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Business Lawyer, Attorney Lars H. Anderson

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Lars H. Anderson is a Principal on the Business Team at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn where his practice concentrates on labor and employment law, zoning and commercial litigation. Attorney Anderson grew up in a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois. In 2004, he earned a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in Political Science and Speech Communication. In 2008, he graduated cum laude from the New England School of Law, receiving his juris doctor degree. Upon graduation from law school, he and his wife moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania where he became a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Carmen D. Minora of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. In 2010, he joined HKQ’s Business Team. In 2014, Attorney Anderson was recognized by The Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal as one of its Top 20 Under 40. Since 2014, he has also been continuously recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, an annual distinction reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of all Pennsylvania lawyers.

Attorney Anderson has handled numerous grievance arbitrations for clients and has successfully arbitrated or settled the discipline and termination of employees. He has been involved in a myriad of contract negotiations and has performed independent sexual harassment investigations for corporate entities. He has also advised clients regarding employee-related issues and has successfully defended clients against all manner of employment discrimination claims and unfair labor practice charges. He has appeared before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the state Civil Service Commission, and the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review on behalf of his clients. He has also litigated matters in both state and federal courts, as well as appealing matters to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth and Superior Courts, on behalf of his clients.

Attorney Anderson is active in both the Lackawanna and Luzerne County Bar Associations’ Young Lawyers Divisions (YLD), and was the Luzerne County YLD Treasurer from 2012 to 2013. He has also been active in the Pennsylvania Bar Association YLD since 2010 when he was appointed to the position of Zone 5 Co-Chair.  In 2011, he was the PBA’s YLD At Large Zone Chair prior to being elected Secretary of the PBA’s YLD midterm, a position he held until he was elected Chair-Elect of the YLD in May 2013. He is also on the Executive Council of the PBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section, Chair of the PBA’s Community and Public Relations Committee, and was a member of the PBA’s Board of Governors from 2013 to 2016. 

In addition, Attorney Lars Anderson is very active in the community and was a member of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre Class of 2012-13. He is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club and sits on the board of directors of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. He is also a member of the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston where he previously served as Chair of the Personnel Committee and was a member of Parish Council. He lives in Wilkes-Barre with his wife and two children.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

  • New England School of Law, Boston, Juris Doctor, May 2008
    • Dean’s List, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008; New England Scholar, 2005-2006
  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Study Abroad Program in International Law, Summer 2006
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Speech Communication, May 2004

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-Present
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal Top 20 Under 40, 2014
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, 2010-Present
    • YLD Zone 5 Co-Chair, 2010-2011
    • YLD At Large Chair, 2011
    • YLD Secretary, 2011-2013
    • YLD Chair-Elect, 2013-2014
    • YLD Chair, 2014 to 2015
    • YLD Immediate Past Chair, 2015-2016
    • Board of Governors, 2013-2016
    • Community & Public Relations Committee, Chair, 2015-Present; Vice Chair, 2012-2014
    • Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Council, 2012-Present; Secretary 2015-2016
  • Member, Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association
    • Young Lawyers Division Treasurer, 2012-2013
  • Member, Lackawanna County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division Executive Board, 2009-2011
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

 COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Member, Church of Christ Uniting
    • Chair of Personnel Committee and Member of Parish Council, 2014 & 2015
  • Leadership Wilkes-Barre Class of 2012-2013
  • Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2013-Present
  • Wilkes-Barre YMCA Board of Directors, 2013-Present
  • Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club

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