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Lawrence & Queen - Richmond, VA

701 East Franklin St Suite 700 Richmond, VA 23219

Updated: 05/15/2024

Richmond Employment Law Firm


Employment law is our passion.

The last thing you want to worry about is making wrong legal decisions that can lead to more problems. You have to know your rights. Our caring team of professionals is dedicated to helping you with your employment related problems...

Employment law is our passion.

The last thing you want to worry about is making wrong legal decisions that can lead to more problems. You have to know your rights. Our caring team of professionals is dedicated to helping you with your employment related problems.

We have a team of dedicated lawyers available to represent workers who have suffered from wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and to represent employees for grievances, contracts, benefits, health & safety, medical leave, wage payment, overtime, and whistleblower issues. Our lawyers are devoted exclusively to employment law and are all experienced in complex employment law issues. Because our attorneys are devoted exclusively to employment law, we are able to stay abreast of breaking legal developments that affect your rights in the workplace. Lawrence & Queen prides itself on knowledge of the law, attention to detail, and thorough analysis and review of every issue in every case.

We bring to each case a long history of legal competence, ethics, professionalism and standards, blended with a 21st century approach to technology. Our effective use of technology allows us to compete vigorously with even the largest of defense firms.

Our mission is to provide you with quality legal counsel, individualized attention, the highest level of professionalism and a commitment to serve your needs to the fullest. These are not idle promises. These are the rules by which we live and work and the principles we follow to grow our reputation and our practice.

Ongoing clear communication between client and attorney is critical to the best outcome of a legal case. As your attorneys, we promise to return your phone calls promptly and keep you regularly informed of all actions taken on your behalf, including the current status, changes and any new directions.

About Lawrence & Queen

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Lawrence & Associates


  • Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Government Agencies & Programs
  • Labor Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Whistleblower Retaliation
  • COVID-19 Rights
  • Professional License Defense
  • Disability Discrimination & Accommodations
  • Wage & Hour Issues
  • Employers & Business
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Federal & State Employees
  • Benefit Issues
  • Family-Medical Leave
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Pregnancy & Childbirth Retaliation

Published Works

  • Is there a 'smoking gun' hurdle for plaintiffs in employment discrimination suits with mixed motives?, VTLA Journal, Winter, 2004
  • The Family Medical Leave Act: Employees' and employers' responsibilities to ensure compliance, VTLA Journal, Summer, 2005

Classes and Seminars

  • Common Misconceptions In Human Resources In Virginia, January 26, 2006
  • Employee Discharge And Documentation In Virginia, October 6, 2005 - October 6, 2006
  • Employment Law From A To Z In Virginia, March 14, 2006

Representative Clients

  • Blue Collar Employees
  • White Collar Employees
  • Federal, State and Local Government Employees
  • Postal Workers
  • Civil Service Employees
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Teachers
  • Small Business Owners


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


701 East Franklin St Suite 700 Richmond, VA 23219

Office Hours

M-F 8:30am-5:00pm


  • (804) 643-9368


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By Anonymous on Mar. 15, 2023
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5.0 out of 5 stars

Passero Employment Law is an outstanding firm that cares about their clients & tailor?s strategies to meet real solution?s for real people.. Mark should absolutely earn a ?Best in Class? award for communication and client satisfaction.. A++

By Anonymous on Jan. 24, 2023
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

I engaged Passero Employment Law as a small business owner. Mark was amazing in helping me through my legal situation. He kept me informed at all times during the drawn out process, was always available. He gave me very frank advice and made sure to always put my interest above his own. He handled the delicate balance of the principal-agent relationship with perfection. In the end he helped me achieve the best settlement possible. I would absolutely recommend Passero Employment Law to any small business owner looking for legal services.

By Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2023
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5.0 out of 5 stars

We are a small business that has worked with Mark Passero for a number of years. He has assisted us with contracts, employment issues, and other legal questions. His guidance has always been well-informed and clear, and he is very quick to respond to our requests. Highly recommend having him in your corner.

By Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2023
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

Very detailed, experienced, and Professional, I really recommend Mark Passero for everyone. You will never be disappointed.

By Taylor B. on Nov. 07, 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars

Mark Passero was amazing throughout my whole process. He went above and beyond. He kept in touch with me, even if there wasn?t any new information to give to me. He let me know that and told me every single step we were going to take. It was very easy to get in touch with him. Via email or even calling AFTER hours to make sure all of my questions were answered. He truly does go above and beyond and I can?t say that enough and I am so pleased. I HIGHLY recommend Mark as your lawyer.

By Romanus A. on Jul. 22, 2022
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

I absolutely enjoyed my engagement with Mark and the firm. Even during the most difficult time in my case, Mark was very reassuring and never tried to push me to accept a bad decision. In the end, the outcome was very favorable to us because of Mark's wise counsel. As an employer i would recommend this firm to other employers.

By Anonymous on Mar. 26, 2022
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

I recommend this Law Firm. Attorney Mr. Passero was extremely helpful.

By Anonymous on Feb. 08, 2022
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

Working with Mark was truly a wonderful experience. We really are just picking a name from a modern-day hat during a very stressful period and just hoping for the best outcome possible which is why I felt leaving this review was important. From the moment you interact with Mark, you feel listened to and taken care of. Mark is outstanding at his craft, and it shows in his work, communications, his character and his follow-through. His knowledge of the law is impressive and overall if you are in need of an attorney that will represent you to the fullest, and fight for you OR possibly even just talk you through a situation, you will have no regrets calling Passero Employment Law.

By Anonymous on Oct. 26, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

Mark Passero was an incredible asset - so wise, informed, and easy to work with and communicate with. He advocated for me and knew where we had leverage and how to best use that leverage. He was kind, responsive and thorough. I would highly recommend him.

By Anonymous on Jul. 26, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

Mr. Passero was professional and friendly. His approach was objective and effective. As a client, I appreciated his overall demeanor regarding my situation. I never once felt judged or nervous. He was knowledgeable and showed concern for me not only as a client, but as a human being, truly helping me through a tough time. Mr. Passero is organized and punctual as well. I would high recommend him to anyone seeking representation related to employment matters.

By Joshua K. on Jul. 30, 2021

0.5 out of 5 stars

Money grab. They were quick enough to take my case and charge many hours of fees. In the end, I paid thousands of dollars for one drafted document and a few emails to opposing counsel. Then when it came time to go to court, and with full knowledge I had little time before the statute of limitations expired, they sought an incredibly exorbitant amount for a litigation retainer, clearly just trying to get rid of me after they'd profited greatly for what surely amounted to only a few hours of work on their end. As a practicing attorney myself, I was stunned at the clear scheme. Very unprofessional to go about a case in that way, to provide absolutely no warning they'd charge a litigation retainer about three times any I've ever seen, and very unprofessional to wait until right before my statute of limitations timeframe was up. Then, after you're done, they bombard you with advertisement emails and ask for reviews.

By Anonymous on Mar. 29, 2020

0.5 out of 5 stars

Services that was provided to me concerning my case was poor Communication was poor Attorney most of the time was unavailable Attorney did not put effort into my case But wanted LARGE SUMS OF MONEY SEEK ELSEWHERE for legal advice or representation

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