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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    Stanleigh Palka

    Stanleigh Palka

    Associate

    EMAIL: spalka@lcwlawyers.com
    PHONE : 905-346-0761

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

    Professional Associations Coming Soon

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      Celina DiFelice

      Celina DiFelice


      Articling Student

      Celina obtained an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Celina obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from Queen Mary University of London in England. Celina worked in personal injury and corporate litigation during the summers of her law school studies. Celina began with Lancaster Chown and Welch in 2020, completing her articles with the firm, and is pursuing a career in family litigation.

      “When you take a desire for oneness and add a conviction that you as an individual have an incredible amount of value to offer, the result is community driven advocacy.”

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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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          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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            Paul Bauerle

            Paul Bauerle


            Partner

            EMAIL: pbauerle@lcwlawyers.com
            PHONE : 905-346-0715

            PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

            Lincoln County Law Association

            Canadian Bar Association

            Lawyer Referral Service

            Men’s Divorce Centre

            Paul Bauerle, a lifetime resident of St. Catharines, is skilled in criminal defense, and family law. Paul attended Brock University, obtained his LL.B from the University of Windsor and received his Call to the Ontario Bar in 1994. Paul’s experience at all levels of the criminal court and his commitment to improving his community will assist clients in solving criminal and family disputes.

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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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                Dana Hogarth

                Dana Hogarth


                Associate

                EMAIL: dhogarth@lcwlawyers.com
                PHONE : 905-346-0759

                PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

                Member - LSO - Law Society of Ontario

                Member - Lincoln County Law Association

                Dana is an associate for LCW with a focus in family Law. Dana graduated from Carleton then attended the University of Kent in the UK where she obtained her LL.B in both English and French. Following her call to the Bar in 2018 Dana began her career in Hamilton focusing her practice on family and child protection issues and now brings her empathetic approach to the Niagara Region.  

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                  Yaroslav Diduch

                  Yaroslav Diduch


                  Partner

                  EMAIL: ydiduch@lcwlawyers.com
                  PHONE : 905-346-0718

                  PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

                  Member – Law Society of Upper Canada

                  Member – Lincoln County Law Association

                  Member – Welland County Law Association

                  Distress Centre Niagara – Board President

                  FACS Niagara Foundation – Board Treasurer

                  St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Board Member / Auditor

                  Yaroslav is a Partner of the firm who focuses his practice on matters of family law, real estate, and wills and estate. He completed both an undergrad and a masters degree in Political Science at Brock University, obtained his LL.B at the University of Ottawa and received his call to the bar in 2010. Since his call to the bar Yaroslav has a commitment to clients and proven his ability to drive optimal results.

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                    Maria Lucarelli

                    Maria Lucarelli

                    Partner

                    EMAIL: mlucarelli@lcwlawyers.com
                    PHONE : 905-346-0757

                    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

                    Member – Law Society of Upper Canada

                    Member – Lincoln County Law Association

                    Member – Canadian Federation of University Women (1995-2000)

                    Member – West Lincoln Second Stage Housing (1995-1997)

                    Member – Grimsby Chamber of Commerce (2008-2011)

                    Member – Lincoln Chamber of Commerce (2009-2011)

                    Member – Grimsby Rotary @ Noon (2010-2015)

                    Member – Collaborative Practice Niagara (2011-2018)

                    Board Member – West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation Board (2009-current)

                    Board Member – Community Living – Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln (2010-2015)

                    Board Member - United Way of Niagara (2016-2019)

                    Maria is a Partner at LCW who focuses her practice on Family Law matters and Wills. Maria completed her undergraduate at the University of Ottawa and attended law school at the University of Western Ontario. Following her call to the bar in 1994 Maria has used her years of experience and ties to professional associations to contribute to resolving family matters efficiently and obtaining the best outcomes for her clients. Maria also practices Collaborative Family Law which assists families in crafting unique results which are custom suited to their circumstances.

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