Attorney Amber Lawrence
After graduating from Winona State University in 2001, Amber started her legal career working as a family law legal assistant for Attorney Lawrence Downing. Motivated by the work done by Mr. Downing and the other attorneys at his firm, Amber went on to attend law school at Hamline University School of Law. During law school, Amber continued working full-time as a family law legal assistant. Upon graduating from Hamline in 2006, Amber began serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Wieners in Olmsted County. At the conclusion of her judicial clerkship in October of 2007, Amber returned to work with Mr. Downing as a family law attorney. When Mr. Downing retired in the spring of 2010, Amber and her partner, Steven Dittrich, established Dittrich & Lawrence, P.A. Amber is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, and the Family Law section of the Olmsted County Bar Association. Amber has also been named a rising star by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2016. Amber’s practice includes all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, paternity, and adoptions.
- Family Law
- Hamline University School of Law (J.D. 2006)
- Winona State University (B.A. 2001, cum laude)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Olmsted County Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- American Bar association
Past Employment Positions
- Downing, Dittrich & Lawrence, Attorney
- Honorable Joseph Wieners in Olmsted County, Third Judicial District, Law Clerk
Ms. Lawrence is the type of lawyer every person wants. She knows what she is doing. She has a capability to do her job as naturally as breathing. Ms. Lawrence has the ability to also think on her feet, which is rare for attorneys with this much knowledge. She's an attorney who advocates for her client to the best of her ability and has extensive knowledge of family law. I highly recommend her as she is honest and capable
Amber Lawrence is an excellent attorney. She has an amazing mind that remembers important details for recall and use in argumentation. Her ability to be an advocate for women and children in domestic violence is outstanding. She has provided a voice for me and a strength that has inspired personal growth. She fought for everything that I needed, including multiple orders for protection. She is 100% prepared, professional, respectful, and brilliant in the courtroom
Amber has an exemplary understanding of the law. She is brilliant, thorough, professional, detailed, compassionate and supportive. Having her on my side throughout the painful divorce process was invaluable. Not only did she direct the legal proceedings, but she also provided me with everything I needed to know to get my life back on track. She is an absolute credit to her profession!
Attorney Lawrence help me as a father get custody of my two girls. Her first priority was my girls best interest. She has the knowledge and experience that is needed to quickly make effective progress in martial law. I would highly recommend Attorney Lawrence to anyone seeking custody or divorce advise.
Amber is the attorney to see if you need someone to be on the ball and do the hard work well. She is extremely easy to communicate with and is very efficient in her work. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing Family Law legal counsel
She was fantastic! I wish I would have used her originally for my divorce proceedings. I wouldn't have been in half the trouble I was in with the first decree and X-wife. She was worth every dollar I spent. Heck, I may still need to use her before the kids turn 18. Probably the best investment I made post divorce. Using her services got me more time with my children.
Amber was a tremendous help to me and my wife as we fought through the most difficult of circumstances. She was as tenacious as she was understanding and provided us with an extremely high level of service. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for competent and trustworthy legal services.
Amber is very thorough and efficient. She gave great advice and was very knowledgeable. She was pleasant to work with and I would and have recommended her services to others