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Gerond J. Lawrence is a member of the Products Liability & Mass Torts Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. A skilled litigator, Gerond has experience in virtually all phases of litigation, including bench and jury trials in state and federal courts. Gerond has taken and defended depositions of expert witnesses, corporate representatives, medical professionals, and fact witnesses. He maintains a robust motions practice and routinely briefs and argues discovery, dispositive, and post-trial motions. Gerond also has significant appellate experience, having argued appeals before the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Gerond defended Fortune 500 companies, health care providers, municipalities, transit authorities, and individuals in matters relating to complex premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, labor and employment, and civil rights actions.

Gerond approaches each case with the end in mind, keeping his client’s goals at the forefront of his litigation strategy.

In his spare time, Gerond enjoys traveling and exploring different running trails in metro Atlanta.


  • Personal injury and wrongful death litigation
  • Medical malpractice litigation
  • Products liability
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Labor and employment litigation
  • Automobile litigation



  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of national pharmacy chain in action alleging professional negligence and regulatory violations.°
  • Obtained new trial in favor of transit authority in premises liability action throwing out an $11 million verdict resulting from flawed jury charges.°
  • Defended multinational logistics company in series of employment discrimination cases before state civil rights commission.°
  • Represented hospital in appeal before the Georgia Supreme Court concerning whether the grant of summary judgment is a final judgment for purposes of direct appeal when the trial court has specifically reserved the amount of attorney’s fees to be awarded for failure to waive service of process.°
  • Represented transit authority before Georgia Court of Appeals in matter interpreting various hearsay exceptions under Georgia’s revised evidence code implemented in 2013.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Lawrence prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Legal Intern, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 2011
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Russell F. Canan, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2011
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Patsy Y. Porter, State Court of Fulton County, 2008, 2009

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2023-2024
    • Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2023-2024
  • Listed, The National Black Lawyers, “Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia,” 2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2018-2021, 2023
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021-2022
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2021
  • Listed, The National Black Lawyers, “Top 40 Under 40,” 2019-2020
  • Member, Gate City Bar Association, 2013-present
  • Volunteer, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Saturday Lawyer Program, 2014-2019


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2013
    • Executive Editor, Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Howard University, 2010
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Spanish, Conversational