Adrienne Lawrence is a legal analyst and attorney who frequently appears on TV, national radio and syndicated podcasts to discuss legal issues in sports and pop culture involving crime and punishment, sexualized violence and domestic violence. She has appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter and national ESPNRadio shows, has written for ESPN.com, ESPNW, The Undefeated, and has served as a guest on CBS Radio's 670 The Score and Burn It All Down.
From 2008 through 2015, Adrienne practiced law at major firms, representing large companies and high-networth individuals in a range of cases spanning from white collar crime to contract disputes. She also taught law and criminal justice courses as an adjunct at the college level and volunteered as an informal domestic violence/rape counselor for three years. She joined ESPN in 2015, serving as a legal analyst and broadcaster until August 2017.
Adrienne has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from CSU-Sacramento, an M.A. in Criminal Justice specialized in criminal law and procedure from CUNY-John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. Additionally, in May 2015, she completed the program at the University of Southern California for an M.A. in Specialized Journalism focusing on multimedia sports reporting.
Adrienne serves as a guest speaker on issues impacting women in business and women empowerment. She's a member of the Board of Directors for Dress for Success and for Victoria's Victory Foundation in New England.
When it comes to Joe Mixon, don't confuse domestic violence with assault
ESPN [March 8, 2017]
Legal implications facing U.S. swimmers
ESPN [August 18, 2016]
Dennis Wideman claims a concussion caused him to deck a linesman -- but is that legit?
ESPN [July 25, 2016]
Adrienne Lawrence, ESPN Legal Analyst