Lawren grew up in Maple Ridge, BC playing hockey and baseball allowing him the opportunity to travel playing in Provincial Championships and the BC Best Ever Program. Following graduation, Lawren attended the St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. During his studies, Lawren maintained a scholarship while continuing his passion to play hockey.
In 1997, Lawren convocated from St. FXU and moved to St. Paul, AB to begin a teaching career and coaching hockey. Lawren’s paternal roots are in farming and ranching in North-eastern Alberta which allowed the experience of travelling throughout Canada and the USA dealing within the horse and cattle industry. Lawren made St. Paul his home for 5 years and coached Atom AA and Pee Wee AA. In 2002, Lawren and his wife moved to Cardiff, Wales in the United Kingdom to attend the University of Wales, Cardiff College of Law graduating in 2005. Lawren became a lifetime member of the Innes of Court – Gray’s Inn in London, England. Lawren attended the University of Saskatchewan to complete the law equivalency program. Lawren and his wife moved to Cold Lake, AB to begin his Articles of Clerkship with then Grey Munday LLP. Lawren has been incredibly fortunate to be able to work with Grey Munday LLP throughout his legal career and is extremely proud to see the Firm grow to Grey Wowk Spencer LLP. It is especially exciting to have a full operational office in Bonnyville, AB to better serve the Firm’s clients.