“I am extremely happy I chose Wards Lawyers to assist me in purchasing a business. They were incredibly thorough from the very first day we spoke, and always kept me up-to-date on what was going on with emails or phone calls that were always extraordinarily professional and easy to understand. Karissa and her team were always very courteous and exceptional at returning any email or call. Any time I had a question or concern about the process Karissa had either already thought of it and had a solution ready, or was able to come up with a great solution on the fly, always sending a follow-up email so I had a copy of it handy. If any matter comes up in the future, I will once again reach out to Wards Lawyers without hesitation. From start to finish I knew I was in good hands; I would strongly recommend Karissa and her team for any legal matter.”

Karissa Ward

Karissa Ward Managing Lawyer

Karissa Ward - Managing Lawyer, Corporate Team Leader

WHY I WORK
AT WARDS LAWYERS

You are only as good as the team around you. We 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 each and every day.

More about Karissa

Memorable Moment

It is difficult to select one memorable moment from my time at WARDS LAWYERSPC. 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 team members.

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

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 us, WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

2004-Present

WARDS LAWYERSPC – Lawyer

2002-Present

Full-time Mom

1999-2004

Business Law Group – Franchise and Trade-marks

1992-2004

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Law Firm – Student/Lawyer

1992-2004

University of Western Ontario – Law School

1992-2004

University of Toronto – Masters (Science)

1992-2004

University of Guelph – Toxicology

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 LAWYERSPC Kids’ Road Hockey Tournament supporting kids’ mental health
  • WARDS LAWYERSPC Haunt Your Home

Send Karissa
A Message

705-324-9273 ext. 1225

karissa@wardlegal.ca

Meet Karissa's Team

Jennifer Brock
Jennifer
Brock
Real Estate Law Clerk
Lynda Williams
Lynda
Williams
Real Estate Law Clerk
Melissa Carnegie
Melissa
Carnegie
Estate Planning and Real Estate Assistant
Kimberly Sewell
Kimberly
Sewell
Senior Estates and Business Law Clerk
Emily Reid
Emily
Reid
Business and Corporate Law Clerk
Laura Horne
Laura
Horne
Estate Planning Law Clerk
Patti Chambers
Patti
Chambers
Estate Administration Law Clerk
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