Our Mission:


Provide the highest degree of value to our clientele by delivering a quality project within budget and on time. 



Our firm is comprised of a team of professionals under the direction of Lawrence A. Stevens, President and Principal Land Surveyor.   Mr. Stevens is recognized as a leading expert witness in his field.  Whether you are a homeowner needing an elevation certificate to save on flood insurance, a design professional requiring a boundary and topographic survey for a development project, a contractor in need of construction staking, or a lawyer looking for an Expert Witness consultant on boundary issues, landslides, view corridors, etc., the professionals at L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. approach all projects with the same diligence and dedication. 



LAWRENCE A. STEVENS, PLS- President, L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. 

L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. is a privately owned and operated corporation founded in 1991 by Lawrence A. Stevens, a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the State of California(LS 6649).  Mr. Stevens has more than 30 years experience in the land surveying, planning, and land use professions augmenting his work within the civil engineering professions.   Due to his firms unique position in the industry and widely recognized professional expertise, Mr. Stevens is recognized by the courts and the legal profession as a land surveyor expert witness in California.  Mr. Stevens has worked for private Civil Engineering and Land Surveying firms and was Chief of Land Surveys for the California Department of Transportation Caltrans Contra Costa County office in 1991 and 1992.  His responsibilities at L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. include, but are not limited to, researching recorded and unrecorded documents; boundary analysis and determination; deed preparation; and the set-up, supervision and final scheduling of fieldwork.  Mr. Stevens is available to act as the chief of party on any survey crew requiring his expertise as a Professional Land Surveyor. 

Mr. Stevens has spent his entire career working in Northern California, beginning in 1979 with Frost, Meglio & Associates in San Rafael, California.  Eight years later he went to work for Caltrans as an Assistant Land Surveyor and concurrently provided technical surveying services to the following firms:  Kenneth A. Frost, Civil Engineer, Vincent A. Meglio, Civil Engineer, and Arthur J. Lang, Civil Engineer.   Mr. Stevens opened L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. in 1991.  While working for CalTrans, Mr. Stevens simultaneously managed many multi million-dollar projects while also providing services for his clients. Projects include all of the Highway projects occurring on Corridors 680, 24, 580, and 4 in East Contra Costa County.  The program consisted of over 1 billion dollars in improvement projects.   Mr. Stevens management of the project included the direction of as many as 10 survey crews and 5 office support staff delivering preliminary and construction surveying services. 

Mr. Stevens was also chosen to manage the politically sensitive Highway 37 median barrier project in Sonoma and Solano County.  The project was accomplished safely and efficiently on the most dangerous highway in California.  The final construction staking of the approximate four-mile length was accomplished safely in one day without a lane closure under Mr. Stevens supervision. 

Serving since the beginning of 2016, Mr. Stevens currently occupies a seat on the CLSA State Board of Directors.  President of the Marin Chapter of the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) in 2005 and 2006, Mr. Stevens has been an active member since 1990.  He is a founding member of the Land Surveyors Advisory Council on Technical Standards (LSACTS) whose purpose is to research, review, debate and publish opinions and decisions issued by local, state, and federal courts whenever they relate to land surveying.  The opinions issued are intended to define and guide the standards of care in California and serve to educate fellow professionals. He is a member of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors.  He is an advocate of continuing education and is currently a member of the CLSA Professional Development Program. 

Mr. Stevens grew up in Tiburon, California with his 3 brothers and a sister and remains a resident of Marin County.  He has two children, a son Ryan and a daughter, Lindsay.  He is actively involved in volunteer  activities when he is not planning his next personal sporting adventure. 


Project Surveyor

Mr. Doring has been a member of the L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc. team since 2014. Having received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Environmental Studies and Geography in 2011, he continued on to complete the two year Surveying Technology Certification program achieving Land Surveyor in Training designation in 2015.  Mr. Doring was a beneficial member in the mapping of underground utilities and assisted with the database of ArcGIS while working as a GIS Technician.  Since working at L.A. Stevens & Associates he has been instrumental in acquiring the tools to research, analyze evidence, train, and lead staff.  A member of the California Land Surveyors Association, Mr. Doring is responsible for leading a survey crew, collecting boundary evidence, topographic mapping, GPS Surveys, Elevation Surveys, Elevation Certificate Surveys, Construction Staking, Design Surveys, Utility Surveys, and ALTA Surveys.  Working closely with licensed staff, Mr. Doring is responsible for production in the areas of map preparation, research, analysis, documenting evidence, technical calculations, and deliverables.

Mr. Doring was raised in Mill Valley where he currently resides and is proud to be a California native.  His interests include fishing, traveling, and family.