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 LAWYERSPC, including clients, the community and even other lawyers.

Very professional advice and timely execution of my will and power of attorney documents.

Heather Bryce

I am very satisfied with the work in regards to my situation from Alex and his team. I would most definitely recommend Alex for anyone seeking assistance with their legal issues. We did finally come to a very agreeable resolve, and that was all thanks to a Alex and Gabrielle.


I would very much like to thank on behalf of my husband and myself, Ms Broghan Dean and Ms Lynda Williams, for such an amazing job on the sale and purchase of our house(s). From the very start communication was a key asset which was not only informative but extremely kind, caring and thoughtful. These two ladies are extremely professional whilst down to earth in terms of our understanding the legalities. I highly recommend WARDS LAWYERSPC and their staff and thank them for a seamless accomplishment of our needs. Many, many thanks.

Angelo and Julie Cuozzo

Ryan & Laura were very professional, and understanding of our needs & wishes. They were very efficient and things were dealt in a very timely manner.

Tammy & Jeffrey Gosling

We had a great experience and our case was resolved quickly. It was a pleasure working with Dana and Calvin. Thanks to Calvin we discovered an expedited process to resolve our lien. Unfortunately we only achieved a partial victory, but we’re relieved to be done and not going through a lengthy trial thanks to Calvin’s expertise in real-estate matters.

Sinisa Colic & Ilinca Popovici

Consistent, reliable service that we will return to whenever we need support. A great support for our business and the community.

Ryan Oliver, Pinnguaq Association

My sister and I were executors of our late fathers will and Patti and Ryan were the best. Patti was so helpful on any matters that we had no idea about. She went over and above on helping us figure things out. I would highly recommend them for any estate/will planning.

David Robertson

Simply the most outstanding firm to deal with. Exceptional care to our needs. A+

Carson Dean

It is always a pleasure to deal with Broghan and the team at WARDS LAWYERS PC. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional and prompt with their responses. Broghan, Laura and Emily have been very understanding and patient while dealing with the family dynamics surrounding our legal affairs. Having dealt with numerous lawyers in the past, I can honestly say there is not another firm I would rather use. We have already recommended them to others.

Myra Hay

WARDS LAWYERSPC expertly guided us through the sale of our home. They requested documents in a timely manner and advised us through outstanding issues that needed immediate attention.

Dan Horton

From the moment I engaged WARDS LAWYERSPC , I was made to feel that I was in good hands. All of the lawyers, administration, and assistants were always available to answer any questions I had, and provided top quality advice to move my case forward. Covid restrictions certainly provided a challenge, but the team adapted quickly and seamlessly. I am very happy to have chosen WARDS LAWYERSPC  to assist me get the resolution I wanted and would highly recommend their services to others.

Tim Raven, The Lindsay Paper Box Company Ltd.

I appreciated the fact that I was listened to; that the delicacy of my particular situation was acknowledged and respected. As anxious and concerned as I was about the eventual outcome, I was confident that WARDS LAWYERSPC had the resources, in one office, to address all my concerns. That was a comfort. The entire staff was pleasant and professional. 

William Gaulin

What a pleasure it was, dealing with Broghan Dean. She is friendly and professional. She continues to go above and beyond in answering our questions and concerns.

Jim and Sue Walling

WARDS LAWYERSPC is the best firm I have ever dealt with in my 20+ year business career. I recently needed help regarding Family Law and the WARDS LAWYERSPC team were incredible. Ryan and his team were extremely professional and helped me understand exactly what was happening, and most importantly, how to deal with it. I would recommend WARDS LAWYERSPC to anyone needing legal council.

Adam Zimmerman, Datamax Advertising Systems Inc.

I found Calvin and Dana to be very pleasant and easy to work with. overall a good result with good advice and suggestions of strategies to use.

Mark Blake

I wonder why I put off creating my will for so long. Ward’s Estate Planning lawyer, Ryan O’Neill and his law clerk, Laura Buckley, made the process of creating a will completely stress-free and easily understandable. Mr. O’Neill did an outstanding job.

Bonita O’Neill

Great hard working team with awesome communication.

Mike Hughes

Last year I was involved in a serious car accident. I thought I could deal with insurance without help. I was wrong. Several people in the community mentioned Monique’s name and finally I made the call. It was the best thing I ever did. She got the medical help I needed and was the mama bear when insurance tried to take short cuts to the finish line. My husband and I are so grateful for her intervention as I really don’t know where I’d be today without her help. She is knowledgeable, caring and goes the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of. She also makes a great brick wall between you and the emotional stress of dealing with insurance companies. She is a real person who understands real life. I was glad to have her in my corner.

Pam Farmer

I’ve worked with WARDS LAWYERSPC on estate wills plus three real estate transactions and all of them required different procedures. Although, because of a move, they are now 1 1/2 hours away I continue to use the Firm and we do it all virtually. They are always quick to respond and my last house sale went very smoothly thanks to a very personable lawyer, Broghan Dean, and super real estate law clerk, Jennifer Brock.

Christine Trillard

I can not emphasize enough how incredibly helpful Broghan and Patti were. After loosing our parents 24 days apart they were there to guide us through the maze of paperwork and legalities. They answered all of our questions promptly (and always had an answer the same day) and were always kind, compassionate and professional. Definitely shining stars in a very difficult process.

Jackie Helliwell-Davies

I found my engagement with Wards Lawyers to be rewarding. Everyone I encountered was most professional. Ryan explained issues in a clear and concise manner. Ryan, Laura and Melissa (Carnegie) were first rate. I will certainly recommend Wards Lawyers.

Peter James Taylor

Ryan was great to deal with and very thorough. The whole team is very professional and pleasant.

Jason Broad

Alex and Reba were absolutely amazing from start to finish!! Exceptional and professional service.

Ryan Johnston

Ryan and Jennifer were both great to deal with. We very much appreciated how quickly they worked and how quickly they were to get answers back to us.

Jackie Callaghan

Very professional and very thorough people with regard to every detail. It was a pleasure dealing with everyone.

Dolores Primo

Great team…very pleased with my services, will definitely recommend.

Stacy Van Mierlo

Jenn and Broghan pay close attention to details and ensure customer satisfaction. All transactions are clearly detailed and explained.


Rachel helped me tremendously. I of course had a million questions and she was always happy to answer them and as patient as ever. So grateful for all her support. I know there were others in her team that fulfilled all my requests but I spoke with her majority of the time so I feel she deserves my praise.

Sandra Whiteside

Everyone was compassionate to what we were going through and helped us to understand family law. This is the third time we have used WARDS LAWYERSPC. We would not go anywhere else.

Cindy Wilson

Racheal Barker was such a pleasure to work with her professionalism and compassion towards her clients is above and beyond what you would expect. When we ran into issues with my matter she was quick to not only resolve it but to reassure me that everything was on track and that she would monitor the situation, in which she did and everything went smoothly. I am very pleased and impressed with WARDS LAWYERSPC and will definitely continue to use them and recommend their services. I can’t thank Racheal enough for all her hard work I truly appreciated it.

Iva Buchanan

Broghan was very personable and professional. She answered all of our questions and had great suggestions for things we hadn’t thought of.

Sheri Claringbold

I was shown complete professionalism & compassion by all of the people I had dealings with at WARDS LAWYERSPC, from the front counter staff to the legal representatives, which in turn helped keep my internal stress level manageable. Thanks to all.

Rick Williams

Everyone we worked with at WARDS LAWYERSPC was helpful and very responsive and informative during communication. Ryan made us feel welcome and like we were old friends. Super helpful team.


Without exception, everyone we dealt with at WARDS LAWYERSPC was both warm and professional. Their wise counsel and timely responses to any questions made the process of updating our wills easy. I highly recommend them.

Tom McAllister

I would like to sincerely thank Alex and Racheal for guiding me through a very difficult and embarrassing time in my life. At 49 I found myself at a complete loss of self, home and dignity after a difficult relationship breakdown. Alex and Rachel helped me through this most difficult time and truly respected my thoughts, feelings and heard my voice. I felt heard and supported. Most of all, I appreciated the focus on me and not my invoice, for which was very fair. My trillion questions were answered, my requests for meetings were quickly responded to. My emails were responded to in a timely and professional manner. Once again – I thank you both Alex and Rachael of WARDS LAWYERSPC for giving me back my life again and helping me move towards my future.

Karen Law

I cannot say enough about the service I was provided with from WARDS LAWYERSPC. From the very first virtual meeting to the very end, I felt heard! They listened intently to what I needed their help with, they initiated a plan, they asked questions when questions were needed and they were completely open about what was happening with my case the entire time. I was never left wondering where we were at! The fight they put up on my behalf was impeccable. I felt like they were personally invested in my case and their passion behind fighting for me was seen throughout the case. They responded to my emails and voicemails in a very timely manner. They were thorough and they took the time to fully explain everything to me when needed. I have already recommended this firm to others and I will continue to use this firm for any and all legal dealings. THANK YOU to everyone at the firm. Your professionalism and compassion made the rough process a lot easier to get through! You are all amazing!

Alicia Willard

Thank you WARDS LAWYERSPC! After being wrongfully dismissed, I met with Jason Ward. Jason and his team at WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

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

WARDS LAWYERSPC operated as general corporate council for PlanPlus Global and helped us to navigate a complex multi-year, multiple country corporate sale of our business. We were fortunate to find such high-quality council located in Lindsay. They did a great job in working with multiple legal and accounting professionals and were always responsive to our often changing needs.

Shawn Brayman,Past Founder & CEO, PlanPlus Global Inc.

I am extremely happy I chose WARDS LAWYERSPC 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 LAWYERSPC 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.

Dr. Brett Young,Owner, Young Chiropractic

I’m very happy with the services the team at WARDS LAWYERSPC provided. Very professional. I had the undertaking of changing my business model and expanding to a corporation during a global pandemic. In times where it was hard to even get supplies to fill the cupboards, the WARDS LAWYERSPC team was able to navigate me through this process remotely all the while keeping me assured and confident in the outcome. I’m grateful to have received the recommendation of WARDS LAWYERSPC in the first place and would pass it on without hesitation.

Chris Miscio,President, Miscio Construction Inc.

I have used Karissa and her team as my corporate lawyer for the past few years. I have found them to be great to deal with. They are professional, get back to me quickly, provide great advice and are a pleasure to work with!

Steve Goldie

Special thanks to Karissa Ward and her team for their work on a contract matter. Through their expertise, and understanding of our objectives, they identified a unique solution that reduced our corporate risk as well as that of our supplier. In so doing, they helped us not just preserve a business relationship; but enhance it. We are immensely grateful!

Barbara Mildon,Chief Executive Officer, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes

My business partner and I engaged WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

Karissa Ward smart, dedicated and highly practical. I have benefited greatly from her guidance and advice in business, real estate and personal Estates matters. WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

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 LAWYERSPC.

Dorian Lavallee,Former 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

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 LAWYERSPC for our business needs.

Al and Shirley Shields

We have been clients of WARDS LAWYERSPC 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.

Personally, we worked with WARDS LAWYERSPC 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 WARDS LAWYERSPC would have approached this was very detailed and thorough, protecting my interests.

Greg Dowdall

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.

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 LAWYERSPC for our business needs.

Al and Shirley Shields

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 WARDS LAWYERSPC. Acting as our corporate counsel, WARDS LAWYERSPC 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 WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

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 LAWYERSPC to anyone requiring expert and friendly legal services.

Dr. Mark A. Citro

We were referred to WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

WARDS LAWYERSPC 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 WARDS LAWYERSPC to anyone needing outstanding legal services.

Dr. Rick Oliver

We moved to Lindsay in 1996 and needed a lawyer to help us with our business ventures and Estates. 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 WARDS LAWYERSPC and will recommend them highly to anybody needing legal support.

Dr. Wayne Stanley and Dr. Marina Pretorius

Spring of 2018 I hired Jason and his firm to advise me on how to respond to a dismissal without cause case. Jason’s advise and handling of this case was professional, timely, and got the results that made sense. I wish to thank Jason and his team for the work that was done and would recommend Jason and his team to anyone looking for a great legal team.

Bev Evans

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Karissa Ward for the professional service she provided. She was very thorough and confident in her work. We retained her services for family and Estates. In addition she set up a shareholderメs agreement for our business. We found the staff to be cordial and efficient. Everyone that we dealt with at the office was professional and very helpful. We would definitely recommend Karissa and her team to anyone requiring legal advice.


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

I initially contacted the firm of WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

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 WARDS LAWYERSPC are always there for us.

Scott Robertson,Former Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes

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

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

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)

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 WARDS LAWYERSPC. 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 LAWYERSPC.

Chris McPhail

Thank you WARDS LAWYERSPC 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.


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.


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!


.. 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メ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!!!


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:)


Congratulations on another great Halloween Haunt Your Home Time and energy put into this event is incredible. Thank you for hard work and dedication.


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!


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!


This 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.


6 years ago we started to decorate our home and 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 WARDS LAWYERSPC team for making this happen.


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 LAWYERSPC team and all of the sponsors for making this possible.


You guys are awesome. Making Lindsay one of the best places to live.


The whole concept is incredible. I surely hope the support grows in proportion to the creativity of the HYH Team!


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!!!!


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.


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.


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!


A huge thank you to WARDS LAWYERSPC, 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!


It was an awesome night and once again the WARDS LAWYERSPC 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.


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.


..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 LAWYERSPC and Happy Halloween to everyone at Wards, who sponsored haunt your home, who entered HYH and who voted.


Congratulations to all the haunters, the prize-winners, the generous sponsors, the voters, and the entire HYH team at WARDS LAWYERSPC 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.


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 LAWYERSPC family for being true business leaders in investing so much back into your local community. Proud to be a (small) part of it!!


A huge thank you to WARDS LAWYERSPC, 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!


HUGE thanks for hosting the annual tournament. I cannot find the words to express our appreciation for your ongoing commitment to this event. We can only imagine the collective time and energy of the many people involved to make it all happen. The tournament is well organized, well managed and really so much fun! It gets better every year. Our boys have aged-out now, but will remember it always! Thank you so very much!!!


To the Entire Ward Legal Ball Hockey Team, I just wanted too send a quick message to thank you for all your incredible hard work. The event yesterday was absolutely fantastic and the funds raised will directly benefit youth mental health in Kawartha Lakes. Thank you to everyone at Ward Legal who gave so much of their time and effort. A special thank you to Robin, who again pulled off a flawless tournament.


I want to thank you and all the volunteers who made yesterday happen. My family have been fortunate enough to participate in the WARDS LAWYERSPC ball hockey tournament every year that it has been put on. It is always well organized and tons of fun! I know it takes a lot of work and people to make it that way. Thanks from the Pretty Boys for an awesome day!


Thank you so much for all of your hard work organizing such a great community event! It was so great to see Lindsay come alive yesterday. The kids all had a great time playing road hockey! Bravo to you and your entire team!


Thank you WARDS LAWYERSPC and Jason Ward for another successful Kidsメ Road Hockey Tournament and more importantly, for supporting Childrenメs Mental Health!


We can’t thank you, the WARDS LAWYERSPC staff and the volunteers enough for your efforts in putting on this amazing event. Many Lindsay kids and families all look forward to this event each year. My daughter who has aged out is excited about the possibility of helping out in some capacity next year.


Thank you to the entire team of WARDS LAWYERSPC staff and volunteers for an AMAZING event. What a great day for players, coaches, parents, and our community. A special thank you to you for your excellent communication, organization and attention to detail. It is very much appreciated.


WARDS LAWYERSPC made the entire process of purchasing our first home IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC! so easy and stress-free. We were kept up-to-date on all matters – Broghan made sure that we were well-informed on the process and answered the many questions that we had throughout. After moving into our home, we were so impressed with WARDS LAWYERSPC service that we also requested assistance with preparing our Wills and Estates. Again, we were kept up-to-date throughout the process, all of our questions were answered knowledgeably, and we couldn’t be happier with the care put into protecting our best interests in all aspects. Thanks again WARDS LAWYERSPC, Broghan, and the entire team!

Joel & Amber Verburg

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

Thank you Monique! The thank-you seems so simple, but it carries with it all our appreciation for helping Bob and I through a difficult time after our car accident. You always expressed yourself effortlessly and were a good listener. You explained our options with clarity, answered all our questions in appropriate manner and always kept us abreast of the entire process for this was all new to us! Our needs were put first and we were treated as friends. You were always motivated and persistent in dealing with the defendants. Thank you Monique, so much for everything. We have and always will remember what you and your staff have done for us.

Bob & Loretta Falls

After having fallen, with much trepidation and prodding from my daughter-in-law, I agreed to see a lawyer. We met with Monique and I was immediately at ease. I had never really had any experience with a lawyer and I was pleasantly surprised at how down-to-earth, and self-assured she was. Through that year we had several meetings and I was struck by the step-by-step procedure we went through. Within that time I was so pleased with the compensation I received due to her hard work and perseverance. I am extremely thankful and highly recommend her services. Monique was our personal injury lawyer and we were very happy with all of her suggestions and efforts on our behalf. My wife and I were in a motorcycle accident in 2014 when another biker travelling too fast crossed the lane and sideswiped our bike. As a result my leg was badly fractured and I was airlifted to St Mikes. The OPP officer attending the scene did not charge the other driver and had we not had Monique our story would have ended there. She hired a private investigator to find the good simaritans who stopped to help us that day and track down the driver who hadn’t stayed at the scene. These efforts are beyond the ordinary persons realm. She guided us professionally throughout the next couple years until settlement at mediation. She was well worth every penny she was paid because without her we would have probably walked away with nothing. Another great asset of Monique is that she has worked on the insurance side in the past which gives her an added asset with negotiations. I would recommend her in a heart beat.

Peter Gapp

I was calling from my hospital bed at the time of my initial contact with WARDS LAWYERSPC, having just had a partial hip replacement as a result of a car accident. Monique came to see me in the hospital and assured me that I had a case and that she would be my contact. Monique handled my case with kindness, reassurance, and professionalism, advising me as we proceeded through this, to me, complicated process. I have nothing but high praise for her ability to see it through to its conclusion today. I have no hesitation in recommending WARDS LAWYERSPC, and Monique to my friends. Thank you for your service and particular thanks to Monique.

Anna Campbell

From the bottom of my heart I just want to send the biggest thanks to yourself [Jason Ward] and Calvin for all the amazing hard work, time and dedication to this case. Your amazing insight and workmanship has really made a tremendous impact in a positive way! This would not have been at all possible without your attention to detail and constant encouragement. I will forever be grateful and will never forget what you and your team has done for myself, my family and for the protection of others in the future.

Tonya Kirkwood

WARDS LAWYERSPC helped us find a satisfactory resolution to conflicts related to our father’s estate. We were most impressed by Jason’s ability to maintain regular communication with us, even on those days when he was legitimately consumed by unavoidable demands on his time such as court appearances or commitments to other clients. Jason is a master multi-tasker and communicator who is supported by an all-star team of specialists in his office. That was reassuring. There was never a delay in relaying information to us and the care and attention given to our case was of great comfort to us during difficult times.

Mike Sale

We have just concluded a lengthy civil suit against my wife and I involving a family member. This suit caused a lot of stress and heartache. We found Jason and were immediately impressed with his concern and his professionalism. He was very thorough and attentive to our concerns. Working with Jason made this terrible time bearable, knowing Jason had our back and would always give us sound legal advice. This suit was successfully and properly concluded by a dismissal. We are very grateful to Jason for his hard work that led us to this final outcome. We would have no hesitation in recommending Jason for any unfortunate legal circumstance a person may find themselves in. He would certainly be our go to “Legal Warrior” in any future circumstance. Thanks again Jason and Staff!!!

Kevin and Martha Coady

Jason Ward represented our interests during a recent estate case and we were most disappointed we did not access his services sooner. He remained accessible throughout our legal process and kept us in the loop with regular updates. He was dedicated to timelines and diligent about keeping others equally accountable. Jason can perhaps best be described as a vigilant strategist, adept at anticipating and preparing for a variety of events that would in our case result in our ultimate success.

The Groome Family

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

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メ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メ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

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

I highly recommend WARDS LAWYERSPC 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. WARDS LAWYERSPC 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. WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

For the last several years, my family and I have used the services of WARDS LAWYERSPC 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 LAWYERSPC 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, 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

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

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 10 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 LAWYERSPC for all your legal dealings. God Bless!

Gail Bekei (Sawyer)

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. Wards Lawyers 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

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

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.

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 & Ward Lawyers 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jasonメ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

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 Ward Lawyers. 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

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メs ability to assess quickly and determine responsibly what needs to be done

Heather Brooks-Hill

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

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

Claire and I wish to thank you and your team at WARDS LAWYERSPC 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

Just a quick word of thanks to Jason, Melissa and all the staff at WARDS LAWYERSPC. 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 LAWYERSPC: 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

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

I was very pleased with the entire service package that I received from WARDS LAWYERSPC, from the first day I engaged WARDS LAWYERSPC, 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

I reside in Alberta. My father, who lives in Ontario, died and 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

Due to an unforeseen circumstance with a will, I was referred to WARDS LAWYERSPC 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 LAWYERSPC 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

Navigating legal complexities whether civil, employment, business, or family-related can be confusing and often intimidating. Weメ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メs a sense of calm that youメre in the best hands ヨ a sentiment reinforced by the consummate professionalism and attention to detail demonstrated by the entire staff at WARDS LAWYERSPC. Our experience is that they take the time to explain and weigh all options, without pressure and with complete honesty ヨ as opposed to simply telling clients what they want to hear. They keep the objectives in focus, and weメve witnessed first-hand how they advocate tirelessly for their clientsメ position, exercising sound judgment, and demonstrating the right balance of forcefulness and pragmatism based on whatメs in the best interests of their clients. We would certainly recommend their services without hesitation.

Steven & Nadine Webster

Jason is awesome at what he does. He is the best lawyer ever and I am beyond thankful for what he did for us. I was referred to Jason by my lawyer in Port Perry with the comment: “He is the best. If he canメt help you, nobody can”. True, Jason did so much to help us in the case, which was sometimes delayed, postponed. He helped us be patient and to play the “game”. We did and it was very hard not to lose hope. But Jason gave us hope and would not let us accept anything less then what we were fighting for: justice. I’ll never forget how he sat back, feet on his table. Once he knew about our problem, he decided to be there for us 110 %. And he was, more then 110%. He fought for us in a Jason way. Never letting go, using the law, getting the justice we needed. If you ever are in a very difficult situation, without much hope, see Jason Ward. You will not regret it. He fights until the case is closed. He isn’t a man of many words, but we needed more than just words in our case. We felt confident from the first meeting and that we had found the right lawyer to help us. Thank you so much, Jason, for your help and wisdom and trust in us. We strongly recommend Jason Ward if you are in a difficult, nasty situation with nasty people.

Shannon Olinger & Maud Olinger-Engelsman

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

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

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

I would like to express my appreciation to Jason, Melissa and Racheal for the prompt and courteous service they provided. While it was a simple matter, the continuous communication and updates concerning the progress of my matter were greatly appreciated and a far cry from the service I had received previously from another firm. I am very grateful to the WARDS LAWYERSPC team for the professional way they managed the issue I presented with.

Brian Smith

I found myself needing a Family Court Lawyer for the second time as my son had reached a point in his life where he wanted to live with me full time instead of the shared custody which existed prior to the pandemic. As my son was 12 turning 13 at the time I needed the assistance of a lawyer specializing in Family Court matters. This is when I turned to WARDS LAWYERSPC for assistance. Ryan OメNeill started representing me and his straight forward and honest approach to all facets of this matter were so refreshing. His experience and skills were evident as was his position in this field as he seemed to have the respect of my ex wife’s lawyer also. Ryan was always available for advice as he guided me through the choices available and suggested the best course of action which resulted in my son staying with me on a full time basis. Kristina McCombe was the Family Law Clerk assigned to my matter. She approached every part of this matter professionally, with a thorough understanding of what was required. She answered any question quickly and eagerly. She is incredibly personable and set me at ease throughout the whole process. WARDS LAWYERSPC adapted the services provided to deal with the restrictions presented during this pandemic. The thought and planning for the adaptations required showed the absolute high level of care and planning that I grew accustomed to with the service that they provided. I could not recommend anyone higher than the team at Wards. That most definitely exceeded any of my expectations and needs.

David Neville

I’d like to thank Jason, Melissa and the rest of the WARDS LAWYERSPC staff. Everyone there, from reception right up to the lawyers, were so nice and extremely helpful. The fine detail I received about legal advice and protection for my future was next to none. All my questions were answered promptly and efficiently. I feel that this service would have been the same for any client that walks in. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.

Geoff Mattiussi

Words cannot even begin to express how grateful we are to you and your team! We have been 100% confident in our decision to retain you as Ian’s counsel and impressed with how quickly the matter was resolved. We are blown away by your legal expertise, integrity and professionalism. Sincere thanks.

Ian Brown & Lindsey Mullan

Ryan and his team have been amazing to me from the very second I met them. I hired them to deal with a very dysfunctional situation and through it all they were professionals and very supportive. I can not honestly say enough good things about my experience with WARDS LAWYERSPC and Ryan and his team. If you are having family law issues these are the people you want guiding you threw the processes. Thanks again for everything.

James Gimblett

Never having had a need for a lawyer before, I walked into the WARDS LAWYERSPC office with fear, anxiety, and stress. Within seconds of being in the office, I was greeted with kindness and attentiveness by the staff at the desk; offering me coffee and a quiet place to sit while I waited for Jason, as they could tell I was upset. Upon meeting Jason in the first few minutes of being there, my fears and the anxiety and stress all but disappeared. Jason walked me through the legal process; he discussed all of my options, and asked a ton of questions to really understand where I was at and what my goals were. He listened to, and calmed, my fears and answered all of my questions fully and completely, and without all the legal jargon that someone who is not in the legal field would know. He and Melissa make an incredibly supportive, strategic, compassionate, and dedicated legal team who work very hard to ensure your rights and wishes and goals are met as you navigate through the process. As the process went on, the ease of communication and the willingness to provide not just legal but emotional support by both Jason and Melissa, was incredible. Anyone who is looking for a lawyer to handle their case, choose Jason. Professionalism, compassion, and dedication are required in all Family Law matters, and he and Melissa have perfected those to a tee. Simply saying thank you is not enough, and I hope they both know just how much they have helped me in starting my life again. Thank you

Angela Porretta

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 children’s 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

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

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 LAWYERSPC. 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.


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

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 LAWYERSPC.

Kim Smith

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

I have used WARDS LAWYERSPC 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 LAWYERSPC. I have, and will continue to, recommend Jason and Karissa to friends, colleagues and family

Michael J. Lord

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

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

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

Jason Ward and his staff. How to describe their friendly, courteous, professional help. My divorce was nowhere near simple or courteous, the issues were 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

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

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. I would recommend Jason and his team to anyone who is in need of legal representation.

Tom Hall

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

Jason and Melissa 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

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

I would just like to say a quick thank you to the WARDS LAWYERSPC team. Common law separations aren’t quite as black and white as divorce laws, especially with children involved. Jason and Melissa were incredibly supportive in not only helping me in my situation but also maintaining our best interests. I honestly don’t know where I would be right now if it weren’t for their legal knowledge and expertise, as well as their understanding and compassion. I am incredibly thankful for all they’ve done.

Phoenix Brehm

In 2016 it became apparent that my marriage was at an end. I sought out Jason Ward who I retained to work through my separation and final divorce. The breakdown in my marriage was not acrimonious, Jason and his team guided me through the process of negotiations against an adversarial law firm with the utmost professionalism. They kept things on track, minimized unnecessary communication, and while the other law firm refused to work in the collaborative framework Jason never wavered in his ability to avoid unnecessary confrontation rather Jason sticks to the facts, relies on financial data, and experts who can ensure that a separation that ends not only a marriage but a business partnership is dealt with. Given the adversity created by the other law firm the three years it took to get to almost the same Terms of Settlement that was initially verbally agreed to is why couples who seek a lawyer for their need should seek a lawyer who does not thrive on adversity as that will only cost you more in the end. The fact is once you have all the financials disclosed it is a matter of dividing it up based on law and that is what Jason and his team are all about.

Loretta Mulligan

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

We have been with Karissa Ward and Laura Horne for several years. Recently we needed to make changes in our Estates. Karissa and Laura saw us quickly, were very thoughtful and guided us well and completely through the process. We thank them for everything they did . We highly recommend the Wards group of lawyers.

Dennis and Shirley Jean Baker

I connected with WARDS LAWYERSPC in order to carry out some Estates. I was introduced to Karissa Ward, and her associate, Laura Horne. I found Karissa to be very knowledgeable about my interests and provided excellent counsel. The work proceeded with no fuss and came to a conclusion in a timely manner. All in all, my experience in dealing with WARDS LAWYERSPC was eminently satisfying – and I have no hesitation in recommending this firm.

John H. Tucker

As a former legal assistant, I know how important it is to maintain up-to-date Wills and Powers of Attorney. Unfortunately, the other reality is how quickly time passes and before we knew it, these documents were outdated! Since both my husband and I have been retired for many years, it was high time to look after this task. Despite the restrictions around Covid-19, we were able to connect virtually with Broghan Dean for the intake interview and were impressed with her knowledge and congeniality. We were put at ease immediately as we answered questions and provided our instructions. Within a few weeks, we had reviewed our drafts and booked for our signing appointment. Broghan explained some of the changes that were not part of my previous experience (especially surrounding electronic data). We now have peace of mind! Thank you to Broghan Dean and her assistant, Laura Horne, for helping us through this process. We would definitely recommend WARDS LAWYERSPC to our friends and family!

Barb and Harm van der Veen

From our first contact by phone to inquire about the process we were treated with respect and consideration. As so many in the world of today we are a blended family with children from both previous marriages. As much as neither of us wanted to think of the inevitable, we were more than aware of the necessity to create our wills. We wanted it to be a reflection of our respect of one another needs and the love of our respective children. Ryan O’Neil was the lawyer that was assigned to assist us with putting our wishes into a legal document. He listened to our concerns and understood what our objectives were. He was patient and explained each and every question we asked in a way that we could understand. Ryan was able to take our wishes and draft our wills. He was able to help us create a document that will try to avoid the many difficulties that could occur when one of us or the last one passes. We wanted to be as fair as possible to everyone involved all the while protecting one another. We feel confident that we have done our best to achieve our goals with Ryan’s help. All of our interactions with WARDS LAWYERSPC have been clear, concise and totally transparent. Thank you for your quick response Laura, to our communications. Thanks for your kindness, concern and compassion dealing with a issue that most of us would rather not think about.

Beth van Dijk & Ari Kulha

I would like to thank WARDS LAWYERSPC, and especially, Ryan O’Neill and Laura Horne for their handling of my brother’s estate. Their kindness and patience was greatly appreciated. The expert knowledge and professional guidance was very comforting during this process. The warm smile and pleasant greeting of Maria Francis made every visit a pleasure. THANK YOU to everyone at WARDS LAWYERSPC for a wonderful experience.

Lloyd Fisher

Thank you to Ryan and everyone involved for your recent assistance. I am new to Lindsay and am very pleased for your friendliness and efficiency. I would recommend your firm to anyone.

Sharon Neely

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Karissa Ward for the professional service she provided. She was very thorough and confident in her work. We retained her services for family and Estates. In addition she set up a shareholders agreement for our business. We found the staff to be cordial and efficient. Everyone that we dealt with at the office was professional and very helpful. We would definitely recommend Karissa and her team to anyone requiring legal advice.


I was very impressed with WARDS LAWYERSPC and, in particular, Broghan Dean and her team. All of my questions and concerns were answered with respect and everything was completed in a timely fashion.

Gail Pillsworth

Thank-you to Broghan Dean and Laura Horne for preparing the will and power of attorneys for myself and my husband. Broghan was very knowledgeable and made some suggestions that will make things easier for our future executors to carry out our final wishes. Broghan was very helpful and patient in answering all our many questions. The documents were clear and accurately prepared. We are happy to recommend WARDS LAWYERSPC.

Elizabeth and Gordon Livingstone

Jason Ward and his team successfully navigated a potentially messy employment separation between myself and my former employer, a major retailer this spring. Jason and Calvin listened to me. They explained both sides’ position and were not shy with their feedback when it came to deciding a course of action, the time it may take, and the associated costs vs benefits of each action. Jason did not attempt to steer my decision he just made sure I was informed on my choices, then he went to work. In the end Wards negotiated a neat and clean resolution and avoided court. What surprised me about Wards was the up to date technology in the office. I do not live near Wards. Their tech made staying in touch and working together easy during the lockdowns of the Covid Pandemic. From my family and I, thank you Jason. I highly recommend you and your team.

Francis Manning

I relied on Jason and Calvin’s knowledge and expertise throughout a difficult situation with my former employer. They and their support staff made me feel like their #1 priority throughout the process, informing me immediately of any developments, and preparing me for what to expect as things proceeded. In addition to providing expert legal services, they showed genuine care and concern for my well-being during period of drastic change in my life.

Dave Illman

Jason just a quick note to thank you for your excellent legal service. From your efficient, pleasant and helpful staff to your second to none legal assistance and advice I received while using your legal firm for my recent legal matter. You were upfront, to the point, explained things thoroughly so I understood my options and most of all you treated me as if my problem was your problem. No one could ask for more. I cannot thank you enough for helping me through a very difficult time in my life. I would recommend your firm without hesitation to anyone seeking legal advice. My sincere thanks and appreciation for all you did.

Barbara Sproule

Jason and Calvin – I wanted to say how incredibly thankful I am for you. I reached out for help and advice and you guys were right there to help me. My transition from my lengthy career was very challenging, including emotionally. I was made to feel so comfortable in this process and knew I was supported by such a professional team. Always made to feel welcome in your office and I always left feeling better. Your team worked very hard for me and was very kind and professional. Calvin ヨ you were always amazing with me and always listened. Your constant determination to get results was so amazing. Jason, going through my experience was tough, but you and your team made me know I would come out of this okay. Canメt say thank you enough!!!!

Ron O’Neill

Allow me to offer praise and thanks to Jason and his team for the work they did on my behalf. I was illegally let go by my company during the ongoing COVID pandemic. Jason was recommended to me by one of his peers. High praise indeed. In taking my case, not only did WARDS LAWYERSPC enable me to receive a fairer settlement from my employer of 24+ years, they also showed considerable compassion, understanding and guidance to me during a difficult period. If faced with another legal matter, I would not hesitate to utilize Wards again, and would also highly recommend them to anyone considering legal action against their employer. They did a good job for me and I thank them for that.

D’Arcy Hill

WARDS LAWYERSPC play an integral role in the success of our businesses. Whether it be a quick phone call for some help with an HR related issue, or a sit-down meeting to navigate a complicated real estate or tax issue, Wards have had our back. You canメt put a price tag on the comfort, knowing a team like Wards has your back in business. I was so impressed with the attention they gave our business matters, that I also chose Wards for my personal will and estate matters. A great family and team that we are proud to call our partners.

Caley Ferguson,President, Northern Casket, North Urn, Nulogic Products

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

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

When I walked into WARDS LAWYERSPC in Lindsay, I was 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 LAWYERSPC. I would and have highly recommended Jason and his staff and continue to work with them.

Christy Sawchuck

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
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