After graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 2008, Lawrence began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's Office. He spent over eight years in the Brooklyn office where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, and was promoted to Senior Assistant District Attorney after successfully trying over twenty Felony cases in Kings County Supreme Court. Lawrence utilizes his experience as a prosecutor and familiarity with the criminal justice system to protect his clients' rights and help them obtain a favorable resolution to their case.
Mr. Mottola was recognized as one of the 10 Best criminal defense attorneys in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys in 2018, 2019, and 2020. As a criminal defense lawyer, he secured the acquittal of a man charged with Attempted Murder for a slashing incident that occurred inside of a gambling parlor in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, as well as an acquittal for a man charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In addition, Mr. Mottola recently obtained a Not Guilty verdict on all Felony charges in connection to an alleged Robbery and Assault on a Brooklyn-bound Q Train.
Mr. Mottola is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Virginia, as well as the US District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Virginia.