“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.”

Melissa Wemyss

Melissa Wemyss C.E.O.

Melissa Wemyss - C.E.O., Family Team Leader

WHY I WORK
AT WARDS LAWYERS

Working at WARDS LAWYERSPC allows me to be a part of a team that helps lead the legal community in the City of Kawartha Lakes. WARDS LAWYERSPC is on the cutting edge for the latest in technology, which allows me to provide better services in less time. The team at WARDS LAWYERSPC is trend-setting in the way smaller law firms should practice.

Our exceptional team of lawyers all encourage growth, learning and the development of skill. I am fortunate to be able to work at a place where continual learning is not only encouraged, but part of the day-to-day norm.

Something else close to my heart is being very involved in my community. WARDS LAWYERSPC is, in my view, a leader in promoting, supporting and sponsoring many different community events, teams and other programs.

WARDS LAWYERSPC has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2004. In my view, it has become a pillar in our community and is one of the most sought after law firms in our area. It is definitely the place to be. I am very proud to have played a role in making WARDS LAWYERSPC what it is today.

More about Melissa

Memorable Moment

Without a doubt, Haunt Your Home. This unique, crazy and community-driven event was truly one-of-a-kind. Haunt Your Home was a brilliant idea and so much fun to be a part of. HYH allowed me to give back to the community in a way that I couldn’t otherwise do and the HYH team is, bar none, the best group of people to work with.

A close second, has to be paint ball. Nothing brings a team together like sweat and tears. Maria is an event planner extraordinaire and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the years to come.

A Message From Melissa

I truly enjoy my role as C.E.O. and Senior Family Law Clerk at WARDS LAWYERSPC. In addition, there is never a dull moment. Every day there is a new challenge – I love coming to work. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished. Serving our clients is important and rewarding for me. If you need the best help, I know we can provide it to you.

Experience

2022-Present

The Law Office Management Association – Compensation Committee Member

2016-Present

Kawartha Soap Co. – Owner

2004-Present

WARDS LAWYERSPC – C.E.O. and Senior Law Clerk

2000-2004

Evans, Whitford, Nagel Associates – Real Estate Law Clerk

2000-2001

Kawartha Dairy – Administrative Assistant

1999-2000

Great Universal Stores

1999

Old Port Marketing

Community Involvement

  • WARDS LAWYERSPC Kids’ Road Hockey Tournament supporting kids’ mental health
  • Central East Correctional Centre – Former Community Advisory Board Member
  • Kawartha Lakes Law Clerks’ Association – Co-founder
  • Lindsay Downtown BIA – Former Marketing Committee Member
  • Haunt Your Home – Co-founder and Team Member
  • Active in supporting not-for-profit events (i.e., Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Race for Kids, KL Classic Cycling Tour, Kids’ Road Hockey)

Send Melissa
A Message

705-324-9273 ext. 1223

melissa@wardlegal.ca

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