Professional integrity motivates every decision the firm makes on a client’s behalf.
Members of our firm often caucus when a challenging legal problem confronts our clients. In this way, the firm’s collective experience and judgment is brought to bear on the solution to your problem.
WE’RE PROUD OF OUR COMPETENT, INDUSTRIOUS, AND DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF. TOGETHER, OUR FIRM WILL ENSURE YOUR FILE PROGRESSES AND KEEP YOU INFORMED. WE’VE ALSO DEVELOPED STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN THE REGION TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE TOOLS AND PROFESSIONAL ADVICE REQUIRED TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO YOUR PROBLEMS.
WE’VE DEVELOPED A REPUTATION FOR CARING ABOUT OUR CLIENTS AND COMMUNITY.
A Tradition of Service
This law firm began in 1949 as Cunningham, Thomson and Thomson, and has continued to represent clients in Lindsay and the surrounding area to this date. The firm Evolved to Thomson, Scott and Logan in 1974, following the appointment of the Honourable David M. Thomson to the Ontario Superior Court. Justice Thomson was joined by the Honourable David H. Logan in 1981, who was also appointed to the Ontario Superior Court.
Subsequent to the appointment of Justice Logan, the firm moved forward as Glass, Farn, and Reynolds. The firm proceeded under this name until 1997, when the Honourable Bruce A. Glass was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court. With its offices at its present location since 1960, the firm carried on as Gemmill, Farn and Reynolds until the passing of David Gemmill and retirement of Ivan Reynolds – both after distinguished careers of 40 plus years.
Commencing 2019 the firm merged with Johnston & Johnston LLP and progressed under the banner of Gemmill, Johnston & Jeffries LLP. We are now Gemmill, Johnston Jeffries PC.
We are the longest established law firm in the Kawartha Lakes, and look forward to evolving with our growing community.
Raymond attended Bond University located on the Gold Coast of Australia, where he graduated with Honours from the Juris Doctor (JD) program.
Prior to Law School, Raymond was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University.
Called to the Bar in 2010, Raymond transitioned from articling student at our firm to seasoned practitioner.
Raymond’s core areas of practice include Criminal, Real Estate and Wills & Estate work. While adept at finding practical, cost effective solutions to a given issue – Raymond also has considerable trial experience when your situation calls for representation in court.
Raymond can be found enjoying time his wife Jen and their three sons when he is not in the office.
Blake was raised in the City of Kawartha Lakes. He studied Business and Political Science at Brock University and Glasgow Caledonia University during his undergraduate, and obtained his law degree from Leeds University. Blake has developed his practice with an intention to be skilled and effective in areas where people in our community most often interact with lawyers: family law, real estate law and criminal law, with plans to develop his practice to assist with estate planning. On a case by case basis Blake will also provide legal advice and assistance in general contract drafting and landlord tenant issues. Blake brings a distinctive work ethic to his practice and is an effective oral and written advocate for his clients. Blake has a considerable amount of in-court and trial experience, and has developed a reputation as a reasonable, principled, and practical lawyer. Blake believes that access to justice is important and part of a lawyer’s responsibility to their community, he has continued to reserve part of his practice to assist legally aided clients in family and criminal law. Blake also works closely with Women’s Resources Kawartha Lakes to assist vulnerable people within our community.
Blake resides in the Kawartha Lakes with his wife Arianna and daughter.
Liam obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Carleton University where he graduated with distinction in 2017. Liam continued his education at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University where he graduated with First-Class Standing in 2020. While at law school Liam enjoyed academic success having finished within the top three students in his class in all three years of study as well as achieving the highest standing in his Professional Responsibility and Real Estate Law classes.
A native of Peterborough Liam summered and completed his practical placement with the firm prior to his call to the Bar in October 2020. Liam is excited to serve a community in which he has deep family ties. Liam’s primary areas of practice include Wills and Estates, Corporate and Commercial and Real Estate law. Liam brings an attention to detail and a client-first mentality to the practice of law. He is dedicated to continuing his education as a lawyer at Lindsay’s longest established law firm.
While away from the office Liam can be found on the golf course or spending time with family and friends.
Shawn graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. in 1987 and an M.A. in Classics in 1989. He received his law degree (LLB) from the University of Western Ontario in 1994, and has been practising law since 1996, at first in Hamilton, his hometown, and since 2001 in Lindsay. Shawn was supervisory duty counsel from 2001 until 2004 assisting unrepresented clients in criminal and family court. After 2002, Shawn returned to private practice. Shawn has a general practice, concentrating in Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defence and Family Law. Shawn is a past President of the Kawartha Haliburton Law Association. Shawn’s goal in his litigation and family practice is client-oriented, seeking always to achieve the best result with the least cost and aggravation to his clients. Shawn can be reached Monday – Friday at 705-324-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.