John Hopkins

John Hopkins

Senior Counsel

EMAIL: jhopkins@lcwlawyers.com
PHONE : 905-356-2621, ext. 767

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

YMCA Niagara

Niagara Falls Community Centre

Rotary International

Niagara Falls Hospital Foundation

Niagara health Service Regional Foundation

John Hopkins is a native of Niagara Falls and attended local elementary and secondary schools.  He is a graduate of Queen's University (B.A. Honours) and the University of Toronto (LL.B.), called to the Bar in 1971 and Member of The Canadian Bar Association.

His recent community involvements include serving as a Director of the Y.M.C.A. of the Niagara Region, a member of the fundraising team for the new Niagara Falls Community Centre, and a member of Rotary International, an international service organization. John has also volunteered for the Niagara Falls Hospital Foundation and the Niagara Health Service Regional Foundation

John's areas of practice include corporate and commercial law, real estate, wills, and estates, commercial and general litigation and family law.  His practice includes private business as well as public sector clients.

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    Roseanne Trivieri

    Roseanne Trivieri


    Partner

    EMAIL: rtrivieri@lcwlawyers.com
    PHONE : 905-346-0788

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

    Professional Associations

    Roseanne is a partner of LCW and contributes to the firm with a full range of quality legal services including a focus in civil litigation, family law, and personal injury.

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      Rand Meshki

      Rand Meshki


      Associate

      EMAIL: rmeshki@lcwlawyers.com
      PHONE : 905-346-0781

      PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

      Readers’ Choice Award – Diamond Winner in Lawyer category (2020 and 2021)
      Positive Living Niagara, Chair of Board of Directors
      St. Catharines Tennis Alliance, Board Member
      Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association
      The Lincoln Law Association
      The Ontario Bar Association
      The Law Society of Upper Canada
      Niagara Young Professional Network

      Rand Meshki is an effective and compassionate personal injury lawyer. Rand was called to the bar in 2015 and returned to the Niagara Region in 2016 to serve injured clients and their families while building her litigation skills at Graves & Richard, a prominent boutique personal injury law firm. 

      Rand grew up in Fonthill. She graduated from Western University with an Honours Bachelors of Science Degree specializing in Kinesiology, and completed a Master’s degree in Applied Health Science at Brock University. Rand’s Kinesiology background puts her in the best position to understand her client’s injuries and the recovery process. She excelled in law school, graduating in the top 7% of her class at the University of Windsor.

      Rand is passionate about empowering her clients to overcome some of the most challenging times of their lives. She works exclusively in Personal Injury cases of all types, including: 

      • Motor vehicle accidents
      • Slip and fall accidents
      • Life insurance claims
      • Long-term disability denials
      • WSIB
      • CPP disability benefits  

      Rand has represented clients in Trials at the Superior Court of Justice and has appeared before Tribunals including the License Appeal Tribunal and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

      Due to her love for the water, Rand now calls Port Dalhousie home. A former varsity tennis player, she enjoys spending her time playing tennis. She also enjoys playing beach volleyball, paddle boarding, hiking, and traveling.

       

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        Juan Reina

        Juan Reina


        Associate

        EMAIL: jreina@lcwlawyers.com
        PHONE : 905-346-0769

        PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

        Niagara Falls Bar Association

        Welland County Law Association

        Law Society of Ontario

        Juan graduated with First Class Standing from Brock University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honours) and is fluent in Spanish.

        Juan obtained his Juris Doctor in 2020 from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. Before graduating from law school, Juan worked as a law student at Broderick & Partners LLP and at the Niagara Crown Attorney’s office.

        When not in the office, Juan enjoys working out, playing soccer and watching movies.

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          George Kirkham

          George Kirkham


          Senior Counsel

          EMAIL: gkirkham@lcwlawyers.com
          PHONE : 905-346-0768

          PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

          Professional Associations Coming Soon

          George obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario at London in 1973 and his Bachelor of Law from the University of Toronto in 1976. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1978 and has practiced law in the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario since that time.

           

          George’s focus is in the area of general family practice. This includes divorce, separation, custody and access, division of property and related matters. Associated with this family practice are services in the areas of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estates and residential real estate.

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            Harry Korosis

            Harry Korosis


            Senior Partner

            EMAIL: hkorosis@lcwlawyers.com
            PHONE : 905-346-0799

            PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

            Law Society of Ontario – Member

            Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce – Member, Honourary Solicitor & Director

            Folk Arts Multicultural Center – Member & Past Director

            Greek Community of Niagara – Member & Past Director

            Niagara Greek Festival – Member of Founding and Organizing Committees

            Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority – Member of Public Advisory Committee

            Recipient of Business Link Newspaper’s “Top 40 Under Forty Achievement Award”

            Harry is a Senior Partner at LCW whose practice covers a broad range of business law and commercial litigation matters. Since his 2001 Call to the Bar, Harry has provided creative and sound legal advice to individual, business and institutional clients.

            Harry has extensive court experience having appeared before various administrative tribunals and all levels of Ontario Courts. Harry received his Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University and his B.A. (Hons) from Brock University.

            Harry takes great pride in providing superior client and results oriented service – contact him today for your legal needs.

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              Robert Budgell

              Robert Budgell

              Partner

              EMAIL: rbudgell@lcwlawyers.com
              PHONE : 905-346-0771

              PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

              Law Society of Ontario

              Lincoln County Law Association

              Niagara College,  Experienced Instructor,  – Civil Litigation

              Robert Budgell is a partner of the firm and a member of the civil litigation practice group. Robert specializes in civil litigation, including insurance and injury work, and estate matters. Robert received his law degree from Queen’s University and received his call to the Ontario Bar in 1990.

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                Amber Harwood

                Amber Harwood


                Associate

                EMAIL: aharwood@lcwlawyers.com
                PHONE : 905-346-0717

                PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

                Law Society of Ontario – Member

                Lincoln County Law Association – Member

                Amber is an Associate at LCW practising Employment Law, Labour Law and Civil Litigation. Amber received her Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a Concentration in Public Law and Minor in Sociology from Brock University.

                She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor with Double Concentrations in Social Justice and in Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions from the University of Ottawa. Amber joined the Chown Cairns team in 2017 as a Brock intern, and she was thrilled to return as an Associate following her Call to the Bar in 2021.

                 

                Amber looks forward to establishing her practice in the Niagara Region and dedicating her career to advocating for members of her home community.

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                  Rob Burns

                  Rob Burns

                  Partner

                  EMAIL: rburns@lcwlawyers.com
                  PHONE : 905-346-0764

                  PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

                  Welland County Law Association 

                  Niagara Falls Bar Association

                  Ontario Bar Association

                  Law Society of Ontario

                  Rob is a Litigation Partner with an emphasis on personal injury, estate litigation and defamation law.  He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Laws from Australia.

                  Rob has practiced law since 1991 with an unwavering dedication to his clients’ needs.

                  Rob is proud to have been nominated as the St. Catharines Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Brain Injury Association of Niagara.

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                    Melanie Slater

                    Melanie Slater

                    Associate

                    EMAIL: mslater@lcwlawyers.com
                    PHONE : 905-346-0712

                    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

                    Member – Law Society of Upper Canada

                    Member – Lincoln County Law Society

                    Melanie is an Associate Lawyer at LCW who provides a wide range of legal services, including Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, and Litigation. Melanie has appeared before the Small Claims Court, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Divisional Court.

                    Melanie graduated from Guelph University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Biology, and went on to obtain her Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2019 after completing her articles with Chown Cairns LLP.

                     

                    Melanie is proud to be able to provide legal advice and services to the residents of the Niagara Region, where she was born and raised.

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