Casey Dorman Lawson was born in Dallas, Texas. She graduated in 2000 from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, majoring in accounting.
Casey was the First Ranked Senior Scholar and Outstanding Senior in Accounting in the business college. She received her Juris Doctor degree Magna Cum Laude in 2003 from the University of Arkansas Law School.
In law school she served on the Arkansas Law Review and was treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. She received the Award for Top Student in Taxation and Business Planning, was awarded Best Oralist in the prize round of the Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition and was a finalist in the Spring Moot Court competition. Casey has been rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.