The Making of a Legal Maverick: Attorney at Law Lance R. Drury’s Story of Resilience and Success

The Making of a Legal Maverick: Attorney at Law Lance R. Drury's Story of Resilience and Success
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By: Victoria Kennedy

In the chapter ‘The Seeds of My Success’ from his book “Successenomics,” Attorney at Law Lance R. Drury shares a deeply personal narrative, shedding light on the experiences and influences that have shaped his remarkable journey. This candid reflection offers a unique glimpse into the life of a man who has achieved significant professional acclaim, yet remains profoundly influenced by his roots and early life experiences.

Drury’s professional journey is not only marked by his remarkable legal achievements to date, but also by his strategic approach to growth and client service. At the helm of his thriving law practice, Drury has consistently demonstrated a commitment to innovation and excellence in tax law. His firm, recognized for its expertise in handling complex tax resolution cases, serves as a crucial resource for those facing challenging tax situations.

A significant part of his future plans materialized at the end of last year with the expansion of his practice into San Antonio. This move into Texas represents a key step in Drury’s vision, providing an opportunity to bring his specialized services to a wider audience and to make a meaningful impact in a new community. Drury’s expansion into San Antonio underlines his dedication to assisting a broader range of clients with their tax law needs.

Bridging the gap between his professional accomplishments and personal history, Drury’s journey is a compelling narrative of how early life influences seamlessly intertwine with his career trajectory and future aspirations.

Early Influences Shaping a Legal Luminary

From his cherished childhood memories in St. Genevieve, Missouri, to his ascension as a respected tax attorney, Drury’s story is one of resilience, determination, and the power of influence from those closest to him.

“I’ve had a lot of success in my life and a great deal for which to be grateful,” he reflects in his chapter.

His tale is not just about professional achievements; it’s about the foundational experiences that have defined his character and approach to life.

A central figure in Drury’s life was his Great Aunt Ethel, who he remembers as a second mother, mentor, and fairy godmother. Her influence extended beyond familial love to shaping his professional aspirations.

“She gave me my profession… she instilled that desire in me,” Drury recalls.

This profound guidance during his formative years set him on the path to his legal career.

With Respect Comes Loves

Drury also pays homage to his father’s impact on his life. His father’s teachings about integrity, principle, and respect left an impactful mark.

“Don’t ever worry about being liked, worry about being respected, because with respect comes love,” his father advised, a lesson that Drury has carried throughout his life and career.

The narrative also highlights the pivotal role of his mother, particularly in the wake of his parents’ divorce. Her strength and dignity in the face of adversity provided Drury with a model of resilience.

“Our Mother gave us dignity, and because of her example… I have been able to achieve more than I ever thought possible,” he acknowledges.

Drury’s story is a tale of personal triumphs that underscores the enduring power of early influences and the importance of resilience. His journey, marked by both challenges and successes, serves as an inspiration. It highlights the belief that with perseverance, guidance, and integrity, one can navigate life’s complexities and achieve greatness.

As Drury himself concludes, “The greatest gift my Mother ever gave me was to encourage me to follow my star, even if it took me to the ends of the earth.”

His narrative is a powerful reminder of the impact our upbringing and early life experiences have on our paths to success.

About The Law Office of Lance R. Drury

The Law Office of Lance R. Drury, founded in 2006, has been a leading legal practice in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, San Antonio, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee specializing in tax law matters. With over 35 years of experience, Lance is a nationally-recognized tax resolution attorney providing innovative solutions to IRS tax dilemmas with a team that is dedicated to providing clients personalized and effective solutions for tax planning, dispute litigation, and tax resolutions. For more information, please visit


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