Lawrence Page

Background

Lawrence Page has practiced law since 1991--first in Chicago, Illinois, and since 2002 in Austin, Texas. His practice concentrates in Commercial Litigation, Family Law, and Appellate Law. He has also handled wills and probate matters as well as other general legal matters.

In his Commercial Litigation practice, Lawrence successfully represented a large group of hospitals in a $250 million arbitration against a major regional health insurer. Lawrence has also defended several securities brokers in "broker raiding" arbitrations, and served as the lead associate defending one of the defendant securities firms in the multi-billion dollar NASDAQ Market-Maker Antitrust Class Action regarding the NASDAQ practice of not trading in odd-eighths of a dollar: one of the largest antitrust cases ever brought by the U.S. Justice Department. Lawrence has also successfully represented groups of private investors in securities fraud and fiduciary duty actions arising from the formation and operation of corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, or other business organizations. Lawrence has also successfully represented individual investors in suits against securities brokers for mismanaging their accounts.

In his Family Law practice, Lawrence has represented a wide spectrum of individuals, from wealthy individuals in complex and highly-contested divorce matters--involving business valuation and other commercial law issues--to less litigious parties who are more interested in a quick and cost-efficient resolution than a long and costly battle. Lawrence has also represented parents in non-marital SAPCR suits ("Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship"), alleged spouses in common-law marriage claims, Obligors and Obligees in Child Support Enforcement actions, and parents or children in various Child Protection (Abuse and Neglect) cases. During his time as a prosecutor in Chicago, Lawrence also represented the State of Illinois in several hundreds of Child Protection trials.

Prior to founding his own firm, Lawrence started his legal career by clerking for Justice Robert Steigmann of the Fourth District Illinois Appellate Court. In addition to normal clerking duties, Lawrence edited and revised all the pattern jury instructions for the Criminal Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions. After his clerkship, Lawrence served as an Assistant State's Attorney in Chicago (the Illinois equivalent of an Assistant District Attorney), prosecuting criminal appeals and juvenile cases, including several years prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases in civil courts. Lawrence also worked at Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop--a securities law boutique firm on LaSalle Street in Chicago--litigating securities and commodities law contract disputes and rules infractions. After becoming licensed to practice in Texas, Lawrence worked for Gjerset & Lorenz, a health law boutique firm where, in addition to his commercial litigation practice representing hospitals in contractual disputes, Lawrence helped design and monitor complex Medicaid Supplemental Reimbursement programs under Disproportionate Share Hospital and Upper Payment Limit Medicaid principles so as to maximize each client hospital's supplemental reimbursement through these programs. Lawrence thereafter practiced family law with the well-respected, high-volume firm of Dan Corbin & Associates in Bell County, Texas. Lawrence is also an experienced businessman and was the founder of Muzip.com, an Internet music business in the late 1990’s, allowing him to apply a business perspective to his legal representation of clients. 

Licenses

  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois (1991) and Texas (2002).
  • Member of the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Northern District of Illinois Federal Bar,
  • Member of the Federal Trial Bar.

Bar Association memberships

  • Texas Bar Association,
  • Family Law Section of the Texas Bar,
  • Austin Bar Association. (Civil Litigation, Family Law, and Appellate Law Sections; AYLA Charity Softball Tournament Chair)
  • Former Officer of the Young Lawyer Section of the Chicago Bar Association,
  • Former Director of the Young Lawyer Section of the Chicago Bar Association,
  • Former Editor-in-Chief of the YLS Section of the CBA News
  • Former Editor-In-Chief of the YLS Section of the CBA Journal.

Education

  • B.S. Philosophy, Illinois State University 1988 (Contract minor in Classics)
  • J.D. University of Illinois 1991 (Published Member of Law Review)

Lawrence grew up and practiced in Chicago before moving to Austin in 2000 as founder and general counsel of a dot-com start-up. Outside of his legal practice, Lawrence is currently the President of the Austin Illini Club. Lawrence avidly plays softball and also enjoys cycling and swimming. He also is an enthusiastic jazz and blues music collector, particularly of vintage and modern "swing" music (including but not limited to Swing Era Jazz).