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Our Board of Trustees

2020/2021 Board of Trustees
Elected at the Annual General Meeting of Members April 2020

CYNTHIA DAVIS, PRESIDENT (2019-2021)
Giffen Lawyer LLP
500-50 Queen St N
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M3
P: 519-578-4150
F: 519-578-8740
E-mail

Cynthia is an experienced courtroom advocate that strives to achieve effective and practical solutions to protect her client’s legal rights. Cynthia’s clients include individuals, small and large corporations as well as other associations, commercial landlords and tenants, and private and public lenders. She has been involved in various corporate and commercial disputes, commercial landlord and tenant matters, contractual disputes, franchise conflicts, professional negligence claims, land title defects, mortgage enforcement, and collection actions. Cynthia is also frequently retained by those within the construction industry including owners, contractors, sub-trades and material suppliers. In all cases, Cynthia is effective at examining her client’s interests, both legal and practical, and developing a strategy that best achieves results for her clients in the most cost-efficient and timely manner.

Cynthia also plays an important role mentoring future members of the legal community, including Giffen LLP lawyers and students as well as students at Conestoga College where Cynthia taught legal research and writing as well as employment law.

Cynthia has a long-standing belief in giving back to her community for which she was awarded the 2016 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Woman of the Year Award in the professional category. Cynthia has contributed her time, skills and leadership serving in various capacities on a number of Boards, including as Chair of the Board of Trustees of KidsAbility School Authority, the Canadian Cancer Society and Focus for Ethnic Women. Cynthia has also been involved with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, including the Women’s Caucus and as Vice-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Section. Most recently, Cynthia has been elected as Vice-President of the Waterloo Region Law Association Board of Trustees.

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MILENA PROTICH, VICE PRESIDENT (2019-2021)
Lee LLP
700 - 50 Queen St N
PO Box 725
Kitchener, ON N2G 4B6
P: 519-570-3500
F: 519-570-3501
Email

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ROBERT K. BICKLE, PAST PRESIDENT (2019 - 2021)
Madorin Snyder LLP
55 King St W, 6th Flr
Kitchener ON N2G 4G9
P: 519-744-4491
F: 519-741-8060
E-Mail

Rob was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004 after receiving his Law Degree from the University of Ottawa law School. Rob also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University where he graduated with First Class Distinction. Rob's legal practice includes litigation of all types, focusing on Labour and Employment Law and Family Law. He has been a lawyer at Madorin Snyder LLP in Kitchener since 2004. Rob was elected as a Trustee of the WRLA in 2014 and is curently a member of the Family court Bench and Bar and is the Board Liaison for the Family Lawyers of Waterloo Region (FLOWR) Practice Group. As the recently elected Vice-President of the association, Rob is now Chair of the HR Committee.

Rob has regularly acted as a volunteer in the community and for other "Not for Profit" organizations. Most recently, Rob served as a Director of "Our Place", an Ontario Early Years Centre in Kitchener, and as a former Director of the Guelph Gargoyles, an Australian Rules Football Team.

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DAVID STEELE, TREASURER (2020-2022)
Duncan Linton LLP
P.O. Box 457
45 Erb St E
Waterloo ON N2J 4B5
P: 519-886-3340
F: 519-886-8651
E-mail

Newly elected at the April 24, 2012 Annual General Meeting of the association, David is a graduate of McGill University and was called to the Bar in 1991. A long-time resident of Kitchener and Waterloo, he is a KW Chamber Environment Committee member with an interest in supporting our vibrant local bar stay in tune with the Region's needs for legal services. David's law practice focuses upon such issues as professional negligence, breach of contract, employment law and debtor-creditor disputes. As a new trustee, David will serve on the Website Use and Guidelines Committee, Promoting Waterloo Region Committee and the Law Day Committee.

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RYAN DE VRIES, TRUSTEE (2020-2022)
1004-101 Frederick St.
Kitchener, ON N2H 6R2
P: (519 )783-3210
Email

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GORD HARRIS, SECRETARY (2020-2022)

Harris Law, Personal Injury Lawyers
701-30 Duke St W
Kitchener, ON N2H 3W5
P: 519-725-8000
F: 519-772-2355
Email

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STEPHEN GEHL, TRUSTEE (2020-2022)
Gehl & Gehl
F4 - 420 Weber St N
Waterloo, ON N2L 4E7
P: 519-886-8120
F: 519-886-8223
Email

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WHITNEY HALL, TRUSTEE (2019-2021)
Harris Law, Personal Injury Lawyers
701-30 Duke St W
Kitchener, ON N2H 3W5
P: 519-725-8000 x 415
Email

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ERIN KADWELL, TRUSTEE (2020-2022)

Madorin, Snyder LLP

55 King Street West, 6th Floor ,
P.O. Box 1234, Stn. C.,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4G9
P: (519) 744-4491
F: (519) 741-8060
Email

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PAMELA KRAUSS, TRUSTEE (2019-2021)
Morrison Reist Krauss LLP
279 Queen St S
Kitchener, ON N2G 1W4
P: (519) 576-5351
Email

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COOPER LORD, TRUSTEE (2019-2021)
Cooper Lord Law
306 - 7 Duke St. W
Kitchener, ON N2H 6N7
P: 226-336-9939
Email

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IOANA MANDRU, TRUSTEE (2019-2021)
Kay Law Professional Corp
370 Frederick St
Kitchener, ON N2H 2P3
P: 519-579-1220
Email

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MIRA MOUNIR, TRUSTEE (2019-2020)
Melville, Krotz Lawyers
820-50 Queen St N
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 6P4
P: 519-579-1220
Email

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GREG MURDOCH, TRUSTEE (2020-2022)
Sorbara Schumacher McCann LLP
31 Union St E
Waterloo, ON N2J 1B8
P: 519-741-8010
F: 519-742-2442
Email

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JAMES RHODES, TRUSTEE (2020-2022)
Taxation Lawyers
1010-305 King St W, 4th floor,
Kitchener, ON
N2G 1B9

P: (226) 499-9799 ext 2
F: (888) 908-9112
Email

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NICOLE SOEHNER, TRUSTEE (2019-2021)

Heighton Soehner LLP
30 Queen St N (Lower Level)
Kitchener, ON N2H 2G8
P: 226-336-9911
Email

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GWENYTH STADIG, TRUSTEE (2019-2021)
Lennox & Penney
833 King St. E.
Cambridge, ON N3H 3P1
P: 519-653-5747 ext. 104
Email

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BENJAMIN TINHOLT, TRUSTEE (2020-2022)
Tinholts

367 Highland Rd. W., 

Kitchener, ON N2M 3C6
P: 226-921-8998
Email

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ALEXANDRA VICTOROS, TRUSTEE (2019-2021)

Dietrich Law Office
141 Duke St E
Kitchener ON N2H 1A6
P: 519-749-0770
F: 519-749-0288
E-mail

Elected to the Board in April 2011, Alexandra graduated from McGill University in 1995 with a B.A. in Political Science. She completed her LL.B. and her LL.M at the University of Kent in Canterbury and her solicitorship training at the London College of Law. After 8 years of living in the UK, Ali returned to Ontario and was called to the Bar in 2002. Ali is an associate at Dietrich Law Office and her practice focuses on disability law. Ali is a member of the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers' Association and a member of the Nominating Committee for Womens' Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). Ali is a member of the Law Day Committee and is also sits on the Bench & Bar Committee.

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JOHN WEBSTER, TRUSTEE (2019-2021)
GOWLING WLG
1020-50 Queen St N,
P.O. Box 2248
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M2
P: 519-653-5747 ext. 104
Email


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