Laurence Anderson obtained his Law degree from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, graduating near the top of his class. From his first week at law school, Laurence knew he was going to enjoy his chosen profession, and since that time has continued his passion for the study of law.
After taking his Articles and working for a Vancouver law firm, Mr. Anderson joined Vernon & Thompson in Maple Ridge in 1970. Although today Laurence practices exclusively in the areas of Wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements, estates and probate, he brings to his clients a wide range of experience in other legal disciplines. During his career, he has practiced (in addition to Wills and Estate work) as a Crown prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, marital and divorce counsel, real estate and mortgage lawyer, and corporate and business law solicitor. He has previously appeared at all levels of Court in British Columbia (including Provincial Court, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal) but now limits his practice to solicitor’s work in the field of Wills and Estates.
To Laurence Anderson, being accessible to his clients and ensuring they understand the documents and legal matters which they are dealing with, is top priority. Mr. Anderson takes care in preparing carefully drafted plain English Wills, powers of attorney and trust agreements, and in keeping abreast of the law in his areas of expertise. Mr. Anderson is assisted in his Wills and Estate practice by Irene Dittaro, who herself has over 29 years experience as a legal assistant in Wills, estates and probate and who also takes pride in quality legal work and timely service to clients.
Laurence Anderson has lived in Pitt Meadows since 1970, and is a current member and past president of the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club, a service club whose motto is “Service Above Self”. Laurence Anderson is also a Director of the Ridge Meadows Education Foundation which supports student activities and education in our School District #42, and a past director of the Meadow Ridge Hospital Foundation. Mr. Anderson has presented seminars to seniors groups and those sponsored by Vancouver Peoples Law School, and to the general public on various areas of the law, most particularly Wills, estate planning, powers of attorney, and probating of estates.
In 2013 Laurence Anderson was voted Favourite Lawyer in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows by readers of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadow News in our two communities.