Professional Activities

Master, J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court, 2011-; President, Thomas More Society, 2007-2009; Member, San Diego County Bar Assn. Committee on Civility, Professionalism and Integrity (2007-2008); Member, Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court, 2001-2003; Chairman, San Diego Education Committee, Litigation Section, State Bar of California, 1995-1997; American Bar Assn.; Assn. of Business Trial Lawyers; Appellate Courts Committee, San Diego County Bar Assn; State Bar Conference of Delegates, 1996; Editorial Board, ABTL News, 1994-1997.

Mr. Lawton is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Ninth, and Fifth Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, and the California courts.

Mr. Lawton served as a Probation Monitor for the State Bar from 1993 to 1995, in which capacity he monitored and counseled attorneys on State Bar probation.