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Main Areas of Practice


EMPLOYMENT LAW

The lawyers at Sorensen Smith LLP have years of experience advising both employees and employers with respect to issues relating to employment. Whether you are dealing with a wrongful dismissal claim, a constructive dismissal or an issue that has arisen during employment, our lawyers are ready to help you. Our lawyers are also experienced at:

  • Drafting employment contracts, that include non-competition clauses, non-solicitation clauses, confidentiality provisions, non-disclosure agreements, severance limits and stock options;
  • Writing detailed workplace policies and policy manuals
  • Advising clients on their rights and responsibilities related to their employment, human rights and accommodation issues, health and safety standards, benefits and pension plans
  • Preparing and interpreting workplace policies
  • Conducting training and workplace investigations, in the areas of fraud, human rights and harassment
  • Litigating at all levels of court and various administrative tribunals with respect to wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, just cause dismissals, human rights, labour relations, employment standards, Worksafe (workers compensation) and occupational health and safety
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Commercial Litigation

It’s not unusual for disagreements to arise during the course of business. These disagreements may relate to payment, the quality of the service or product, delays or numerous other issues. We regularly assist with the resolution of such matters.

Real Estate disputes

We work with a wide range of clients to resolve disputes involving land and real estate transactions, including construction related issues. Our lawyers can help you to answer your questions regarding your real estate dispute, and to plot your best course forward.

 Business disputes

Like any relationship, businesses on opposites of a transaction or co-owners of a business may find themselves in a dispute or disagreement. We are here to help resolve such disagreements. Please contact our office if you are having a business dispute.

Commercial Litigation

It’s not unusual for disagreements to arise during the course of business. These disagreements may relate to payment, the quality of the service or product, delays or numerous other issues. We regularly assist with the resolution of such matters.

Real Estate disputes

We work with a wide range of clients to resolve disputes involving land and real estate transactions, including construction-related issues. Our lawyers can help you to answer your questions regarding your real estate dispute, and to plot your best course forward.

 Business disputes

Like any relationship, businesses on opposites of a transaction or co-owners of a business may find themselves in a dispute or disagreement. We are here to help resolve such disagreements.

About Sorensen Smith LLP

Our goals are simple – we strive to be responsive, effective and comprehensive.

Sorensen Smith LLP is committed to providing the highest quality legal services in the Fraser Valley. We are dedicated to being the most responsive and professional law firm in the areas that we practice. Our approach is based on prompt client service that provides a comprehensive approach to any legal problem. We endeavour to simplify the legal problems facing you, and to reach a cost-effective resolution. Many of our clients’ legal issues can be solved through effective negotiation and dispute resolution, saving our clients valuable time and resources. Occasionally, legal issues do have to be resolved through court applications and trials, and when that happens, our experienced litigators provide thorough and professional representation.

We will work hard to gain the trust of our clients because we understand that trust forms the foundation for a good professional relationship.

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Other Areas of Practice


Sorensen Smith LLP Law Practice, offers a wide range of services related to workplace law and civil litigation in British Columbia. Our lawyers have years of experience, and while based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, we serve clients throughout the Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and British Columbia. We proudly deliver our legal services in an approachable and affordable manner, while providing high-quality professional representation.

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Our Values

Our values guide all that we do

  • Responsive

    Our team will make every effort to respond to inquiries promptly. At Sorensen Smith LLP, we value our communication with clients and always strive to provide peace of mind by keeping you fully informed on the progress of your matter.

  • Effective

    We endeavour to simplify the legal problems facing you, and to reach a cost-effective resolution. Many of our clients’ legal issues can be solved through effective negotiation and dispute resolution, saving our clients valuable time and resources. Occasionally, legal issues do have to be resolved through court applications and trials, and when that happens, our experienced litigators provide thorough and professional representation.

  • Comprehensive

    From initial consultation to final details, our team will keep you informed, guiding you through the process and coaching you on what to expect next. We also go the extra-mile behind the scenes, diligently exploring all avenues to gain a positive outcome for our clients.

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OUR TEAM

DANIEL A. SORENSEN
LAWYER AND PARTNER

LAWRENCE SMITH
LAWYER AND PARTNER

MICHAEL TRUONG
LAWYER

COURTNEY GLENDINNING
LAWYER

JUDY LURA
OFFICE MANAGER

SEBASTIAN CHERN
ARTICLED STUDENT

BRIAN GROOTENDORST
ARTICLED STUDENT

BRAYDEN VOLKENANT
ARTICLED STUDENT
(as of May 2018)

AZADEH TAGHIZADEH
ARTICLED STUDENT

KRISTINA JENNINGS
PARALEGAL

ADELINE MAERZ
LEGAL ASSISTANT

KIMBERLY WIENS
RECEPTIONIST

What Clients Say About Us

Can’t say enough good things about them. Very helpful and knowledgeable, would definitely recommend them.

Tammy Ballard Polasky
The team at Sorensen Smith was responsive and timely. Lawrence Smith was both personable and knowledgeable and provided excellent advice. I highly recommend Lawrence and co. Very satisfied.
Mike Butterfield

They were so helpful and supportive. Absolutely wonder people to deal with.

Katherine Reid
Testimonials

The lawyers at Sorensen Smith LLP have years of experience

Sorensen Smith LLP is dedicated to providing legal services that are responsive, effective and comprehensive. We endeavour to provide prompt client service. Using a comprehensive approach to any legal problem, we strive to simplify the legal issues you face while seeking a cost-effective resolution.

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Our Locations

Chilliwack

A 45515 Knight Road,
Chilliwack, BC, V2R 5L2

604-705-0022

604-705-0033

Surrey

Unit 222 – 6820 188th Street,
Surrey, B.C.  V4N 3G6

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Abbotsford

200 – 2445 West Railway Street,
Abbotsford, BC

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