Our Legal Team

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Matthew Harmes
B.I.S., J.D.
Matthew is a graduate of Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford, Nova Scotia. He has been a resident of Haldimand County since 2014. He received his B.I.S. in Enterprise Resource Planning from St. Francis Xavier in 2009 and his J.D. from Dalhousie University in 2013.
Megan Whelan
B.A., J.D.
Megan is a graduate of Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute. She attended the University of Guelph for her undergraduate degree and obtained her J.D. at the University of Windsor. Megan currently resides in Norfolk County and has been spending her summers in Long Point for over 20 years.
Thomas A Cline
Q.C.
Thomas attended Western University for his undergraduate degree and for his Q.C. degree. He completed his Q.C. in 1963 and has been practicing law for over 50 years. Tom has resided in Norfolk County his entire life.
Michael E. Cobb
B.A., LL.B.
Mike is a founding partner in the firm. He received his B.A. in Economics and Business from McMaster University in 1969 and his LL.B. (J.D.) from Osgoode Hall in 1972. He was called to the Bar in 1974.
Keith M. Jones
B.A., LL.B.
Keith was born in Simcoe and is a founding partner in the firm. His experience in real estate in Norfolk County gives him the leading edge on all real estate issues.
G. Shawn Swarts
B.A., J.D.
Shawn graduated with a law degree from University of Western Ontario. Shawn articled in Ottawa, specializing in criminal defence work. Since his call to the bar in 1991, he continues to practice in this area.
Walter Drescher
B.A., H.B.E.S., J.D.
Walter is a native of Vittoria and graduated at the University of Waterloo where he received his Bachelor of Environmental Sciences Degree (HONS) and also a General B.A. Degree.
Adam Kowalsky
B.A., J.D.
Adam was born and raised in Simcoe. He received his Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and his J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2009.
Kristen Morris
B.A., J.D.
Kristen, a graduate of Holy Trinity in Simcoe, received her B.A. in Honours Criminology from Carlton University in 2007 and her J.D. from Osgoode Hall in 2010.
Scott Buchanan
B.A., J.D.
Scott is a graduate of Cayuga Secondary School. He received his Honours B.A. in Drama & Communications from Windsor University, and graduated from the dual degree program from University of Windsor and University Detroit Mercy with his J.D. in 2013.