BUSINESS: Lawrence Goodwin, Attorney

Written by Sarah Paige Berling in the July 2013 Issue

Lawrence GoodwinNobody wants to get divorced, and Lawrence “Lorenzo” Goodwin, divorce attorney, knows this. However, you don’t have to go through it alone. Goodwin is going to be there to help walk clients through every step of the way, helping them understand every situation, obstacle and victory.

“Our clients come to us during a terrible time in their lives—there are custody issues and money battles,” he explains from his office on NW 13th and Shartel. “We do our best to have empathy for each client, while at the same time being entirely honest with them.” His office reflects this ideology, being a renovated house instead of a high-rise building. “It feels like you’re coming to visit a friend,” he says.

Lawrence Goodwin graduated from the OCU School of Law in 2003, focusing on child support, custody and divorce law. Through the past ten years, Goodwin has developed a reputation for being honest, trustworthy and delivering results. A past client, Jamie Lynn Braden, truly appreciated the attention Goodwin gave her. “Lawrence starts building a relationship with a client by laying a foundation of honesty,” she said. “The relationship is then secured by trust, made possible by his experience level and the results he obtains in your case.”

Goodwin’s law firm differs greatly from others in the area. According to him, “the biggest complaint I hear about lawyers is that there is a lack of communication between the lawyer and the client. At my firm, the rule is, ‘You don’t get to go home until you’ve returned all your calls.’” Being available and open to communication with clients helps set Goodwin apart from the crowd. Lawrence advises clients to be well prepared for their divorce proceedings, “If my clients can bring me documentation in a timely manner, well organized, then I can be much more efficient in the prosecution of their case. Also, write down questions through the week as you think of them for your meetings with your attorney. You will save everyone a lot of time and money if you come well prepared.”

Through it all—divorces, custody battles, child support—Goodwin wants people to know that, not only is he on his clients’ side, he is there to counsel them through a difficult time. Goodwin emphasizes, “I have had to tell a lot of people hard truths that other attorneys don’t want to tell their clients. I ask the right questions and if their legal situation is not good or if I feel they need to take serious actions to preserve their custody or financial situation, then I will immediately give them the hard truths.”

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