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At McKenzie Lake, we combine strong traditions with fresh ideas.

Founded in 1998 in London, Ontario, following the merger of two firms with roots extending back to the 1930s, our firm brings together leading lawyers and dedicated staff with an unwavering commitment to our clients and our community.

At McKenzie Lake, we do everything it takes to deliver exceptional results for our clients. We are here for you, here to remove obstacles, solve problems, provide clear answers, and help you achieve dispute resolution. With expertise across a range of business, personal, and family law practice areas, we are here to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

With offices located in Guelph, London, St. Thomas and Victoria British Columbia, the lawyers of McKenzie Lake have a broad range of expertise in numerous industries and practice areas to provide a wide range of services to help service your legal needs:  We encourage you to visit our website for a complete listing of those areas or see the list below. 

Here for You and Here For Our Community

The founding partner of the firm, Angus McKenzie, bestowed a legacy of community support and caring. As a tireless fundraiser and supporter of numerous local charities, Angus passed on his passion for community service. Today, McKenzie Lake continues to encourage and embrace charitable and volunteer activities, including the provision of pro bono professional services to help make Southwestern Ontario a better place to live, raise families and conduct business.

Catherine Shearer - Your Guelph Personal Injury Lawyer

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Catherine has dedicated her practice to helping those who have suffered life changing injuries because she has seen, through a close family member’s struggles, the devastating effects of such injuries. Catherine has witnessed the physical and emotional toll it takes on the injured person and their families. Her job is to help put families back together after these tragic events whether it is a car accident, medical mistake or denial of disability benefits

Catherine’s passion for helping others is fueled by the injustices that injured victims and their families face. She believes in a results based practice that is built upon advocating for human values, fairness, and justice.Catherine is proud of the support she has provided to countless families facing some of their most difficult periods.

Outside of the office, Catherine is a mom, wife, dog mom, and wellness enthusiast. She believes deeply in giving back to the Guelph community in which she lives. She is a Community Connector with the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, she is  the Secretary of the Board for the Wellington Law Association  and is the Vice President of Legal Education and a founding board member of the Birth Rights Bar Association Canada. Catherine is also a mentor to other lawyers through the Law Society of Ontario and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario. Catherine is an advocate for mental health both for her clients and other lawyers. She has created a mental health podcast for lawyers to help struggling lawyers find their path.  

Catherine works primarily out of the Guelph office. Please contact her if you have any legal questions.

Contact:            Inquiries@mckenzielake.com
Telephone:        226-203-1243

Here is a listing of our top level practice areas. To find out more about how we can help you, contact us today


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