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Lars H. Anderson to be named 2017-18 Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club President

Attorney Lars H. Anderson, a Principal on the Business Team at HKQ Law will be named Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club President for the 2017-18 term beginning July 11, 2017. Attorney Anderson’s practice concentrates on labor and employment law, zoning and commercial litigation. “I am very honored to be selected as President of the Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club, and will continue to uphold the high standards that have been previously established in the long history of our organization,” said Attorney Anderson.

Attorney Anderson graduated cum laude from the New England School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate degree. Upon graduation from law school, Lars 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 Lars joined HKQ Law, on the Business Team. In 2014, he was recognized by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal as one of their top 20 under 40. Since 2014, Lars has also been continuously recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, an annual distinction reserved for no more than 2-1/2 percent of all Pennsylvania lawyers.

Lars is very active in the community and was a member of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre class of 2012-13. He sits on the board of directors for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. He has also served as Chair of the personnel committee and member of the parish council at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre, originated in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 1916 and one
of the longest-running clubs in the Wyoming Valley, conducts humanitarian projects, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, works towards world understanding and peace, and encourages personal development and fellowship in our local communities.

The motto of Rotary is "Service Above Self." In the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre’s 100+ years, it has demonstrated that service with the formation of the Rotary Charities Fund which funds scholarships for Wilkes-Barre Area students to attend local colleges and universities. The Club was also instrumental in the founding of what is now the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. In addition, the Club has continued to provide financial support to the Osterhout Free Library with an emphasis on support for its children’s wing and programming. Club members also support a variety of charities and civic organizations including Valley Santa, Equality Pennsylvania, Domestic Violence Service Center, the Luzerne Foundation, Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, and our local educational institutions.

The Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Best Western Genetti’s in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The meeting is open to members and their guests, perspective members, and visiting rotarians.

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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.

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