John Lawrence tries complex commercial cases in courts and tribunals across the country. His practice focuses on defending companies and their officers and directors in securities and shareholder actions, M&A challenges, and other high stakes business disputes. He also advises boards of directors, board committees, and significant shareholders on governance issues and fiduciary duty matters. Chambers USA (2023) describes John as "a very, very sharp lawyer," and has ranked him among the top securities litigators in Texas, stating: “John has a wealth of knowledge. He has a very sharp mind for strategy and he’s responsive, efficient, and has a very pleasant, professional demeanor." The Legal 500 U.S. has also recognized John in the field of Securities Litigation, describing him as "intelligent" and "methodical," and Business Today named John to its 2023 list of the “Top 10 Most Influential Securities Litigation Lawyers in Texas.”
John is the Treasurer of the Dallas Bar Association's Securities Section, and also serves on the DBA's Standing Committee on Equality.
John is also a recognized leader in the Dallas community. He is the former President of the Advisory Board of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas' world-renowned public arts high school, and continues to serve on its Executive Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, is a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society, and previously sat on the Steering Committee of the United Way Young Leaders Society.