B.Sc., LLBLawren E. I. Wowk

Lawren Wowk received his admission to the Law Society of Alberta on 8 August 2008. At that time, Lawren’s practice was focused on Criminal, Family, Personal Injury and Child & Family Service matters. On 1 June 2009, Lawren was welcomed as a Partner with the Firm. Lawren’s practice now primarily focuses on high conflict divorce, separations, non-marital property and Child & Family Services matters.

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.

Lawren and his family are annual supporters and participants in the CIBC Run for the Cure. Lawren also coaches within the Cold Lake community including soccer, baseball, lacrosse and hockey. Lawren has been a Hockey Alberta Coach Facilitator for 4 years where he enjoys meeting with coaches from around the Province building and assisting with the coaching development model and long term athlete development. Lawren has also held the position of the VP of Hockey Operations for Cold Lake Minor Hockey and coaches during the hockey season. Lawren appreciates the opportunity to build the development model for Cold Lake Minor Hockey and creating positive relationships and experiences for the parents, the children and the community.

Lawren and his wife Lori are proud of their two children Alexondra and Ivan. Cold Lake is their home and they look forward to many more commitments and services to this great community.

Areas of Law

  • Mediation
  • Oil and Gas / Landowner Rights
  • Child Welfare

Resolving dispute outside of the traditional court system allows parties to reach solutions in a cost effective and confidential fashion. Grey Wowk Spencer LLP has qualified mediators who can assist in efficient and timely resolution.

Our mediators have experience in assisting parties over a wide range of issues from contractual disburse to matrimonial matters.

When retained, our mediators will work with the parties to achieve a timely and cost effective resolution to the dispute.

When it comes to oil and gas development in the Province of Alberta, land use and access of industry on privately owned land can be contentious. Many landowners are not aware of their options with respect to wellsite, pipeline or power line or a land acquisition for roads on privately owned land. Grey Munday Wowk LLP has assisted clients in ensuring that landowners rights are preserved. Additionally, Grey Wowk Spencer LLP has assisted landowners in ensuring that they receive fair compensation for access by the oil and gas companies.

Grey Munday Wowk LLP acts as Agent for the Province of Alberta in matters relating to Child Welfare. For many years, the lawyers at Grey Wowk Spencer LLP have provided legal services to the Government of Alberta regarding the protection of children whom are exposed to abuse, neglect and/or persistent family discord and violence.

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