What others are saying

We think we do a pretty good job. But don't take our word for it - here are some examples of what others say about WARDS LAWYERS PC, including clients, the community and even other lawyers. Click on the area below to view feedback about us in that area (or just keeping reading down this page).

Civil Litigation


Because I was at a crossroad, I needed someone to propose valid options and to take action on my behalf. Jason Ward and his staff were very approachable and have exceptional abilities. With their expertise and solid expectations, I landed on solid ground! I am very grateful - thanks guys!!!

Karen Baird

Community


My son had the pleasure of being coached by Jason in his second year as a Novice in LMHA. It was by far his most enjoyable year of hockey so far. Jason went out of his way to promote fairness and fun during the season. His growth as a team member and player was significant. I hope that my daughter has the privilege of having Jason for a coach as well. It was a pleasure to be a part of his team.

Leslie, Dan and Sam Ballam

Corporate


We have relied on both Mr. and Mrs. Ward and have received exceptional legal advice. We found Mr. and Mrs. Ward to be very professional and courteous along with their staff.

Duncan and Tina Gallacher

Family Law


I don't even know where to start, but thank you. Thank you and Melissa for all you have done for me and my children. For some it may have been a "job" for you to complete my separation process, for me (and maybe others) it was so much more. It was a crazy mix of emotion, fear, anger and survival, for me, for my children, and all of it wrapped up into one wild ride. I am sure all of those emotions are present in most or all of your cases, and I am sure you see much worse cases, but this was MY case and MY children and truthfully that's all that mattered to me.
Having said all of that, not once did you make my situation feel any less important. Not once did I feel judged. Not once did I feel that you were not 100% engaged in helping me through this mess. I not only want to thank you for your tremendous professionalism, your attention to the details and situation, but also for your compassion and understanding. I don't know if you have been told this before, but your approach, for me, was exactly what I needed to get through all that I needed to do. You understood my needs, my childrens needs, and my desire not to crucify Sonia in the process. For all that, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now, Melissa......
Well, if you don't already know, let me tell you that she is an incredible asset to your firm. Melissa is proficient, competent, detailed, accommodating, professional, friendly and polite. More importantly, she is kind, compassionate and very caring. Melissa always had, or made the time to hear what I needed to say, to never make me feel rushed or unimportant. For that I too say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I realize there are others in your firm that played a role in all of this and I wanted you to know just how grateful I am to all of you. I am sorry this took so long to get to you, but you needed to know how I feel.
Many thanks,

Bill Shields

Haunt Your Home


What a great Community event, thank you Wards for your support of everyone and original ideas!

Gail Thomassen

Other Lawyers


Jason and Melissa are a terrific team.  Divorce is never an easy process to go through, but Jason and Melissa are responsive, patient and very professional.  Jason provides excellent practical advice in addition to expert legal advice and his billing practices are above reproach.  I have, and will continue, to refer Jason and his firm to friends and clients alike.

Sarah Dale-Harris



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What a great Community event, thank you Wards for your support of everyone and original ideas!


Gail Thomassen, [CKL]
Thanks for another awesome Haunting Season in the City of Kawartha Lakes! We are pleased to be part of such a well-organized high profile event that you provide, we know it takes a tremendous amount of energy and resources. We also appreciate your support on a professional level as well and we will also continue to refer clients to your firm based on our experience of the service and quality work provided.


Ian Crockford and BDO (Lindsay), [CKL]
Because I was at a crossroad, I needed someone to propose valid options and to take action on my behalf. Jason Ward and his staff were very approachable and have exceptional abilities. With their expertise and solid expectations, I landed on solid ground! I am very grateful - thanks guys!!!


Karen Baird, [Kirkfield Ontario]
My case was a challenging case for an appeal toward my career as a doctor of veterinary medicine. Jason Ward took my case despite its difficulty without any hesitation. He showed enthusiasm, compassion and sincerity. He mastered how to handle the college members. Jason paid outstanding attention to every simple detail I didn’t notice. Mr. Ward is a dedicated fighter and is the lawyer for the challenging cases. I succeeded in my appeal and one of the reasons was Jason’s great effort. It was a pleasure to stand aside and watch Jason defending my case with enthusiasm and dignity with the head of the veterinary college in North America. Mr. Ward’s staff were very dedicated, understanding, respectful, highly compassionate and professional. I highly recommend Mr. Ward and his firm. I simply and honestly would say I dealt with many lawyers during the last five years in Canada and I find Jason Ward one of the best.


Dr. G.Z, DVM, [City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario]
I am not in favor of having a system of justice that requires hiring a lawyer, to get through any situation that arises, to protect yourself and family. Having said that, I recently retained Mr. Jason Ward to assist me regarding an estate litigation, and found him and his staff, to be very professional, knowledgeable, and painless. When required, I would recommend Mr. Ward to everyone.


Robert Wood, [Minden, Ontario]
I highly recommend WARDS PC in reference to defending a civil lawsuit. I did not live in the area and I required a firm to represent me due to immediate Superior Court in Lindsay timeframe requirements. My request for assistance was quickly answered and I was able to attend for consultation with Jason WARD within days. This lawsuit defense was fraught with high emotions that Jason was able to consistently address in a calm, precise, straight to the point and professional manner.
Jason had already reviewed the Statement of Claim, reviewed and listened to my defense evidence and then gave me the various options on how to proceed. He did not direct any specific course of defence but I was able to decide the defense action from those options. Ultimately, the chosen defense action was successful.
WARDSPC are exceedingly responsible to ensure that the client is aware of all parties responsibilities before any action proceeds. That the client is fully aware of all correspondence and actions throughout the entire proceedings until conclusion.
This lawsuit defense was complex as it involved estranged family members, the other distant co-defendant and their local defense attorney, the plaintiff with their attorney. WARDSPC ensured all the Superior Court documents throughout the course of the suit until completion were met though the other parties were occasionally late. Jason worked positively in conjunction with the co-defendants lawyer but was always looking out for my best interest.


Tom Hoedicke, [Lindsay Ontario]
For the last several years, my family and I have used the services of WARDS LLP for a wide variety of legal matters, including a civil lawsuit, two marital breakdowns, wills, powers of attorney, a trust agreement, as well as real estate transactions.
The highly competent team at WARDS have looked after our best interests with the utmost kindness and sensitivity.  They are a well-oiled machine and conduct their practice according to the highest standards.
Thanks to the superb diplomacy and topnotch negotiation skills of Jason Ward, my daughter was able to keep her house after an extremely unpleasant relationship breakdown.  Jason Ward and his very capable assistant, Melissa Morrison, worked tirelessly and beyond the call of duty to bring that matter to a speedy conclusion.
Jason Ward has been a pillar of strength to me at the most difficult times of my life.  He strikes while the iron is hot and aggressively pursues a swift and fair resolution to problematic issues.  He has conducted himself on my behalf with unwavering integrity, a high degree of intelligence, and has demonstrated an acute understanding of both the law and human nature.
It's a crying shame that all law firms aren't on the ball like these people.  The world would be a better place and things would actually get accomplished.  I highly recommend their services to anybody who is in need of legal assistance.


Wendy Little, [City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario]
When Jason and I had met, I was filled with deep-rooted fears that had been instilled by representatives of my former employer. Not only did Jason assure me that there was nothing to fear, he took great care with my case to contact my employer to discover the truths that had been kept from me. Jason was always exceptionally kind, welcoming, and supportive of my needs and concerns. He kept careful understanding of my worries and thoroughly replaced them with confidence and courage by pursuing my case with a very urgent and decisive attitude.
  Jason has proven to be the most professional and patient representative that I have ever encountered. I will always be thankful for the kindness he has shown, and commitment to the cause that I brought forth.
Thank you Jason for all of your help


Adam Deschamps, [Peterborough, Ontario]
Jason Ward is professionally very capable.  What separated him from his competition and made him my choice to represent me was his ability to think practically and be solution driven.  He made things happen. 
As a non-Canadian he handled my cross border issues well and created several options and explained the potential outcomes.  Once we decided on a strategy he executed it flawlessly.  I highly recommend him.


Robert Holman, [Holman Group, Nevada, U.S.A.]
I was referred to Jason and his legal team by a local lawyer in Minden, Ontario to help me in a highly conflicted estate case. From the get-go, Jason was upfront and to the point and I knew he was just the man I needed to help protect me and my interest in my father's estate. With his advice and direction we were able to get through the 1½ year ordeal rather smoothly. His firm also assisted in overseeing and the closing of the property sale. I am ever so grateful for his services as I would not have been able to take on the "battle" myself. Thank you Jason, Melissa, Jennifer and Paul for all your assistance. I HIGHLY recommend Wards Lawyers for all your legal dealings. God Bless!


Gail Bekei (Sawyer), [Mission, British Columbia]
I wish that I had met Jason Ward years ago, as he is one of the most professional, bright and outstanding lawyers I have had dealings with.
I sincerely appreciated his succinct advice, timely e-mail correspondence and handling of matters at hand. Ward Legal´s detailed billing was extremely fair and thorough and was sent on a regular basis.
I have verbally recommended Mr. Ward to friends, in addition to my siblings, who wish to hire him to assist in a family estate issue.


Sally Svenningson, [Ontario]
We are very happy with the speed at which you took this matter at hand and would not hesitate to refer you to our friends in the near future.


Ron & Sylvianne Young, [Ontario]
I was extremely pleased with the way you handled the case. For being the first time I have ever had to deal with such circumstances, I was very pleased with your service, you took the time to explain everything in detail, answered all my questions by phone or by e-mail in a very timely fashion, I felt very comfortable having you represent me and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who values professionalism and integrity in such a service.


Annie M., [City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario]
We wish to express our appreciation to you Jason & Melissa for your much needed professional legal services. One never expects to be forced to retain legal assistance to resolve a large outstanding monetary debt within your own immediate personal family circle. Although our case was challenging, Jason was able to separate business from family and approached the case in a manner in which our best interests were met producing a desirable outcome.
You listened…..assessed…..communicated & delivered very positive results in a timely manner avoiding additional expensive court costs. As seniors with limited incomes, we are truly grateful for your professional and efficient services.
Jason & Karissa, your family & WardsPC are to be commended for your genuine interest in family; for volunteering in the City of Kawartha Lakes through your ongoing participation in many charitable & family events such as sports, healthcare & Haunt your Home.
Thank you


Barb & Ron Hilts, [Bethany]
We retained Jason Ward in 2005. During this time it has been a great pleasure dealing with him. We are very impressed with his professionalism, honesty and attention to detail. He was continually proactive in attempting to get our case resolved despite barriers from the other side which dragged the litigation on. We would highly recommend Jason and his firm to others.


David and Karen Kester, [Toronto, Ontario]
Jason Ward is an excellent lawyer. Lindsay is lucky to have a lawyer of such caliber. When we had our problem with our neighbour over line fences Jason told us what to do. Jason and his wife also helped a friend out with a real estate deal and everything worked out perfect for him. I would have no problem recommending Jason Ward for a lawyer.


Charles Clarke, [ City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario ]
It is difficult to truly express the gratitude that we feel towards Jason and his assistant, Melissa, for the help and successful outcome they achieved in court on our behalf. From the very beginning Jason was upfront and honest about what I could and could not ask for in court as well as how long it could possibly take. We were absolutely delighted when our case took less than 2 weeks from pre-trial hearing to successful conclusion at trial. We feel this was due mostly to the excellent preparedness of Jason and Melissa, including some last minute scrambling to get documents prepared and signed! We won everything we asked for in court; including things that I did not think to ask for! We highly recommend Jason and his staff to anyone seeking legal counsel. I wouldn’t want to be on the opposing side of the courtroom from Jason – he could scare the heck out of me very easily! Thank God you were on my side!


Leith Clarke, [Haliburton, Ontario ]
After dealing with several other lawyers on a civil litigation matter it was great to finally have someone you could count on to take care of things. Jason and his staff's professional expertise have been without a doubt a great benefit to us.


Jim and Carol Chynoweth, [Kirkfield, Ontario]
We had a land dispute. Our first meeting with Mr. Ward he quickly went over our notes asked a few questions, advised us what he would do then proceeded to do so with his win this case attitude and professionalism he avoided us very expensive court costs. We would highly recommend Jason, he is a lawyer that knows what he wants and how he is going to get it. On entering the office of Jason Ward from the reception, his secretary to him, you are treated with respect and made to feel you are part of the family. Many thanks excellent work!


Gordon and Mary Christie, [Minden, Ontario]
We worked with Jason on a dispute relating to our Cottage property which involved municipal government as well as an adjacent property owner. This was a somewhat emotional issue for us and Jason was able to clearly explain the situation and outline our options. Jason provided us with excellent counsel and was very effective in managing the process to ensure all parties were able to quickly reach an agreement. We would highly recommend Jason and his team who we found to be very professional and extremely efficient.


C & C, [Toronto, Ontario]
It was a pleasure dealing with this firm. Jason and all the office staff were technically proficient and empathetic. They simplified a complicated matter and put me at ease. I highly recommend this firm.


Michael Duncan, [Orillia, Ontario]
My wife and I consulted Jason Ward regarding the municipality's failure to adequately inspect our new home for Building Code infractions, which resulted in failures and substantial costs to us to correct. We were told clearly and concisely what our alternatives were and what we could and could not expect in the way of a settlement and the estimated legal fees. We retained the firm to act for us and the matter was handled promptly, professionally and settled out of court to our satisfaction with no waiting "for a letter from our lawyer.


Mr. & Mrs. JWP, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Great job!


Anonyous, [CKL]
I don't even know where to start, but thank you. Thank you and Melissa for all you have done for me and my children. For some it may have been a "job" for you to complete my separation process, for me (and maybe others) it was so much more. It was a crazy mix of emotion, fear, anger and survival, for me, for my children, and all of it wrapped up into one wild ride. I am sure all of those emotions are present in most or all of your cases, and I am sure you see much worse cases, but this was MY case and MY children and truthfully that's all that mattered to me.
Having said all of that, not once did you make my situation feel any less important. Not once did I feel judged. Not once did I feel that you were not 100% engaged in helping me through this mess. I not only want to thank you for your tremendous professionalism, your attention to the details and situation, but also for your compassion and understanding. I don't know if you have been told this before, but your approach, for me, was exactly what I needed to get through all that I needed to do. You understood my needs, my childrens needs, and my desire not to crucify Sonia in the process. For all that, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now, Melissa......
Well, if you don't already know, let me tell you that she is an incredible asset to your firm. Melissa is proficient, competent, detailed, accommodating, professional, friendly and polite. More importantly, she is kind, compassionate and very caring. Melissa always had, or made the time to hear what I needed to say, to never make me feel rushed or unimportant. For that I too say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I realize there are others in your firm that played a role in all of this and I wanted you to know just how grateful I am to all of you. I am sorry this took so long to get to you, but you needed to know how I feel.
Many thanks,


Bill Shields, [CKL]
Helped me get through a tough time in my life. Did a solid job for me. Nice guy - good to deal with.


Anonymous, [Lawyerratingz.com]
Jason’s efficiency and effectiveness is paramount.  He deftly and precisely navigated us through our situation to a very desirable outcome in a matter of months instead of years.  I feel this was due in no small part to Jason’s attention to detail, clear grasp of the legal system and his unparalleled level of preparation.  His firm’s embracing of a paperless work environment, allowed swift, crisp communication between the parties involved and significantly contributed to a timely, positive outcome. In an adversarial legal system, I could think of no better representative to defend not only our legal position, but to also champion our moral and ethical position.


Jason Sandison, [ Lindsay, Ontario]
I retained Jason Ward to represent me in a wrongful dismissal case in March of 2008. I was extremely emotionally distraught at that time. Mr. Ward and his staff were professional as well as being sensitive to my feeling and state of mind at that time. I am grateful for the help and the patience shown to me during such a painful, difficult time in my life.


Dayle MacCharles, [ City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario ]
Our family contracted Jason Ward to undertake a very complicated alimony case for our daughter. The defendant (her former husband) had refused to pay several thousand dollars. Mr. Ward quickly assessed the situation & in a very professional manner brought the case to the courts with all the required documentation & evidence that resulted in a judgment being obtained in a very expedient manner. We are extremely pleased & thankful for the competent & professional manner that was exhibited by Mr. Ward & would not hesitate to use his services should the need arise in the future. We would also be prepared to recommend his services without hesitation to others who require legal representation.


Carl & Muriel Brickman, [Toronto, Ontario]
Helped me get through a tough time in my life. Did a solid job for me. Nice guy - good to deal with."
"Jason and Melissa were very supportive and informative. I appreciated their professionalism and straight forward approach in resolving this dispute."
"Great skill, knowledge and compassion. Meeting was easy with Jason and we'll go back again for certain."
"I had a really good experience with Mr. Ward and I will refer him to others. Melissa is also excellent and very good to deal with."
"Highly recommended - got me more than I expected and was very tough on the other lawyer.


Anonymous, [Lawyerratingz.com]
I have never seen/experienced such a Professional and Team oriented organization in my 36 years of business/corporate experience. It is a huge relief to have the WARD Team, managing my case.


Thomas Bath, [ Ontario]
Never having had an experience requiring advice or direction from the legal community, I really appreciated Jason’s professionalism and straight forward approach in resolving this dispute.


LC, []
First of all thank you and your team for representing me so diligently in my recent family law case.  Since I'd never had to deal with the justice system before it was very reassuring to have someone with your knowledge and abilities to represent me.  I always felt that you had my and my children's best interests in mind.   
You were always very well prepared with your strategy intact and with backup documentation available if it was needed to prove your point.  I was very impressed with the comprehensive set of questions you had compiled for the respondent and I was impressed with your methodical approach to questioning.  You have the ability to pick out the truth.
  You are to be commended in having such a professional, efficient and prompt staff at WARDS LLP.  Their courteous behaviour was very much appreciated during such a difficult time.  I highly recommend the firm and especially, you, to anyone needing a lawyer.


C.W, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Separation is a very difficult and emotional experience. Jason and Melissa were very supportive and informative as they worked with me towards procuring a legal settlement. They respected my personal values even when they differed from their own. I have grown and learned a lot through this process and am very pleased with the final outcome.


B. Davis, [Ontario]
We were in a real bind. Living two hours north of our home, we had rented it out to two nice young brothers. Until they turned into Hell's Angels. We had the renters from Hades claiming to own our home, my father-in-law's plane stolen, damaged and our backs were up against the wall. An offer to purchase was registered against out deed. We were ordered off our own property as trespassers. No rent had been paid for over 6 months. Enter WARDSPC. With great personal attention, we were able to get some rent, get the offer to purchase removed from our deed, sell the home, get compensation for the damage done to the aircraft and have peace of mind returned to us. Thanks to you all, we couldn't have survived it without you!


Monty and Pat Wells, [Orillia, Ontario]
Jason Ward....Jason is a remarkable lawyer, person, citizen! I have always experienced high quality work, excellent and timely responses to a wide range of requests, and a unique perception of complex and difficult situations. Perhaps the most relevant summary statement to make would be to site Jason’s ability to assess quickly and determine responsibly what needs to be done


Heather Brooks-Hill, [Apsley, Ontario]
We have relied on both Mr. and Mrs. Ward and have received exceptional legal advice. We found Mr. and Mrs. Ward to be very professional and courteous along with their staff.


Duncan and Tina Gallacher, [ City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario]
We have used WARDSLLP for various projects in the past and have found their work to be both methodical and timely.  Thanks also for the courteous service, it is always a pleasure to work our projects with you.


Marylou Mitchell, [Wood-Mizer Canada Co., Manilla, Ontario]
My business partner and I engaged WARDSLLP when negotiations for the sale of our shares in a small business corporation reached an impasse. Mr. Ward’s firm, yet pragmatic approach quickly restored a sense of urgency and balance to the dealings. Furthermore, the quality of communication we received from Mr. Ward was nothing short of extraordinary.


Steven Webster, [City of Kawartha Lakes]
Jason and Melissa were wonderful with me during a difficult time in my life. Jason made sure I fully understood and was satisfied with the final settlement. Not only are they both very professional, but they are also very compassionate. I would definitely recommend Wards.


Kim Smith, [CKL]
My lengthy high conflict divorce and custody case was riddled with false child abuse allegations and complex issues surrounding parental coercion and alienation. Jason’s defensive and offensive approach, strategy and court presence were exceptional. Jason and his entire Firm were very empathetic and supportive during an extremely emotional and tense timeframe that lasted well over 4 years. Jason was proactive, always very professional, organized and passionate about positive results for me and my Family.


G. Garnett, [Toronto, Ontario]
I have used Wards LLP for real estate, family and contract law and most recently Jason acted for me in a complex separation.  Jason’s forthright and pragmatic approach resulted in a separation agreement that was fair and equitable.  We are fortunate to have a law firm in Lindsay with the experience and knowledge of WARDS LLP.  I have, and will continue to, recommend Jason and Karissa to friends, colleagues and family


Michael J. Lord, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Jason was referred to me by two separate acquaintances. Being a business owner, I strongly feel that references are the best form of finding capable people to handle specialty work.
He handled my situation/case very professionally, customized to my needs and got results very quickly. I will gladly refer Jason and his team to anyone.
Keep up the great work!!


Michael Moisander, [Lindsay, Ontario]
I was extremely pleased with the way you handled the case. For being the first time I have ever had to deal with such circumstances, I was very pleased with your service, you took the time to explain everything in detail, answered all my questions by phone or by e-mail in a very timely fashion, I felt very comfortable having you represent me and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who values professionalism and integrity in such a service.


Lisa Schell, [ Minden, Ontario ]
Karissa Ward… smart, dedicated and highly practical. I have benefited greatly from her guidance and advice in business, real estate and personal estate planning matters. WARDS LLP has become a venerated and reliable resource to me from both a legal and business perspective. I continue to be impressed with every member of their diversely capable team and their exceptional ability to add meaningful value in any matter they are presented with.


Lori Neill, [Peterborough, Ontario]
Thank you so much to Haunt Your Home, all the people who helped with this project and of course all the people who voted for PUMPKIN HOLLOW! I had so much fun and I can't wait for next year!


Conscious Connie, [CKL]
My son had the pleasure of being coached by Jason in his second year as a Novice in LMHA. It was by far his most enjoyable year of hockey so far. Jason went out of his way to promote fairness and fun during the season. His growth as a team member and player was significant. I hope that my daughter has the privilege of having Jason for a coach as well. It was a pleasure to be a part of his team.


Leslie, Dan and Sam Ballam, []
Jason Ward handled my complex case professionally and efficiently. He was supportive and understanding of the emotional strain that one experiences through a legal process. Jason Ward has expertise in the law which is unparalleled. He fought aggressively and kept me well apprised. After experiencing the service of other prominent lawyers in the City of Kawartha Lakes, I would definitely recommend Jason Ward as my first choice.


Cynthia White, [City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario ]
Jason and Melissa were very supportive and informative. I appreciated their professionalism and straight forward approach in resolving this dispute.


Anonymous, [Lawyerratingz.com]
Just a token of gratitude for seeing me through the SAGA (shock, anger, grief, acceptance). I thank you, each and every one, for your patience, persistence, professionalism and knowledge. The past was depressing. The future was questionable. I am now in the present, more confident, self-assured and peaceful. Wishing everyone much success and happiness.


Cathy Mack-Galati, [CKL]
Jason Ward was our Lawyer on a very difficult custody case which involved the other party using Legal Aid and several lawyers with positive results. Jason was professional at all times, understands family law and has excellent, detailed billing and records. I was very satisfied with Jason and would recommend his services to anyone in the Lindsay area.


Wayne Moorhouse, [Toronto, Ontario]
Jason Ward and his staff. How to describe their friendly, courteous, professional help.  My divorce was nowhere near simple or courteous, the issues where bitter and ongoing.  Jason was forthright and clear on the directions we could go and covered all the issues (some I never thought of and some unique ways to solve them). My opinions, thoughts and feelings were listened to and respected, not to mention the fact that communication with Jason and his staff was easy and responded to quickly. Without his help I would probably still be mired in the process.  Jason Ward was and still is my choice for my legal needs.


Harold Rink, [City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario ]
Jason and Melissa are a terrific team.  Divorce is never an easy process to go through, but Jason and Melissa are responsive, patient and very professional.  Jason provides excellent practical advice in addition to expert legal advice and his billing practices are above reproach.  I have, and will continue, to refer Jason and his firm to friends and clients alike.


Sarah Dale-Harris, [ Davis LLP, Toronto]
Thanks haunt your home for the best night of my life loved the movies.


Leah Danny Ann Evans, [CKL]
Thanks for your incredible efforts and organizing of a massive event.


John Chambers, [CKL]
I have had the opportunity to work with both Jason and Karissa on a variety of legal matters as the National Sales Manager for Wood Mizer Canada. They have created employment contracts, dealer contracts, termination agreements, leases and corporate resolutions for WM Canada. I have always found them and their staff to be professional and courteous in delivering timely results.
More importantly Jason and Karissa are good people, actively involved in their community and their children's lives. I believe this speaks volumes about Jason and Karissa and is why WM Canada continues to choose Wards Lawyers PC.


Dorian Lavallee, [National Sales Manager - Wood Mizer Canada ]
When our long term lawyer became a judge, we felt a little lost. We have both been very pleased with the work done by Karissa. She listened exceptionally well, asked just enough questions to completely understand exactly what we required, and completed the tasks quickly and efficiently. The entire staff were great to deal with. Thanks again.


Aurel & Heather Coutu, [ Ontario]
We wanted to reiterate in writing how pleased we were with your handling of the share purchase transaction. Your expeditious and expert finesse gave us confidence and satisfaction in having hired Wards for our business needs.


Al and Shirley Shields, [City of Kawartha Lakes]
I had a really good experience with Mr. Ward and I will refer him to others. Melissa is also excellent and very good to deal with.


Anonymous, [Lawyerratingz.com]
We hired Jason and Karissa Ward to help us with the purchase of our first home. They guided us through a flawless transaction. Furthermore, when post-transaction issues arose, they helped us resolve them quickly and to our full satisfaction. A big part of the successful resolution was making sure we were fully protected through the original agreement and insurance arrangements. We found Jason, Karissa and their staff very proficient and great to deal with.


Samuel Puchala, [Cambridge, Ontario]
My observations would be the following:
The firm’s level of commitment to being available when need is pressing is outstanding; The firm provided thorough and comprehensive service during our incorporation as a non-profit organization, and further, continues to provide vigilance to ensure that we conform to all reporting requirements as a non-profit organization;The range of legal expertise is comprehensive and ensures that the fulsome needs of the non-profit corporation are met


V. Barkey, [CEO, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes]
That was our first time, it was amazing! Thank you for putting on such a great evening for the kids! Standing ovation.


Marise Aubrey, [CKL]
We have been clients of WARDSLLP for a number of years both personally and corporately.  We have been very pleased with numerous issue outcomes and with the service, integrity and extremely high level of professionalism and legal aptitude.


Gordon Ferguson, [President-CEO, Northern Casket (1976) LTD., Lindsay, Ontario]
Personally we worked with WARDSLLP on a couple of occasions.  Both times Karissa, Jason and their team were fantastic to deal with.  Karen kept us informed of the items that were needed and the deadlines we were to meet in order to complete the deal. Also on a corporate matter Jason informed me of some important items that were omitted in a buy sell agreement I had drafted at another firm.  The manner that WARDSLLP would have approached this was very detailed and thorough, protecting my interests.


Greg Dowdall, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Over the course of the past 7 years, I have retained the services of WARDSLLP for both personal and business matters.  Personal matters being that of family & estate planning, including wills, POAs, land transfers, etc.  Business matters being that of the establishment of several corporations and all that entails, including name searches, shareholder agreements, yearly minute book updates, general maintenance, etc.   They have also acted for and on behalf of my family and for my business in both plaintiff and defence situations.
Regardless of the matter in which I have sought their assistance, I have found Jason, Karissa, and their entire staff to be nothing less than exemplary in terms of professionalism.  I continue to be immensely impressed with the attentive, proactive approach they take in ensuring that our best interests, be that of a personal or corporate nature, are always attended to in a polished, timely fashion.  Their responsiveness, attention to detail, and willingness to treat clients like people – not cases or file numbers – is evidence that they care about the people who entrust them to act as their legal counsel.  This is clearly a responsibility they do not take lightly.  I find their approach to be very fair and reasonable, and there always seems to be a genuine interest on their part to bring matters to a close or favourable conclusion as expeditiously as possible, so as not to amass unwanted and unnecessarily large legal bills. 
I do not hesitate in recommending the Firm of WARDSLLP to family and friends, nor anyone else in search of a truly great law firm!


Robert M. Barrow, [Principal/Construction Manager, Integrity Construction Services Inc., Lindsay, Ontario ]
I had consultation meetings with a few different legal firms and Mr. Ward's firm was the one that seemed the most professional yet down to earth understanding firm for me to deal with. Going through my separation and divorce with children involved is obviously a difficult situation. Jason's team including himself made the situation easier to deal with. Very understanding in listening to my concerns, ideas and my hope of how the situation would be resolved. They listened, gave ideas of their own and we came to the best solution to my circumstance. Very professional and to the point and came to a resolution as quick as possible. They come very highly recommended.


Doug Grills, [Stoufville, Ontario]
I have been in practice as a solicitor for over 25 years in this area and can state without qualification that Jason and Karissa Ward and their staff have significantly raised the standard of practice here.  Where I used to refer my clients to Bay Street firms in Toronto for complex litigation matters, I can now refer them to WARDSLLP and have absolute confidence that they will receive the highest standard of practice, care and diligence and a degree of attention that clients expect in today’s market.


Linda Willcox Whetung, [Barrister and Solicitor, Peterborough, Ontario ]
Thank you so much for thinking of the Lindsay Novice Teal team throughout this hockey season! The practice jerseys and socks were greatly appreciated. I also have to express how thoughtful and generous the trophies were. This is the first trophy my son has received with his name and number on it and he can't stop showing everyone! Congratulations to you and the rest of the Lindsay Novice Black team for a great season.


The Moore Family, [CKL]
Love this event best thing of the year in Lindsay.


Anonymous, [CKL]
It is nice to see one man wanting to put CKL on the map!!!! Keep up the good work Jason Ward.


Mike Colbert, [CKL]
Jason drafted our partnership documents and helped us incorporate our company. He made what is usually an intimidating procedure into a painless experience. His knowledge of business law, and his insights into business practices in general are a priceless asset for anyone who runs their own company.


Brian Pickett, [ Co-founder / Partner, Voodoo Highway Music and Post Inc.]
I had a difficult case with Jason involving an estate matter. Jason showed the three attributes that don’t often come together in a lawyer:
  • Very fast response time;
  • Excellent grasp of the law;
  • Good street sense which translated into dealing with matters on a practical, cost-efficient basis.



Jack Copelovici, [Lawyer, Toronto, Ontario]
I initially contacted the firm of WARDSLLP in regard to some by-law revision work that was required for a not for profit social service agency. From my first contact with this firm I found the staff to be approachable and helpful. Karissa was extremely knowledgeable and provided good counsel in regard to our proposed by-law changes. In addition, she updated our corporate minute book and Director/Officer filings in an efficient and timely manner. I have continued to have contact with this firm on various issues relating to the organization and have found their responsiveness, understanding of the unique issues we face and guidance to be invaluable.


L.W., [Executive Director, Social Service Agency, City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario]
I would like to take this opportunity to express my admiration and gratitude to Jason Ward for the competent, professional service provided to me in successfully reaching a separation agreement. His knowledge, understanding and positive outlook provided me with confidence during the negotiations. He was able to articulate my objectives and concerns in a way that was clear and direct. We were able to reach an agreement that was fair and equitable to both parties, and that met my primary goal.
I would also like to add that I was very impressed with other members of the team that I came in contact with. Both Melissa Morrison and Paul Gough were friendly, capable and supportive in all my dealings with them throughout the process.
I would recommend Jason and his team to anyone who is in need of legal representation.


Tom Hall, [City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario ]
I represented the plaintiff in an action where Jason acted for the defendant.  It was a complex file with sophisticated business people on both sides and hundreds of documents.  We were in agreement that the clients could easily have spent more in legal fees than the amount in issue in the claim.  Neither Jason nor I wanted to see that happen and we worked hard to accomplish a settlement before trial with which both our clients were content.


Ava Kanner, [ Davies Howe Partners, Toronto, Ontario]
Haunt Your Home (HYH) is a truly genius and generous offering from locals for locals. Our town has lots of talent and heart. Let's work towards making 2012 the best HYH event yet.


Anonymous, [CKL]
I love seeing all the homes in HYH! They are soooo awesome! Thank you HYH for doing this awesome thing every year, and reminding me off all the candy I get.


Anonymous, [CKL]
What a great family tradition! To be able to drive around and see all the spirit in Lindsay! We look forward to the weeks leading up to Halloween every year since you started all this. It's just awesome!


Anonymous, [CKL]
We have enjoyed the opportunity to work together with Jason Ward on a number of civil litigation matters.  He has impressed us as being astute and committed to providing excellent client service in a cost-efficient manner.  Moreover, he is engaging, friendly and personable.


Jamieson Halfnight, [Halfnight & McKinlay Professional Corporation, Toronto]
Hi Jason. I wanted to send you a personal note on how thankful and grateful I am that you helped get my vision to the stage. People were blown away, and new opportunities have been offered to me as a result of this production. Another town is asking to perform Forgotten, and I've been asked to write something contemporary for television as a result. None of this would have happened without you. The children are also so grateful and wrote you a note which I will drop off at your office later today. LLT has been very proud to be associated with you and Wards in general. Your generosity has touched many people, and enhanced our LLT family in so many ways. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.


Altaire Gural, [Writer/Director, Forgotten (Dec. 2014)]
I am very impressed with this event! Creates great spirit! Great idea.


Anonymous, [CKL]
We wanted to reiterate in writing how pleased we were with your handling of the share purchase transaction. Your expeditious and expert finesse gave us confidence and satisfaction in having hired Wards for our business needs.


Al and Shirley Shields, [CKL]
During 2008/2009 Jason Ward and I each coached a Tyke aged hockey team through Lindsay Minor Hockey. Jason very generously sponsored both the team that he was coaching as well as my team by purchasing practice jerseys and socks.  It was a gesture that was greatly appreciated by all and demonstrated Jason’s willingness to give to the community. Thank you to Jason and everyone at WARDSLLP.
As a coach with the Lindsay Minor Hockey Association, Jason Ward has been committed not only to the success and enjoyment of his players but to those of competing teams. This year Jason decided that it would be fun for the players of both Lindsay Novice teams to play an end of the season Battle of Lindsay game. Jason very generously purchased personalized trophies for each of the players on both teams. It was a wonderful way for the players to end the season and once again demonstrated Jason's commitment to his community. Thank You to Jason Ward and everyone at WARDS LLP.


Chris McPhail, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Most of the thanks goes to you, Jason, and your team. We are the recipients of all your work and planning. And omg the imagination and creativity is amazing. The thanks go to you.


Anonymous, [CKL]
Well, I would personally like to thank you....there would be no haunt your home without all your work and efforts...you make Halloween not only fun for the kids, but for the adults too!! Bravo to the Haunt Your Home team!!


Anonymous, [CKL]
Last year was fantastic. Haunt your home. What a great idea for all the Halloween fanatics to be creative.


Anonymous, [CKL]
You guys ROCK!


Julie Aldrich-Cunday, [CKL]
Jason and Karissa have been assisting our organization for over two years now. In most cases, they waive fees for their services. I can't overemphasize what this means to a non-profit organization like the Club! They treat us like every other client, providing professional and prompt advice. This allows us to allocate more resources to helping children, youth and their families. Their prompt, professional service has been greatly appreciated by the Club. An organization like ours needs periodic support and WARDSLLP Lawyers are always there for us.


Scott Robertson, [ Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes ]
.. I had a great time creating my entry and had a fantastic time at Halloweekend at the Academy Theatre. Without generous sponsors like yourselves, this contest wouldn’t happen....my friends and family looked at all the entries and my phone was ringing nonstop with everyone calling me and telling me how great my entry was. I have always been a Halloween fanatic and entering the contest this year just made it more fun for me. My lifelong friend helped me decorate for the contest. We will be using our prize money to go on our dream vacation..... Your generous contribution has made our dream trip a reality now.....once again, many thanks to you for sponsoring our prize and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


Anonymous, [CKL]
When starting our small business, we found some government forms and bank processes to be daunting tasks to say the least.  The same can’t be said about our experience with Ward’s legal firm.  Acting as our corporate counsel, WARDSLLP Lawyers made it easy.  From registering our brand to writing our Collective Partnership Agreement they were professional and helpful throughout the whole process.  Their down-to-earth attitude, to get the job done, the right way, bodes well with us.  By engaging WARDSLLP Lawyers as our corporate law firm we feel comfortable that both our business and our families future, will be well taken care of and we recommend them highly.


Tod Willcox, [KÜwLvu Inc., Toronto, Ontario]
Just wanted to thank you again for what you did for all the Novice boys and girls on Friday night!!!!  You really made the extra difference!!! I know Bradley loved to "add" another trophy to his collection, especially one with his name on it.
  Thanks again for going the extra mile to put a smile on all the kids faces!!!


Lisa Harrison, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Thank you so much for what you are doing. I hope you know how wonderful this is for the people who live in Lindsay. You guys are great.


Anonymous, [CKL]
Gets better every year! I love the rural areas (outside Lindsay) representing and we made extra effort to get out to those locations. Thanks for making October so much fun.


Anonymous, [CKL]
This is a great contest and gets area residents into good spirits and share their talents with all! Keep up the great work!


Anonymous, [CKL]
Thank you for a wonderful night Haunt Your Home! Love making memories with our family with this Halloween tradition! We appreciate all your hard work:)


The Fisher Family, [CKL]
Congratulations on another great Halloween Haunt Your Home Time and energy put into this event is incredible. Thank you for hard work and dedication.


Lindsay-Peterborough Movers & Storage, [CKL]
Thank you to HYH for another great year of haunts. I have had a blast looking through all of the pictures and videos on the site. Looking forward to next year!


Amanda MacArthur, [CKL]
Since establishing my practice in Lindsay in 2006, Jason, Karissa and their staff have proven themselves to be consummate professionals in assisting me in any of my legal needs as a private practitioner and small business owner. They are not only efficient, knowledgeable, up to date and honest, but personable and personalized. They have been available to me at any time for consultation and advice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend WARDS LLP to anyone requiring expert and friendly legal services.


Dr. Mark A. Citro, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Dear Mr. Ward and staff,
Good morning Mr. Ward and the team at Haunt Your Home, on behalf of my Grade Nine Drama class I would like to let you know how much fun they had participating in the contest this year. We would like to thank you for sponsoring this event and for all the work you do to make the event happen.
My students enjoyed putting together their entry, but they also loved looking at all your other entries and the online voting feature. What a great way to promote school spirit at FFSS, as the rest of our school and staff got on board to support our entry and check out your website.
We have decided to use our $1500 prize money to pay for two guest speakers to address our entire student body on December 2nd. Brie Mathers and Nigel Wilson will speak with our students (boys in one space, and girls in another) about self esteem, body image, bullying, equality, self respect and more! We are thrilled to be able to host them, thanks to you! I have provided links to their work below.
I have also attached a few pictures of the Grade Nine class who submitted the entry. They were very excited! (one is a group shot, one is a picture of them celebrating)Thanks again and our best.


Sandy Sims, Fine Arts Department, Fenelon Falls Secondary School, [CKL]
That is amazing! It really is a great set up.


Anonymous, [CKL]
I love, love, love this contest. Finally, an event that really gets the whole town out, involved and engaged! The prizes are amazing and the support for our local Boys and Girl Club isn't bad either!


Anonymous, [CKL]
his was a great Halloween, thanks to all who made it all come alive. I have been decorating for years and I am thrilled to see so many people still into it as much as I have always been. Thanks a whole lot to the sponsors. And a big thanks to the HYH team you guys rock ! Cannot wait to see what next year brings.


Anonymous, [CKL]
This is so awesome. We don't decorate too much but really enjoy seeing the lengths others go to make Halloween memorable.


Patricia Neals, [CKL]
I just love you guys! It’s an amazing thing and I think it’s just fabulous. It’s really helped my Halloween spirit and I'm waiting for someone to do this for Christmas now ha-ha. Keep up the great work makes me proud to be from Lindsay!


Anonymous, [CKL]
The rat pack thanks Jason ward and HYH..for the generous donation to hospital for sick children.. in memory of our Angels... and those kids fighting the fight.... We had a great time! Hugs.


Anonymous , [CKL]
We were referred to Wards LLP to help us purchase our business, and we were very pleased with the professionalism of all the staff. They were courteous, prompt, and very thorough in protecting our best interests. I have and will continue to recommend them to anyone for their legal needs. Thank-you Karissa.


Tim and Laura Gourley, [ Gourley Automotive & Variety, Bethany Premium Fuels]
6 years ago we started to decorate our home and the the first year we only had 20 or 30 trick or treaters. Last year though, we had over 200... had to dig into my own private stash of chocolate to keep the little ghouls and ghosts happy :) The community spirit has been renewed this time of year and I want to thank you and the Ward Legal team for making this happen.


Anonymous, [CKL]
Just wanted to let you know I have just spent about 1.5 hours on your website and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have seen the signs around town (last and this) and finally thought I should check it out. WOW - what a lot of work and fun for all involved. I look forward to seeing this year's entries in person and casting my vote. BTW, it's a good thing homemade onion soup needs almost burnt onions - the 5 minutes I planned on the computer didn't work out so well. Cheers.


Anonymous, [CKL]
I would like to thank everyone for their support during the Haunt Your Home Contest. We would also like to thank Jason Ward, the WARDS Lawyers and all of the sponsors for making this possible.


Anonymous , [CKL]
You guys are awesome. Making lindsay one of the best places to live.


Jennifer Pogue Lacombe, [CKL]
The whole concept is incredible. I surely hope the support grows in proportion to the creativity of the HYH Team!


Anonymous, [CKL]
Finding a "common thing" that appeals to people and rallies them to action [be it a charitable cause, a holiday, a political event] is HARD. Haunt Your Home does it spectacularly - and we're proud to be a part of it! We're so proud to be part of an event that not only raises money for a great cause, but is a lot of fun and gives our entire City a lift! Long Live Halloween and HYH!!!!


Anonymous , [CKL]
The Wards” expertly guided me through an extremely difficult legal transaction involving multiple parties with a successful outcome. I found Jason, Karissa and  their entire legal team to be very professional, exceedingly thorough and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty including working late into the evening when necessary!
I would not hesitate to recommend “The Wards” to anyone needing outstanding legal services.


Dr. Rick Oliver, [ Lindsay, Ontario]
This is awesome! As a new resident to Lindsay I cannot express how exciting it is to be living in a town jam packed with such spirit. It's a pleasure and honor to call Lindsay home.


Victoria Lorraine Wiseman, [CKL]
That's what community spirit is all about and you guys are the KING of community spirit!! Thanks for all you do.


Anonymous, [CKL]
Well done wards! Thk u!


Paula Barrow, [CKL]
I'd like to thank everyone who worked hard at putting the contest together. Your contest has brought the Halloween back to life. Like you said at Halloweekend you have made Halloween a year round holiday. I've started working at my 2012 display already........I'm shocked at the amount of people who have stopped by our home in Little Britain. Over 800 cars for the month. Wow.... I've even been contacted by a few American Haunters asking me to design and program there next year's display. Just Crazy.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thanks to the Ward family for a fabulous night! And thanks to their entire neighborhood for putting up with all of us descending on you!


Corrie Stender, [CKL]
A huge thank you to Wards PC, all the VERY generous sponsors and everyone who has put in so much hard work to make this contest more than just a contest but a community event that we can all enjoy! All the great haunts and people getting out and about to enjoy them really changes Halloween and I look forward to seeing what will happen next!


Anonymous, [CKL]
ALWAYS GREAT is see local business supporting our youth!!


Anonymous , [CKL]
We moved to Lindsay in 1996 and needed a lawyer to help us with our business ventures and estate planning.  From day one we have had excellent service from Jason and Karissa Ward.
They have always been very quick and efficient to respond to any of our requests.  It is always a pleasure to phone the office.  The staff is always very friendly and helpful. We are always treated in a very professional, but friendly and relaxed manner when we visit the office. We have been extremely satisfied with the service we have received from WARDSLLP Lawyers and will recommend them highly to anybody needing legal support.


Dr. Wayne Stanley and Dr. Marina Pretorius, [City of Kawartha Lakes]
Woo Hoo!! We are so excited. Thanks everyone who voted for us and thanks for all the congrats. So happy to bring 1st place to Little Britain. Thanks to the Wards for putting on such an amazing contest.


Anonymous, [CKL]
Thank you Wards for making an event so fun to be included in.


Anonymous, [CKL]
This is so much fun... brings the family together and the community.


Anonymous , [CKL]
It was an awesome night and once again the Wards should take great pride in what they provide for the people of our community. You guys have been terrific in your efforts and please take the time to reflect upon the terrific things that you are doing.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thanks to Haunt Your Home for putting on an extraordinary Halloween. Can't wait till next year.


Anonymous, [CKL]
This is amazing! How can I get my community to do this too?


Anonymous, [CKL]
Another awesome way to give back to this community.


Anonymous , [CKL]
I acted against Mr. Ward in a civil litigation matter. Despite that we might not have seen eye-to-eye on the issues, Mr. Ward was very professional and competent in my dealings with him and I would have no hesitation referring a litigation matter to his Firm.


Gregory T.A. Gryguc, [Zeppieri & Associates, Toronto, Ontario]
Finding this to be a great set for re decorating for Halloween!! ^V^ I'm proud to be a haunter in the City of Karwartha Lakes ^V^ Thank you Wards PC and to everyone else who has a little dark side Happy Halloween from the HYH café.


Anonymous, [CKL]
My family and I love this contest! This was our way of remembering my mother who passed away just before your first haunt on October 31. My mother loved Halloween......... To wards thank you for helping us celib[r]ate my mother's memory.


Anonymous, [CKL]
One of the more positive ways of getting our city on the map!!


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thanks Jason Ward and all the volunteers for this special fun day.


Ann-Marie Foster , [Ontario]
Thank you to HYH for all the work you do and for the encouragement given to this Haunt your Home " Newbie". Cannot wait for next year already.


Anonymous, [CKL]
You guys have done it again. Glad to have you back for another year. You've designed a great website and are already generating lots of buzz in the community


Anonymous, [CKL]
Thank you to HYH for all the work you do and for the encouragement given to this Haunt your Home " Newbie". Cannot wait for next year already! Lol.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Jason Ward delivers quality representation to his clients while at the same time, conducting himself in a professional and courteous manner in all of his law related dealings.


John McCarthy, [Will Barristers, Ontario  ]
just want to say thanks for everything! You guys are amazing and it really makes me that much more proud to be from a community that does such awesome events! I’ll be making my vote tonight! Also want to say thanks as I got my t-shirt which I’ll be wearing tomorrow ♥ (sent my dad on a goose chase to get it while I was at work today). Got one for my bestie too and she also says thank you :) keep on being amazing!!


Anonymous, [CKL]
I enjoyed looking through all the entries and the pics. What a fantastic community we live in!


Anonymous, [CKL]
Lindsay is lucky to have people like you be a part of the community. I love how much community spirit your team has and not just for Halloween. People could learn a lot from people like your team. Just saying job well done HYH team.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Claire and I wish to thank you and your team at WardLegal for the excellent job that you did these past few years in facilitating the sale of our family cottage on Balsam Lake. You and your team are true professionals. From the very start to the final stages of the sale, Claire and I always had confidence in you, and certainly Ms. Anna Friend, who was superb. We were impressed by her attention to detail, her grasp of the complexities of our property, her dealings with surveyor Grander, her development of “Schedule ‘B’”, and the final details these past two months. She was responsive to my queries, and got back to me promptly with her communications. Thank you Jason.


John and Claire Schofield, [Toronto, Ontario]
This is the best community event I've ever seen


Anonymous, [CKL]
....Thank you again to Jason and his dream-team for bringing Hallowe'en to a great new level in the CKL!


Anonymous, [CKL]
Wards...I've had 75 good pumpkinfests but this is the best..You have stoked some pretty creative minds in this fair town..I particularly enjoyed the videos and the many different ways families attacked your challenge...


Anonymous , [CKL]
Awesome time!!!! Thank you. Jason and Karissa!!!!!


Denise Stewart, [CKL]
Way to go Lindsay! You guys are the halloween champions of the world!


Anonymous, [CKL]
It was great to be a part of this amazing event. Thanks Jason Ward for your dedication to the community.


Harvey Spry, BOB FM, Lindsay, [CKL]
Everybody is talking about this thing and Lindsay too. Wow.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Just a quick word of thanks to Jason, Melissa and all the staff at Wards PC. After getting involved with a less than professional contractor, our house was left in a terrible state: with the job only half finished, many broken promises and no end in site, we had fired the contractor who proceeded to bill us the full amount for the job and refuse to negotiate in good faith. Much to our chagrin he placed a lien on our (still unfinished) home, then sued when we wouldn't pay. Jason immediately took charge in a no nonsense, professional manner, giving us a few options and laying out how he thought things would go. We had had no idea how such things can play with your emotions, and Jason was excellent at making sure we weren't acting on those feelings alone in making our decisions. Once we had chosen our course of action we couldn't have been happier with Wards PC: they always made sure we knew what was going on with our case via email attachments, phone calls and in house meetings, and with each step we were treated with great care by a lovely staff, who quite simply just get it. At no time did we feel that we hadn't chosen the best firm to look after our difficult situation, and while no one wants to have go through such things, I can't imagine having to do it without Jason Ward in my corner. Oh, and we found a great contractor who did a fantastic job finishing our house. Thanks again!


Katherine Greig and Brent Raynor, [Bobcaygeon, Ontario]
..it is you that we should be saying thank you too for giving us the opportunity to be part of the community together without families and allowing us to shine with halloween spirit. Thank you to everyone at WARDS and Happy Halloween to everyone at Wards, who sponsored haunt your home, who entered HYH and who voted.


Anonymous, [CKL]
Congratulations to all the haunters, the prize-winners, the generous sponsors, the voters, and the entire HYH team at Wards PC and Webmade. You created the best season yet! Feel proud for contributing to a better CKL and giving the kids a show. See you all next year. We've got our haunt planned already: Indiana Jones (our son's name is Finn). Expect a life-sized boulder and a driveway covered in snakes. Bring it! From your friends at Once Upon A Midnight Dreary.


Anonymous , [CKL]
We live in Nottingham UK and we have never seen anything so great, just wish that we did the same...


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thank you so much to the Wards and the children who helped out. It is very much appreciated that you would put so much time and effort into an event like this! We had a wonderful time. Thank you, again.


Shanna Marie Arruda, [CKL]
1st time in 15 years that we have had trick or treaters. Thanks to haunt your home..


Anonymous, [CKL]
Thank you all so much for running the event it was a lot of fun and I was thrilled to be able to be a part of it! Looking forward to next year already!!!!!


Kate Rousseau, [CKL]
Give up the law you guys, and go into full time haunting. Love it.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Big thanks to you! Such a great thing for our community!


Lori Watson, [CKL]
With much appreciation to the HYH team and sponsors. No other event brings us a whole month where our thoughts and actions are geared towards laughter and play. It is brilliant!


Anonymous , [CKL]
I think the whole Haunt your Home is a splendid idea, really brings back the spirit of Hallowe'en.


Anonymous , [CKL]
I was shopping today at Winners in Peterborough, picking up some Halloween things for our house, when the cashier said to me "Are you buying these for the big contest?". My home is not entered, but it was sure nice to hear this about Lindsay and everyone being aware of what is happening. It is all very exciting!


Anonymous, [CKL]
Thank you for allowing us once again to be a part of HYH. It truly is a wonderful thing that you & Karissa and your staff spearhead in the name of community participation, fun and involvement and the fact that this is further accented by a generous donation each year to a local charity is something we are delighted to be a part of, however small our roll. Once again, thanks to you & Karissa and the Wards PC family for being true business leaders in investing so much back into your local community. Proud to be a (small) part of it!!


Integrity Home and Cottage, [CKL]
It has been so much fun watching all of the postings, you are amazing. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to this fantastic, fun and exciting contest.


Anonymous , [CKL]
This has done so much, but most importantly, it has taken one night of trick-or-treating and turned it into an entire season.


Anonymous, [CKL]
In a world where more often people communicate by social media and the Internet, Haunt Your Home brings the community out to see what the creative minds of our neighbourhoods can do! We're so encouraged to see the connection people have to each other and their community through Haunt Your Home....and we are so proud to be part of it.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thank you soooo sooo much! And Thank you all for creating such a fun event for people to express their love and excitement for Halloween. It truly makes the season more enjoyable and allows us to see our neighbour's creativity, near or far!!! LOVE IT


Anonymous , [CKL]
Truly and exceptional event. We had so much fun from far away enjoying your community and everyone's great spirit and participation. Congratulations, Lindsay and thanks again!


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thank you very much for putting this whole thing together. Your show tonight was superb! We have had a blast with this the whole way through...


Anonymous, [CKL]
Thank you Haunt Your Home!!! I had such a good time this year....can't wait for next year!!


Karen Hart, [CKL]
I think the whole Haunt your Home is a splendid idea, really brings back the spirit of Hallowe'en.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thank you to Wards. Without you & all your hard work & community spirit; this October fun for all ages would not have happened. Thank You!!!!


Anonymous , [CKL]
Our vision includes building valued relationships in our communities. HYH is a fun and unique way to give back and show pride in where we live and work.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Congratulations Jason,Karissa and Wards LLP. This is an awesome undertaking and you have done it very well. So great for our community to be known for something positive!


Anonymous , [CKL]
This is wild and good luck to all the contestants the work they have put forth is amazing.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thanks so much!! Haha, it was a really fun thing to do on a day off. Thanks for the epic picture as well!!
But most of all, thank you for all that you do for our community! You probably don't get to hear it enough, but you are an integral part as to what it is to live in such a wonderful community!!
Thank you for taking the time to get people involved and for making Lindsay, and the City of Kawartha Lakes such a great place to live! Have an awesome day and thank-you very much!!


Brittany, [H5H Mini Contest Winner]
Awesome! Jason thank you to you and your family for having SO much Halloween Spirit, good on you.


Angela Crowe, [CKL]
This is a hauntingly great contest!


Anonymous , [CKL]
Why do we sponsor/support Haunt Your Home? To keep our lawyers happy because they guilt us into it every year! And because for once, we get to write one cheque a year to WARDS PC that doesn't make its way into their pockets....rather to the greater good of community group(s) worth sponsoring. You guys do a great job and we're very proud to be a part of this now very big deal in our City.


Anonymous , [CKL]
I really enjoyed this it's a great thing for our community and this is the first thing that I have done in the community since I have lived here and I have lived here for almost 30 years.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thanks again for everything your team has done for The City of Kawartha Lakes and it's residents.


Anonymous , [CKL]
The reason we do this is that we truly love the whole concept of HYH. We think Jason Ward is absolutely brilliant to conceptualize a community event that is creative as well as good, family fun....The positive spin-off for the community is we get four weeks of Halloween in October and can see all of this and have great fun.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into Haunt Your Home! We love hallowe'en and hope to be able to celebrate it with our community for many years to come! Thank you for bringing our community together! And making City of Kawartha Lakes an amazing and "spooky" place to live!


Ryan Stephens and Kate Rousseau, [CKL]
Loving all this community spirit.


Anonymous , [CKL]
This is truly amazing. I'm so proud of the City and everyone here. I've never experienced anything like this before. I hope you guys take over the entire world and haunt it, too, so others can enjoy what I've enjoyed this year. Congrats.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Can't wait to see all the entries this year.


Anonymous , [CKL]
A huge thank you to Wards PC, all the VERY generous sponsors and everyone who has put in so much hard work to make this contest more than just a contest but a community event that we can all enjoy! All the great haunts and people getting out and about to enjoy them really changes Halloween and I look forward to seeing what will happen next!


Anonymous , [CKL]
I totally want HYH to take over the beaches in Toronto. I just love this event! Well done!!


Anonymous , [CKL]
They did a great job (as always) Matthew and his team had a blast!! Thanks Jason!!


Rev. Andrew Tyler White, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Thank you and your team I love Halloween and my child is all grown up now so this just gives me a reason to keep loving “the season.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Is proud to sponsor the HYH contest and is impressed year after year with the growing community and online involvement of this event. Well done Wards.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Awesome time Thank you Wards Team. You guys are amazing!


Anonymous , [CKL]
I echo what others have said below. Not only is this the talk of the town, but you should be commended for this.


Anonymous , [CKL]
In this "dog eat dog" world of competitive instability there are times when a person with integrity has to decide to fight for what they believe or just give in to the "Big Guy". Coming from an area where everyone knows each other and their business it was hoped that the situation I faced would be easily resolved through personal contact with all interested parties. For three years I endured a situation that became increasingly intolerable at my place of employment. I needed a champion to assist me in resolving the situation as "my way" wasn't working. Jason Ward's name came up in a conversation and I was encouraged to consult him to see what he could do to help me. The initial consult left me feeling that there was hope in my situation and he provided me with direction on what to take note of and if the situation became worse to contact him again. Well the "straw that broke the camels back" did happen in August and by mid December the situation was resolved. retained Jason and his Team. In the end and after paying the fee for their assistance it seems that Thank You is still not enough to convey how much I appreciated their service. retained Jason and his Team. In the end and after paying the fee for their assistance it seems that Thank You is still not enough to convey how much I appreciated their service. Without going into detail I would like everyone who reads this testimonial to know that Jason, Kelly and Melissa gave 110%. That is what they do and they do it with integrity and compassion, a commodity that is rare in some people lives. My situation was handled by Jason and his Team quickly and professionally. We all have to make tough decisions in our lives but we are never without the opportunity to have others help us who excel at what they do and to see the bigger picture. Without their guidance and integrity I would have been in a real "pickle". I am truly grateful that I retained Jason and his Team. In the end and after paying the fee for their assistance it seems that Thank You is still not enough to convey how much I appreciated their service.


Angela Balle, [Haliburton, Ontario]
Thank you to Haunt Your Home, Melissa Wemyss Morrison on "Liking" Kawartha Lakes Tourism. We hope that you are enjoying the fall scenery around the area and checking out the haunted homes.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Just want to say a big thank you from the Larocque family! You made those boring Thursday/Friday nights great with the awesome movies! It’s great to be a part of a community full of people with big hearts! The hot chocolate was out of this world and the hay bales kept our tushies warm LOL. Thanks so very much! Cold or rain, we were out there enjoying the great outdoor movies. Thank you again! My daughter Amy and I enjoyed every moment of it! :)


Anonymous , [CKL]
An amazing day! Incredible that you and your team can put this together! So thankful and appreciative.


Ellynne Catherwood, [CKL]
I was very pleased with the entire service package that I received from Ward Legal, from the first day I engaged Ward Legal, to the final wrap-up required. They entire team responded very quickly and professionally to my legal needs, and provided clarity on other aspects of the case, such as financial due diligence and Human Resource implications associated with the case. Jason Ward was exceptional in his efforts to keep me fully informed and provided clear directions on options available under law from which I could determine a path which concluded my case as expeditiously and beneficially for me and my family


Lance Sherk, [CKL]
I reside in Alberta. My father, who lives in Ontario, died last year. I felt that it would be prudent to engage a lawyer near where he lived. After searching for lawyers in the area I decided to contact Jason Ward and after a discussion with him decided to engage his firm. What a pleasant surprise he turned out to be. He aggressively pursued my file and within a short period had secured a copy of the will and offered a discussion of the relevant circumstances of the same. He also found other relevant documents. He is a young motivated professional and I recommend him.


Dr. Terence Melbourne, [Alberta]
I've changed my view on lawyers because of it. Thanks.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Jason and the HYH Team, thanks so much for putting together such an amazing contest. We know there is a lot of time and effort that goes into this event every year and we think you guys do such an amazing job.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Kudos to Jason Ward, Karissa Smith Ward family and their hard working committee members for creating an event like no other. Thank you!


Nicki Dedes, [Lindsay, Ontario]
I wanted to say THANKS to you and the team for the many many hours you put in to make this happen for the kids and our community. All your efforts do not go unnoticed and I really appreciate Jack being able to participate in a great day! [To Robyn McNabb, Team Leader]


Shannon, [CKL]
On route to the biggest road hockey tourney!!! Jason Ward and his crew have worked endless hours to provide a wicked fun day for local Kids!


Lisa Falls, [CKL]
Mr. Ward I really admire what you have done. Thank you.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Terrific idea.. totally entertaining!


Anonymous , [CKL]
A year ago I walked into Wards in Lindsay, consumed by anxiety due to the conditions of my work environment. when I met with Jason I was met with reassurance, guidance and determination. It was a very difficult decision for me to walk away from a successful 15 year career, but with Jason's honesty, knowing me and my family on a personal level as well; he was very quick to notice the changes in myself and how work was negatively impacting me. Jason fought diligently for me as a brother would for a sister, reached out to me as a father would for their children.  He brought in extra help when it was needed and ensured that I was getting the right care.  There was always constant communication, nothing was ever left out; and most importantly he cared and believed in me. I will never have enough words to express how grateful I am to Jason and his team at Wards.  I would and have highly recommended Jason and his staff and continue to work with them.


Christy Sawchuck, [CKL]
Thank you Jason Ward for all your hard work in organizing the annual road hockey tournament again this year. It's so nice to see the event take off like it has. It wouldn't happen without your dedication and your community spirit. I know you had a lot of help from staff, family, and friends. Thank you all.


Gabrielle Gignac, [CKL]
Great day again this year. The volunteers and Jason Ward thank you for all of your hard work.


Kelly Lynn, [CKL]
Incredible website once again. Were so excited to be a part of the contest again this year. Happy Haunting and Thanks so much for an awesome opportunity, the entire family thoroughly enjoys the haunting around the community.


Anonymous , [CKL]
Due to an unforeseen circumstance with a will, I was referred to Wards Lawyers in Lindsay. Not having any experience in litigation and it being a very emotional time for myself and family, Jason and his staff broke down our options and helped us get to an end result as soon as it was possible. We would recommend Wards Lawyers and use them again, hoping we never run into this again, but nice to know you have someone to turn to when life throws you unfortunate turns. Thanks to all the staff for your help and expertise.


M. Lightfoot, [Durham Region]



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Navigating legal complexities whether civil, employment, business, or family-related can be confusing and often intimidating. We’ve had the opportunity to work with both Jason and Karissa Ward and can attest to the confidence and reassurance that their insight, clarity, experience, and strategic approach bring to any matter. It’s a sense of calm that you’re in the best hands – a sentiment reinforced by the consummate professionalism and attention to detail demonstrated by the entire staff at Wards Lawyers. Our experience is that they take the time to explain and weigh all options, without pressure and with complete honesty – as opposed to simply telling clients what they want to hear. They keep the objectives in focus, and we’ve witnessed first-hand how they advocate tirelessly for their clients’ position, exercising sound judgment, and demonstrating the right balance of forcefulness and pragmatism based on what’s in the best interests of their clients. We would certainly recommend their services without hesitation.


Steven & Nadine Webster, [CKL]
We travelled down on Sunday from Oshawa for a visit to see some of the great entries. We had a blast seeing all the hard work people put in to their displays.


Anonymous , [CKL]
To the Ward Family & Staff @ Wards Lawyers, Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into Haunt Your Home! We love hallowe'en and hope to be able to celebrate it with our community for many years to come! Thank you for bringing our community together! and making City of Kawartha Lakes an amazing and "spooky" place to live! You're the best!


Ryan Stephens and Kate Rousseau, [Omemee, Ontario]
Jason was highly recommended when I was facing a situation of wrongful dismissal after 28 years at a large corporate company downsizing for profits. After my initial meeting with Jason, I knew I had made the right choice in retaining his services. Jason effectively and promptly resolved all of my issues and ensured that I received all I was entitled to under the law and more! I was very appreciative of Jason assisting in a stressful situation and always found him to be available and kept me up to date on his progress and his constant drive for resolution. Should I ever find myself in need of legal services in the future, I would not hesitate to retain the services of Jason or his team. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone who is in need of professional legal representation. Thank you again to Jason and his team for exceeding all of my expectations.


Steve Collins, [Peterborough, Ontario]
Jason was absolutely amazing with his patience and understanding what I was going through. I would recommend him to anyone going through this most difficult and confusing time in your life. He knows the law but most important knows people and has total empathy for them.


Bill Cabell, [CKL]
I would like to take the time to thank Anna Friend as well as Melissa Morrison for all their help and understanding that they provided to me in a very stressful time in my life going through a separation. I will admit at the beginning I was not always the most pleasant client to deal with but Anna always took the time to smile and make me feel more calm. They handled my situation in a very timely manner which is greatly appreciated....Thanks again so much. I would highly recommend your services.....


Bill Fountain, [CKL]
Thanks to Jason Ward, Wards PC - Lawyers, Kelly, Heather, Marnie & the Rest of the Ward's Team for an Incredible Day!! You Folks Make Us Proud to Call the Kawarthas Home!! Kudos to Ally Harrison Photography & Thanks Wards for Giving Her this Amazing Opportunity!!


Lisa Scott Harrison, [CKL]
Today was my first time down there for this event. I was there to snap some pics of the Muskies players. This was a very well organized event. Any of the kids I spoke with were having an absolute blast. Good on Jason, and the huge team of volunteers who put this together.


Craig Schroter, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Thank you WARDS LAWYERS! After being wrongfully dismissed, I met with Jason Ward. Jason and his team at WARDS LAWYERS helped me through an emotional and difficult time after I was wrongfully dismissed by my employer. I am very pleased with the resolution! Thank you Jason and your team! Your professionalism, efficiency, and knowledge is appreciated greatly.


J. York, [Lindsay, Ontario]
Our team would really like to thank you (Wards PC) for hosting such an amazing event for the kids. It was a great day and they all had a blast.


Yvette Johnson, [CKL]
Jason and Melissa recently helped me through my divorce.They treated me with respect and dignity, even when I imagine they would have liked to give me a shake. It was one of the hardest times of my life and I had Jason and Melissa in my corner to patiently wait while I dried tears. My choices were explained, they listened to my wishes and when my wishes didn't match their advice, they would find a solution that I could live with and still protected me. As we worked together and my sense of humour returned, they responded with humour of their own. However they always knew when I needed a serious shoulder to lean on. Everything they did was professional. Never once did they participate in the common practice of posturing that only costs money and creates more animosity. Jason has restored my faith in the legal profession! Jason and Melissa thank you for everything you did for me. I would recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in need of the services of a family law lawyer.


Brenda Stahl, [Irondale, Ontario]
Going through a divorce is a very difficult time. Jason and Melissa provided a great balance of empathy as well as guidance for how to move through the process with the most dignity, respect as well as keeping my best interests in mind. I reside in Toronto and Jason and his team were extremely flexible in adjusting and accommodating my schedule to make everything flow and easy for me as the client. I am extremely thankful for all their help and the way the situation was handled upon completion. I will continue to use Jason and his team for other legal matters as his office is full service and they took the time to build the connection and relationship and I trust them.


Andrea Roberts, [Toronto]
My wife and I purchased an older four season cottage with the intention of renovating it into a wheelchair accessible home that would meet my mobility needs. After interviewing over a dozen Contractors, we decided to hire a local company from Norwood, Ontario, to do the job. Soon after the project began there were some extra changes and charges to the work order. We paid for these upgrades with cash and a handshake and felt comfortable doing so as the Contractor was a personal friend and former employer of a good neighbour of ours. The Contractor pledged to have our house ready to move into for the end of August 2014, but was still not completed as of late November 2014. After a dispute with the Contractor regarding the installation of a wheelchair ramp that was mentioned in the contract, my mother decided to pay for the extra work so I would be able to access my property during the winter months. This Contractor accepted $9,500 in cash from my mother, who is not a signing party to the contract, and he never started the work. After many delays and refusal to complete the job, this Contractor demanded full and final payment shortly after we discovered mould growing in the ceiling around different parts of the house. We refused to pay this Contractor for workmanship that was poor and incomplete. This contractor’s initial course of action was to attempt to put a lien on our house for the work that was paid for in cash. Jason Ward immediately put a stop to that action. Then the Contractor served us with notice of a lawsuit on Christmas Eve day. Ward’s PC was open and available to address this concern. Jason’s recommendation to involve a Building Engineer’s inspection of our house was an effective approach in gathering important information about the state of the building and the unresolved deficiencies created by the contractor. Using this information along with his negotiation skills, Jason made the ‘Big Bad Contractor’ go away. While a home owner needs to accept some level of responsibility for who they hire to do work for them; when a contractor resorts to underhanded tactics a home owner needs to work with a team like Ward’s PC so that Jason can level the field and solve the problem.


Paul and Lisa Cummings, [Ennismore, Ontario]
I did not see it coming. After a very successful and rewarding career in sales I was terminated for not doing my job. A new corporate owner made that decision because I was very well compensated and two months short of my sixty-fifth birthday. I was devastated. Without hesitation our family lawyer put us in touch with Jason Ward. From our first meeting I knew that Jason was my right choice and without hesitation he started his proceedings in getting me my best possible settlement. Jason not only focused on my entitlement under the law but he also took the time to help me through this very difficult time. His well respected standing within the legal community and his expertise in wrongful dismissal resulted in a more than fair settlement and allowed us to move on with our lives. Without hesitation I would highly recommend Jason Ward for those who fall victim to my circumstances.


Blair and Myra Bozak, [CKL]

To the Ward Family & Staff @ Wards Lawyers, Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into Haunt Your Home! We love hallowe'en and hope to be able to celebrate it with our community for many years to come! Thank you for bringing our community together! and making City of Kawartha Lakes an amazing and "spooky" place to live! You're the best!




Adeline Mole, [ City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario]



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