Burlington Corporate & Commercial, Burlington Wills, Estates and Real Estate
Bob's interest in law stems back to a beach in Bermuda where the
decision was made to study law, after an Undergraduate Degree at
the University of Western Ontario where he successfully blended
scholastics with music as a member of a rock and roll, rhythm and
After a year of work in the business world (in the U.K.) and an
excursion through Eastern and Western Europe in 1966, Bob commenced
his legal studies at Queen's University where he became the
President of Queen's Law School and recipient of the prestigious
Alma Mater Society Award, the Queen's Law Student Gavel Award and a
number of book prizes.
After graduating, Bob articled in Toronto and was persuaded to
commence a "small town" practice with a classmate and good friend -
and so came to Burlington with none other than H. Bruce T. Hillyer
in 1972. Their business association and their close friendship
continues to this day. Bob has concentrated his practice in
Estates, Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial Law and Family
Law. He has represented children as a Children's Lawyer Appointee
for twenty plus years.
His community involvement is extensive with particular interest in
health, having spent six years on the Halton District Health
Council and fifteen years on the Board of Joseph Brant Hospital
(including two years as Chairman). He has served on various Legal
Aid Committees and lectured at schools and universities. He has
been an active Board Member and President of the Halton County Law
Association. Bob expands his expertise by attending various
conferences including those held by the Canadian Bar Association,
and the American Family and Conciliation Courts. He is Chairman of
the Burlington Downtown Business Association.
His integrity and sense of fairness is recognized wherever he has
practiced and he never ceases to strive for the best interests of
each and every client. He has taken mediation and advanced
mediation programmes and is available to do mediation to facilitate
an alternative method of dispute resolution. He is also a
participant in group initiatives to establish a corroborative law
group in the Hamilton Halton Peel area.
He has a passion for baseball and hockey which he plays throughout
the year with the Burlington Oldtimers and has decided that
basketball is okay too.