Lawrence Obin II was born and raised in Illinois. In 1996, he obtained Bachelor of Science degrees in political science and history from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. He attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. and graduated in 2001. While pursuing his legal degree, he served as an Associate Editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Editor-in-Chief of the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law, and the Brief Writer for the law school’s National Moot Court Team.
Lawrence became a member of the Florida Bar in 2002. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Lawrence practiced criminal defense when he began his legal career, which allowed him to gain significant jury trial experience, hone his skills in the art of persuasion, and help those facing the loss of something absolutely vital – freedom. He later transitioned his practice to defending insurance companies and their policyholders in personal injury and property damage lawsuits. At this stage of his legal career, he learned the mindset of insurance professionals, their processes and procedures, and especially how they analyze and negotiate cases. With that experience, Lawrence chose to switch gears and apply his knowledge and talent by representing the victims of negligence. Today, he focuses on obtaining compensation for victims injured in motorcycle collisions, automobile accidents, commercial truck wrecks, and incidents involving premises liability.
Lawrence in the Community
Lawrence is a motorcycle enthusiast with a passion for antique motorcycles. He is a lifetime member of Harley Owners Group (HOG), a member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA), and has ridden well over 100,000 miles. Some of his favorite epic motorcycle journeys include riding to Yellowstone National Park and touring Lake Superior. He attends many motorcycle events in Central Florida and enjoys riding throughout the year.