The Wolseley Law Team

Kara

Kara Hague

Partner

kara@wolseleylaw.ca

My name is Kara Hague and I am proud to be serving the community of Wolseley and the rest of Winnipeg. Manitoba has always been home to me. I grew up in the small town of Arborg, Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg in my teenage years. After attending law school in New Brunswick, I returned to Winnipeg where I am now rooted with my husband and daughter. I articled at Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg which inspired me to think differently about the legal system and the people it serves.

On any given day, you can find me training for my next marathon, trying out a new recipe or spending time with my family. I also serve on the board for U-Turn Parkinsons, a local Charity dedicated to helping those living with Parkinson’s disease live their best.

My practice is focused primarily on family law, including adoptions, as well as wills, estates, and real estate. I am dedicated to finding creative solutions for my clients and believe that litigation should only be used as a last resort. I am also pleased to provide alternative client-solicitor arrangements such as unbundled services and legal coaching.

Gerrit

Gerrit Theule

Partner

gerrit@wolseleylaw.ca

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, serving as the Treasurer of Shakespeare in the Ruins, and formerly serving as a 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 Lawy 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.

Tim

Tim Brown

Partner

tim@wolseleylaw.ca

My name is Tim Brown. After spending many formative years living and travelling from one coast to the other, I settled here in my wife’s hometown and have spent the last decade becoming enmeshed in its vibrant communities.

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 the city. I currently serve as Treasurer and Director on the Board of Directors with a local charitable organization. I sing at a much lower quality level than Gerrit.
I am mainly a solicitor and I work primarily in the areas of business law, real estate, wills, and adoptions.

Katie

Katie Brownell

Lawyer

katie@wolseleylaw.ca

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 dedicated to helping clients navigate the legal system in a way that is tailored to their specific needs.

LEah

Leah Klassen

Lawyer

leah@wolseleylaw.ca

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.

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 community-minded and client-centered services to my clients at Wolseley Law in family law, wills and powers of attorney, real estate, and fertility law.

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. .

Monica Adeler

Lawyer

monica@wolseleylaw.ca

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

Daniel Hildebrand

Lawyer

daniel@wolseleylaw.ca

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 criminal 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.

Arielle

Arielle Skirzyk

Legal Assistant

Having spent her formative years in Wolseley, Arielle is happy to find her way back to this wonderful community. A graduate of Herzing College’s legal assistant program, she worked in the non-profit sector prior to heading back into law. Arielle is thrilled to be working in such a lovely area of town, full of care for the local community and it’s members. She is the assistant to all six lawyers, and enjoys all the challenges and rewards that comes with that.
If you ever need anything from a mountain moved to a phone call made, feel free to contact her and she’ll be sure to make it happen with a smile.

Davis Johnson

Legal Assistant

My name is Davis Johnson. I grew up in Winnipeg, not far from the Wolseley Law office. I completed the Legal Administrative Assistant program at Red River College in 2018, and have been working as a legal assistant since then. I'm excited to now be working at Wolseley Law, in a community whose values I share.

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