HKQ Attorney Honored by PA Bar Association, Elected To Lead Young Lawyers Division
May 15th, 2013
| Lars H. Anderson
(Kingston, PA - May 15, 2013) Attorney Lars H. Anderson of the law firm of HKQ Law was recently elected chairman-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association during the organization’s annual meeting in Pittsburgh. He also received the PBA’s 2013 Special Achievement Award for helping to spearhead the association’s annual community relations campaign while serving as vice chairman of the PBA’s Community and Public Relations Committee.
“I am tremendously honored to serve as chairman of the Young Lawyers Division and humbled by the PBA’s recognition of my efforts on the Community and Public Relations Committee,” Anderson said. “In my new capacity as chairman of the YLD, I hope to be able to engage young attorneys in the important work the PBA does across the Commonwealth.”
Anderson was elected to the position of chairman-elect by YLD members from across the state, and he will automatically ascend to the position of chairman next year. The YLD is composed of all PBA members who have not reached their 38th birthday before the PBA Annual Meeting, or who are 38 or older and have been practicing five years or less. The division engages in a variety of outreach activities, including coordination of the nation’s largest high school mock trial competition; publication of a quarterly newsletter; and free basic estate planning documents for first responders through its “Wills for Heroes” program.
The Special Achievement Award was given to Anderson for his work on the PBA’s annual community relations campaign, which was officially kicked off in October in the state Capitol in Harrisburg. The PBA partnered with 36 county bar associations to distribute thousands of brochures in communities across the Commonwealth about legal protections for children.
Anderson is an associate in HKQ’s Commercial Litigation Department, where he focuses on labor and employment law, commercial litigation, zoning and creditor’s rights. Headquartered in Kingston with offices in Scranton, the firm offers a variety of legal services to businesses, banks, non-profits and individuals. The firm also handles all types of personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, vehicle accidents and worker’s compensation.
About HKQ Law
HKQ Law is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Nine attorneys at HKQ Law were recently named to the 2019 Best Lawyers List and has been designated a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for personal injury, medical malpractice litigation labor law and corporate law in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history on behalf of injured clients. The firm was also recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.
The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).
Attorney Joseph A. Quinn is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.
Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.
Additional information can be found at www.HKQLaw.com or by calling (800) 760-1529.