Attorney Lawren D. Burroughs

In addition to founding Burroughs Law Office, P.C., Lawren D. Burroughs is an adjunct professor with Saint Leo University teaching in the areas of Political Science and Criminal Justice. Among the classes he teaches are Intro to Law and the Legal System, Substantive Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Business Law.

Attorney Burroughs has represented hundreds of citizens in need in his capacity as Assistant Public Defender for the Office of the Public Defender in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to entering the field of law, he worked for a number of well-respected companies honing skills in business and personnel management, marketing, and individual and corporate retirement planning. Among his former employers are Spirit Cruises, Delaware Investments, and the American Funds Group. Attorney Burroughs is also proud husband and father. He, his wife, three daughters, and son reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia and are parishioners of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.

Attorney Burroughs practices in the following areas of law: Criminal Defense; Drug Crimes; Estate Planning; Wills; Advance Medical Directives, Power of Attorney; Family Law; Divorce; Child Support; Alimony (Spousal Support); Child Custody; Visitation Rights; Restraining Orders; Domestic Violence; Marital Property Distribution.

Practice Areas (Virginia):

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  • Advance Medical Directives
  • Alimony (Spousal Support)
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Child Visitation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • LGBTQ+ Law
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Military Divorce
  • Military Divorce
  • Power of Attorney
  • Restraining Orders
  • Step-parent Adoption
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
  • Wills


  • Guardian Ad Litem, Commonwealth of Virginia

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia


  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Juris Doctor, 2005
  • Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor's of Arts in Business, Management, & Economics, 1998

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Handling Military Issues in Family Law, Half Moon LLC, April 22, 2009
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System - Adjunct Professor, Saint Leo University
  • Substantive Criminal Law - Adjunct Professor, Saint Leo University
  • Criminal Procedure - Adjunct Professor, Saint Leo University
  • Business Law I - Adjunct Professor, Saint Leo University
  • The Legal Environment of Business - Adjunct Professor, Saint Leo University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Knights of Columbus, Financial Secretary July 1, 2008 - May 1, 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Saint Leo University, Adjunct Professor (current)
  • Office of the Public Defender, Norfolk
  • The American Funds Group
  • Delaware Investments
  • Spirit of Norfolk