Yari D. Lawson is a native of Eatonton, Georgia . He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta , GA. Yari received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, School of Law.

Yari focuses his practice primarily on personal injury. Before going into private practice, Yari served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Macon Judicial Circuit and as Assistant District Attorney in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

As a criminal defense attorney, Yari worked on many serious felony trials throughout the state.  His personal injury trial practices focuses on wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.  In his spare time, Yari enjoys traveling, exercise, and volunteering with youth sports.

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  • Morehouse College, BA, Business Administration 2002
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, JD, 2006


  • Georgia, 2007
  • Court of Appeals, Georgia


  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100
  • National Black Lawyers, Top 100
  • Young Lawyers Division, Leadership Academy
  • Young Lawyers Division, Newsletter Co-Editor, 2014-2016
  • Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council 2010-2012
  • Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors, 2012
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, President
  • American Association for Justice, Leadership Academy Graduate 2023
  • Leadership Gwinnett