Karissa Ward | Lawyer

Corporate | Estates | Realestate

Why I work at WARDS LAWYERS PC

You are only as good as the team around you. Jason and I are very fortunate to have a fantastic, dedicated, hard-working and loyal team at our Firm, a team that strives to go "over and above" for our clients every day.


Memorable Moment

It is difficult to select one memorable moment from my time at WARDS LAWYERS PC. These moments come in all forms and there are many. There are small moments, such as seeing the relief on a client’s face when a difficulty is avoided or a solution reached, discovering a new legal tool that I know I can use to better serve clients, or receiving a sincere thank you from a client when the work is all done. There are other very gratifying times too, such as reaching a resolution for a client on a difficult negotiation, or finding a solution to a client’s complex legal problem. As well, there are many memorable moments in our Firm's development, such as the growth of our team, our “paperless” initiative, the development of Haunt Your Home, supporting the community in the way we do, or simply celebrating milestones or achievements by our support group.

I certainly look forward to the many more memorable moments to come.


Community Involvement

  • Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative Director
  • Vice-Chair and Governor - Ross Memorial Hospital Board of Governors (2004 - present)
  • Estate Planning Council Kawartha Lakes Member (2005 - present)
  • CDN and Ontario Bar Association Member (Wills and Estates, Real Estate)
  • HVB Law Association
  • Director and Advisor to many local non-profit and community programs
  • WARDS PC Kids' Road Hockey Tourney
  • WARDS PC Haunt Your Home

Notables

  • Building strong relationships with members of the local business community in order to best serve our clients

  • Sponsoring numerous community events, including the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards - Evening of Excellence, Women’s Resources International Women’s Day Event, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, Lindsay Muskies Hockey Club, Lindsay Optimist Soccer Program and Kawartha Lakes Minor Lacrosse Association

  • Serving a wonderful and varied group of clients from all over

  • Working with Colour {and} Code (Haunt Your Home, our websites, office tech, etc.)

  • Working with a fantastic team, including my husband/partner, Jason

  • Being recognized by the Ontario Bar Association for our community involvement and work, particularly for Haunt Your Home


705-324-9273
karissa@wardlegal.ca


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Karissa's Team

Kelly
Civil Litigation Clerk

Kelly Westerby

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Melissa
Firm Manager and Senior Clerk

Melissa Morrison

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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 Karissa

I love this Firm and what I do. Dealing with complex legal issues for clients is very rewarding. I could not do what I do without those around me - the people who work here are incredible. Every day is a challenge, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm very proud of what we have achieved and the community in which we live. When you need it, WARDS LAWYERS PC is here to help you.


  • Experience
  • 2014

    Appointed Ross Memorial Hospital Board of Governors Chair

  • 2014

    Professional speaker for Law Society

  • 2012-2014

    Professional Speaker on succession planning with BDO and BMO

  • 2002-Present

    Full-time Mom

  • 2004-Present

    Lawyer - WARDS LAWYERS PC

  • 1992-2004

    Student/Lawyer - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt law firm (Toronto); Business Law Group (Franchise and Trade-marks) - 1999 to 2004

  • 1992-2004

    University of Western Ontario - Law School

  • 1992-2004

    University of Toronto - Masters (Science)

  • 1992-2004

    University of Guelph - Toxicology

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