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 (2022) describes John as "a smart, thoughtful lawyer who is good on his feet and a very good writer," and has ranked him among the top securities litigators in Texas, stating that "[h]e really knows the space well." The Legal 500 U.S. (2021) has also recognized John in the field of Securities Litigation, describing him as "intelligent" and "methodical."
John is the Program Chair 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 Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, and previously sat on the Steering Committee of the United Way Young Leaders Society.