a bankruptcy paralegal in Cincinnati. I enjoy meeting with and helping our clients with their legal claims, so please stop by and say “hi” if you are ever in our office.
Brandon Vieth
Brandon Vieth Bookkeeper (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
My name is Brandon Vieth and I am the bookkeeper at Lawrence & Associates. My job duties include recording our financial transactions and making sure that our clients receive their settlement checks in a timely manner. Some of my favorite things to do outside of the office include playing music, going to concerts, and going to Cincinnati Reds games with family and friends. I am a person of many interests so if our paths ever cross, I’m sure we will have something in common!
Brittany Carter
Brittany Carter Receptionist (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hi! My name is Brittany Carter and I am one of the Receptionist here at Lawrence and Associates. I joined Lawrence and Associates back in August 2019 at the West Chester location. I assist the attorneys and paralegals at our Ft. Mitchell and West Chester location. I enjoy assisting our clients and making sure they are connected to the right person when they call. My duties include answering the phones and scheduling new consultations and meetings with the attorneys and assisting with document correspondences. When I am not working here at Lawrence and Associates I enjoy spending time with my family and diving into a good book.
Hayley Hughes
Hayley Hughes Receptionists (859) 371-5997 info@lawrencelaws.com
Hello! My name is Hayley Hughes and I am one of the Receptionists at Lawrence and Associates. I joined Lawrence and Associates back in January 2020. I assist the attorneys and paralegals at our Ft. Mitchell and West Chester location. My duties include answering the phones, scheduling new consultations and/or meetings with the attorneys as well as assisting with document correspondences. When I’m not in the office I enjoy working on various charcoal art projects, cooking, and reading.
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