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The Law Office of
Kerry Lawrence

Specializing in Federal and State Criminal Defense in New York and Connecticut





- Insider Trading

- Money Laundering

- Securities Fraud

- Wire and Mail Fraud


- Drug Crimes


- Homicide

- Sex Crimes

- Federal Charges

- Appellate Practice






Kerry Lawrence served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Deputy Assistant-in-Charge of the White Plains branch for 10 years. As a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted virtually every type of federal crime. For more than 20 years now, he provides representation for the people and businesses that are targets of criminal investigations or prosecutions in both federal and state courts.


In cases where a trial is sought or is unavoidable, Mr. Lawrence has a reputation for delivering a complete and vigorous defense. He is also a skilled negotiator and frequently achieves favorable outcomes for clients through plea discussions. He represents clients through all stages of the criminal justice process, from bail application through trial and appeal. Mr. Lawrence also represents corporations, victims and witnesses subpoenaed by the grand jury, and people who are the subjects of criminal investigations. Regardless of your relationship to the criminal proceeding, you are assured of receiving direct personal service from Mr. Lawrence.

The Law Office of Kerry Lawrence represents white collar defendants in all New York and Connecticut courts. Mr. Lawrence has successfully defended numerous individuals and businesses in federal investigations and prosecutions nationwide.  White collar criminal charges Mr. Lawrence handles include embezzlement, insider trading, RICO, tax evasion, money laundering, and mortgage, bank, wire, mail, and insurance fraud.


You can also expect quality defense representation when you are investigated or charged with serious criminal offenses, such as driving while intoxicated (DWI), drug crimes, sex crimes, fraud, aggravated assault, and homicide. The firm knows how to handle federal capital offenses effectively, whether preparing and conducting a trial or negotiating directly with the U.S. Attorney to achieve the best outcome possible.

The Law Office of Kerry Lawrence is based in Westchester County, with a strong foundation throughout New York and Connecticut. The firm’s White Plains office is only a ten-minute walk from the Metro North station, and convenient parking is available.​





Kerry A. Lawrence received his undergraduate and law degrees from Emory University. After five years in private practice in Connecticut, Mr. Lawrence served for 10 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. As a prosecutor, he investigated and tried a wide variety of federal crimes, including tax, mail, wire and bank fraud, foreign corrupt practices, public corruption, racketeering, murder and civil rights. For two years he served as Deputy Assistant-in-Charge of the White Plains Branch office, where he was responsible for supervising all federal prosecutions and investigations in six New York counties.

In private practice since 1999, Mr. Lawrence has represented clients in New York and throughout the country in cases involving mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, public corruption, securities fraud and insider trading, false claims, embezzlement and theft, immigration fraud, and money laundering, among others. He has also represented persons investigated for or charged with numerous other criminal offenses, such as racketeering, extortion, criminal civil rights violations, weapons possession, Internet sex offenses, sexual misconduct, drug trafficking, assault and robbery. Mr. Lawrence also represents individuals who are witnesses or victims of crimes. 


  • New York, 1990

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2001

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1999

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1988

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1989

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2002

  • Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1984

  • Georgia and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1983

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2000


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1983

  • B.A., Emory University, 1980

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Section

  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers

  • National Order of Barristers

  • Super Lawyers




140 Grand Street, Suite 705

White Plains, NY 10601


Telephone:  914-946-5900



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