Meet Our Team

“We don’t have a business without our customers, so we better take good care of them.”
– Ken Lawson Sr.
Ken Lawson
Agency Owner, Director, Commercial Lines

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext 302
Texting: 919-846-2090

I’m the old man in the office now.  I have been in the insurance business since 1988.

I grew up in Raleigh and went to Sanderson High School.

I love to be a resource for people.  If I can help someone solve a problem during the day then it’s been a good day!

I really enjoy hanging out with my family…

My wife and I love working in the yard.  We also love our Tarheels and love going to games with our 2 adult Tarheels!

One of the things I love to do outside of the office is hunt deer, ducks, and turkey.  I love being outside in the woods.

Miller Lawson
Agency Owner, Director, Personal Lines

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext 303
Texting: 919-612-2090

I joined Lawson Insurance Group in 2002 after receiving my licenses for Property & Casualty and Life & Health that same year. I owned a separate agency location for 10 years before we merged our 3 agencies in 2017.

I am a Raleigh native and attended all Raleigh schools including Douglas Elementary, East Millbrook Middle School, Sanderson High School, and N.C. State University where I was a 4-year letterman on the football team.

I studied education at N.C. State and I love educating people about what they are paying for and why.  Insurance is not just something you have to have, it’s protection for what matters most to you.

My wife and daughter bring smiles to my face and I’m blessed to have them in my life. The time I get to spend with each one individually and all of us together is invaluable to me.

I love working in my yard on the weekends and just being outside no matter what the weather.  You can find us at church every Sunday morning and at the dance studio for my daughter most other times.

I love to play golf and shoot sporting clays but I would say my best times are sitting with my wife and either playing games as a family or watching our daughter dance.

I am a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at my church and serve on the board of Raleigh Crime Stoppers, a nonprofit that offers an anonymous phone line for people to call in tips to help solve crimes in our area.

Michael D. Lawson, LUTCF
Agency Owner, Director, Operations

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext. 301
Texting: 919-846-2090

After a few years in the accounting world, I came to Lawson Insurance Group in 1999.  Before we merged all of our offices back into one office in 2017 I ran our Durham office for 12 years.

I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC.  Actually, the longest I have ever been outside of Raleigh is 12 days!

Helping people cover their biggest assets, and being there for them in during a loss is what drives me and excites me about Insurance.

I enjoy golf, baseball, and being involved in anything my sons are involved in.

I enjoy spending time with my family at home watching our “family shows”, watching my youngest play baseball, or camping with my oldest son with BSA Troop 350.

I love cooking, especially on a grill or in a cast iron dutch oven over coals.

I am very active with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 350, and as an Advisor with the Kiowa Chapter, Lodge 104 of the Order of the Arrow (BSA’s service organization). I have also coached youth baseball for many years.

Will Lawson
Commercial Account Manager

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext 201
Texting: 919-846-2090

I am fairly new to the insurance industry, having only been with Lawson Insurance Group for 5 months.

I was born and raised right here in Raleigh. I went to college at UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated in 2018. Go Heels!

I love connecting with and helping people so being a part of the Lawson Insurance Group allows me to create a lasting connection based on trust and respect with our customers.

I am an avid fan of UNC Athletics and take any chance I can get to spend a day in Chapel Hill. I also love being outdoors, whether that be fishing, hunting, or just relaxing on the porch.

When not at work you can find me at the pool, the beach, or a concert during the summer. In the fall, you’d be hard-pressed to find me anywhere but at a football game in Chapel Hill.

I recently started to pick up the guitar again and love being able to relax and just strum along with some of my favorite songs.

I like to volunteer for a charity organization a fraternity brother of mine started a chapter for at UNC called Roc Solid. Roc Solid builds playsets and jungle gyms for children with cancer at UNC Hospital.

Leslie McCoy
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext 202
Texting: 919-846-2090



Laurel Hammond
Personal Lines Account Manager

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext. 102
Texting: 919-846-2090

I have 18 years’ experience in the insurance industry. I specialize in auto, home, umbrella and flood coverage.

I’m from upstate New York but have lived in both Virginia and North Carolina for many years.

I really enjoy the opportunity to learn about what matters to my clients and offering solutions to help protect everything they care about and have worked hard for.

I love gardening, reading and spending time with my family

I am an avid supporter of Kiva which offers loans and grants to people in developing countries to purchase equipment and supplies to start their own businesses.

Pamella Ribet

Personal Lines Account Manager

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext 101
Texting: 919-846-2090

I began insurance in 2017. I have been with Lawson Insurance Group since December of 2017.

I grow up in the Raleigh area and attend Louisburg College for Business administration.

The experience to help people and for them to know that we care about what matters most to them are the excitements of my job.

I enjoy 4 wheeling, camping, fishing, and spending time with my 3 kids.

Most of my weekends are spent with my 3 kids or at home relaxing.

I volunteer at my church.

Shannon Schlafer
Personal Lines Account Manager

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext. 105
Texting: 919-846-2090

I was born and raised in North Carolina and I currently live in Wake County.

I have always had a passion for people! With over 20 years of customer service experience, I always look forward to assisting our clients and prospects here at Lawson Insurance Group. I love to serve.

On a more personal level, I enjoy reading, sports, and of course, shopping. On weekends, you can find me at a volleyball match or a softball game, watching my two daughters compete. Also, something interesting that people might not know about me is that I restore and refinish old furniture to bring it back to life. I also volunteer at the first time visitors’ tent at my local church.

Michael Licata
Financial Associate

Phone: 919-846-2090 ext. 105
Cell: 919-308-9859
Texting: 919-846-2090

I started in the industry with Metropolitan Life in Northern New Jersey in 1972.  I have been in every aspect of the life insurance industry from upper management to brokerage.

I grew up in Northern New Jersey in a very Italian household.  I learned to cook at a young age and been cooking ever since.

Delivering advice and delivering checks.

Enjoy playing golf and working out every morning

Golf, reading shopping with my wife Cara and playing with our baby Chloe (Shi Tsu)

A sports junkie