Richard Lawlor has been in practice for 25 years. He graduated from Holy Cross College in 1968. After being honorably discharged from the Army as a Captain, he obtained Juris Doctor from Catholic University.
He is admitted to practice in all Maryland Courts and District of Columbia Courts. He is admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts of Maryland and D.C., as well as being admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Following law school Mr. Lawlor was an associate with the law firm of Ritterpucsh and Gingell, and an associate with Everngam and Goldstein. He then became a partner with Everngam, Everngam and Lawlor. In 1986 he started the law firm of Lawlor and Pappadeas which became Richard W. Lawlor P.A. in 1990.
He serves on the Maryland State Bar Association Estates and Trusts Section, Montgomery County Bar Association Estates and Trusts Section, Real Estate Section, Family Law Section, and the Fee Dispute Committee.
His civic services include being President of Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Greater Capitol Area Association of Realtors, former President of Silver Spring Lions Club and President of the Silver Spring Lions Club Foundation. In 1994 Mr. Lawlor was presented the Melvin Jones Fellow Award by the International Lions Club Foundation for his Humanitarian deeds. He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Family Services Agency, Inc. a non-profit mental health organization and former treasurer and vice president of the Stonegate Civic Association.