Lars H. Anderson to be named 2017-18 Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club President
June 27th, 2017 | Lars H. Anderson
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.
For additional information about Attorney Lars H. Anderson, go to www.HKQLaw.com.