Kate Lawrence

Principal Attorney

Kate founded Lawrence Law in 2013 with the objective of developing an accessible and full-service law firm for members of the construction industry. Kate represents businesses in both litigation and corporate matters, and her clients range from small family-owned companies to multi-million dollar commercial enterprises. With years of big firm experience, Kate provides high-level, sophisticated legal advice while maintaining small-firm accessibility. Known for her credibility and professionalism, Kate is dedicated to achieving the most favorable results for each of her clients.

Kate graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and was selected to be an Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review. After law school, she moved to Baltimore to begin her career. Kate and her husband live in Ellicott City with their identical twin boys and their dog Paulie.

Julie Kuspa

Associate Attorney

Julie Kuspa has a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Ms. Kuspa is dedicated to providing outstanding legal service and advice to her construction clients. Previously, she represented individuals in serious personal injury and employment discrimination matters throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Eric Lapp


As a paralegal at Lawrence Law, Eric Lapp handles everything from customer relations and scheduling to document management and billing. Eric joined Lawrence Law in 2015 as its first employee, and has become an indispensable part of the team. Clients appreciate Eric for his positivity and professionalism.

Eric received his B.A. in geoarchaeology at The College of Wooster and in 1987, was a Fulbright Scholar in Cologne, Germany. In the 1980-90’s, he worked on archaeological excavations and reconnaissance surveys in Israel and Jordan. Eric routinely contributes articles on archaeometry and ancient Near Eastern religions. In 2010, he received his certificate in paralegal studies with honors at The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), where he is an adjunct faculty instructor teaching introductory business law.  Eric proudly resides in Baltimore with his wife and two sons.

Scott Fithen

Of Counsel

Scott has spent his career advising individuals and businesses of all sizes on general business matters and handling a variety of litigation matters. Scott’s focus has been in the construction industry and has advised clients on contract claims, corporate structure and disputes, labor and employment matters, and collections and creditor’s rights matters. In his time serving as in-house counsel to a local insurance company, Scott represented individuals and businesses throughout general liability, hospitality, entertainment, and insurance-related matters including, but not limited to professional liability, premises liability, security, and dram shop related claims.

Scott currently serves as General Counsel to one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest minority-owned utility contractors, a and formerly served as General Counsel to a Maryland based Private Equity Group.