Attorneys

 

 

 Terry L. Lawson, Jr., Managing Attorney 

Terry Lawson, Consumer Lawyer in Kansas City

Terry Lawson, Consumer Lawyer in Kansas City

Terry Lawson’s practice primarily involves representing individuals in litigation in various state and federal courts. He focuses on consumer protection cases, including debt defense, FDCPA violations, and other consumer claims. He frequently helps those with student loan debt issues, and the legal claims that arise from servicing and collecting student loans.  In addition, he assists clients with consumer bankruptcy cases. And he has also successfully represented dozens of clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases.

 
Terry is a frequent speaker to attorneys and the public on matters of consumer law, student loans and litigation. 

 Terry served eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is a former schoolteacher, plays the ukulele (badly), and loves a good steak. He is married and has one son. He lives with his family in Kansas City, North.

Bar Admissions

State of Missouri, 2001
State of Kansas, 2002
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2001
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2002

Professional Organizations

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Advocates
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association
Clay County Bar Association
Platte County Bar Association

Education

 J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 2001
B.S.Ed. History, Missouri State University, 1997

 

Steven A. Shepherd, Associate Attorney

Steve Shepherd, Consumer Lawyer in Kansas City

Steve was a law clerk at Lawson Law Center while he went to law school. During law school he interned with the U.S. Department of Labor. He also interned with Judge Cynthia Norton of the Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Missouri.

Steve has a passion for protecting consumers, debtors, and victims. He assists with consumer protection claims, bankruptcy, and debt defense.

Steve is a lifelong native of the Kansas City area and grew up in Lee’s Summit. His family has deep roots in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. Steve likes hiking and is an avid fan of KC’s sports teams (no matter how many times they break his heart). He loves history so much that he not only majored in it in college—he even participated in many historical reenactments. Steve lives with his wife and their two cats in the Waldo area.

Bar Admissions

State of Missouri, 2013
State of Kansas, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2013
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2014

 Professional Organizations

National Association of Consumer Advocates
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association
 

 Education

J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2013
B.S. History, University of Central Missouri, 2010