I practice in the areas of both family law and real estate. My primary work consists of assisting families in restructuring and re-thinking what life can look like post-separation. I believe it is best to utilize processes that de-escalate conflict, to offer parents the opportunity to learn to co-parent effectively, and to put plans in place to avoid as much future conflict as possible.
I am committed to helping clients resolve conflict without the use of litigation. There are a wide range of options for resolving matters without litigation ranging from mediation to full negotiated settlements. My goal is to inform my clients of all options and work with them to find the best fit for their situation and their budget. I am proud to offer flat fee pricing for various services, providing cost predictability for my clients.
As a trained professional in collaborative practice and a member of Collaborative Practice Manitoba, I am proud to be able to offer this service to my clients. For more information of Collaborative Practice, please check out the Collaborative Practice Manitoba website: http://www.collaborativepracticemanitoba.ca/
I graduated from the University of Manitoba with my Bachelor of Arts in 2013 and from the University of New Brunswick with my Juris Doctor in 2016, being called to the bar in Manitoba in 2017. I am an active member in the legal community and enjoy speaking at various legal and non-legal events. I also enjoy returning to my place of articling by volunteering at the Legal Help Centre. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young children, spending time outdoors, and fixing up my century home.
My name is Gerrit Theule. I grew up in, and live in, Wolseley. It’s a community whose values and ideals I really wanted to emulate when I started a law office: somewhere friendly, somewhere idealistic, and somewhere that looks out for other people.
I am a former Bencher (board member) of The Law Society of Manitoba, and have been on a number of community boards including currently sitting as a Member-At-Large of the Manitoba Bar Association’s Wills & Estates Section Executive, and formerly serving as both the Treasurer of Shakespeare in the Ruins, and as Chair of the Laura Secord School PAC. I also volunteer with a number of local organizations including coaching Robert A. Steen kids' sports teams, and assisting with both the Legal Help Centre and the Community Legal Education Association.
I was an opera singer before I became a lawyer and am still an (inactive) member of the Canadian Actors Equity Association. I am a member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the American Civil Liberties Association, and the Manitoba and Canadian Bar Associations. I am a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law and the University of Winnipeg, and often lead continuing professional development sessions for other lawyers in the areas of wills and estates, and legal practice management, I was also the inaugural outside supervising lawyer/instructor at The Legal Help Centre’s new Consumer Protection Clinic.
I deal primarily with estate probate and administration, wills, mental health law, including committeeships, real estate, and our firm’s entertainment law (musicians, authors, and publishing companies), all while keeping client costs as reasonable as possible.
I am passionate about creating a law firm that works both for my valued clients, and for my family, in providing solutions for your problems and giving back to Winnipeg. Much of the time, I serve on the Board of Directors with a local charitable organization. I sing at a much lower quality level than Gerrit.
I maintain a solicitor's practice, working primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate (residential and commercial) and related work.
When I'm not practicing law, I enjoy spending time on two wheels (powered and not), reading or painting miniatures, or training at Nak Muay Thai.
My name is Katie Brownell. I grew up in Wolseley and am excited to be back here in a professional capacity. I am enthusiastic about providing legal services in a way that reflects the ideals of this community: helping those around you and always working to do better, all while being friendly, open and respectful.
When I’m not in the office or in court, you can find me outside – cycling, running, hiking, sailing, or on the soccer field.
I am a litigator and I primarily handle family, civil and estate matters. I am also trained in conducting workplace investigations and preparing investigation reports. I am passionate about helping clients navigate the legal system in a way that is tailored to their specific needs, which is why I am proud to offer unbundled legal services and legal coaching.
My name is Leah Klassen. I am Manitoba born and bred - I grew up in the small towns of Elm Creek and Morden, completed my undergraduate degree in Brandon and then moved to Winnipeg to attend law school. After graduating from Robson Hall, I articled at the Legal Help Centre and became passionate about finding ways to increase access to legal services.
I continue to work towards increasing access to justice in Manitoba. I currently work with the Law Society of Manitoba in their Law Library Hub initiative, supervising law students as they provide legal information to those who do not qualify for other free legal services, but who may not be able to afford a lawyer.
After articling and being called to the Bar in Manitoba, I was also called to the Bar in Ontario and spent three years practicing in Ajax and then downtown Toronto, in the areas of family and fertility law. After my time in the "big city", I was extremely happy to return home to Manitoba and continue my practice here. I enjoy providing collaborative, community-minded and client-centered services at Wolseley Law in the areas of family law, wills and powers of attorney, real estate, and fertility law. I do my best to work with my clients to form a plan that best suits their individual needs.
When not at the office, I enjoy going on camping trips (preferably ones that require long highway drives), reading British crime novels, and trying out new recipes.
My name is Monica Adeler. As a long time Wolseley resident, I share the principle-based commitment of this community, which inspires me to view the legal system and the profession through values-based lenses. Before becoming a lawyer I was an academic at the University of Winnipeg, and used to play violin at a chamber orchestra in my childhood and teenage years. I attended the University of Manitoba law school and recently finished my articles at a local law firm. When not working or spending time with my family, I can be found volunteering in various community organizations such as the Spanish Club of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Law Foundation, among others.
My practice focuses primarily on corporate and commercial law, real estate, wills, and family law. I provide legal services in English and Spanish, and can also communicate in German and Portuguese.
My name is Daniel Hildebrand. Although I now live in Fort Garry I’ve previously called addresses on Purcell, Maryland and Sherbrook home. Wolseley has a special place in my heart.
I practice in the areas of civil litigation, including wrongful dismissal and personal injury, as well as employment law, wills and estates, family law and refugee law. I am pursuing an LLM in Labour and Employment from York University in Toronto and expect to finish in 2021. I take pride in helping my clients get through stressful situations, and I always try to do it with humour, candour and empathy.
When I am not practicing law I enjoy foraging for wild edibles, coaching my kids' sports teams, and re-organizing my vinyl collection.
I've always had a keen interest in the law, and I enjoy assisting lawyers with administrative tasks, so that they are able to devote more of their time to serving their clients. People often need legal services during major life changes, and I am passionate about working to make the legal part of those transitions as smooth as possible.
Outside the office, I love to garden, hike, kayak, and read thriller novels