2000 Valedictorian, Meridian High School, Mounds, Illinois
2011 B.A. Communication Studies, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
2015 Juris Doctor, Lesar School of Law, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Outside of the classroom, Mr. Lawler is an avid golfer and sports fan, having followed the Cardinals, Blues, Jets, Celtics, Crimson Tide, and Mizzou Tigers for most of his life. He is also an ad hoc member of a Competition BBQ Team, Breaking Slabs BBQ, out of the metro Kansas City area.