Lawrence A Fox

Lawrence A Fox

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

I have over 30 years of experience representing people in family and financial crises. After working for the federal government for several years, I began my law practice in Fullerton, California, just outside of Anaheim. It was there that colleagues of mine introduced me to family, bankruptcy and municipal court law.

When I relocated to New Jersey in 1982, I was hired by a general practice law firm of long standing in the Trenton area and began handling most of the firm's family law and bankruptcy matters. I also became involved in toxic tort litigation, legal malpractice litigation, medical malpractice litigation, the drafting of Wills and municipal court work. When the firm dissolved in 1993, I again opened up a solo practice, this time in Lawrenceville and again, focused on handling family law and bankruptcy cases. In 2001 I purchased 600 Lawrence Road with two of my colleagues, and in 2007 joined with them to form a general practice law firm. In 2015 that firm dissolved and I am once again a sole practitioner.

I am an advocate of Mahatma Ghandi's legal philosophy of negotiated settlements - as opposed to divisive litigation - and I have applied that philosophy to my family law practice. It is my strong belief that the time of separation and divorce should be a time of healing and while I am committed to achieving for my clients an equitable financial result, I try not to take any action that would upset family relationships that need to continue beyond the date of the divorce.

Each of my clients is kept informed of the progress of their case through telephone calls and the forwarding of copies of papers that are received and papers that are sent from my office. Telephone messages and e-mails are, with rare exceptions, returned within a few hours. A good client is a well informed client and I will always make myself available to discuss a case.

I am a frequent speaker on bankruptcy law and regularly volunteer my time to counsel members of the Eastern Service Workers Association. I also participate in the Volunteer Lawyers Project, a joint volunteer effort of the Mercer County Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society of Mercer County.

Although I have always had a hectic work schedule, I know the value of a well rounded life. Despite my crowded business schedule, I made time to actively participate, with my wife, in the raising of our two children. In addition, I exercise regularly at a local gym, help run a weekly badminton program in Hopewell and, for over 15 years, have volunteered as a Boy Scout Leader, holding the position of Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 28 in Lawrenceville since 1998.

Being a solo practitioner has many benefits and my clients have benefited greatly from my personal attention to my cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Alimony
  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Post-Divorce Litigation
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Litigation Percentage

  • 55% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1982
  • California, 1981


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1980
  • Hofstra University
    • B.A. - 1973


  • Frequent Speaker, Bankruptcy Laws