Robert Lawrence

Senior Associate

EMAIL: rlawrence@nativelawgroup.com

PHONE: 303-926-5292

EDUCATION

University of Colorado, J.D. (2014)

University of Central Florida, M.B.A. (2009)

University of Central Florida, B.S. (2004)

ADMISSIONS

Colorado

U.S District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S District Court for the District of Montana

U.S District Court for the Central District of Illinois

AWARDS AND HONORS

Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch for Business Litigation (2021, 2022)

Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch for Construction Law (2021, 2022)

Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch for Product Liability Litigation (2021, 2022)

Robert Lawrence

Senior Associate

EMAIL: rlawrence@nativelawgroup.com

PHONE: 303-926-5292

Rob is first and foremost a civil litigation and trial attorney.   Prior to dedicating his practice to litigation on behalf of Indian tribes and tribal entities, Rob litigated complex commercial disputes in the fields of intellectual property, breach of contract, business torts, construction/design, products liability, and professional liability.

Rob has obtained favorable outcomes for clients at every stage of litigation.  He protects client interests by negotiating strategic settlements whenever possible and has repeatedly prevailed either on summary judgment or at trial whenever disputes cannot be otherwise resolved.

Rob has both pursued and defended numerous high-value claims.  In one example, Rob successfully defended a major domestic spacecraft company against claims brought by a foreign spacecraft conglomerate of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of a license agreement relating to spacecraft stage-separation technology.  Rob also defended a large, multi-state engineering firm against claims brought by a Colorado municipality.  After three years of litigation, Rob obtained a complete defense verdict at trial.

Rob has also resolved dozens of commercial disputes in the fields of construction, design, and products liability.  By prevailing in motions practice at various stages of litigation, Rob obtained for either summary judgment or leverage for an advantageous settlement.  Rob also has experience enforcing intellectual property rights and successfully pursued both patent and trademark infringement claims on behalf of numerous commercial entities including a long-established, world-famous online auction site.

Rob graduated from the University of Colorado Law School, and while a student there clerked for the Honorable Judge Wiley Daniel with the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the Honorable Justice Allison Eid with the Colorado Supreme Court.  Prior to law school, Rob earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Central Florida.  He spends most of his free time skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, or otherwise enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Jyothi and son AJ.