Lawrence Dutton (born 9 May 1954) is an American violist, and a member of the Emerson String Quartet. He earned a Bachelor and Master's degree from the Juilliard School where he studied with Lillian Fuchs.
He is on the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, and at the Manhattan School of Music. Lawrence was born in New York City, New York, and now resides in Bronxville, New York with his wife, violinist Elizabeth Lim-Dutton. Together they have three sons, Luke, Jesse, and Sam.