California-based insurance broker Lawson-Hawks Insurance Associates has acquired Christopher Lee Insurance Services.

The president of Christopher Lee Insurance Services Christopher Chancellor and vice president of sales and marketing will join Lawson-Hawks Insurance.

Lawson-Hawks Insurance Associates CEO John Miller said we see in this purchase an opportunity to not only expand the Monterey-area operations and get an even larger foothold in professional liability coverage’s for the legal profession, but the timely addition of two unique professional talents in Mary and Chris Chancellor.

Chancellor said this partnership permits the company to substantially expand the depth of both marketing to new prospective clients and servicing of existing client relationships.

"We will use this opportunity to expand our reach in the California legal marketplace that we currently serve as well as provide additional products and risk management services to our growing unique clientele," Chancellor said.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.