Commonwealth v. Norris — Commonwealth v. Norris, No. 262, Jan. Term, 1974 (C.P. Montg. Co., Pa., Vogel, J.) – defense of first degree murder charge in jury trial
Commonwealth v. Napper — Commonwealth v. Napper, 254 Pa. Super. 54, 385 A.2d 521 (1978) – first case in Pennsylvania to hold that defense counsel could be inadequate for failing to advise his client to accept a proposed plea agreement
ECDC Envtl. L.C. v. United States — ECDC Envtl. L.C. v. United States, 40 Fed. Cl. 236, 1998 U.S. Claim LEXIS 12, 42 Cont. Cas. Fed. (CCH) P77,250 (Ct. of Fed. Cl., Futey, J., Jan. 30, 1998) – $185,000,000 government contract dispute
Night Vision Cases — Night Vision cases – DRS Newco III, Inc., n/k/a Night Vision Systems, Inc., a DRS Technologies Company v. Night Vision Equipment Company Holdings, Inc., et al., No. 2006-C-3878 (C.P. Lehigh Co., Pa.); Night Vision Systems, LLC v. Night Vision Depot, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 07-4808; and Night Vision Systems, LLC, DRS Technologies, Inc. v. Night Vision Depot, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 08-5785 (U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. Pa.) – defense of multiple related actions in state and federal court; Mr. Lawler entered the case after liability phase had been lost; he convinced trial judge in damages phase to reject economist's testimony, basis for plaintiff's $28 million claim; then convinced trial judge on post-trial motions that he had erred in initially deciding that Mr. Lawler's client had forfeited its right to such payments (approximately $11 million) (2008-2010)
Fabricator v. Supplier
Fabricator v. Supplier under long-term supply agreement (2007). Defense verdict in confidential arbitration of $4.3 million claim; plus positive award in full of $300,000 counterclaim; and award of $1.0 million in attorney's fees and costs as prevailing party.