Experienced Eastern Ontario Estate Lawyer Located in Kingston
I help people solve problems in the complex areas of estates law, power of attorney law and guardianships. Most folks come to me when they need help navigating through some of life’s most challenging moments – like dealing with problems about a Will after a loved one has died, or, when mom or dad are no longer able to manage their own property and personal care. I help estate trustees, beneficiaries and family members. Sometimes even the banks consult me for help.
Providing sound advice is what I do. I bring excellent judgement, compassion, trustworthiness and a pleasant attitude to each of my clients. Every day I work smartly and creatively for them. Always with the goal of solving their problems in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Once upon a time I graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston. Then I won a place to study law at the University of London in England but I chose to spend a few years travelling abroad and learning about the world around me instead. Later I obtained degrees in law from the Universities of British Columbia and Windsor. After that I returned to Vancouver where I developed some great courtroom skills, first with a top-notch criminal law firm followed by experience as a Crown attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Later, I put my skills to work with a prominent firm of civil trial lawyers in the city of Vancouver.
Then I got married and the writing was on the wall. Back home I came to Kingston where I was admitted to practice at the Ontario Bar in 2003. I seized the opportunity to create Fleming Estate Law and I have never looked back. I am married to Melinda Fleming, a terrific physician, and we have two wonderful young daughters. We also have a nice dog named Hazelnut.
I do find time for sailing and music and I am an active supporter of the National Ballet of Canada and equestrian sports in Ontario. I am a past chair of the Estates and Trust Section of the Frontenac Law Association. I have sat on many community boards over the years including as vice-chairman of the board of Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac Lennox and Addington. I am a trustee of the Cataraqui Cemetery National Historic Site of Canada. I am fortunate to be invited regularly to speak on diverse topics about estates law, advocacy or the civil justice system, either in the university setting or in public and at conferences before my peers.
So that’s a little bit about me. I certainly look forward to hearing from you.
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