Alan Lawson

Founding Shareholder

Tallahassee Office

215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 320, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Alan Lawson retired from the Florida Supreme Court in late 2022 after a 35-year legal and judicial career, founding the firm with his partners in early 2023.

Earlier in his legal career, Alan practiced as an associate and partner with a major Florida law firm, Steel Hector & Davis, and with the Orange County Attorney’s Office. In these capacities, Alan handled a wide array of case types in state and federal court, and before administrative agencies, including construction, government procurement, eminent domain, contract claims, public utility regulatory proceedings, business disputes, and class action defense, attaining a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating. This rating reflects a peer-review ranking at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

In 2002, Alan was appointed by then-Governor Jeb Bush as a Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit and served there for four years, presiding over more than 100 jury trials. Alan was then appointed by Governor Bush to the Fifth District Court of Appeal, where he served for eleven years, including a term as Chief Judge. In 2016, Governor Rick Scott appointed Alan to the Florida Supreme Court, where he served until his retirement from the bench. Throughout his career, Alan received numerous awards and recognitions, and has maintained a reputation for diligence, excellence, skill and professionalism.


Florida State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laud, 1987
Clemson University, B.S., summa cum laud, 1983
Tallahassee Community College, A.A., summa cum laud, 1981