A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Jennifer Stiell was called to the bar first in British Columbia (1978) where she worked for nine years, and then Ontario (1987).
Here When you Need Us Lawyers Pat Murphy and Berhard Dueck, both located in adjacent offices, are an important part of Jennifer’s team, ensuring someone is always available to meet your needs.Berhard Dueck (left) is a lawyer and graduate of the University of Manitoba. He specializes in real estate law, wills and estates and corporate and business law.Pat Murphy is a lawyer and an expert in estate planning whose trademarked Family Will Planning Process is an important wealth transfer tool that can help protect the value of larger estates.
“I know how intimidating the law can be,” says Jennifer. “I strive to make it accessible and understandable so my clients can make sound, informed decisions.”
As a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, her specialties include real estate law and the law as it relates to wills and estate administration.
When she’s not working, Jennifer also enjoys travelling and playing competitive tennis at the Masters level. Her other athletic pursuits include running and golf, and she admits to being a huge fan of the Ottawa Senators. But pursuing the best results for her clients are where her real passions lie.
“I’ve deliberately created a law practice that keeps me close to my clients, and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” says Jennifer. “Helping seniors navigate the legal system is a particular area of interest, but I love meeting new people of all ages and backgrounds and getting to know them.
“Our legal needs change as our lives change, and I am proud to say I have many long-time clients whom I have worked with through many life-changing events. No matter how big or small, these changes can be both incredibly important and stressful to the individual.
“Legal transactions like real estate sales and estate administration can be very complex. I like being able to reduce that burden on my clients. By taking care of all those details, I work to make the process as stress-free as possible and ensure my clients have the information they need to make sound decisions.
“We all have things that we worry about. Making sure our legal rights are protected shouldn’t be one of them.”