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Larry Lawton

Larry Lawton

Municipal Judge. Private practice limited to the probate of large estates
  • California, Wyoming
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Law Clerk, District Attorney of Los Angeles, 1970-1971
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles, 1971-1973
Civil Litigation Practice, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1973-1987
Civil Litigation Practice, San Francisco Bay area, 1987-1990
Civilian Superfund Attorney, Air Force Regional Counsel, San Francisco, 1990-2005.
Retired, Limited private practice and volunteer service, 2005-2011.
Associate Area Legal Counsel, Asia Area, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2011-2012
Retired, limited private practice 2012 -- Present
Municipal Court Judge (part-time), 2020-Present.
Since accepting the appointment as a municipal judge, I have strictly limited my practice to a few probate matters.
In general, I will not accept a new probate unless the estate is valued at more than $1,000,000.

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  • Municipal Court Judge. Not in private practice
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    Probate fees are set by statute. In general, the statutory fee is about 2% of the value of the estate.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Larry Lawton, Attorney at Law
- Current
Private practice limited to the probate of estates with a value exceeding $1,000,000.
Associate Area Legal Counsel
Asia Area Office, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
General civil practice, working with local counsel in twenty-plus countries where the church has a presence in Asia. Agreements for humanitarian projects may be the most rewarding work.
Superfund Attorney-Advisor
Air Force Regional Counsel, Western Region
Supervised environmental litigation for the Western Region, from Arizona to Alaska and Idaho to Guam.
Litigation Attorney
Civil Practice
Civil Litigation (with some general practice), eventually with emphasis on the defense of architects, engineers and attorneys sued for malpractice.
Los Angeles County, California
Deputy District Attorney
Final assignement was Deputy in charge of jury trials for the Glendale office. After I won my 50th jury trial, it seemed pointless to continue counting.
Duke University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Chairman, Orientation Committee, 1968
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University of Wyoming
B.S. | Political Science
Lambda Delta Sigma (Secretary, 1961-62)
Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha (Founding member)
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Professional Associations
Wyoming State Bar
- Current
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Member, State Bar of California
currently inactive
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Larry Lawton, Attorney Practice generally limited to wills, trusts, estates and probate
P O Box 304
Thayne, WY 83127
Telephone: (307) 883-9972
Monday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: I am largely retired, and we travel a lot. Leave a message and I'll return your call
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