At the law offices of St John, Bowling & Lawrence, we have more than 110 years of combined experience and provide legal services to those in Charlottesville and surrounding areas in Virginia. Our lawyers offer legal services in many practice areas, including business law, criminal defense, campus disciplinary proceedings, civil rights defense and other forms of government representation, family law, estate planning, and real estate law.
Regardless of who you are, there is likely going to be a point in your life where you will encounter some form of legal issues. Indeed, even if you are never charged with a crime, file for divorce, or suffer a personal injury, you may have questions about real estate or may need to create a will or estate plan.
No matter the reason, when you are dealing with a legal issue, having an experienced attorney on your side to guide you through the legal process is comforting. More than this, though, working with an attorney will improve the outcome of your legal matter, and protect your best interests.
At the law offices of St John, Bowling & Lawrence, we provide superior legal services to those in Charlottesville and surrounding areas of Virginia. If you have a legal question or matter that demands immediate attention, we want to help. Please contact our law offices today to schedule your confidential case consultation.
Experience Helping You Navigate Your Unique Legal Issues
If you are looking for an attorney, hiring a lawyer with experience should be at the top of your priority list. At the law offices of St John, Bowling & Lawrence, we have more than a century’s worth of combined legal experience. Indeed, Attorney James M. Bowling, IV has been handling complex legal cases in both state and federal courts throughout Virginia for nearly 40 years. Attorney Francis McQ. Lawrence, who focuses on both criminal and civil cases, also has a notable history in the legal field, with more than 30 years of experience. Our other lawyer, Francesca Fornari also brings years of legal service to the table, as well as a unique experience in individual practice areas. Together, our firm has more than 110 years of combined legal knowledge and practice. Our lawyers offer legal services in many practices areas, including business law, criminal defense, campus disciplinary proceedings, civil rights defense and other forms of government representation, family law, estate planning, and real estate law.
National Recognition for Outstanding Legal Services
Our law firm is not only very experienced, but we have also received national recognition for our outstanding legal services. Some of our recognitions include:Best Lawyers ® recognition of Francis McQ. Lawrence as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 12 years;
- BV ® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell ® – Attorney James M. Bowling, IV;
- Recognition of Attorney Francis McQ. Lawrence as one of the “Distinguished Dozen”; and
Also, our attorneys are members of the Virginia State Bar, Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, and have held many positions in various committees and organizations, such as the Local Rule Committee for the Western District of Virginia. Francis McQ. Lawrence has taught classes as an adjunct professor.
History of Success and Notable Case Results
The fact that we have been recognized nationally for our legal services stems, in large part, from our extensive history of successful cases. Indeed, we have been settling many cases out of court and receiving court judgments following trials, in our clients’ favor for years. Our long list of notable cases can be viewed on our website. If you are looking for an attorney who has the resources, experience, and legal acumen your case deserves, our law firm is the answer.
Virginia Attorneys Who Care
We are proud to be a law firm with lawyers that have continually demonstrated excellence in client representation, both in and out of the courtroom. But we don’t practice law for the acknowledgment of our success or to accumulate accolades; we do it because we are passionate about our work. We strongly believe in the United States Constitution and rule of law, and that everyone who has encountered a legal manner–whatever it may be–has the right to understand their options and the best way to protect their interests. We also believe that everyone deserves the representation of a competent and highly skilled legal professional. Our belief in what we do is what motivates us, and it is this passion that fuels our drive to succeed and provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation possible.
Securing the Results for You
When you work with the law offices of St. John, Bowling & Lawrence, our law firm will strive to get you the best result we can. Whether you are creating an estate plan in order to protect your loved ones when you’re gone, plan for a business, or mitigate taxes or you are hiring a lawyer to protect you against white-collar criminal charges or you are thinking for filing for divorce and have questions about things like property division and custody of your child or you have another legal issue that demands the attention of a professional, we can help. Every case is different and we never take a one-size-fits-all approach, taking the time to learn about your case, open an investigation if need be, gather evidence in your favor, and work with all other parties involved. We are skilled negotiators and are not intimidated by other lawyers or the prospect of going to court.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you are ready to learn more about how to navigate your legal issues and what options are available to you, we urge you to call our legal team today. You can request that we contact you by sending us a brief message using the form found on our website, or you can call us directly at 434-296-7138. All consultations that we offer are completely confidential.