State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Georgia legal community mourns loss of George Lawson Jr.

July 7, 2023
By J. Antonio “Tony” DelCampo

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To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Atlanta attorney and community leader George O. Lawson Jr. after his passing at the age of 78.

A Georgia Bar member since 1976, Mr. Lawson was co-founder of the Lawson & Washington law firm, which later became Lawson & Thornton. Well respected as a litigator for more than four decades, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2018. 

Mr. Lawson served his community in multiple ways through his church and fraternal organization activities. He also served his country as an Army veteran.

George Lawson Jr. will be missed and fondly remembered by his fellow members of Georgia’s legal community. We appreciate his dedication and the many contributions he made through his service to the public and the justice system.

J. Antonio “Tony” DelCampo
President, State Bar of Georgia