A LAW FIRM WITH YOU IN MIND

Dudley Lambert LLP was created in 2021 through the merger of Trepanier Verity LLP and Ballachey Moore LLP, two well-respected firms with established histories in the Brantford community. Trepanier Verity LLP was established in 2000 through the merger of three firms with deep roots in the legal community: Trepanier, Hagey, Kneale and Wiacek LLP; Verity, Daboll and Jones LLP; and Lawrence, Giles. The founder of Ballachey Moore LLP, Panayoti Ballachey, began practicing law in Brantford over 85 years ago.  In 1957, “Panny” entered into partnership with Howard Moore, creating the firm Ballachey and Moore. Lee Dudley, John Wiacek, Alan Giles, Matthew Lambert and Lesley Ann Bowen, the original partners of Dudley Lambert LLP, are proud to continue to serve their community as one of Brantford’s largest law firms, with the same emphasis on excellent legal representation as the firms that preceded them.

PARTNERS & LAWYERS

As the newly merged Dudley Lambert LLP, we have combined associates from two long-standing law firms. We are proud to continue to serve the community as one of Brantford’s oldest legal teams.

LEO HENRY (LEE) DUDLEY, B.A., L.L.B.

PARTNER

Areas of Practice

Business Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Real Estate

Bio

Lee was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. He attended St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto, and graduated in 1975 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He attended Osgoode Hall Law School and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1978. He was called to the Bar in 1980 and became an associate lawyer and then partner with the firm of Wright and McTaggart in Toronto. Lee returned to Brantford in 1986 and joined the firm of Trepanier Hagey Kneale and Wiacek as an associate lawyer and then partner. He was one of the original partners of Trepanier Verity LLP and is now a partner in Dudley Lambert LLP.

Lee provides advice to a diverse group of business clients, including small and medium sized corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships, with an emphasis on transactional work. He also has extensive experience in estate planning and administration and both residential and commercial real estate.

Lee is married and has two daughters. Away from the office, Lee enjoys walking the trails of Brantford and area, golf, jazz music, cooking, and has a lifelong love of literature. He has been an active member of a variety of community organizations, including Big Brothers and Lansdowne Children’s Centre.

Professional Associations
Brant Law Association
Ontario Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario

MATTHEW J. LAMBERT, B.A. (HONS.), JD.

PARTNER

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Employment Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation

Bio

Matt was raised in Caledonia, Ontario. He attended at The University of Western Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Political Science in 2005. Matt then travelled to Gold Coast in Australia to study law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor from Bond University in 2007. He obtained his Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Committee on Accreditation in 2008 and was called to the Bar in 2010. Matt began working as an associate lawyer with Ballachey Moore Beyer and Harrow in 2010 and became a partner in January 2014. He has a diverse litigation practice which includes personal injury claims (motor vehicle accidents and slips and falls), family law, employment law (wrongful dismissal) and a range of other civil and commercial litigation. In his spare time Matt enjoys playing and coaching hockey, golf and riding his Peloton.

Professional Associations

Brant Law Association (Current Past-President)
Ontario Bar Association
Canada Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario

P. ALAN R. GILES, B.A., L.L.B.

PARTNER

Areas of Practice

General Practice with an emphasis in Family, Employment, Commercial and Civil Litigation, Wills, Estates, Real Estate and Commercial Transactions

Bio

Alan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1979 from Trent University. He then attended Queen’s University where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 1983. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985.
Alan began working as an associate lawyer with Lawrence, Smits, St. Amand in 1985. He became a partner in Lawrence Giles in 1992 and merged his practice in 2000 to form Trepanier Verity LLP. Alan has a diverse litigation practice which includes Family Law, acting for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Employment Law (wrongful dismissal) and a range of other Civil and Commercial Litigation matters. In addition, Alan maintains an active Wills and Estate, Real Estate and Commercial Law Practice.
Alan gives back to the community by volunteering with various community organizations. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Brantford since 1995. He enjoys photography, watercolour painting, travel, the outdoors, various sports, gastronomy, and his family.

Professional Associations
Brant Law Association
Law Society of Ontario

JOHN W. WIACEK, B.A., L.L.B.

PARTNER

Areas of Practice

Estate Administration, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Real Estate and Business Law.

Bio

John was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. He attended St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto and graduated in 1981 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts (English Literature). He attended Queen’s University to study law and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1984. He was called to the Bar in 1986.

He began practicing in Peterborough and returned to Brantford in 1989 to practice as an associate and then partner with Trepanier, Hagey, Kneale and Wiacek. He was one of the original partners of Trepanier Verity LLP (2000) and is now a partner with Dudley Lambert LLP.

John is married and has two sons. He has been active in a number of community organizations, including Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant, Enterprise Brant, Lansdowne Children’s Centre and Brantford CYO Boys Basketball.

LESLEY ANN BOWEN, B.E.S. (Hons.), J.D.

PARTNER

Areas of Practice

Real Estate Law, Wills and Estates, Corporate and Commercial Law

Bio

Lesley Ann was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in 2005 from the University of Waterloo.  She then attended Western University to study law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2012. She was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 2013.

Lesley Ann began working as an associate lawyer with Trepanier Verity in 2013 and became a Partner of Dudley Lambert LLP in 2021. She has a diverse solicitor’s practice which includes residential and commercial real estate transactions, wills and estate planning, and corporate and commercial matters.

She has a history of volunteering within the community and has given her time as a member of the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Brantford and as a director of both the Family Counselling Centre of Brant and the Brant Law Association.  Away from the office, Lesley Ann enjoys curling, hiking, yoga and spending time with her family.

Professional Associations

Brant Law Association
Law Society of Ontario

KARL K. BEYER, B.A., LLB

COUNSEL

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury, Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Estate Litigation.

Bio

Karl was born in Germany. He immigrated to Canada with his parents and younger brother in 1955, at the age of seven. He grew up in Leamington, Ontario. Karl attended and graduated from the University of Windsor with a degree in Political Science and Economics, in 1970. Karl graduated with Honours from Osgoode Hall Law School, at York University in 1973. In June 1973, upon graduating from law school, Karl moved to Brantford, to begin articling with the law firm of Ballachey Moore. He remained throughout his career with Ballachey Moore LLP until continuing as Counsel with Dudley Lambert LLP. Karl has 38 years of trial and settlement experience in a broad range of civil litigation, including personal injury claims (motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls), professional negligence claims (including claims against doctors, lawyers etc.), claims directly against insurance companies for long term disability and accident benefits (resulting from motor vehicle accidents), employment law (including representing both employees and employers), estate litigation and various commercial disputes. Karl has appeared at all levels of court, primarily the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and on two occasions the Supreme Court of Canada. The majority of Karl’s litigation arises from referrals from other lawyers. When Karl is not at the office he enjoys reading, curling, travelling the world, and walking his chocolate lab, Auggie.

Professional Associations

Brant Law Association (Past-President)
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario

TAMMY M. SIMPSON, B.A., J.D

ASSOCIATE

Areas of Practice

Family Law, with an emphasis on matters relating to children (including custody, access, support and child protection).

Bio

Tammy was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. She graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Tammy obtained her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. She then obtained her Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Committee on Accreditation. Tammy was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002. Since her call to the bar, Tammy has practiced solely in family law. Tammy is also on the panel of lawyers in Ontario providing legal services to children through the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

Professional Associations

Brant Law Association
Law Society of Ontario

DANIEL M. ZULAUF, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., J.D.

ASSOCIATE

Areas of Practice

Real Estate Law, Wills and Estates, Corporate and Commercial Law

Bio

Daniel was raised in Paris, Ontario. He attended The University of Waterloo and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English in 2003 and a Master of Arts in English: Rhetoric and Communication Design in 2009.  Daniel then attended Western University to study law, obtaining his Juris Doctor with Distinction in 2014. He was called to the bar in 2015.

Daniel began working as an associate lawyer with Trepanier Verity LLP in 2017. His practice encompasses a wide range of solicitor’s work, including residential and commercial real estate transactions, wills and estate planning, commercial contracts and corporate law.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys reading, movies, hiking, travelling and playing guitar. He has travelled widely throughout North and South America and Europe.  Daniel currently sits on the Committee of Adjustment for the County of Brant.

Professional Associations

Brant Law Association
Law Society of Ontario

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