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Our People 2018-07-25T08:24:08+00:00

DANIEL A. SORENSEN

LAWYER AND PARTNER

Having grown up in Chilliwack, BC, Daniel has strong local roots in the Fraser Valley. Daniel completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Political Science from the University of Victoria in 2003. Following this, Daniel spent a year interning with non-profits, and eventually worked as a Youth Liaison for Elections BC encouraging young people to vote. …Read more

LAWRENCE SMITH

LAWYER AND PARTNER

Lawrence Smith has extensive experience in employment law, human rights, employment agreements, WorkSafe, employment insurance, Employment Standards and related employment matters. Lawrence has been practicing employment law in the Fraser Valley for over 17 years. Lawrence has represented clients in the Supreme Court, Provincial Court and Court of Appeal, commercial arbitrations and …Read more

MICHAEL TRUONG

ASSOCIATE LAWYER

Upon completing the J.D. program at Thompson Rivers University’s Faculty of Law in 2015, Michael joined our team as an articled student. During his first and second year summers, Michael worked for the Ministry of Justice at Downtown Community Court and Johnson Doyle Sugarman in Vancouver, respectively, where he gained experience in litigation and criminal law. …Read more

JUDY LURA

OFFICE MANAGER

Judy has more than 30+ years working as an Office Manager, Legal Assistant, Executive Assistant and Administrative Coordinator in law firms. She has a wealth of experience working in all areas of law but specializes in civil litigation and administration. Judy is married to Dave and has two grown children who she is incredibly proud of, a son, Jeff, who is serving as an Officer in the Canadian Forces and …Read more

COURTNEY GLENDINNING

LAWYER

Courtney is now an Associate Lawyer and has been since August 2017. Bio to follow

SEBASTIAN CHERN

ARTICLED STUDENT

Sebastian Chern joined our team as a temporary articled student in 2016 and returned as an Articled Student in September 2017, after completing his final year of the J.D. program at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law. After completion of his articles in September 2018, Sebastian will be staying on with us as a Lawyer.
At UVic, Sebastian was involved in a wide …Read more

BRIAN GROOTENDORST

LAWYER

Brian Grootendorst joined us as a Temporary Articled Student for the Summer of 2016. After finishing his last year of Law School at the University of Calgary, Brian re-joined us as an Articled Student in May 2017. As of May 2018 Brian has stayed on with us as a Lawyer upon completion of his articles..
Brian grew up in Maple Ridge and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in …Read more

BRAYDEN VOLKENANT

ARTICLED STUDENT (as of May 2018)

After completing his first year at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, Brayden joined the firm as a summer articled student and worked with us in the summer of 2016 and 2017. He will re-join us in May 2018 as an Articled Student. Prior to attending law school, Brayden studied Business Administration at Trinity Western University, where he also served as captain of the varsity soccer team.  …Read more

AZADEH TAGHIZADEH

ARTICLED STUDENT

Azadeh joined our firm in January 2018 after completing her law degree at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in 2017.

Prior to attending law school, Azadeh earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring …Read more

KRISTINA JENNINGS

PARALEGAL

Kristina joined Sorensen Smith LLP in September 2015 as a Legal Assistant. She has since graduated with distinction from the Paralegal program at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2016 and is now a Paralegal. She has been a legal assistant since 2008 and has experience in many areas of law, but mainly assists with civil litigation matters. …Read more

ADELINE MAERZ

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Adeline joined Sorensen Smith LLP in August 2017 as a Legal Assistant. She has 30 plus years of experience as a legal assistant and has worked in many different areas of law, but mostly in personal injury, family law, and now employment and workplace law and civil litigation. …Read more

KIMBERLY WIENS

RECEPTIONIST

Kimberly joined us as a Receptionist/Junior Legal Assistant in late March 2017. She brings to our firm 25+ years’ experience in reception and clerical work, client service, banking and marketing. She truly enjoys (and is very good at) making all of our clients feel comfortable, from the first phone call to every subsequent visit to our office. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time at her cabin at Shuswap Lake, …Read more