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Law With a Heart: How Dorothy Lawrence Breaks the 'Stuffy Law Office' Stereotype

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Oct. 25 2023, Published 5:06 a.m. ET

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Stiff collars and starched personalities are likely the image that pops up when you hear the word attorney, right? You may have experienced that formality firsthand in a law firm when you walked in, and all that greeted you were cold bookshelves and crisp suits. Now imagine walking into a space that feels more like a quirky artist’s studio than a hub of legal jargon. Welcome to attorney Dorothy Lawrence's world, where the traditional and the tedious get a whimsical twist!

Right off the bat, the Dorothy Butler Law Firm throws you for a loop. Gone are the stereotypical stark walls and cold vibes. Instead, you step into vibrant colors, cozy corners, and an ambiance that’s just, well, heartwarming. It is less, "Objection, your Honor!" and more, "How can I help you today?" With an office bursting with character, Ms. Lawrence ensures your first impression of her is that of a caring human, not just a brilliant lawyer.

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She is brilliant, though. While she has spared no expense in making the office cozy, the Dorothy Butler Law Firm is more than about being your trendy lawyer. The décor, layout and little details make it welcoming, reflecting Dorothy's deep-rooted philosophy. As a mom, a friend, and a neighbor, Ms. Lawrence firmly believes in the power of human connection. Hers is more than just a law firm; it is a space that says, "Hey, we are people too, and we understand what you need."

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It is encouraging to know your lawyer can be both a powerhouse in the courtroom and a human being outside it, that they can argue a point with fervor, then turn around and offer you a comforting word. Ms. Lawrence’s setup encourages this dynamic duo of professional brilliance and personal warmth. Clients are not just another case file or a name on a docket. They are real people with real stories, and she ensures they are seen and heard.

Dorothy Lawrence’s background explains her ethos. A graduate of the Louisiana State University Law School (J.D., B.C.L.) and the University of Denver (LL.M in taxation), Ms. Lawrence did not start in a posh office building with a view. As a determined single mom, she laid the foundation of her law firm at a humble kitchen table. Between mom duty and depositions, she gradually built a successful firm with strong roots in the community.

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Her dedication to giving back dates back to her undergraduate days, especially post-9/11. That unforgettable event prompted her to seek a path that would end in her being helpful to others, which she has successfully done for the past twelve years. As a financial attorney, Ms. Lawrence is a beacon of hope in various legal specialties, from bankruptcy and tax defense to family law and real estate.

Multiple awards and accolades speak to Ms. Lawrence’s brilliance. From bagging the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star award in Consumer Bankruptcy for seven years consecutively to being named a Top Attorney by Austin Monthly in Bankruptcy, Ms. Lawrence consistently proved her mettle. Her community recognized her as a top supporter of the local educational systems and projects, including music and sports. Everyone agrees: there is only one Dorothy Lawrence in Dripping Springs, Austin, Texas, and she is proving there is another way to practice law, one where heart and hustle go hand in hand.

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