A Palm Beach County native, W. Craig Lawson has extensive education and experience in law. After graduating from John I. Leonard High School in Lake Worth, Florida, in 1974, Mr. Lawson earned a degree in Sociology from Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida, in 1978. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1995.
Mr. Lawson is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. His experience includes prosecuting criminal cases at the Office of the State Attorney as well as the Office of The Statewide Prosecution, both in the 15th Judicial Circuit, where he gained invaluable trial experience in cases ranging from misdemeanors to murders. In 2003, he opened a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights practice in Palm Beach County which serviced Southeastern Florida. In 2019, he brought his experience and expertise to Adolphe Law Group, P.A., which he now calls home.
Mr. Lawson enjoys speaking engagements with young people at schools and churches. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Assoc.; Palm Beach County Urban League’s Speakers Bureau; Palm Beach County Bar Association; South Palm Beach County Bar Association; and Christian Legal Society. He also serves as an Expulsion Hearing Officer for the Palm Beach County School District. Past affiliations include the National Bar Association; Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Craig S. Barnard, and the American Inn of Court.