Larry Lofgren is a general practice attorney and a single-parent who has made his mark protecting people like you and me.

MEMBER CAPITAL: LARRY LOFGREN

By Ann Warman

 
 
Larry Lofgren is a general practice attorney and a single-parent who has made his mark protecting people like you and me — people with families concerned about aging parents, wills, trusts, probate, divorce, adoptions, child custody, child support.
 
Born in Tacoma, Larry’s parents grew up and met in Bremerton and he has many fond memories of summers spent in Kitsap county as a child. He attended the University of Southern Illinois (SIU), Champaign-Urbana for his undergraduate degree, and for his legal training, SUI School of Law, Carbondale.
 
His first job out of law school was with the Chicago American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) where he saw it all. He remembers this time as exciting, working with well-known civil rights activists like Barak Obama, the Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, Dr. Quentin Young who was Dr. Martin Luther King’s physician, and Christie Heffner, all fighting the good fight for the people.
 
While in Chicago, Larry married, began raising his son, Nicolas in 2001, and then in 2003 was recruited by a Seattle firm well-acquainted with his Chicago work. Moving his family to the Pacific Northwest was a no-brainer. He traded a 1.5-hour commute for a two-block walk to his Seattle office and life closer to his Bainbridge Island parents.
 
Today, Larry’s son is a sophomore at Bainbridge High School and turned 16 yesterday, November 30. A talented musician excelling in clarinet and saxophone, Nicolas was invited by the 2018 Washington Music Educators Association to join their Chamber Orchestra as a clarinetist – a tremendous honor.
 
Of the Bainbridge high schoolers Larry says, "I am constantly impressed by our Island teens. The Island youth I’ve met show uncommon maturity. They are well-informed and actively concerned with world affairs.”
 
How can Rotarians help Larry? Professional networking tops his list -- send him referrals. And, Larry also has an exciting idea about a new Rotary Agriculture Committee to help develop 15 acres of the city’s 60-acre public farmland. He envisions farming workshops and work parties integrating farmers, students and community members.
 
Larry writes, “The new Rotary Agriculture Committee could help establish research projects to aid urban farms of the future. Innovations arising from the committee’s work could provide solutions for food insecurity in the wake of natural.”
Talk with Larry about your farming interests, and stay tuned as this important new committee develops.