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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    Gary Black

    Gary Black


    Associate

    EMAIL: gblack@lcwlawyers.com
    PHONE : 905-346-0734

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

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      Bruce Smith

      Bruce Smith

      Associate

      EMAIL: bsmith@lcwlawyers.com
      PHONE : 555-555-5555

      PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

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        John Broderick

        John Broderick 


        Senior Counsel 

        EMAIL: jbroderick@lcwlawyers.com
        PHONE : 905-356-2621, ext. 765

        PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

        Welland County Law Association

        Niagara Falls Bar Association

        Canadian Bar Association

        After serving in World War II as a pilot, John completed his education at St. Michael's College in Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1968 he was appointed Queens Counsel. In 1991 he was among the first lawyers to receive the prestigious Law Society Medal.

        John has a full practice which he attacks with great enthusiasm.  He has been part of the United Way Campaign Team for numerous years.

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          Marc DiGirolamo

          Marc DiGirolamo


          Partner

          EMAIL: mdigirolamo@lcwlawyers.com
          PHONE : 905-346-0770

          PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

          Welland County Law Association

          Niagara Falls Bar Association

          Canadian Bar Association

          Ontario Bar Association

          Law Society of Ontario

          Marc was raised in the Niagara Region. He is a graduate of Brock University in Political Science (B.A. Honours) and the University of Ottawa (LL.B. Cum Laude). He was called to the Bar in 2003.

          Marc has been active in the community and his recent involvements include coaching youth sports and is an avid golfer.

          He represents clients in all aspects of business transactions competently and takes a reasonable approach to solving problems.

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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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              Michael Mann

              Michael Mann

              Partner

              EMAIL: mmann@lcwlawyers.com
              PHONE : 905-346-0795

              PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

              Member – Law Society of Ontario (1995 – present) 

              Member – Lincoln County Law Association (1995 – present)

              Board of Governors - Niagara College (2020 to present)

              Director – Niagara Community Foundation (2015 to present) and Vice Chair (2021 to present)

              Director – Niagara College Foundation (2000 – 2009) and Chair of the Board (2005 – 2006)

              C.A.W./Unifor Legal Services Referral Lawyer

              Director and Cabinet Member – United Way, St. Catharines, & District (2002 – 2008) and Past Chair of the Board (2004 – 2005)

              United Way of St. Catharines & District: Planned Giving Committee Chair (2006 – 2010), Gift Planning Advisory Council Chair (2013 – 2014); Community Investment Panel (2012 to 2015)

              St. Catharines Business Enterprise Centre Summer Company Program – Mentor (2007 – 2014)

              Director – Small Business Club Niagara (2007 – 2012) and Chair of the Board (2011-2012)

              Member – Business Network International (1998 – 2004)

              Director – Victorian Order of Nurses Niagara (2000 – 2002)

              St. Catharines and Thorold Chamber of Commerce Bonspiel Committee (2007 – 2009)

              Session Member and Trustee – Presbyterian Church of Canada (1995 – present)

              Pelham Minor Baseball Association – Coach (2004-2009)

              Niagara Baseball Umpires Association - Umpire (2010 – present)

              Niagara Falls Curling Club – Junior Curling Coach (2003 – 2016)

              Director – Fonthill Platform Tennis Club (2012 to 2017) and President (2015 to 2016)

              Michael is a partner at LCW who focuses on a range of legal services. Michael graduated from the University of Western Ontario receiving both his undergraduate degree and his Bachelor of Laws at that university. He was Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1995 and has practiced law in St. Catharines ever since. Michael consistently makes his mark in the Niagara Region and regularly contributes to the community which can be seen through his long list of Professional & Community Associations.

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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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                  Matthew Leask

                  Matthew Leask

                  Partner

                  EMAIL: mleask@lcwlawyers.com
                  PHONE : 905-346-0750

                  PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

                  Chair – Niagara Workforce Planning Board

                  Board Member - CAA Niagara

                  Member – Law Society of Upper Canada

                  Member – Lincoln County Law Association

                  Matt is a partner at LCW providing a range of legal services. His practice includes corporate and commercial law, real estate, intellectual property advice, estate planning and estate administration. Matt graduated with his undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo and a graduate certificate in international business management from Niagara College. Matt went on to obtain his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. Matt is a registered trademark agent with the College of Patent and Trademark Agents.

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                    David Thomas

                    David Thomas

                    Senior Counsel

                    EMAIL: dthomas@lcwlawyers.com
                    PHONE : 905-346-0733

                    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

                    Member – Law Society of Upper Canada

                    Member and Past President – Lincoln County Law Association

                    Member and Past President – Kiwanis Club of St. Catharines; Chair of the Kiwanis Club of St. Catharines Charitable Trust, and Kiwanis Apartments

                    Past President – St. Catharines District Council of Scouts Canada

                    Past Director – United Way of St. Catharines & District

                    Member, Secretary and Past President – Niagara Estate Planning Council

                    Member and Past President – Carousel Players and Director – Carousel Players

                    Member and Past Director – Dalhousie Yacht Club

                    David is a senior counsel at LCW who has been practicing law in St. Catharines since 1980. He attended Queen University where he obtained his undergraduate degree and LL.B. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980 and has been focused mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law and residential and commercial real estate ever since. He also focuses on estate planning.

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