Anna Friend | Lawyer

Realestate | Estates | Collaborative | Family Law

Why I work at WARDS LAWYERS PC

In grade school, I read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and, from that point on, I knew that I wanted to practice law. I believed then, and I continue to believe now, that lawyers can truly help solve problems, what ever they may be. At WARDS LAWYERS PC I have been given the opportunity to help not only our clients, but to also contribute to our community. WARDS LAWYERS PC has not only encouraged my interest in public service, but has in fact supported my work as duty counsel and as a children's lawyer, not to mention my involvement in service organizations such as Rotary. Even better, the Firm as a whole has done a tremendous amount for the community, including by creating Haunt Your Home, an event which has brought the City of Kawartha Lakes together in a way which I have never seen before.


Community Involvement

  • Office of the Children's Lawyer Panel
  • Riverside Cemetary Board Member
  • Kawartha Collaborative Practice Director
  • Rotary Club of Lindsay Member (and former President)
  • A Place Called Home Former Board Member
  • Advocates for Public Interest Law Former Director
  • Kawartha Lakes Estate Planning Council Former Co-Chair
  • Advocates for Public Interest Law Former Director
  • WARDS PC Kids' Road Hockey Tourney
  • WARDS PC Haunt Your Home


705-324-9273
anna@wardlegal.ca


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Anna's Team

Kelly
Civil Litigation Clerk

Kelly Westerby

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Melissa
Firm Manager and Senior Clerk

Melissa Wemyss

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Melissa
Family Law Clerk

Melissa Carnegie

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Kimberly
Estates and Business Clerk

Kimberly Sewell

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Laura
Estates and Business Clerk

Laura Horne

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Danielle
Civil Litigation Clerk

Danielle Hiddink

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Jennifer
Real Estate Law Clerk

Jennifer Brock

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A message from Anna

My practice focuses on real estate, estate planning, estate administration, collaborative family law, and family law matters.  I am also a panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and I assist Jason with his litigation practice.  I work with four great lawyers (Monique, Ryan, Karissa and Jason) but the real success of WARDS LAWYERS PC is the result of the extraordinary clerks and support group. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve our clients from the City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding area.


  • Experience
  • 2013

    Certified Collaborative Lawyer

  • 2010-Present

    Lawyer - WARDS LAWYERS PC

  • 2005-2009

    Lawyer - Cornell, Mortlock & Sillberg (Lindsay)

  • 2001-2004

    Associate, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

  • 2001-2004

    Family Law Unit Head, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

  • Pre-2001

    Clerk, Legal Aid Society, Hawaii

  • Pre-2001

    Summer Clerk - Superior Court of Justice (Lindsay)

  • Pre-2001

    Clerk - Lunsford Dole Phillips (Hawaii) and Randall Shintani (Honolulu)

  • Pre-2001

    William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii

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